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Sunday 24 August 2008

It was Sunday, 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 Disturbia by Rihanna. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Bourne Sanction by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mummy Forensics. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chaos;Head or ADK Tamashii.
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TV Series

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

Earth: The Power of the Planet

Starring: Iain Stewart

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Starring: Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, David Burch

Country: United States

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Great Performances

Written by: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban

Starring: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Country: United States

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Blue World

Starring: Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla

Country: United States

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Death Race

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson

Country: United States

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

Country: United States

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Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United States

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Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 2008 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • An aircraft crashes in Guatemala, killing 10, including four Americans on a humanitarian mission.
  • A suicide bomber attacks a feast in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district resulting in at least 21 deaths. (BBC News)
  • A small plane crashes east of Guatemala City, killing ten and injuring four. (Canadian Press via Google News)
  • Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 6895, a Boeing 737, crashes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan shortly after takeoff, killing 71 people. (AFP via Google News)
  • 2008 South Ossetia War:

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Sport Games on 24 August 2008

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Genk : 3 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Wolfsburg : 2 - 2
  • FC Koln - Ein Frankfurt : 1 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Augsburg - Ahlen : 3 - 0
  • Hansa Rostock - Aachen : 1 - 0
  • Munich 1860 - Mainz : 1 - 2
  • Oberhausen - Ingolstadt : 2 - 1
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Nice : 0 - 1
  • Bordeaux - Nantes : 2 - 0
  • Rennes - Lille : 2 - 1
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Books

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

The Bourne Sanction

By: Eric Van Lustbader

After so many adrenaline-soaked years risking his life, Jason Bourne is chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor asks for help investigating

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The Case Against Barack Obama

By: David Freddoso

He's the media's darling, the fresh face of the Democratic ticket. But what does Barack Obama really stand for--and will his extreme liberal agenda and complete inexperience in global affairs endanger

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The Dark Side

By: Jane Mayer

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National BestsellerWith a New AfterwordNational Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon, Slate,

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Breaking Dawn

By: Stephenie Meyer

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bigfoot: Collision Course

Platform: Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Zoo Games

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Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders (PAL)Brain Voyage (NA)

Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders (PAL)Brain Voyage (NA)

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Educational game Puzzle game

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Chaos;Head

Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, PSP, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad,[1] Android

Genre: Psychological thriller, sci-fi, supernatural, romance

Publisher: Nitroplus (Windows) 5pb. (X360, PS3, PSP, PSV, iOS, ANRD) Naotaka Hayashi (scenario writer) Choco (product designer) Toshimichi Isoe, Takeshi Abo (composers) Mutsumi Sasaki (character designer)

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ADK Tamashii

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: SNK Playmore

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Castlevania Judgment

Platform: Wii

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Konami

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