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Wednesday 4 January 2012

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO. The Flowers of War, directed by Yimou Zhang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beautiful Homes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kinect Star Wars or Diablo III.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Flowers of War

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang

Country: United States

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Country: United States

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The Grey

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Beautiful Homes

Starring: Mike Goral

Country: United States

Pretty Much It

Starring: Eric Striffler, Jake Baldino, Mike Peterson

Country: United States

Beyond the Spotlight Hits the Streets

Honest Trailers

Written by: Andy Signore, Brett Weiner

Starring: Jon Bailey

Country: United States

Cup of Joe

Written by: Joey von Haeger, Wes Powers

Starring: Joey von Haeger, Wolly Wolcott, Wynn Reichert, Nikki von Haeger

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 January 2012 ?

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
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  • After her poor showing during the Iowa caucus, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann ends her campaign. (MSNBC)
  • Two bombs explode in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri with the Boko Haram movement believed to be responsible. (Reuters)
  • Storms kill seven, with local states of emergency declared in Southeast Region, Brazil. (''Daily Star'')
  • At least 16 people die after a bus runs off a bridge in China's Guizhou province. (AP via IBN Live)
  • The China Air Transport Association advises that Chinese airlines will not pay the carbon costs under the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme. (ABC Online)

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2012 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It
  2. Rihanna - We Found Love
  3. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  4. Bruno Mars - It Will Rain
  5. Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z
  6. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
  7. Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
  8. Adele - Someone Like You
  9. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
  10. Big Sean - Dance (A$$)

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Sport Games on 4 January 2012

Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Everton - Bolton : 1 - 2
  • Newcastle - Man United : 3 - 0
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Football (Greece)
  • Ergotelis - Xanthi : 1 - 2
  • Kerkyra - Aris : 1 - 0
  • Olympiakos - Atromitos : 1 - 0
  • Panetolikos - Panathinaikos : 1 - 1
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Football (Turkey)
  • Besiktas - Eskisehirspor : 2 - 0
  • Gaziantepspor - Antalyaspor : 1 - 0
  • Genclerbirligi - Samsunspor : 1 - 1
  • Orduspor - Fenerbahce : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 4 January 2012

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

Steve Jobs

By: Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed

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Locked On

By: Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney

Though his father had been reluctant to become a heroic field operative, jack ryan, jr. Wants nothing more... privately training with special forces, he's honing his combat skills to continue his work

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The Litigators

By: John Grisham

The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things.

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Explosive Eighteen

By: Janet Evanovich

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Kinect Star Wars

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action

Publisher: LucasArts Microsoft Studios

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Brain Age: Concentration Training

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Curiosity – What's Inside the Cube?

Curiosity – What's Inside the Cube?

Platform: iOS, Android

Publisher: 22Cans

Diablo III

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation 3[2] Xbox 360[3] PlayStation 4[2] Xbox One

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: JP Square Enix

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Men in Black : Alien Crisis

Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Activision

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