- A male heir to the imperial throne was born. Things were gettin so desperate that there was talk of changing the law to allow an empress.
- Suicides by victims of bullying were evidently even higher than usual among children this year.
- Drunk driving took more lives than ever this year.
- Life became more precious and tenuous after North Korea tested an atomic bomb.
How about you? What's your word for 2006? Let me know in the comments.
Word of the year and 20 runners-up.