Lighter Side of the News (Jan. 19, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

DreierR
Also due to a binding endorsement contract that stipulates I mention PowerAde at each grace, I just wanna say that PowerAde is delicious and it cools you off on a hot summer day and we look forward to PowerAde's release of mystic mountain blueberry


Runner(s)-Up:

IvixorB


Quiz Description

Quiz: #02-14

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 07 76 23 69 58 56 34 32 67 80 60 52
1 DreierR 472 98 15
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80
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52
2 IvixorB 418 96 15
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76
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58
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32
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80
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52
3 SlickRick87 406 94 15
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23
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69
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32
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67
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80
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00
4 heystephen 393 92 15
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23
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56
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32
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67
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80
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5 RautY 378 90 15
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23
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69
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34
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80
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52
6 VenguswamyK 373 87 15
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76
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56
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80
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7 GoodmanDL 372 85 15
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76
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23
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69
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32
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52
8 DoyleE 359 83 15
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76
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23
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69
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34
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52
9 BarthR 350 81 15
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76
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23
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34
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32
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80
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10 HoH 339 78 15
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76
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23
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69
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34
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32
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11 Nicole 330 76 15
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69
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52
12 quarterrican 324 74 15
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13 gregariouschinchilla 318 72 15
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69
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56
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32
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14 alamble 303 70 15
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15 ChrisRosenberg 300 67 00
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16 apeekrtr 298 65 15
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17 rouquinne 296 63 15
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18 MoyseyC 285 61 15
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19 petkunm 279 58 15
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20 ElendilPickle 267 56 15
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34
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52
21 bev48 262 54 15
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22 RobinJRichards 253 52 15
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32
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23 Tarn 245 48 15
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23 PipkeR 245 48 15
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25 KPope 244 45 15
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26 akambour 235 43 15
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27 PolinskyL 221 41 15
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28 JudyD 204 38 15
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29 Commodore 201 35 15
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29 Vicun-YAH 201 35 15
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31 Vendy12 199 32 15
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32 BringMoreLegos 189 30 15
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33 felsenheldd 171 26 15
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33 GarciaD 171 26 00
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35 Vintsanity 155 23 15
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36 WalkerAJ 153 21 15
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37 DFisher 142 18 15
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38 Michalle 138 16 15
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39 TimL 137 14 15
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40 LeungT 126 12 00
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41 JCEurovision 123 10 15
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42 Sims 109 7 15
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43 DouglasLovesVixey 95 5 15
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44 MatchenD 60 2 15
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44 ArunH 60 2 15
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Questions:

The start of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games is just two weeks away. What letter from the alphabet begins the English language name of the South Korean town that will host the games?

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P

Billboard magazine announced this week that Lana Del Rey has became the third female artist in recording history to have an album spend over 300 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart. Name either the 2012 Lana Del Rey album that set this mark, or one of the other two female singers on this exclusive list. (edited at 5:16 pm, January 22, 2018 (EST))

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Born to Die, Adele, Carole King

Liam Neeson is starring in another action-thriller film that is currently playing in theaters. What is the title of this film?

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The Commuter

Seen here is a billboard for what "historical" television series which debuts its new season this Tuesday night?

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Another Period

Multiple choice. Which of the following options is NOT a reported new romantic coupling from this past week's gossip news: A) Olivia Munn & Scott Rogowsky; B) January Jones & "Bachelor" Nick Viall; C) Marla Maples & Donny Deutsch; D) Chris Martin & Dakota Johnson; E) Aaron Rodgers & Danica Patrick?

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A

We are halfway through the 2017-18 NCAA basketball season. As of January 15th, what team tops the AP Division I Men's College Basketball Poll at #1?

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Villanova

According to this week's cover story from The Hollywood Reporter, what woman who has portrayed the character Meredith (redacted) since 2005 is the highest paid actress on primetime television, earning $20 million per year?

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Ellen Pompeo

What is the name of the triumphant young man seen here?

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Case Keenum

The current most downloaded single on iTunes is "The Champion" by Carrie Underwood. What rapper and sometimes actor is the featured performer on this track?

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Ludacris

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Englishwomen to be Portrayed in Upcoming Biopics". Here we go. Subject of the Fall 2018 Stephen Merchant film "Fighting with My Family", a 26-year-old Englishwoman, birth name Saraya-Jade Bevis, shocked pro wrestling fans this week with the announcement that she sustained a career threatening neck injury. What name is Bevis better known by?

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Paige

Multiple choice. This past week, the BBC announced that actress Ruth Wilson will star in a new three-part drama. What is so noteworthy about the real-life English character that Wilson will be playing: A) She was pregnant at the time of the story just like Wilson is now; B) She is Wilson's grandmother; C) She had written a novel titled "The Affair"; D) She had heterochromia (different colored eyes) just like Wilson?

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B

Finally, the legendary Betty White celebrated a birthday this past Wednesday. How old, in years, is Betty White?

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96