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Thursday 24 May 2012

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012 while Screwed! by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roomies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Angry Birds Star Wars or Carrier Command: Gaea Mission.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis

Country: United States

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Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov

Directed by: Lev Kuleshov

Starring: Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Khokhlova

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Alexander Skarsgrd, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

Country: United States

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The Dictator

Directed by: Larry Charles

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly

Country: United States

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Directed by: Derick Martini

Starring: Chlo Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Rory Culkin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Brian McDonald, Carolina Mendoza, Brian Naydol, Aaron Starnes

Country: United States

Journey to a Dream

Starring: Tommy Miranda, Ermione Jean, Patrice Alvarez, Anthony Johnson Byles

Country: United States

Hakesher Haisraeli Conspiracy with Ben Caspit

Starring: Ben Caspit

Country: Israel


Starring: Oliver Gruber

Country: United States

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Starring: Richard Herring, James Acaster, Chris Addison, David Baddiel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 2012 ?

  • 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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  • A United States drone attack kills ten people in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. (Reuters)
  • Elton John checks into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, due to a respiratory infection, according to the singer's publicist. (CNN)
  • Revised figures indicate the UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the first three months of 2012, more than initially thought. (BBC)
  • The United States National Hurricane Center advises that Hurricane Bud has formed off the Pacific Ocean coast of Mexico and has reached category two strength. (AFP via Google News)
  • London's Metropolitan Police is to send a team of detectives to Libya to continue the investigation into the 1984 murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher. (BBC)

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Sport Games on 24 May 2012

La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Almeria - Numancia : 2 - 0
  • Valladolid - Recreativo : 1 - 0
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By: Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

America is being Screwed!, say Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, by China, Russia, the EU, and other nations with the help of our own political and business leaders.

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The Family Corleone

By: Ed Falco

New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming

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The Lost Years

By: Mary Higgins Clark

Now in mass market, the latest suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, where a biblical scholar is found murdered shortly after discovering the most revered and holy document in human history, ...

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By: Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Angry Birds Star Wars

Platform: Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10,[1] Windows Phone, Microsoft Windows, Windows 8, OS X, Facebook, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Wii U, Ninte

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Rovio Entertainment (in conjunction with LucasArts), Activision (PS3/PS4/Vita/X360/Xbox One/Wii/Wii U/3DS)

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Diabolik Lovers

Platform: PSP PS Vita (Limited V Edition)

Genre: Drama, harem, Mystery, Horror, Romance

Publisher: Idea Factory

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F1 2012

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Codemasters, Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)

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Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Genre: Real-time strategy Action

Publisher: Bohemia Interactive, Mastertronic,[1] Rising Star Games

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Escape Plan

Platform: PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

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