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Wednesday 8 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. The Expendables 2, directed by Simon West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while The Amateur by Edward Klein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Go Public: A Documentary Film Project. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dust Racing 2D or Dyad.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Expendables 2

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture

Country: United States

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Directed by: Peter Hedges

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jessy Terrero

Starring: 50 Cent, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Go Public: A Documentary Film Project

Starring: Jodie West

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 2012 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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  • Armed men open fire at a checkpoint in the Egyptian city of Arish on the Sinai Peninsula. (Reuters)
  • The Egyptian Air Force responds with air strikes leaving 20 people dead. (Al Jazeera)
  • Syrian civil war:
  • Heavy fighting continues in the Salaheddine district in Aleppo. (''Washington Post'')
  • A Jordanian government spokesman says Syria's ex-prime minister, Riad Hijab, arrives in Jordan, contradicting earlier reports that he had fled Syria on August 6. (''Washington Post'')

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

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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Where We Belong

By: Emily Giffin

The author of several blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin's New York Times bestseller, Where We Belong, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them togetherMarian ...

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The Dream Team

By: Jack McCallum

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S.

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By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dust Racing 2D

Dust Racing 2D

Platform: Linux, Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Jussi Lind


Platform: PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Genre: Racing, Puzzle, Shooter, Music

Publisher: Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket

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Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth

Platform: Xbox 360 Wii U

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Angry Birds Star Wars

Platform: Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10,[1] Windows Phone, Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, OS X, Facebook, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Wii U, Ninte

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment (in conjunction with LucasArts), Activision (PS3/PS4/Vita/X360/Xbox One/Wii/Wii U/3DS)

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Digimon World Re:Digitize

Platform: PlayStation Portable, Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role-playing, digital pet

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

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