Lighter Side of News (Aug. 18, 2017) by HallR

Champion(s):

SteinmetzT
H before D except after B


Runner(s)-Up:

alamble


Quiz Description

Another Quiz.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 08 72 38 44 80 02 53 42 50 42 42 36
1 SteinmetzT 400 99 15
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38
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44
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80
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53
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50
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2 alamble 382 97 15
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72
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38
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53
00
00
15
42
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42
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3 Nicole 379 95 15
15
72
15
15
44
00
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00
15
42
15
50
00
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15
36
4 Kloefkorn 378 93 15
15
72
15
38
15
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53
15
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50
15
00
00
15
5 Ruwisc 355 91 15
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72
00
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44
00
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00
15
42
15
50
00
15
42
00
6 rouquinne 348 89 15
00
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38
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44
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53
00
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15
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42
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36
7 SingerJ2 346 87 15
08
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72
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15
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53
15
15
00
15
42
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36
8 akambour 345 84 15
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38
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44
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50
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42
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36
8 RKania 345 84 15
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38
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44
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42
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50
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36
10 RaygorJ 337 82 15
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72
15
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53
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42
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11 JonH 335 80 15
08
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72
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42
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36
12 helene 333 78 15
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38
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44
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53
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42
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36
13 Vendy12 328 76 15
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38
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42
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50
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42
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36
14 KPope 320 74 15
08
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72
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42
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36
15 EdwardsT 308 72 15
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38
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36
16 IvixorB 305 70 15
08
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72
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36
17 Commodore 301 68 00
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72
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18 RobinJRichards 288 66 15
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19 MoyseyC 284 65 00
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72
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20 PrestonC 282 62 15
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20 ElendilPickle 282 62 15
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36
22 gregariouschinchilla 280 58 15
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22 quarterrican 280 58 15
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24 HoH 279 55 15
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25 felsenheldd 278 53 15
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26 NathanL 267 50 15
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26 ztucker 267 50 15
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28 Adamlowemartin 264 48 15
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29 MatchenD 250 46 15
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30 BringMoreLegos 249 44 15
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72
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31 KearnsT 246 40 15
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31 MatherV 246 40 15
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31 DFisher 246 40 15
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34 Crow-T-Robot 245 36 00
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35 petkunm 242 34 15
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36 Mudrak 241 33 15
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37 DoyleE 239 31 15
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38 LuskT 235 29 15
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39 Troydozzy 233 27 15
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40 Michalle 228 23 15
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40 CoenM 228 23 15
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40 AmmermanA 228 23 15
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43 RautY 223 19 15
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44 casketromance 216 16 15
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44 GrahamJ 216 16 00
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46 Tarn 214 14 15
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47 HomerS 189 11 15
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47 LivenickT 189 11 15
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49 GarciaD 174 8 15
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50 Vintsanity 167 6 15
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51 GoodmanDL 161 4 15
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52 RebstockJ 154 2 15
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53 DouglasLovesVixey 23 1 15
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Questions:

With the big solar eclipse to occur this Monday, what singer plans to perform her 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on a cruise ship?

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Bonnie Tyler

This season in Major League Baseball has seen a record number of occurrences (8) where pitchers have struck out three hitters with nine pitches in one inning. Most recently achieved by Red Sox hurler Rick Porcello last week. What is the two-word term associated with this feat?

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Immaculate Inning

Host Tommy Maitland is actually a fictional character played by Mike Myers during ABC's summer revival of what classic 1970s television program?

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The Gong Show

The Hollywood Reporter broke news this week that a Star Wars movie centered around what character is now in the works? Note: this film is to be directed by Stephen Daldry, not to be confused with a Ron Howard film that had been announced previously.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Multiple choice. The Sunday (Aug. 13) edition of the New York Times featured articles about actress Elizabeth Olsen (cooking) and British poker player/soccer club owner Tony Bloom (sports). Though totally unrelated, what might a reader pick up that Olsen and Bloom have in common by reading these stories: A) Both have worked with Jeremy Renner; B) Both are from counties named Sussex; C) Both have famous older twin sisters; D) Both are nicknamed "Lizard"?

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D

What actress/comedian is seen here making a visit to her old stomping grounds this week?

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Tina Fey

A pretty important tennis tournament, ATP Masters 1000 / WTA Premier 5, has been taking place this week in the metro area of what large Midwestern city?

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Cincinnati

Multiple choice. What was the title of last Sunday night's episode of "Game of Thrones": A) Eastwatch; B) Aria's Revenge; C) From the North; D) The Narrow Sea?

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A

What pop singer recently pushed back the start date of her "Witness: The Tour" tour citing production delays?

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Katy Perry

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Something Kind of Spooky". Here we go. What character is seen here?

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Annabelle

Upon completion of the 99th PGA Championship on Sunday, keen observers noted that all four major championship winners in men's golf for 2017 have something in common. Both their first names and last names (separately) are spelled with exactly the same number of letters. What is this number?

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6

Finally, Elvis Presley passed away 40 years ago this past week, but his granddaughter actress Riley Keough has a movie premiering this weekend. What surname fills in the blank of this film title: "______ Lucky"?

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Logan