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Sunday 17 June 2012

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. Magic Mike, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jaffa Factory. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 007 Legends or Analogue: A Hate Story.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Magic Mike

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn

Country: United States

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Directed by: Dayyan Eng

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu, Beibi Gong

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark Andrews

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender

Country: United States

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Snow White and the Huntsman

Directed by: Rupert Sanders

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

Country: United States

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

Jaffa Factory

Starring: Lewis Brindley, Duncan Jones, Simon Lane, Chris Lovasz

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gravity Falls

Written by: Alex Hirsch

Starring: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Country: United States

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The Joey+Rory Show

Starring: Heidi Feek, Joey Feek, Rory Feek, Marcy Gary

Country: United States

World's Worst Musical

Starring: Marty Scanlon, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Sophie Scanlon, Lauren Lopez


Starring: Brian McDonald, Carolina Mendoza, Brian Naydol, Aaron Starnes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 2012 ?

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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  • Multiple bombings kill at least 12 people in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. (Al Jazeera)
  • Google reveals it has removed so-called 'terrorism videos' from the web at the request of governments, as well as blocking more than 100 YouTube videos which allegedly insult the Thai monarchy. (BBC)
  • A fire breaks out in a prison in the southeast Turkish province of Şanlıurfa, killing 13 prisoners. (BBC)
  • Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers in March 1991 later led to riots in April 1992, is found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Rialto, California. (Al Jazeera)
  • Two Palestinians who attempt to rob an Israeli truck driver are shot dead in self defense near Hebron in the West Bank. (Ynet)

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

The Road To Grace

By: Richard Paul Evans

Reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, left behind everything he knew and set off on an extraordinary cross-country

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By: Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite.An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts

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A Blaze Of Glory

By: Jeff Shaara

“[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”—Library

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

007 Legends

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Microsoft Windows Wii U

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Analogue: A Hate Story

Analogue: A Hate Story

Platform: Windows/Mac OS X/Linux

Genre: Visual novel, mystery, epistolary

Deer Drive Legends

Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, Wii, WiiWare

Genre: Sports (Hunting)

Publisher: Maximum Games

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Euro Truck Simulator 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows Linux OS X

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: SCS Software

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Baka and Test

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Romantic comedy, Slice of life

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