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Thursday 11 May 2006

It was Thursday, 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 SOS by Rihanna. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible III, directed by J.J. Abrams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ask a Bag Pirate: The Series. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brain Buster Puzzle Pak or Command & Conquer: The First Decade.
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TV Series

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

Ask a Bag Pirate: The Series

Written by: Iabou Windimere

Starring: Iabou Windimere

Country: United States

Mad Labs

Starring: James Quinn

Country: United States

The Angry Video Game Nerd

Written by: James Rolfe, Lucas Zebroski

Starring: James Rolfe

Country: United States

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Pritzker Military Library Presents

Starring: Ed Tracy

Country: United States

It's Not Easy Being Green

Starring: Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge, Brigit Strawbridge, Charlotte Strawbridge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Mission: Impossible III

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames

Country: United States

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Over the Hedge

Directed by: Tim Johnson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell

Country: United States

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Army of Shadows

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Country: United States

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The Illusionist

Directed by: Neil Burger

Starring: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti

Country: United States

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Silent Hill

Directed by: Christophe Gans

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 May 2006 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Residents flee Mogadishu as warlords and Islamist militias battle for control of the Somali capital. The death toll in five days of fighting reaches 120. (BBC)
  • A grizzly-polar bear hybrid is found on Banks Island in Canada's Northwest Territories. (MSNBC)
  • Baidu Baike, a collaborative online encyclopedia, is launched in People's Republic of China by Baidu.com, modelled on Wikipedia but heavily self censored. Wikipedia is largely inaccessible without a proxy in China. (BBC)
  • The United States National Security Agency is reported to operate ampquotthe largest database ever assembled in the worldampquot, containing a record of all calls (domestic and international) placed through ATT, Verizon and BellSouth. Qwest Communications refused to provide customer records, citing the need for a warrant. (USA Today)
  • Ernie Fletcher, Republican governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky, is indicted on three misdemeanor counts of conspiracy, official misconduct and political discrimination for hiring, promoting, demoting and firing state employees based on political loyalties. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 2006?

  • Time: The lives and ideas of the world's most influential people
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10335
  • Time: Scared doctor being prepared for surgery

Books

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

The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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Marriage Most Scandalous

By: Johanna Lindse

Romance: Marriage of convenience turns out to be passionate. (P, Pocket)

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Rachael Ray Express Lane Meals

By: Rachael Ra

How to prepare fresh meals quickly. (H, Clarkson Potter)

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Two Little Girls In Blue

By: Mary Higgins Clark

In this riveting thriller from Queen of Suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling writer Mary Higgins Clark brilliantly weaves the mystery of twin telepathy into a mother’s search for a kidnapped child, presumed dead.When

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

25 To Life

Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Brain Buster Puzzle Pak

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Agetec Jaleco 505 Games

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Command & Conquer: The First Decade

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: 11 RTS games, 1 FPS game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Race Driver 2006

Race Driver 2006

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Codemasters

Curious George

Platform: Xbox Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance PlayStation 2 Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Namco Vivendi Games

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