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Thursday 24 August 2006

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Accepted, directed by Steve Pink, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while Coming Out by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Reader, I Married Him. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ATV Offroad Fury 4 or Dave Mirra BMX Challenge.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Steve Pink

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively

Country: United States

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Step Up

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Damaine Radcliff

Country: United States

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Directed by: Larry Charles

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell

Country: United States

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John Tucker Must Die

Directed by: Betty Thomas

Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel

Country: United States

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Reader, I Married Him

Starring: Daisy Goodwin, Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Peter Capaldi

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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World Series of Pop Culture

Starring: Pat Kiernan, Erin Payton, Lisa Guerrero

Country: United States

The Lab

Written by: Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Charlie Sapadin, Richard Beynon

Starring: Fana Mokoena, Mothusi Magano, Graham Hopkins, Terence Bridgett

Country: South Africa

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Three Sheets

Starring: Zane Lamprey, Stephen McKenna

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 2006 ?

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • The Israeli reserve soldiers' protest, which calls for the resignation of Ehud Olmert and the establishment of a national commission of inquiry over failures in the conflict, grows in momentum to reach several hundred. (Ynet)
  • Unexploded Israeli cluster bombs, some dating back to the 1970s, are exacting an increasing toll on Lebanese civilians returning home, the UN and human rights groups report. (Human Rights Watch)
  • French President Jacques Chirac says 1,600 more French troops will serve in the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon. (BBC)
  • Syria threatens to shut its border with Lebanon. (Al Jazeera)

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

Coming Out

By: Danielle Steel

Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy.

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Dead Wrong

By: J. A. Jance

Juggling a family and a career has never been easy for Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady. Now the impending birth of her second child only adds to her burden, especially when

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By: Nathaniel Philbrick

"Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."--The New York Times Book ReviewFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize in historyNew York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the YearHow did America begin? That simple question launches the ...

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By: Thomas E. Ricks

Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeOne of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the YearOne of Time's 10 Best Books of the YearUSA Today's Nonfiction Book of the YearA New

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Driving

Publisher: THQ

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ATV Offroad Fury 4

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light

Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA NIS America; EU Ignition Entertainment

Dave Mirra BMX Challenge

Platform: PlayStation Portable, Wii

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: NA Crave Entertainment; EU Oxygen Interactive (PSP); EU 505 Games (Wii)

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

Platform: PlayStation 2 Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS GameCube Wii

Genre: Platformer, Action-Adventure Game, Racing Game, Rail Shooter

Publisher: THQ

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