Lighter Side of News (Jan. 05, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

thorsleyd


Quiz Description

Quiz #02-12.

Full Results:

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1 KelsoT 388 99 15
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2 thorsleyd 381 97 15
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3 CoenM 362 95 15
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4 quarterrican 359 93 15
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5 gregariouschinchilla 356 92 15
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6 akambour 352 90 15
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7 DreierR 347 88 15
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8 BringMoreLegos 346 86 15
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9 GoodmanDL 337 85 15
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10 DFisher 330 83 15
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11 RobinJRichards 324 81 15
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12 casketromance 319 79 15
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13 NullDiggity 312 78 00
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14 Nicole 310 76 15
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15 apeekrtr 305 74 15
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16 ChrisRosenberg 304 71 15
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16 MatherV 304 71 15
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18 heystephen 301 68 15
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18 ElendilPickle 301 68 00
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20 HoH 300 65 15
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21 rouquinne 299 64 00
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22 PipkeR 296 61 00
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22 bev48 296 61 15
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24 MatchenD 294 58 15
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25 MoyseyC 291 57 15
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26 IvixorB 289 55 15
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27 Commodore 286 53 15
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28 VenguswamyK 281 51 15
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29 Vendy12 279 50 15
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30 AdamKing 277 47 00
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30 Vintsanity 277 47 15
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32 Tarn 275 44 15
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33 KleinJ 272 42 15
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34 TerrieV 265 41 15
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35 DoyleE 263 39 00
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36 RautY 261 37 00
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37 gaufqwi 259 34 15
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37 HumbabaORiley 259 34 15
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37 McClintockJ 259 34 15
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40 MirandaM 253 30 00
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41 ecpekkle 251 28 00
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42 DeeKay 250 27 15
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43 GarciaD 248 24 15
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43 TimL 248 24 15
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45 felsenheldd 244 21 15
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46 YuC 243 20 15
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47 PolinskyL 234 18 15
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48 IyerM 216 16 00
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49 KPope 212 14 15
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50 JohnRoerty 201 13 15
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51 VerandaGardener 197 11 00
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52 BednarczukJ 196 9 15
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53 ClarksonB 167 7 15
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55 JJA 150 4 15
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56 ArunH 132 2 15
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Questions:

This weekend is "Wild Card" weekend of the 2018 NFL Playoffs. Name one of the four teams that earned wild-card berths into the NFL Playoffs.

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Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers

Hugh Jackman is starring in a new film that is currently playing in theaters. What real-life 19th century figure does Jackman portray in this film?

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P.T. Barnum

Multiple choice. A 22-year-old woman named Mikaela Shiffrin has generated some buzz lately. Who is Shiffrin: A) Alpine ski racer; B) Singer of the current most downloaded single on iTunes; C) Star of the Hulu televsion series "Casual"; D) Current scoring leader in women's NCAA Division I basketball?

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A

What fills-in the hashtag in this tweet that was sent from an official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon: "Send a raven. #___________ returns to @HBO for its eighth and final season in 2019"?

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GameofThrones

A single by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug currently sits at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This track's title is the same as the name of what Latin American capital city?

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Havana

OK, that movie has been out for a few weeks now; what is the name given for the type of creature seen here?

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Porg

The 2018 tennis season kicked off this past week. Name one of the three nations that are hosting Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments over the first week in the new season.

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Australia, China, New Zealand

Multiple choice. What baby-faced looking young man appeared sporting a beard in Saudi Arabia this past week where he demonstrated his talents: A) Justin Bieber; B) Jordan Spieth; C) Magnus Carlsen; D) Wyatt Koch?

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C

The 2018 NHL Winter Classic, the annual hockey game played in an outdoor stadium, was held on New Year's Day. Name one of the two teams that played in this year's Winter Classic.

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Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Cartoon Characters from the 1980s". Here we go. Over the past few months a television commercial airing features the Masters of the Universe characters He-Man, Skeletor, Battle Cat and Teela. This commercial is for what company?

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GEICO

Name either the actress seen here on a ski vacation in Aspen, Colorado this past week, or the 1980s television cartoon character she has been compared to by the Daily Mail?

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Nina Dobrev, Rainbow Brite

Finally, the list of live performances at the 2018 Grammy Awards was announced this week. Two of the performances will be Patti Lupone singing "Don't Cry For Me Agentina", and Ben Platt singing a number from "West Side Story". The purpose of these performances is to honor two different men, respectively. Name either one of these men.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein