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Thursday 31 August 2006

2006-08-31

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilke was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mhe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

Country: United States

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Babel

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garca Bernal

Country: United States

Crank

Directed by: Neveldine

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz

Country: United States

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Idiocracy

Directed by: Mike Judge

Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard

Country: United States

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Little Children

Directed by: Todd Field

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Reader, I Married Him

Starring: Daisy Goodwin, Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope

Country: United Kingdom

Trawlermen

Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom

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World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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The Singing Estate

Starring: Ivor Setterfield, Queen Elizabeth II, Christine Roberts, John Suchet

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 2006 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
  • The US contractor Lockheed Martin is chosen over an alliance of Northrop Grumman and Boeing to build the new spacecraft ''Orion. Orion'' was previously known as the Crew Exploration Vehicle. ''Orion'' will go eventually to the moon by 2014. MSNBC
  • The United Nations Security Council approves resolution 1706, which is meant to resolve the Darfur conflict. (Globe and Mail)
  • The annual development report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development criticizes Japan and Germany for not doing enough to stabilize international trade by buying imports. (BBC News)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis win a court ruling in the US banning Apotex from selling a generic version of Plavix, the world's second best-selling medicine. Apotex had won over 50 per cent of all US prescriptions since the sale of the drug began on August 8. (Bloomberg)

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People

By: Dav Pilke

Children: Captain Underpants meets his match, Captain Blunderpants. (P, Scholastic)

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Lifeguard

By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross

The wildest thriller yet from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times)...Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams.

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Judge & Jury

By: James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante is closing in on notorious mob boss The Electrician, when the scheduled sting goes spectacularly awry. Two FBI agents are dead, the boss is wounded, and Pellisante vows the Electrician's next move will be from ...

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Angels Fall

By: Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts explores the wilds of the Grand Tetons—and the mysteries of love, murder, and madness—in this engrossing and passionate novel.The

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

AFL Premiership 2006

AFL Premiership 2006

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: SCEE

Assault Heroes

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA) Windows PlayStation 3 (PSN)

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Sierra Online, Konami (PSN)

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Brothers in Arms: D-Day

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Cars

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Mac OS X

Genre: Racing, Adventure

Publisher: THQ

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Chaos Wars

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: JP Idea Factory; NA O3 Entertainment

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