Lighter Side of News (Jul. 7, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

EverettJ
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

Summertime and here's another quiz.

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Questions:

Two films open today (July 7th) with the word "Ghost(s)" in their titles. Name either one.

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A Ghost Story, City of Ghosts

This past week an Australian athlete named Jeff Horn scored a huge upset in the world of sports. What man did Horn defeat?

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Manny Pacquiao

On the 4th of July, Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 10th time. How many hot dogs did Chestnut eat in this 10 minute competition? (accept within 10)

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72 (accept 62 to 82)

Multiple choice. Jay-Z's new album was released this week and instantly went platinum. What is the title of this album: 3:33, 4:44, 4:55 or 6:66? (edited at 8:52 am, July 7, 2017 (PDT))

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4:44

ESPN's new 30 for 30 podcast premiered last week. The initial episode was about a major Reebok shoe marketing campaign that took place 25 years ago and centered around two decathletes. What two names fill in the blanks in the episode titled: "The Trials of ____ and ____"?

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Dan, Dave

What singer released her new single "Praying" this week which references the Dr. Luke turmoil of the past few years?

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Kesha

Sophia Coppola's film "The Beguiled" can still be seen in theaters. During what year in history does the plot of "The Beguiled" take place? (accept within 3 years)

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1864 (accept 1861 to 1867)

Name either man from this photo.

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Aaron Judge, Jose Altuve

As of today (July 7th), 6 stages of the Tour de France have been completed. The current leader of the general classification (yellow jersey) is Chris Froome. What nation is Froome from?

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Great Britain

The mini-theme this week is titled: "Too Sexy". Here we go. What model/actress, known for her appearance in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video, recently claimed that people do not want to work with her because they think that she is "too sexy"?

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Emily Ratajkowski

The name of what band has been redacted from this poster promoting a concert this weekend? (Hint: remember the theme)

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Right Said Fred

Finally, in honor of the new Spiderman movie opening this week, how old (in years) is Spiderman creator Stan Lee? (accept within 2 years)

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94 (accept 92 to 96)