Between the endless health-care debate, an unstoppable oil slick and the "Jersey Shore," it's a wonder 2010 didn't kill us. Among the year's key players: North Korea's Kim Jong Il, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "Jersey Shore's" Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, pro golfer Tiger Woods, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Between the endless health-care debate, an unstoppable oil slick and the "Jersey Shore," it's a wonder 2010 didn't kill us. Among the year's key players: North Korea's Kim Jong Il, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "Jersey Shore's" Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, pro golfer Tiger Woods, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Fred Harper

Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner argued over, well, everything while the pink slips multiplied across the country.

Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner argued over, well, everything while the pink slips multiplied across the country.

Fred Harper

Bigger than health care, Toyota recalls and sky-high unemployment combined was the late-night tussle between Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.

Bigger than health care, Toyota recalls and sky-high unemployment combined was the late-night tussle between Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.

Fred Harper

In February, it seemed no one had warned Vancouver that the Winter Olympics required, um, ice and snow.

In February, it seemed no one had warned Vancouver that the Winter Olympics required, um, ice and snow.

Fred Harper

What the heck caused May's "Flash Crash?" Who knows. We're still smarting from the financial concussion.

What the heck caused May's "Flash Crash?" Who knows. We're still smarting from the financial concussion.

Fred Harper

In June, Gen. Stanley McChrystal got the hook from Obama after some choice comments in Rolling Stone about the Beatles. Oh no, wait, it was something more important than that ...

In June, Gen. Stanley McChrystal got the hook from Obama after some choice comments in Rolling Stone about the Beatles. Oh no, wait, it was something more important than that ...

Fred Harper

In August, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lived every airplane passenger's dream and cursed his way into America's heart.

In August, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lived every airplane passenger's dream and cursed his way into America's heart.

Fred Harper

In September, Christina O'Donnell assures the nation she's not a witch. Nation left scratching its head for another explanation.

In September, Christina O'Donnell assures the nation she's not a witch. Nation left scratching its head for another explanation.

Fred Harper

Sarah Palin speculated that in 2012, she could defeat President Obama. But did she say in what?

Sarah Palin speculated that in 2012, she could defeat President Obama. But did she say in what?

Fred Harper