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Monday 1 July 2013

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. Despicable Me 2, directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013 while The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hamish & Andy's Gap Year Asia. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blood of the Werewolf or Dark Lands.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Despicable Me 2

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove

Country: United States

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Man of Steel

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Now You See Me

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher

Country: France

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Star Trek Into Darkness

Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Gene Roddenberry (television series "Star Trek")

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban

Country: United States

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The Great Gatsby

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Starring: Lisa Adam, Frank Aldridge, Amitabh Bachchan, Steve Bisley

Country: Australia

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TV Series

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

Hamish & Andy's Gap Year Asia

Starring: Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Ryan Shelton

Country: Australia

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Wildest Africa

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Heel Holland Bakt

Starring: Robèrt van Beckhoven, Janny van der Heijden, Martine Bijl

Country: Netherlands

Thug Notes

Starring: Greg Edwards

Country: United States


Written by: Lynda Morgan, Kristy Fuller

Starring: Emmaline Carroll

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 2013 ?

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

By: Neil Gaiman

UK National Book Awards 2013 "Book of the Year"“Fantasy of the very best.” Wall Street JournalA middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral.

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World War Z

By: Max Brooks

“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie WarThe Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the

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The Devil Wears Prada

By: Lauren Weisberger

A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses and the basis for the major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

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Happy, Happy, Happy

By: Phil Robertson

This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty® star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business.LIVING

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Atari

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Dragon's Prophet

Platform: Microsoft Windows


Publisher: NA Daybreak Game Company; EU Infernum Productions; JP Aeria Games

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Fallout 1.5: Resurrection

Fallout 1.5: Resurrection

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Fallout: Project Brazil

Fallout: Project Brazil

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Project Team Brazil

ARMA Tactics

ARMA Tactics

Platform: Nvidia Shield, selected Android Tegra3 and Tegra4 phones and tablets,[1] Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS

Genre: Simulation video game

Publisher: Bohemia Interactive

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