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Tuesday 10 August 2010

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010 while Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vacuum with Gal Gabai. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clash of the Titans or DJMAX Technika 2.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin

Country: United States

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Step Up 3D

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

Starring: Sharni Vinson, Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani

Country: United States

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The Expendables

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Country: United States

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The Other Guys

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter

Country: United States

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The Presence

Directed by: Tom Provost

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Shane West, Justin Kirk

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Squad: Prison Police

Country: United States

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Aerial America

Starring: Jim Conrad

Country: United States

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Through the Wormhole

Starring: Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

Written by: Tim Heidecker, John C. Reilly, Eric Wareheim

Starring: John C. Reilly, Carol Kraft

Country: United States

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How the Universe Works

Starring: Mike Rowe, Michelle Thaller, Hakeem Oluseyi, Phil Plait

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 2010 ?

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
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Famous Deaths:
  • A 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3T float plane crashes near a remote fishing village in Alaska, killing former U.S. Republican senator Ted Stevens at age 86 and four others.
  • The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity has returned to typical seasonal patterns.
  • A United States military judge at Guantánamo Bay rules that confessions allegedly forced via torture from Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen they accuse of terrorism after his 2002 capture at the age of 15, count as evidence in his trial. (''The Independent'')
  • Defense Minister of Israel Ehud Barak testifies before Israel's Turkel Commission investigating the country's role in May's Gaza flotilla raid, chaired by Israeli judge Jacob Turkel. His prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday testified that he had left Barak to ampquotco-ordinateampquot the raid and response ampquotin all of its aspectsampquot while he visited North America. (''The Jerusalem Post'')
  • The United States and Vietnam celebrate the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations by conducting what the United States describes as a ampquotseries of naval engagement activitiesampquot in the South China Sea, risking a disagreement with China. (''China Daily'')

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  • Time: Portrait of Aisha, 18, who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off fo
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1114
  • Time: Illustration of a boy on summer vacation


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


By: Malcolm Gladwell

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.

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By: Sebastian Junger

In WAR, Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

By: Stieg Larsson

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

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Sh*T My Dad Says

By: Justin Halpern

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,"

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aliens vs. Predator

Platform: Microsoft Windows; PlayStation 3; Xbox 360; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Clash of the Titans

Platform: BlackBerry, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Glu Games (BlackBerry)

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Comic Jumper

Comic Jumper

Platform: Xbox 360 (XBLA)

Genre: Side-scroller, Beat 'em up

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

DJMAX Technika 2

DJMAX Technika 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Pentavision

Doctor Who: Return to Earth

Platform: Wii

Publisher: BBC Multimedia

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