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Wednesday 24 May 2006

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bailey Brown . In that special week of May people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006 while The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ask a Bag Pirate: The Series. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Army Men: Major Malfunction or The Axys Adventures: Truth Seeker.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

X-Men: The Last Stand

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

Country: United States

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The Da Vinci Code

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno

Country: United States

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Mission: Impossible III

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames

Country: United States

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Over the Hedge

Directed by: Tim Johnson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell

Country: United States

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Army of Shadows

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ask a Bag Pirate: The Series

Written by: Iabou Windimere

Starring: Iabou Windimere

Country: United States

Mad Labs

Starring: James Quinn

Country: United States

The Angry Video Game Nerd

Written by: James Rolfe, Lucas Zebroski

Starring: James Rolfe

Country: United States

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Pritzker Military Library Presents

Starring: Ed Tracy

Country: United States


Starring: Tomokazu Sugita, Rie Kugimiya, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Satsuki Yukino

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 2006 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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  • The United Kingdom government announces plans to overhaul the pension system (BBC)
  • The 5th Season of the talent search American Idol comes to a close with a two hour finale, and Taylor Hicks being crowned the winner.
  • The Kuomintang announces that it plans to cease publishing the ''Central Daily News'', the oldest Chinese language newspaper in existence, by the end of this month. ( ChinaPost)
  • The World Health Organization is investigating several bird flu deaths for a possible person-to-person transmission chain. (Reuters)
  • The ABC News claims that Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Dennis Hastert is under investigation for corruption, but the Justice Department issues a denial. (ABC News)

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

The Great Deluge

By: Douglas Brinkley

In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline.

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Bad Twin

By: Gary Troup

Sometimes evil has a familiar face . . .Paul Artisan, P.I. is a new version of an old breed -- a righter of wrongs, someone driven to get to the bottom

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Burnt Toast

By: Teri Hatcher

Few women in America are as adored -- and accessible -- as Teri Hatcher. As the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award-winner for her portrayal of ditzy divorcee Susan Mayer

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I Say A Little Prayer

By: E. Lynn Harris

A USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post BestsellerChauncey Greer, the suave and successful owner of the Cute Boy Greeting Card Company, never wants for the attention of guys just as

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Army Men: Major Malfunction

Platform: PlayStation 2 Xbox

Genre: Action Shooter

Publisher: Global Star Software

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The Axys Adventures: Truth Seeker

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

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Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

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Another Century's Episode 2

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Action

Publisher: Banpresto

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Athena: Full Throttle

Athena: Full Throttle

Platform: i-mode on FOMA90x platform

Genre: Platform

Publisher: SNK Playmore

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