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Thursday 19 August 2010

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem. Piranha, directed by Alexandre Aja, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010 while The Big Short by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Project Hollywood. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Backbreaker or Dood's Big Adventure.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss

Country: United States

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin

Country: United States

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Step Up 3D

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

Starring: Sharni Vinson, Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani

Country: United States

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The Expendables

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Country: United States

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The Other Guys

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Squad: Prison Police

Country: United States

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Aerial America

Starring: Jim Conrad

Country: United States

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Through the Wormhole

Starring: Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

Written by: Tim Heidecker, John C. Reilly, Eric Wareheim

Starring: John C. Reilly, Carol Kraft

Country: United States

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How the Universe Works

Starring: Mike Rowe, Michelle Thaller, Hakeem Oluseyi, Phil Plait

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 2010 ?

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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  • The US Mint releases the James Buchanan Presidential Dollar to circulation.
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
  • South Africa deploys its army to deal with public sector workers striking in a bid to earn an increased wage police shoot rubber bullets and water cannon into crowds outside a hospital in Soweto. At least five people have been killed so far during the strikes. (Reuters Africa)
  • Human rights groups express dismay at Kenya for the secret sending to Uganda of four suspects after the 2010 FIFA World Cup attacks in Kampala. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents are also said to have engaged in illegal interrogation of three of them. (''The Star'')
  • Seven people are killed and fourteen injured in a bomb attack in China's Xinjiang province. Although the region has recently been embroiled in violence including Muslim separatists and majority Han Chinese, the attack is being investigated as a criminal case. (Al Jazeera)

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

The Big Short

By: Michael Lewis

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative

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By: Malcolm Gladwell

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.

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By: Nevada Barr

Anna Pigeon is on leave from her job after a traumatic past couple of months. It seems like the perfect time to pay a visit to her old colleague Geneva, who

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Scarlet Nights

By: Jude Deveraux

What if you learned that your fiancé was not who he claimed to be? Engaged to the charming and seductive Greg Anders, Sara Shaw is happily anticipating her wedding in Edilean,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android

Genre: Sports

Publisher: 505 Games

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Death By Cube

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Square Enix

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BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale

BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale

Platform: Nintendo DSi

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Arc System Works

Body and Brain Connection

Platform: Xbox 360 (Kinect)

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Platform: PlayStation Portable iOS Android PlayStation Vita Microsoft Windows OS X Linux

Genre: Murder mystery, action-adventure

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