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Wednesday 24 December 2008, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, 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 Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while Do The Right Thing by Mike Huckabee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vaulting. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb or The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

Country: United States

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Seven Pounds

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States

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Yes Man

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

Country: United States

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Revolutionary Road

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?


Starring: Morgan Leger

Country: United States

A World of Her PWN

Starring: Samantha Mason, Brian Morvant, Jenelle Sosa, Patrick Pizzolorusso

Country: United States

Get Your Face on with Napoleon Perdis

Starring: Jennifer Karl, Napoleon Perdis

Country: United States


Written by: Joe Heally

Starring: Gary Anthony Williams

Country: United States

Raja Shivchhatrapati

Starring: Rujuta Deshmukh, Sunil Godse, Yatin Karyekar, Amol Kolhe

Country: India

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 2008 ?

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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  • Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks on Democratic Republic of the Congo, massacring more than 400.
  • Mohamoud Mohamed Gacmodhere, who was appointed Prime Minister of Somalia by President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed last week, resigns. (BBC)
  • The National Diet of Japan approves a record budget of ¥88.55 trillion (US$980 billion) in response to the global economic downturn. (AFP via Google News)

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  • Time: A Comprehensive Look Back at 2008 Through a Collection of Serious and Not-So-Serious Top 10s
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11037
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.1026


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

Do The Right Thing

By: Mike Huckabee

When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas.

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The Charlemagne Pursuit

By: Steve Berry

As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told that his father died in a submarine disaster in the North Atlantic.

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By: Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.

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Divine Justice

By: David Baldacci

Following the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Stone Cold, Oliver Stone and the Camel Club return in David Baldacci's most astonishing thriller yet.DIVINE

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb

Bomberman Touch: The Legend of Mystic Bomb

Platform: iOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Chicken Hunter

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action

Publisher: MumboJumbo

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Conflict: Denied Ops

Platform: Xbox 360; PlayStation 3; Microsoft Windows; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Tactical shooter

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure Fantasy

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios Noviy Disk

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The Chronicles of Spellborn

The Chronicles of Spellborn

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Frogster Interactive Mindscape Acclaim Games

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