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Friday 14 July 2006

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. The Merry Jail, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Myths, Lies, And Downright Stupidity by John Stossel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching World Series of Pop Culture. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blue Dragon or Cash Guns Chaos.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Merry Jail

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Harry Liedtke, Ossi Oswalda, Emil Jannings

Country: United States

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The Devil Wears Prada

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier

Country: United States

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States

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Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken

Country: United States

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Superman Returns

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

The Lab

Written by: Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Charlie Sapadin, Richard Beynon

Starring: Fana Mokoena, Mothusi Magano, Graham Hopkins, Terence Bridgett

Country: South Africa

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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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The Singing Estate

Starring: Ivor Setterfield, Queen Elizabeth II, Christine Roberts, John Suchet

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vanity High

Starring: Bianca Noelle, April Sadowski, Dennis Toledo, Joshua Lee

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 July 2006 ?

  • Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
  • France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
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  • Middle East crisis keeps oil near peak - There are fears the dispute will push oil prices up even further. (BBC NEWS)
  • Talks begin in Juba, Sudan between delegations from the Lord's Resistance Army and the Ugandan Government with a view to ending the conflict centred in Acholiland. The leader of the Ugandan delegation, Internal Affairs Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda had stated that obtaining a quick ceasefire is his priority. (allAfrica.com)
  • Indian authorities announce that they are looking for a third man in relation to the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings. So far, the three suspects in the case are Sayyad Zabiuddin, Zulfeqqar Fayyaz and a man named Rahil. (''New York Times)''
  • The trial of seven former Bosnian Serb officers for alleged involvement in the Srebrenica massacre begins at The Hague war crimes tribunal. Five of the seven standing trial face genocide charges, as well as crimes against humanity. The trial is the largest yet staged at The Hague. (BBC)
  • Jarosław Kaczyński is sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Poland by the President, Lech Kaczyński, his twin brother. (BBC)

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.886
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11151
  • Time: Two babies sitting in a bird's nest


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

Myths, Lies, And Downright Stupidity

By: John Stossel

A mericas favorite investigative reporter, John Stossel, tackles our favorite myths in his characteristic style and challenges us to look at life differently.

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Coming Out

By: Danielle Steel

Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy.

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Blue Screen

By: Robert B. Parker

Sunny Randall, "Boston's leading lady gumshoe" (New York Daily News), returns as hired bodyguard for the spoiled, and possibly dangerous, prize female client of a sleazy producer.

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At Risk

By: Patricia Cornwell

A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Hunter 2007

Platform: Xbox, Windows

Publisher: Vivendi Games

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Cabela's Alaskan Adventures

Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, GameCube (Cancelled)

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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Blue Dragon

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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Cash Guns Chaos

Cash Guns Chaos

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Multidirectional shooter

Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment

Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters

Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: JP EasyGameStation; WW Carpe Fulgur

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