Lighter Side of News (Jul. 21, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

Commodore
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Quiz Description

Another quiz.

Full Results:

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1 KelsoT 425 98 15
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2 Commodore 345 96 15
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3 bev48 335 93 15
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3 helene 335 93 15
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5 MattinglyD 325 90 15
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6 ChengB 312 88 15
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7 UllspergerA 311 86 15
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8 MorrisK 306 84 15
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9 MatherV 282 82 15
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10 DoyleE 277 80 15
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11 GrahamJ 276 77 15
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11 Nicole 276 77 00
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13 AmmermanA 272 74 15
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14 MatthewsP 263 72 15
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15 HoH 261 69 15
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15 gregariouschinchilla 261 69 15
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17 Tarn 253 66 00
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18 MatchenD 248 64 00
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19 RautY 241 61 15
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19 RuizJ 241 61 00
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21 rouquinne 233 58 15
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22 JonH 231 56 15
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23 FriedmanWS 228 53 00
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23 casketromance 228 53 15
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31 Kloefkorn 204 36 15
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36 Michalle 168 27 15
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Questions:

You may have heard that a woman (a first) has been chosen to play the iconic BBC television character Dr. Who. With that said, who's the new Who?

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Jodie Whittaker

MLB rookie Cody Bellinger has already hit the 26 home runs (as of Jul. 15), and made the All-Star team despite the fact that he began the 2017 season in the minor leagues. What team does Bellinger play for?

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Los Angeles Dodgers

The image seen here alludes to what recently released film?

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Dunkirk

The drama between former Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire, Disney executives and the Henson family continues to heat up in the front of the public eye. What major network news and talk morning television program did Whitmire appear on this week in order to give his side of the story?

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Today Show

Multiple choice. Which of the following celebrity golfers finished in LAST place at the American Century Championship golf tournament last weekend: A) Ray Romano; B) Justin Timberlake; C) Larry the Cable Guy; D) Charles Barkley?

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D

The event commonly known as "Comic-Con", the big one which saw an attendance of 167,000 in 2015, is this weekend. What city hosts Comic-Con?

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San Diego

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hit single "Despacito" has now broken the record for online streaming. How many weeks (as of July 29 chart) has "Despacito" been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart so far? (accept within 1)

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10 (accept 9 to 11)

No "Game of Thrones" questions this week. Too predictable. Instead, the 2017 F-1 British Grand Prix, won by Lewis Hamilton, was held last weekend. What racing circuit with a Game of Thones-esque sounding name hosted the race?

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Silverstone

Speaking of Games of Thrones-esque sounding, what steely word fills in the blank of the title of this science fiction film that opens today (Jul. 21): "_______ and the City of a Thousand Planets"?

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Valerian

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "MTV/Comedy Central Personalities from the 1990s who are Still Around". Here we go. The logo for what cable television channel has been redacted from this image?

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Fox Business Channel

Multiple choice. Which of the following men is scheduled to testify before a Congressional committee hearing on July 27th, and with regard to what important issue: A) Ben Stein on the economy; B) Jimmy Kimmel on health care reform; C) Adam Carolla about free speech on college campuses; D) Dr. Drew Pinsky on opioid addiction treatment; E) Adam Curry on the dangers of excessive aerosol hairspray use to the environment?

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C

Finally, there is a major men's soccer tournament taking place in the United States right now. The U.S. is set to play Costa Rica in the semi-finals this weekend. What is the name of this tournament?

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(CONCACAF) Gold Cup