Mystery Theme # Whatever by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

RichmondJ


Runner(s)-Up:

WolfischL
There is no crying in trivia


Quiz Description

The descriptions for these should just be "hopefully this hasn't been done before" every time. Anyway, you know how it goes.

Full Results:

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1 RichmondJ 389 99 15
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2 WolfischL 388 97 15
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3 AllenJ 374 94 15
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3 CutlerA 374 94 15
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5 Tortoise 359 90 15
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5 SpoeriJ 359 90 15
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5 ChernicoffS 359 90 15
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8 MatherV 356 87 15
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9 JonesRW 350 85 15
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10 HightB 346 83 15
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11 SteveWilliams 344 81 15
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12 KreitzerJ 341 80 15
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13 chc 340 78 15
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14 Matto 339 76 15
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15 mujason 331 75 15
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16 jefe 328 73 15
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17 StahlhutJ 315 71 15
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18 LujanP 309 69 15
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19 MattinglyD 307 68 15
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20 MoyseyC 294 66 15
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21 elfm 277 64 15
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22 MilesTeg 274 62 15
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23 GrahamJ 272 61 15
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24 MillerC37 268 59 15
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25 BrownellA 266 57 15
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26 CarrollC 262 56 15
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28 LuskT 249 51 15
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30 rstrata 246 48 15
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30 FeitelD 246 48 15
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32 WinchellV 245 44 15
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32 CarterBurke 245 44 15
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34 Mark 244 42 15
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35 WeikleB 240 40 15
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37 JordanG 223 37 15
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38 BeningoS 221 35 15
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39 HoH 219 33 15
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40 GoodmanDL 216 31 15
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41 Vintsanity 212 30 15
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42 ElendilPickle 204 28 15
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43 RaiaB 203 26 15
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44 WangA 199 25 15
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50 BatchelderD 145 14 15
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51 AdamKing 144 12 15
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52 quarterrican 141 11 15
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53 CannonAJ 123 9 15
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Questions:

His actual military service was undignified, as he was most prominently involved with the Penobscot Expedition, a disastrous 1779 defeat for which he was finally exonerated in 1782. Today, however, he is best, if not almost entirely, remembered for his actions on the night of April 18, 1775. Identify this Boston silversmith.

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Paul REVERE

The world’s second-largest fish market, Fulton Fish Market, was located at this historic site until 2005. Located just southwest of the Brooklyn Bridge, it is one of the oldest areas of Manhattan, with dock facilities first appearing as early as 1625. What is this historic district in lower Manhattan, named for a street that now acts mainly as a frontage road for the lower portion of FDR Drive?

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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

Despite finishing second to Robert Griffin III in the Heisman voting in 2011 – his second straight runner-up finish – he was drafted ahead of Griffin in the 2012 NFL Draft. He reached the AFC title game in his third season but fell to New England in the game that became known for “Deflategate.” Who is this quarterback out of Stanford whose 2015 season was derailed by injury?

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Andrew LUCK

Named for the queen consort of King William IV, this city was founded in 1836 not far from the mouth of the Murray River. What fifth-largest city in Australia also contains more than 75% of the population of the state, South Australia, of which it is the capital?

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ADELAIDE

Founded in 1916 in Coney Island, it was named for the first name of its founder, whose last name was Handwerker. What fast food chain is most associated with a July 4th eating contest of its signature product, whose defending champion (eating 62 of said product in 10 minutes) is Matt “Megatoad” Stonie?

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NATHAN'S Famous

In what Western Hemisphere city, whose old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, would you find the modern district of Vedado, home to an American government facility that officially reopened in July 2015?

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HAVANA

The original company was founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1989. The current company, Britain’s largest pay television service, was formed in 1990 after a merger with British Satellite Broadcasting. It was involved in convincing the top division of English soccer to leave the Football League and form the Premier League in 1992, and its sports channels currently air 116 live EPL games a year, with lead commentator Martin Tyler. What one word names this British satellite TV service, whose current slogan is “Believe in Better?”

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SKY

It is one of 14 rivers designated an American Heritage River, and is the only one to also be one of the 38 designated Canadian Heritage Rivers. Technically more a strait than a river, it runs 28 miles as a connection between two lakes, one of which is much larger than the other. What river’s crossings include the Grosse Ile Toll Bridge, MacArthur Bridge, and most notably the Ambassador Bridge, the only one that completely crosses it?

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DETROIT River

A unit of dry volume, it is equivalent to two gallons or sixteen dry pints. Rarely still used except with certain produce, such as apples, what measurement of which there are four to the bushel may be most associated with one specific alliterative food product?

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PECK

He was appointed a Deputy US Marshal by Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, years removed from his days as a Wild West gunfighter and sheriff, but was fired by President Taft in 1909 and returned to his last career as a boxing reporter. What lawman and journalist was also the subject of an NBC television series from 1958 to 1961 and was played by Tom Sizemore in the film “Wyatt Earp?”

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William Barclay "Bat" MASTERSON

He is captain of the Democratic Order of Planets flagship, the Nimbus, in spite of the fact that he is comically incompetent, at one point destroying D.O.O.P. headquarters during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Intended to be played by Phil Hartman, his voice role was taken over by Billy West following Hartman’s murder. Who is this Futurama character and love interest, mostly in his own mind, of Turanga Leela?

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Zapp BRANNIGAN

What theme unites the answers to the previous 11 questions?

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GUYS AND DOLLS