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Wednesday 4 July 2012, US Independence Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Girl with Hyacinths, directed by Hasse Ekman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jaffa Factory. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Darkness II or Deep Sleep.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Swedish Love Story

Directed by: Roy Andersson

Starring: Ann-Sofie Kylin, Rolf Sohlman, Anita Lindblom

Country: United States

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Directed by: Marc Webb

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans

Country: United States

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Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane

Country: United States

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Magic Mike

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn

Country: United States

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Directed by: Dayyan Eng

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu, Beibi Gong

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Jaffa Factory

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gravity Falls

Written by: Alex Hirsch

Starring: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Country: United States

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The Joey+Rory Show

Starring: Heidi Feek, Joey Feek, Rory Feek, Marcy Gary

Country: United States

World's Worst Musical

Starring: Marty Scanlon, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Sophie Scanlon, Lauren Lopez


Starring: Brian McDonald, Carolina Mendoza, Brian Naydol, Aaron Starnes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 2012 ?

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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  • CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.ref name=cern1207
  • Syrian uprising (2011–present):
  • Syrian President Bashar al Assad accuses neighboring Turkey of supporting ampquotterroristsampquot and contributing to the bloodshed in Syria. (Voice of America)
  • A gunman, who was facing eviction from his apartment, is believed to have seized and killed four hostages in the German city of Karlsruhe before turning the gun on himself. (BBC)
  • Eleven people are killed in further unrest in Iraq, including eight people in a bombing of a Baghdad marketplace. (''The Times of India'')

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

Bring Up The Bodies

By: Hilary Mantel

WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZE The sequel to Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Bring Up the Bodies delves into the

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The Amateur

By: Edward Klein

Think you know the real Barack Obama? You don’t—not until you’ve read The AmateurIn this stunning exposé, bestselling author Edward Klein—a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek,

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The Storm

By: Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

When the incomplete invention of a genius environmentalist falls into the wrong hands, it’s the NUMA crew that will be the first casualties of war, and team leader Kurt Austin will stop at nothing to get justice for his fellow ...

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Fifty Shades Darker

By: E L James

E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nordic Games

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Clash of Clans

Platform: iOS Android

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Supercell

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The Darkness II

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X, OnLive

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: 2K Games

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Cypher: Cyberpunk Text Adventure

Cypher: Cyberpunk Text Adventure

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Cabrera Brothers

Deep Sleep

Platform: Web browser

Genre: Graphic adventure game

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