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Thursday 17 May 2007

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 Makes Me Wonder by Maroon5. In UK Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Brooks, directed by Bruce A. Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007 while God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NZSAS: First Among Equals. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Live or Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword.
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TV Series

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

NZSAS: First Among Equals

Country: New Zealand

Tales from the Pub

Starring: Andrew Parks, Brian Howe

Country: United States

Jake and Amir

Starring: Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld

Country: United States

Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe

Starring: Art Wolfe

Country: United States

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Elevator

Starring: Ben Pace, Woody Tondorf, Brendan Bradley

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mr. Brooks

Directed by: Bruce A. Evans

Starring: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt

Country: United States

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States

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28 Weeks Later

Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle

Country: United States

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Spider-Man 3

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace

Country: United States

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Fracture

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 2007 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
  • Jaak Aaviksoo, the Estonian Defence Minister, states that the Russian Government may be behind recent hacking on Estonian government and commercial web sites following the moving of the Bronze Soldier. (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • United States Senate Democratic Party officials seek a vote of no confidence on Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales. (CBS)
  • Gordon Brown is confirmed as the next leader of the British Labour Party, taking effect on 24 June. Brown will succeed Tony Blair as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when he kisses the hand of Queen Elizabeth II on 27 June. (BBC)
  • 2007 Israel-Gaza conflict: An Israeli aircraft bombs a building of the Hamas-run Executive Force in Gaza, killing at least one person and injuring about 45 others. (BBC)

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 2007?

  • Time: Some of the 2007 TIME 100:Steve Jobs, Queen Elizabeth II, Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Nancy Pel
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10735
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.933

Books

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

God Is Not Great

By: Christopher Hitchens

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion.

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Crazies To The Left Of Me, Wimps To The Right

By: Bernard Goldberg

Enough of the leftist lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christians" are "as big a threat to America as Radical Muslims."

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

By: Nora Ephron

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious

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A Long Way Gone

By: Ishmael Beah

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien Shooter: Vengeance

Platform: Microsoft Windows Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Sigma Team

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Mario Strikers Charged

Platform: Wii, Wii U (Virtual Console)

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Bomberman Live

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action, Puzzle

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Bust-A-Move Bash!

Platform: Wii

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: NA Majesco Entertainment; EU 505 Games

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Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: 2K Games (Win) Aspyr (Mac)

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