Lighter Side of News (Feb. 10, 2016) by HallR

Champion(s):

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


Runner(s)-Up:

bev48
From possibility to actuality


Quiz Description

Here's another one.

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Questions:

So, you probably heard the news that George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins. So that question may be too easy. Here is a more challenging one. George and Amal Clooney are already "parents" to an adopted dog named "Millie". What breed of dog is Millie?

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Basset Hound

Now, for the mandatory Super Bowl question. What was the largest lead, in terms of points, that the Atlanta Falcons had over the New England Patriots before the Patriots embarked on their unbelievable comeback? (within 1 point over or under)

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25 (accept 24 to 26)

The spinoff series for the television series "The Good Wife" is set to premiere next week. What is the title of this series?

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The Good Fight

It was just announced that the songs of what late recording artist are to return to Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services just in time for the Grammys Sunday?

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Prince

Seen here is an image from an ad aired during last week's Super Bowl telecast that advertises what?

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The Walking Dead

A certain magazine made quite a stir this week for featuring a 63 year old person in one of its most well known annual editions. Name BOTH the magazine and the 63 year old subject?

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition; Christy Brinkley

Women's college basketball coach Tara Vandeveer reached the major milestone of 1,000 wins this week. What university/team does she coach?

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Stanford

What popular female singer released her new single "Chained to the Rhythm" this week?

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Katy Perry

Seen here is an image from what film currently in release?

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The Founder

The mini-theme for this week is titled: "The Simpsons predict the future". Commentators have noticed that the television series "The Simpsons" has an uncanny ability to predict the future. Events depicted in the series have later occurred in the real world. With that said, here we go. What specific event that involved a specific person which occurred this past week was depicted in a Simpsons episode that aired on May 20, 2012?

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime Performance

OK, this one isn't so much a prediction of the future as much as an announcement of a sure thing. The Simpsons appeared in an advertisement during the Super Bowl last Sunday that promoted the telecast of what event set to occur later this month?

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Daytona 500

Let's end with a basic straight forward question. Who sang the National Anthem at last week's Super Bowl?

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Luke Bryan