Lighter Side of News (Dec. 23, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

Merry Christmas everybody!

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 28 67 32 17 25 75 12 82 50 78 13 54
1 Kloefkorn 519 99 15
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2 MyrowitzJ 464 97 15
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3 akambour 376 95 15
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4 Rhea428 371 93 15
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75
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5 KreitzerJ 359 90 15
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5 oldschoolways 359 90 15
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78
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7 VenguswamyK 354 87 15
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75
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8 GhostsDaddy 347 86 15
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78
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9 McClellanS 335 84 15
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82
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10 jveditz 332 82 00
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78
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11 Commodore 328 80 15
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78
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12 DoyleE 310 78 15
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13 Vendy12 303 76 00
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14 KitchenB 302 75 15
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15 quarterrican 300 73 15
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16 Ekherndon 299 70 00
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16 ElendilPickle 299 70 15
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18 RCalder 298 67 00
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19 SeigelK 284 65 15
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20 Snuffleupagus 281 63 15
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21 casketromance 279 62 15
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22 RobinJRichards 269 60 15
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23 MoyseyC 268 58 15
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24 KleinJ 267 56 00
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25 GambinoG 257 54 15
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26 samross125 255 52 15
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27 LuskT 250 50 15
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28 HightB 246 48 15
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28 AdelmanM 246 48 15
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30 felsenheldd 245 45 15
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31 AmmermanA 237 43 15
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32 LashleyM 230 41 15
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33 ChengB 227 38 15
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33 BringMoreLegos 227 38 00
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35 RautY 220 36 15
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36 PolinskyL 218 34 15
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37 Vintsanity 211 32 15
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38 AKRichards 210 30 15
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39 Erica 207 28 15
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40 Warek 199 26 15
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41 NathanL 192 24 15
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41 mellyjo 192 24 00
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43 orwant 188 21 00
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44 IvixorB 179 19 00
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45 JJA 168 17 00
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46 RichmondJ 161 15 15
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47 RaiaB 145 12 15
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47 PruettC 145 12 15
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49 ScrosatiS 142 10 00
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50 AllardM 141 8 00
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51 lorijane 130 6 15
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52 HumbabaORiley 129 4 00
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53 EggCzar 128 2 00
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54 jamietoon 60 1 00
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Questions:

This week, a judge in Bell County Texas issued a temporary order ruling that a poster should be placed back on a door at a local middle school after the school's principle had ordered it taken down due to it's religious message. From what television special did the poster quote from?

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

What highly anticipated video game was released on iOS this past week by Nintendo to become the fastest-growing app in iOS history with more than 50 million downloads within a week? (Note: need full correct title)

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Super Mario Run

The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017 inductees were announced this week. Name one of the artists that made the cut.

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Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Journey, ELO, Yes

The page seen here relates to the true story of what critically acclaimed film that can currently be seen in theaters?

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Loving

This week, a champion athlete was assailed by a knife-wielding attacker at the athlete's home in the Czech Republic. Many news articles about the story could not resist making reference to an unrelated incident that occurred in Germany 23 years ago that involved a crazed man with a very specific agenda. What sport does this athlete play?

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Tennis

The website Slate.com officially declared this past week "____ _____ Week" and devoted several stories in honor of what STILL LIVING musical performer?

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Stevie Wonder

What film title fills in the blanks in this headline from a recent Vanity Fair magazine story: "How _ _________ ____ Went from Low-Budget Fluke to an American Tradition". (3 words)

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A Christmas Story

Seen here is part of the recently announced new logo for what organization?

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NASCAR

Singer Camila Cabello made a stir this week by leaving what all-female vocal group?

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Fifth Harmony

Our mini-theme for this week is: "Mark Zuckerberg". Here we go. What is the name of the artificial intelligence assistant that is currently being developed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg?

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Jarvis

Singer Avril Lavigne is not happy. She recently told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that a joke that he made was in "poor taste" and that he should stop "bullying" what rock band?

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Nickleback

Finally, there are so many college football bowl games these days! According to Wikipedia, how many NCAA Division I FBS football bowl games are there this season? (I will accept answers that are within a range of 8 either way. So, if there are a 1,000, then 992 to 1008 would be accepted)

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41 (33 to 49 accepted)