The Week of January 22, 2017 by CoenM

Champion(s):

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

This was a hard week to come up with non-Trumpian news.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 53 04 36 46 36 36 26 58 12 11 75 33
1 LorinBurte 431 99 15
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75
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2 MyrowitzJ 399 97 15
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75
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3 GoodmanDL 374 95 15
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58
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4 KingJA 367 94 15
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75
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5 RichmondJ 362 92 15
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6 jonah 359 90 15
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75
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7 jveditz 357 88 15
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58
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75
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8 ReinholdH 354 87 15
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75
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9 v0max 351 85 15
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10 akambour 342 83 15
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11 GrahamJ 323 82 15
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12 grimesr 319 80 00
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13 Kaya 316 78 15
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14 RubensteinM 313 77 00
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15 Kloefkorn 305 72 15
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15 MatherV 305 72 00
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15 KashyapN 305 72 00
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15 HallR 305 72 15
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19 ElendilPickle 300 68 15
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20 RobinJRichards 296 66 15
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21 PolinskyL 294 65 15
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22 ChengB 292 63 00
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23 AmmermanA 290 61 15
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23 lorijane 290 61 15
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25 bmrafferty 287 58 15
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26 felsenheldd 285 56 15
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27 LuskT 275 55 00
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28 orwant 271 53 00
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29 MattK 268 50 00
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29 MoyseyC 268 50 00
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31 Crow-T-Robot 265 47 00
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31 gregariouschinchilla 265 47 00
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33 DreyfusB 259 44 00
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34 Commodore 251 43 15
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35 BringMoreLegos 244 41 00
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36 FeitelD 241 38 15
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36 OrrenH 241 38 00
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38 VenguswamyK 239 36 15
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39 OlewnickB 236 34 00
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40 RonningD 235 33 15
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41 LanceJ 231 31 00
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42 ChrisRosenberg 226 27 00
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42 Timm 226 27 00
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42 LiptonM 226 27 00
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45 McClellanS 220 24 00
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46 HightB 218 22 00
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47 RautY 214 20 00
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47 srs 214 20 15
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49 John 213 17 00
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50 WeaverR 210 16 15
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51 Vendy12 189 14 15
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52 BednarczukJ 183 12 00
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53 jamietoon 162 11 00
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54 YuC 160 9 00
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55 PipkeR 137 7 00
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56 DoyleE 133 5 00
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57 MangaserA 120 4 00
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58 HoH 113 2 00
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59 DouglasLovesVixey 26 1 00
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Questions:

One of Donald Trump's first executive orders was to reinstate the global gag rule that bars US funds going to any international organization that mentions or performs abortions, a rule also named for what WORLD CAPITAL?

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Mexico City

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit what MILESTONE, thanks to a continued rally stoked by the expected corporate-friendly policies of the Trump administration?

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20,000

A gag order placed on several government agencies led to the Twitter account of what NATIONAL PARK tweeting out several climate-related facts, which were later deleted but not before inspiring the creation of several alternate Twitter accounts?

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Badlands National Park

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds, leaving it HOW MANY MINUTES AWAY FROM MIDNIGHT?

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2.5

What PRESIDENT OF MEXICO cancelled a planned visit to the US as part of the ongoing dispute of just who will pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border?

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Enrique Peña Nieto

Using a diamond anvil and pressures found at the core of planets, scientists at Harvard announced that they had created a metallic form of what ELEMENT, which in larger quantities could be used as a room-temperature superconductor or a rocket fuel?

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hydrogen

Carolyn Bryant Donham broke six decades of silence and admitted she lied about the encounter that led to the lynching of what 14 YEAR OLD AFRICAN-AMERICAN in 1955?

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Emmett Till

A scandal involving the provision of condoms saw Pope Francis get involved with the senior leadership of what SOVEREIGN CHIVALRIC ORDER, leading to the resignation of its Grand Master, Matthew Festing?

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Knights of Malta

In a major shake-up, Trump removed the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence from the principals committee of what BODY, and named Steve Bannon to it in their place?

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National Security Council

What FORMER ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER had charges of witness tampering levied against him, alleging that he paid witnesses to testify in his favor in a case where was convicted of having sex with an underage prostitute (though he was cleared on appeal)?

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Silvio Berlusconi

What COUNTRY said they would not extradite 8 Turkish military members involved in the failed coup against President Erdogan, voicing concerns that they would not have their rights protected if returned?

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Greece

Ant Financial, the digital payment arm of what CHINESE INTERNET COMPANY, announced that they were buying MoneyGram for $880 million?

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Alibaba