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Tuesday 16 December 2008

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Seven Pounds, directed by Gabriele Muccino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vaulting. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Art Style: AQUIA or Armored Core: For Answer.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Seven Pounds

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States

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Yes Man

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

Country: United States

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Revolutionary Road

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates

Country: United States

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The Reader

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Morgan Leger

Country: United States

A World of Her PWN

Starring: Samantha Mason, Brian Morvant, Jenelle Sosa, Patrick Pizzolorusso

Country: United States

Get Your Face on with Napoleon Perdis

Starring: Jennifer Karl, Napoleon Perdis

Country: United States


Written by: Joe Heally

Starring: Gary Anthony Williams

Country: United States

Raja Shivchhatrapati

Starring: Rujuta Deshmukh, Sunil Godse, Yatin Karyekar, Amol Kolhe

Country: India

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 2008 ?

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
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  • The U.S. Federal Reserve cuts the country's federal funds interest rate to a target range of zero to 0.25 percent, the lowest level on record in the United States for the rate.
  • Florida police announce that Ottis Toole was the killer of 6-year-old Adam Walsh in Hollywood in 1981. Toole had confessed to hundreds of murders, but police determined that most were untrue. The murder lead father John Walsh to create the TV show America's Most Wanted, and lead to advances in police searches for missing kids, such as faces on milk cartons, fingerprinting programs, increased security at schools and stores, and national legislation to create a national database and toll-free
  • Bilal Abdullah is convicted for his roles in the 2007 attack on Glasgow International Airport and an attempted bombing of London's West End. (BBC)
  • President of Somalia Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed names former Interior Minister Mohamoud Mohamed Gacmodhere as Prime Minister, but incumbent PM Nur Hassan Hussein is supported in a parliamentary vote, requiring a confidence motion before Ahmed could replace Hussein. (Xinhua)
  • The United States consumer price index fell in November by 1.9% on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Labor Department reports, the biggest decline since the nadir of the Great Depression in January 1932. (MarketWatch)

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Sport Games on 16 December 2008

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Kortrijk - Waregem : 1 - 0
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Clyde - Airdrie Utd : 1 - 0
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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11036
  • Time: GM logo with jumper cables attached. Insets from left: Alexandra Buxbaum/ABACAUSA.com; Rajanish Kaka
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Pagan Stone

By: Nora Roberts

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Blood Brothers and The Hollow—the conclusion to the electrifying trilogy of three men and three women who join forces—and hearts—to battle the

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The Private Patient

By: P. D. James

National BestsellerCheverell Manor is a beautiful old house in Dorset, which its owner, the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell, uses as a private clinic.

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Do The Right Thing

By: Mike Huckabee

When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas.

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By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Art Style: AQUIA

Art Style: AQUIA

Platform: Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

Armored Core: For Answer

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Vehicular combat game

Publisher: JP FromSoftware

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Celebrity Sports Showdown

Platform: Wii

Genre: Sports

Publisher: EA Sports

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Bruiser and Scratch

Bruiser and Scratch

Platform: Wii (WiiWare)

Genre: Puzzle/Adventure

Publisher: Steel Penny Games

Championship Pony

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Simulation game

Publisher: Destination Software

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