Take me back to May 25, 2011
Let's go back to the 2010s.
The date is May 25, 2011, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.
The summer of 2011 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele is at the top of the singles charts, while "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull is the number-one song in the UK.
Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "The Office", and "True Blood".
Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. People are using pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" to share funny and relatable experiences. It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.
The catchphrase "Every Day I'm Shufflin'" is being repeated and parodied following the success of LMAO's song "Party Rock Anthem". Anti-government protests are taking place in cities across Syria. A civil war is raging on in Libya. Large battles are taking place between Colonel Gaddafi's government forces and Libyan rebels, who are being supported by NATO.
There is a strange new fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location. The recent killing of wanted terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden at the start of this month is continuing to be a topic of discussion. The game "L.A. Noire" has just been released.
Wrestling fans are mourning the death of WWF legend Randy Savage, who recently passed away from a heart attack. Internet users are making jokes about how Harold Camping's "Rapture" prediction for the 21st of May did not come true. The Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland has erupted and is disrupting air traffic across Europe.
In soccer, Chelsea have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after his second season in charge. 158 people have tragically lost their lives in Joplin, Missouri following a powerful multiple-vortex tornado. Meanwhile, Call of Duty fans are excited following the recent release of the first gameplay trailer for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3".
The ongoing trial of Casey Anthony for the murder her 2-year-old daughter Caylee is receiving widespread attention on social media.
Scotty McCreery has just won the 10th season of American Idol. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Margo Dydek, Ryan Dunn, Peter Falk, and Betty Ford would all still be alive.
People are playing video games such as "Civilization V", "Homefront", "Total War: Shogun 2", and "Terraria". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Johnny Test", "Horrid Henry", and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". Children are playing with toys such as Clipo Creativity Table, Playmobil Horse Farm, Rocky the Robot Truck, and Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls.