Lighter Side of News (Jul. 28, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

FriedmanWS


Quiz Description

Another quiz.

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 478 98 15
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2 FriedmanWS 449 95 15
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3 akambour 413 92 15
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4 HoH 404 89 15
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5 gregariouschinchilla 390 86 15
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6 quarterrican 387 83 15
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7 casketromance 366 80 15
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8 ADSanchez 360 77 15
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9 Ruwisc 336 75 15
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10 KashyapN 333 72 15
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11 CoenM 328 69 15
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12 Nicole 319 66 15
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13 ElendilPickle 313 61 15
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13 KPope 313 61 15
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15 DoyleE 301 57 15
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16 morbeedo 292 54 15
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17 Vendy12 277 51 15
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18 ecpekkle 256 47 15
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18 GrahamJ 256 47 15
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20 PolinskyL 241 42 00
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21 MatherV 238 39 15
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22 rouquinne 236 36 15
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23 Crow-T-Robot 230 33 15
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24 HowellT3 228 30 15
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25 Tarn 215 27 15
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26 Michalle 212 25 00
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28 AllardM 180 19 15
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30 VenguswamyK 147 13 00
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31 ChengB 141 10 15
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32 JudyD 137 7 15
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33 Vintsanity 131 4 00
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34 DouglasLovesVixey 42 1 00
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Questions:

So, you've probably heard about the whole "Phelps vs. Shark" thing, where swimmer Michael Phelps raced against a shark that turned out to be a computer animation of a shark. What cable TV channel aired "Phelps vs. Shark" last Sunday night?

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Discovery

It seems that the trivia world has became interested in "things that Beavis and Butt-Head would laugh at" lately. Also, there has been news in the world of college football with the scandals that have ousted Hugh Freeze as the head coach at Ole Miss. What predecessor head coach at Ole Miss filed a defamation lawsuit that led to the public exposure of the Freeze scandals?

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Houston Nutt

With "Dunkirk" topping the box with a major debut last weekend, here's another question about the film. Multiple choice. The character (redacted) Bolton played by Kenneth Branagh is a member of what military service: A) British Army; B) Royal Navy; C) Royal Air Force; D) French Foreign Legion

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B

Nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were announced this week. What hip-hop artist received the most nominations with a total of eight?

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Kendrick Lamar

Today, Friday (Jul. 28) marks the online debut of what Amazon Studios television series based on, and with the same title as what unfinished posthumously released novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald? (edited at 1:19 pm, July 28, 2017 (EDT))

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The Last Tycoon

What titular film character is seen here?

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Brigsby Bear

This week bag and accessories maker Michael Kors bought what luxury shoe brand for $1.2 billion dollars?

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Jimmy Choo

What film premiering this weekend includes such characters as: Smiler, Hi-5, Akiko Glitter and Poop?

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The Emoji Movie

The image seen here was taken last weekend in what major U.S. city?

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Indianapolis

The concept of the mini-theme for #10 & #11 is: "You get an extra hint, and the hint is related to Poker". Here we go. What is the nickname given to the notorious real-life figure portrayed by actor Paul Bettany in a limited-run cable TV series, premiering this Saturday? (Hint: think poker professional Phil Laak)

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Unabomber

What is the population of Papua New Guinea? (Hint: it is the same (rounded to hundredth decimal place/million) as was won in US dollars by rookie poker player Scott Blumstein from the Main Event last at the 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas) (accept within 1 million)

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8.15 million (accept 7.15 to 9.15 million)

Though question #1 involves Michael Phelps, it's really about a television stunt. So here's a question about real swimming competition. The 2017 World Aquatics Championships are taking place right now in Budapest, Hungary. What swimmer won the gold medal in the Women's 1,500 meter freestyle?

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Katie Ledecky