The Week of May 8, 2016 by CoenM

Champion(s):

CarterBurke
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?


Runner(s)-Up:

blandestk
Serve the Servants


Quiz Description

When news breaks, we check to see if it's still under warranty.

Full Results:

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1 CarterBurke 387 99 15
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2 blandestk 384 98 15
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4 tara 367 96 15
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9 Shosin 349 91 15
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Questions:

The White House announced that President Obama would be the first sitting president to visit what CITY, though it was made clear that he would not be apologizing for a US action there 70 years ago?

Click to Reveal Answer
Hiroshima

Skywatchers thrilled to the transit of what PLANET across the sun, the first by this planet since 2006?

Click to Reveal Answer
Mercury

What ALLEGED BEER, based on a Czech brand and owned by a company that operates in Belgium and Brazil, is looking to temporarily rebrand itself as "America" for the summer, adding patriotic slogans to its packaging to take advantage of what it sees as an upswing of patriotism from the 4th of July and the Olympics?

Click to Reveal Answer
Budweiser

Gizmodo reported that employees at what SOCIAL MEDIA SITE would manually adjust its trending topics to remove items with a politically conservative point of view?

Click to Reveal Answer
Facebook

What COUNTRY, called "fantastically corrupt" by UK prime minister David Cameron, saw its president, Muhammadu Buhari, agree that his country is corrupt, and asked for Cameron's help to recover assets removed from his country and held in British banks?

Click to Reveal Answer
Nigeria

A study out of Johns Hopkins reported an association between autism and high levels of what NUTRIENT, which is routinely stressed as an important component of pre-natal supplements? The association was even stronger with high levels of the nutrient and vitamin B12.

Click to Reveal Answer
Folic acid (or folate or vitamin B9)

Pope Francis caused confusion among Catholics by saying that further study was needed on women filling what ROLE in the church - an ordained position that can be held by married men and allows them to perform certain sacraments?

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deacon

Mustafa Badreddine, the top military commander of what Lebanon-based, Iran-backed MILITANT ISLAMIC GROUP, was killed in Damascus in an explosion near that city's airport?

Click to Reveal Answer
Hezbollah

A problem with the system used to check baggage for explosives caused over 3000 bags to miss flights at what US CITY's Sky Harbor International Airport?

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Phoenix

What PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY announced that they would stop distributing certain drugs in states with the death penalty, shutting down the last open-market source for lethal injection drugs?

Click to Reveal Answer
Pfizer

What COUNTRY saw maverick candidate Rodrigo Duterte win its presidency, thanks in part to his tough anti-crime policies while mayor of Davao, which earned him the nickname "The Punisher"?

Click to Reveal Answer
The Philippines

Vladimir Putin stated that Russia would "neutralize emerging threats," referring to an anti-missile shield installed by the US in what NATO MEMBER COUNTRY to protect Europe from a potential attack by Iran?

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Romania