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Thursday 25 December 2008, Christmas

It was Thursday, 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 Just After Sunset by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Actors Entertainment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing AdventureQuest Worlds or Conflict: Denied Ops.
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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 this week ?

Actors Entertainment

Starring: John Michael Ferrari, Yi Tian, Brett Walkow, Judith Cubas Jones

Country: United States

World War II in Color

Starring: Robert Powell, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Art Race

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Cabonauts

Starring: Nichelle Nichols, Hayden Black, Norm Thoeming, Monica Young

Country: United States

Ramazan Güzeldir

Starring: Burak Aksak, Zeynep Aydin, Ilker Ayrik, Erman Bagri

Country: Turkey

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 2008 ?

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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  • Eartha Kitt, American sultry singer ("Santa Baby"), dancer and actress (Catwoman in Batman, two Emmy awards) dies in New York at age 81 of colon cancer.
  • A state of emergency is declared in the Marshall Islands, due to widespread flooding. {BBC)
  • Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automobile manufacturer, declares it has not achieved the growth planned for 2008 and may cut production amidst global crisis. (CNN-IBN)
  • A gas leak at a steel mill in Zunhua, China, causes 17 deaths. (BBC)
  • An explosion at an apartment in Yevpatoria, Ukraine, kills at least 19. (Reuters)

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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 ?

Just After Sunset

By: Stephen King

Internationally bestselling author Stephen King—who has written more than fifty books, dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers, and many unforgettable movies—delivers an astonishing collection of short stories.

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The Hour I First Believed

By: Wally Lamb

When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School.

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Cross Country

By: James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross pursues the most ruthless killer he's ever encountered-to a land of sheer terror and back. It's the worst crime scene Alex Cross has ever seen, and then more killings, each one more ruthless than the last, quickly ...

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By: Patricia Cornwell

View our feature on Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta.From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

101-in-1 Explosive Megamix

Platform: Nintendo DS, WiiWare

Genre: Varied

Publisher: Nordcurrent (EU) Atlus (US)

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AdventureQuest Worlds

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Publisher: Artix Entertainment

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Aquanaut's Holiday: Hidden Memories

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Submarine adventure

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment


Platform: Microsoft Windows


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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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