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Thursday 18 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. The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Velocity by Dean Koontz 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 Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party or Deal or No Deal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Da Vinci Code

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno

Country: United States

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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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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


Starring: Tomokazu Sugita, Rie Kugimiya, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Satsuki Yukino

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 May 2006 ?

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  • The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
  • Nepali legislators vote unanimously to strip the king (Currently Gyanendra) of his powers, effectively turning the Hindu kingdom into a secular constitutional monarchy. (CBC)
  • Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase of Fiji swears in for a second term after winning the 2006 general election. (BBC)
  • White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is unwilling to either confirm or deny U.S. financial and logistical support for the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism in Somalia. Previously, such accusations were denied. The current Prime Minister of Somalia, Ali Mohamed Gedi, criticized U.S. support for ampquotcriminals.ampquot (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • The European Parliament committee examining the claims of para-legal deportations of individuals for torture-based questioning, known as ampquotextraordinary renditionsampquot, reports that it has CIA confirmation that between 30 and 50 individuals underwent such deportations to seven ampquotblack sitesampquot in Asia, Europe and Africa. Those in Europe have reportedly been closed down following the public outcry, but there is still one such site operating in a North African country. (Reuters)

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

  • Time: Nick Furth, 8, of Mine Hill, N.J.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10337
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.876


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


By: Dean Koontz

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you don’t take this note to the police . . . I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. . .

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By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.

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Marley & Me

By: John Grogan

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.Now with photos and new material

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By: Philip Roth

Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The bestselling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention from "one family's

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Party

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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Crayon Shin-chan: Strongest Family in Kasukabe King Wii

Crayon Shin-chan: Strongest Family in Kasukabe King Wii

Platform: Wii

Publisher: JP Banpresto; SPA 505 Games

Deal or No Deal

Platform: DVD player, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, Windows

Genre: Trivia

Publisher: Mindscape (EU, PC/NDS) DSI Games (NA, NDS/GBA) Imagination Entertainment (DVD) Global Star Software (NA, PC) Zoo Games (Wii)

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A-VCS-tec Challenge

A-VCS-tec Challenge

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: AtariAge

Command & Conquer: The First Decade

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: 11 RTS games, 1 FPS game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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