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Tuesday 31 August 2010

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem. The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010 while The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching JonTron. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dogfight 1951 or Digital: A Love Story.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The King's Speech

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter

Country: United States

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Black Swan

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel

Country: United States

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127 Hours

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara

Country: United States

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Never Let Me Go

Directed by: Mark Romanek

Starring: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ethan Maniquis

Starring: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Squad: Prison Police

Country: United States

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Aerial America

Starring: Jim Conrad

Country: United States

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Through the Wormhole

Starring: Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule

Written by: Tim Heidecker, John C. Reilly, Eric Wareheim

Starring: John C. Reilly, Carol Kraft

Country: United States

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How the Universe Works

Starring: Mike Rowe, Michelle Thaller, Hakeem Oluseyi, Phil Plait

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 2010 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Laurent Fignon: French athlete, a cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1983 and 1984).
  • A roadside bomb and mortar attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu kill at least 14 people and injure several others. (Al Jazeera)
  • 8 people are killed in a petrol bomb attack at a bar in Cancún, Mexico. (APA)
  • 4 Israelis are shot to death in an attack in the West Bank next to Kiryat Arba. (BBC)
  • A roadside bomb kills 4 United States troops in eastern Afghanistan. (AP via MSNBC)
  • An explosion occurs outside the head office of a government-run television station in Bangkok, Thailand. (Xinhua)

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 2010?

  • Time: An American flag in the shape of a star and crescent
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11442
  • Time: Jonathan Franzen


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

The Girl Who Played With Fire

By: Stieg Larsson

Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.

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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

By: Chelsea Handler

WHAT . . . A RIOT! Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new ...

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

By: Stieg Larsson

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

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Fly Away Home

By: Jennifer Weiner

From one of the nation’s most beloved writers, Fly Away Home is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who seek refuge in an old Connecticut beach house.When

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011

Platform: Nintendo DS PlayStation 3 Wii Xbox 360

Genre: Hunting, Action, Simulation

Publisher: Activision

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Dogfight 1951

Dogfight 1951

Platform: iOS

Genre: Aeroplane dog-fighting

Black Rock Shooter

Platform: Browser game

Genre: Action, Drama, Science fantasy

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Digital: A Love Story

Digital: A Love Story

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Visual novel, Mystery, Romance

Iron Man 2

Platform: PlayStation 3 Wii, Xbox 360 PlayStation Portable Nintendo DS, iOS BlackBerry PlayBook

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sega Gameloft (iOS, BlackBerry)

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