Lighter Side of News (Nov. 18, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Quiz Description

Another week another quiz. Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving already?

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 36 14 38 24 73 36 55 53 08 85 79 75
1 Kloefkorn 493 99 15
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2 MyrowitzJ 480 97 15
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3 gregariouschinchilla 454 95 15
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4 BarthR 443 93 00
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5 Rhea428 390 91 15
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6 EverettJ 386 88 15
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6 Nicole 386 88 15
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8 KavP 378 85 15
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9 ElendilPickle 349 83 15
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10 GambinoG 327 81 15
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11 CoenM 326 79 15
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12 UllspergerA 319 77 15
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13 MattK 315 75 00
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14 RobinJRichards 309 73 15
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15 DoyleE 306 71 15
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16 quarterrican 294 69 15
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17 VenguswamyK 289 67 15
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18 ggreco 277 62 15
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18 moralesc 277 62 00
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18 PolinskyL 277 62 00
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18 AmmermanA 277 62 00
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22 twarner50 276 57 15
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23 Vendy12 271 55 00
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24 ChrisRosenberg 270 53 00
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25 OBrienJ 266 51 00
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26 RautY 255 49 15
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26 HessJa 255 49 00
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28 ChloeDenmark 251 46 15
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29 cummingsj 250 44 15
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30 Tarn 236 42 15
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31 GrahamJ 231 40 15
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32 Kaya 222 37 15
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32 HoH 222 37 15
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34 MoyseyC 218 33 15
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34 JJA 218 33 15
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36 felsenheldd 202 30 00
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37 casketromance 195 27 15
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37 DangerussW 195 27 15
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39 RoseM2 194 24 15
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40 MatthewsP 188 22 00
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41 EdwardsT 187 20 00
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42 CainM 159 18 00
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43 jveditz 157 16 15
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44 kanyewesteros 144 12 00
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44 MatherV 144 12 00
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44 Warek 144 12 00
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47 KingJA 142 8 15
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48 AdamKing 113 5 00
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48 AllardM 113 5 15
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50 BringMoreLegos 106 2 00
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51 Vintsanity 80 1 15
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Questions:

To start off. Based on a recent announcement, whose name should appear next in the following list: Channing Tatum, Adam Levine, Chris Hemsworth, David Beckham, ________ _______.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

What co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour passed away this week after a quiet struggle with endometrial cancer?

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Gwen Ifill

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team suffered its worst shutout loss (4-0) in World Cup qualifying since 1957. To what nation did the U.S. lose to?

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Costa Rica

The image seen here is from an event to promote what long gestating, but just released film sequel?

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Bad Santa 2

What long established rock band just scored their sixth Billboard number one album this week with "This House is Not for Sale"?

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Bon Jovi

Rumors are circulating that former Today Show host Billy Bush is currently being recruited to run the Hollywood entertainment division of what media organization that has been very much in the news lately?

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Breitbart

The upcoming film "Rules Don't Apply" marks the first screen appearance of what Kennedy Center honoree and Arlington, Virginia native since 2001?

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Warren Beatty

The two men, seen here together in younger days, are currently facing off against each other with regard to what prestigious competition?

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Chess World Championship

After a decade long hiatus, what popular television series, set in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, will be revived with new episodes on Netflix starting this week? (edited at 4:16 pm, November 18, 2016 (EST))

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The Gilmore Girls

OK, the mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "The answer is NOT J.K. Rowling". Here we go. Over the past few days actress Emma Watson has been hiding copies of books in subway systems (London, New York) written by what female author? (edited at 11:40 am, November 18, 2016 (EST))

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Maya Angelou

What independently wealthy single mother from Scotland recently announced that she will make her West End (London) acting debut in Spring 2017 staring as Dorothy Brock in a revival of "42nd Street"? Hopefully, 2017 will be better for her than 2016 in which she lost her old friend Prince.

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Sheena Easton

To finish. What specific object has been obscured in the image seen here?

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Chicago Cubs ballcap