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Friday 23 December 2005

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Run It! by Chris Brown. In UK Hung Up by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The New World, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while Predator by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Tourettes Guy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Advance Wars: Dual Strike or Crime Life: Gang Wars.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The New World

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Jose Croze

Country: United States

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Starring: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff

Country: United States

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V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves

Country: United States

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Colbert Report

Starring: Stephen Colbert

Country: United States

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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Eric Kripke

Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

Country: United States

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Tales from the Green Valley

Starring: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, John Letts

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Written by: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton

Starring: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 2005 ?

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
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Famous Deaths:
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announces the first in an expected series of troop drawdowns following the Iraqi elections.

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Sport Games on 23 December 2005

League 1
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  • Yeovil - Bournemouth : 1 - 1
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2005?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.855
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Best Photos of 2005 -- Dec. 19, 2005
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10214


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


By: Patricia Cornwell

Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind.

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The Beatles

By: Bob Spitz

As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this day.

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Our Endangered Values

By: Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter offers a passionate defense of separation of church and state. He warns that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Nintendo

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Crime Life: Gang Wars

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action

Publisher: Konami

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Bonnie's Bookstore

Bonnie's Bookstore

Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: PopCap Games

Dangerous Waters

Platform: PC (Windows)

Genre: Naval Simulator

Publisher: Strategy First

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Dinosaur King

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Collectible card game

Publisher: Sega

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