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Friday 18 May 2012

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Copeland Quinn . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Imagine by Jonah Lehrer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roomies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Angry Birds Star Wars or Borderlands 2.
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Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis

Country: United States

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Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov

Directed by: Lev Kuleshov

Starring: Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Khokhlova

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Alexander Skarsgrd, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

Country: United States

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The Dictator

Directed by: Larry Charles

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly

Country: United States

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Directed by: Derick Martini

Starring: Chlo Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Rory Culkin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Country: United States

Journey to a Dream

Starring: Tommy Miranda, Ermione Jean, Patrice Alvarez, Anthony Johnson Byles

Country: United States

Hakesher Haisraeli Conspiracy with Ben Caspit

Starring: Ben Caspit

Country: Israel


Starring: Oliver Gruber

Country: United States

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Starring: Richard Herring, James Acaster, Chris Addison, David Baddiel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

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  • Mexican Drug War:
  • Masked gunmen kidnap and kill Marcos Antonio Avila Garcia, a journalist who often wrote about organized crime. His corpse was found inside a plastic bag in the Mexican city of Empalme. (Associated Press)
  • Three roadside bombs explode at an outdoor pet market in Baghdad, Iraq, killing five people. (CNN)
  • German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau dies at the age of 86. (BBC)
  • The social network Facebook holds an initial public offering and closes nearly flat at $38.23 a share. (''The New York Times'')

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Sport Games on 18 May 2012

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Boulogne - Monaco : 1 - 2
  • Chateauroux - Guingamp : 0 - 2
  • Clermont - Laval : 2 - 0
  • Istres - Bastia : 1 - 0
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


By: Jonah Lehrer

This book was pulled from shelves when it came to light that the author fabricated many parts. ISBN is 9780547386072.

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The Innocent

By: David Baldacci

America has enemies--ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders

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By: Charlaine Harris

In the penultimate novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Sookie Stackhouse must work with her first love to clear her current undead flame of murder...Felipe

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Platform: Microsoft Windows, iOS, OS X, Android, Linux

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Atari

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360[3] Wii U

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Diablo III

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation 3[2] Xbox 360[3] PlayStation 4[2] Xbox One

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: JP Square Enix

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Angry Birds Star Wars

Platform: Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10,[1] Windows Phone, Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, OS X, Facebook, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Wii U, Ninte

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment (in conjunction with LucasArts), Activision (PS3/PS4/Vita/X360/Xbox One/Wii/Wii U/3DS)

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Borderlands 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux[1] PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 Xbox One

Genre: First-person shooter, action role-playing

Publisher: 2K Games

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