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Monday 5 May 2008

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Revolution by Ron Paul was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NOFX Backstage Passport. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp or Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

What Happens in Vegas

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry

Country: United States

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Iron Man

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Country: United States

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Let the Right One In

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Kre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Country: United States

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd

Country: United States

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The Bank Job

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

NOFX Backstage Passport

Country: United States

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VS. Arashi

Starring: Satoshi Ôno, Shô Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya

Country: Japan

Los simuladores

Written by: Damián Szifrón

Starring: Alejandro Calva, Arath de la Torre, Ruben Zamora, Antonio de la Vega

Country: Mexico

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Starring: Adam Bobrow

Country: Japan

Red vs Blue: Recollection Trilogy

Starring: Mark Bellman, Burnie Burns, Yomary Cruz, Leigh Eddy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 2008 ?

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
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Famous Deaths:
  • Irv Robbins: Canadian-American businessman co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 2008).
  • Crude oil prices for June delivery in the US hit a record US$120.36 per barrel.
  • The United States Federal Reserve System reports that banks are tightening lending standards on home mortgages, other types of consumer loans and business loans in response to the subprime mortgage crisis. (AP via Google News)
  • Media reports the death toll from Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar to have passed 10,000. (BBC News)

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Sport Games on 5 May 2008

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Boulogne - Grenoble : 0 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Falkirk - Hearts : 2 - 1
  • Newcastle - Chelsea : 0 - 2
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 2008?

  • Time: A split black and white photo of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Photo-Illustration inspired by th
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10942
  • Esquire


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

The Revolution

By: Ron Paul

Available in paperback for the first time. This Much Is True: You Have Been Lied To. The government is expanding.

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Hold Tight

By: Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben delivers a #1 New York Times bestseller that asks how well parents really know their children—and puts them on a technological roller coaster of their worst fears.“We’re

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By: Julie Andrews

"A frank, intriguing memoir."--People "Painfully shrewd, and written with real delicacy and pathos." --The New York Times Book Review "Home reflects the very qualities that first made the working-class

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Belong To Me

By: Marisa de los Santos

“Marisa de los Santos’s Belong to Me is my favorite discovery of the past years: a terrific page-turner that’s also poignant, funny, surprising and deeply heartfelt.”—Harlan

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armand and the Foppish Hat

Armand and the Foppish Hat

Platform: Macintosh and Windows

Genre: Adventure Game

Bratz Ponyz 2

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: The Game Factory

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AdventureQuest Worlds

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Artix Entertainment

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Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii

Genre: Action game, adventure game, children's game, racing game, roleplaying game

Publisher: Activision Vivendi Games

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Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

Platform: Wii

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

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