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Wednesday 1 August 2012

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Hope Springs, directed by David Frankel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Damien's Quest. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Birds of Steel or 007 Legends.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Hope Springs

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell

Country: United States

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The Campaign

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis

Country: United States

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Total Recall

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston

Country: United States

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Directed by: David Bowers

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick

Country: United States

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The Bourne Legacy

Directed by: Tony Gilroy

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Damien's Quest

Starring: Ernest Pierce, Anita Davenport, La Dillard, Eric Dean

Country: United States

Farouk Omar

Starring: Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan, Ghassan Massoud, Rakeen Saad

Country: United Arab Emirates

Game Grumps

Written by: Arin Hanson, Jon Jafari

Starring: Arin Hanson, Dan Avidan

Country: United States

Alec in WILDerland

Starring: Alec J. Fischer

Country: United States

Jaffa Factory

Starring: Lewis Brindley, Duncan Jones, Simon Lane, Chris Lovasz

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 August 2012 ?

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
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  • Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 suspense thriller ''Vertigo'' is named as the greatest film of all time in a poll by the British Film Institute's ''Sight and Sound'' magazine. (BBC)
  • Power is restored in India following an earlier blackout in three grids that left over 600 million people without power. (AFP via France 24)
  • Saudi Aramco is ranked by ''Forbes'' as the first among the world's 25 largest oil companies. (Global Financial Network)
  • Heading toward Taiwan, slow-moving Typhoon Saola's torrential rains lead to the deaths of at least 12 people and displacement of 154,000 in the Philippines. (''The Washington Post'')
  • The Tal Law, which granted a sweeping exemption from military service to a majority of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox population in Israel, expires. As a result Defense Minister Ehud Barak orders the Israeli Defense Forces to prepare for a universal draft of ultra-Orthodox Jewish males in 30 days. (''USA Today'')

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

Wicked Business

By: Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich, mega-bestselling author of the beloved Stephanie Plum series, is back and better than ever. Her novels, hailed by GQ as “among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction,” deliver

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A Dance With Dragons

By: George R. R. Martin


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The Sandcastle Girls

By: Chris Bohjalian

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language.

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Beautiful Ruins

By: Jess Walter

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Birds of Steel

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: WWII flight Simulator

Publisher: Konami

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Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

Platform: Windows PC

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Capcom

007 Legends

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Microsoft Windows Wii U

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Platform: Microsoft Windows, iOS, OS X, Android, Linux

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Atari

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The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nordic Games

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