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And The Nominees Are...

  • Greatest Achievement 1

    673 pound woman loses 400 pounds

    Once the world's heaviest woman, a 673-pound Melissa Morris decided she had enough and would lose the weight or die trying. At her heaviest Melissa Morris weighed 673 pounds and seemed destined to live as an invalid, cared for by her doting husband. But miraculously, within four years of her peak weight, Morris would shed 400 pounds, an incredible achievement.Morris spent each day eating what a normal person would eat in a week, a severe overeating disorder she says was the result of childhood sexual abuse. "People don't molest ugly people," she tells ABC. Morris realized she'd hit rock bottom when she was unable to sit by the hospital bedside of her cancer-stricken mother because her motorized chair did not fit through the door. It was time for change. Morris signed up for gastric bypass surgery and within a single month of the operation had dropped 100 pounds.

  • Greatest Achievement 2

    Usain Bolt's double-repeat

    Great athletes take the most minor slights and turn them into a chip on the shoulder. The greatest athletes act like those chips are the Grand Canyon. When Yohan Blake defeated Bolt twice at the Jamaican trials, many wondered whether it was a changing of the guard of the sport. No one had ever defended their 100 and 200 titles at the Olympics. Would Bolt be the next to come up short? Bolt gave an emphatic answer in London. He wasn't challenged in either race, not by Blake nor anyone else on the track. The victories were both validation and legacy building.

  • Greatest Achievement 3

    Curiosity lands on Mars

    It was a 352-million mile shot, but when Curiosity finally touched down on the surface of Mars, the celebrations began. The six-wheeled NASA rover will spend a couple years roving through a 96-mile wide crater in search of signs that early Mars could have been habitable for early life.

  • Greatest Achievement 4

    Carly Rae Jepsen knocks Lady Gaga's singles chart record

    Who would have thought that a girl from Mission, B.C., would beat a Lady Gaga record? But that's exactly what Carly Rae Jepsen did when her monster hit song ‘Call Me Maybe' achieved this year's longest-running No. 1 single. The song of the summer stayed at the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for nine consecutive weeks, passing Gotye's ‘Somebody That I Use to Know' which had the previous record of eight weeks and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" which ruled the charts for six weeks last year. Gaga even sent Jepsen a friendly threat on Twitter saying "I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1. DON'T GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU." Not bad for a small town 26-year-old Canadian.

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Poll Choice Options
  • Record weight loss
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Mars Curiosity
  • Usain Bolt