Lighter Side of the News (Feb. 23, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

GuillotM


Runner(s)-Up:

DreierR
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Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-19

Full Results:

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1 GuillotM 457 98 15
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2 DreierR 384 96 15
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3 MilesTeg 361 94 15
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4 gregariouschinchilla 350 92 15
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5 KennellyA 325 90 15
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6 quarterrican 323 87 15
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7 ElendilPickle 320 84 15
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7 helene 320 84 15
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9 VenguswamyK 318 81 15
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10 ecpekkle 309 78 15
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11 Commodore 308 76 15
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12 akambour 305 74 15
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13 BringMoreLegos 292 72 15
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14 GarciaD 291 70 15
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15 RobinJRichards 288 66 15
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15 CoenM 288 66 15
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17 GrahamJ 285 63 15
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18 Erica 278 60 15
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18 MoyseyC 278 60 15
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20 HoH 262 56 15
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21 BrochinS 261 53 15
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21 DoyleE 261 53 15
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23 Vendy12 258 50 15
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24 TimL 257 47 15
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25 DFisher 255 45 15
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26 Vicun-YAH 244 43 00
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27 Nicole 241 40 15
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30 AdamKing 221 34 15
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31 PolinskyL 215 32 00
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32 DouglasLovesVixey 214 30 00
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33 HumbabaORiley 211 25 15
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Questions:

"Complete destruction or obliteration" is the Google dictionary definition of a word that serves as the title of what Natalie Portman science fiction film that premieres in theaters today (Fri. Feb. 23)?

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Annihilation

This Wednesday, the new season of the CBS reality series "Survivor" will launch with a 2-hour episode. This season is titled "Survivor Ghost Island". Ghost Island is located within what South Pacific island nation?

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Fiji

Released this week, "Flower of the Universe" from the "Wrinkle in Time" soundtrack is the first new music in eight years by what singer, normally backed by an eponymous band and known for the 1984 breakthrough hit "Smooth Operator"?

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Sade

"License to Chill" and "Son of a Son of a Sailor" are two songs from a new musical that debuted on Broadway this past week. The name of what fictional town (and zealously guarded trademark) fills-in the following title of this musical: "Escape to _____________"?

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Margaritaville

This past week, Frida Hansdotter won the gold medal for the Women's Slalom event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Pictured here with a very special fan, Hansdotter represents what nation?

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Sweden

Multiple choice. Which of the following options is the title of a new television series streaming on NBC.com: A) A.P. History; B) A.P. Bio; C) A.P. Math; D) Remedial English?

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B

The title of what black comedy film that debuts nationwide today (Fri. Feb. 23) fills-in the blank in this headline from the Chicago Tribune: "___________ review: a trivial pursuit gets serious"?

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Game Night

50/50 tossup. Which team is currently leading the NHL's Central Division: Minnesota Wild or Nashville Predators?

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Nashville Predators

This past week, a surprise announcement rocked the 2018 Pennsylvania governor's race. What veteran game show host will be moderating the gubernatorial debate?

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Alex Trebek

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Naval History and Popular Culture". Here we go. In celebration of Black History Month, the Naval History and Heritage Command sent out a tweet recognizing the contributions of Master Chief Carl Brashear, "the first black man to officially become a Navy Master Diver". Brashear's story was told in the 2000 film "Men of Honor". What actor played Brashear in this film?

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Cuba Gooding Jr.

The song "Bad at Love" is still in the Billboard Hot 100 top twenty having topped the US Dance Club Songs and US Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts at the end of December. A track from the "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" album, "Bad at Love" is by what singer? (linked image is a hint)

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Halsey

Finally, by winning his 97th career victory at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last weekend, Roger Federer became the oldest tennis player to claim the number one ranking. How old, in years, is Federer?

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