It's been a busy old year. We've cooed over the announcement of a royal baby, cheered as the Olympics came to London and gone ‘crikey’ at Felix Baumgartner hurling himself earthwards from space, to name but a few of 2012’s notable events.
But it's not just headline-grabbing stories that have kicked off the busiest conversations on The Student Room. Perusing our way back through 2012 shows you have got animated about all sorts of things, from Kit Kat Chunky wars to giant spiders on the loose in Manchester. Come reminisce with us, as we take a look back through the top TSR stories from 2012.
The good news is, if you're reading this then the Mayans were wrong, the Large Hadron Collider hasn't sucked the world into a black hole and a super-volcano hasn't swamped the US in lava. Still, a noteworthy 14% of TSR members agreed that, yes, the world will end in 2012.
Discussions about specific medical schools were busy as anxious students awaited their offers. But the thread really making people click was 'the official Kit Kat Chunky battle'.
In case you missed this key event (how could you have done?) Nestle put out four limited edition Chunkys, with the biggest seller winning the right to stay on sale permanently. Orange, white, peanut butter and double choc flavours did battle, with peanut butter eventually coming out on top - both in TSR's poll and with the public at large.
In March, singer and X Factor judge Tulisa hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons – with her rather personal home movie getting tongues wagging on the forums.
The Student Room joined the whole country in wishing Fabrice Muamba well after the former Bolton player’s life-threatening collapse midway through a Premier League football match. However, the biggest thread of the month by far was the AS/A Level results day thread for those receiving their results in March.
By June, exams were in full swing and post-exam discussions dominated - along with a thread about the London bus driver strike, with TSR members checking in to see if they could get to their exams on time.
Sporting threads dominated July on The Student Room. The Olympics came to the UK, with a dedicated forum on TSR buzzing with chat among people rediscovering the joy of competitive swimming, cycling and Greco-Roman wrestling for the first time in four years.