The Week of May 27, 2018 by CoenM

Champion(s):

ClouseBrian
Confusion to my enemies


Runner(s)-Up:

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!

DreyfusB

energydelay


Quiz Description

Full Results:

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1 ClouseBrian 371 99 15
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2 DreyfusB 351 96 15
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2 energydelay 351 96 15
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2 akambour 351 96 15
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5 BarthR 350 93 15
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5 RichmondJ 350 93 15
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7 gregariouschinchilla 338 91 15
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8 LorinBurte 335 90 15
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8 MoyseyC 335 90 15
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10 srs 333 88 15
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11 grimesr 332 87 15
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12 KingJA 325 85 15
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13 TaylorMA 319 83 15
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13 Vendy12 319 83 15
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15 travis 311 82 15
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16 MartinJ2 308 80 15
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17 apeekrtr 307 79 15
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18 Timm 304 78 15
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19 MajewskiK 303 77 15
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20 Svoyager-11 296 75 15
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21 YuC 294 74 15
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22 GoodmanDL 293 73 15
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23 BClemens 292 72 15
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24 Rhea428 289 70 15
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25 TimL 284 69 15
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25 IyerM 284 69 15
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27 cruzich 281 67 15
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28 MatchenD 280 66 15
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29 jveditz 279 64 15
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30 ChrisG 277 62 15
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30 ecpekkle 277 62 15
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32 KonkelT 276 61 15
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33 KashyapN 274 58 15
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33 gaufqwi 274 58 15
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33 AmmermanA 274 58 15
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36 PrestonC 272 56 15
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37 CourtneyKhaaaaaan 269 54 15
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37 HessJa 269 54 15
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39 DreierR 265 52 15
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40 HKV 264 51 15
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41 HallR 262 50 15
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42 RebstockJ 261 48 15
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42 RauscherM 261 48 15
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44 GarciaD 258 46 15
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45 DeeKay 256 44 15
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45 RobinJRichards 256 44 15
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47 EggCzar 251 42 15
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48 McClintockJ 250 41 15
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49 HoH 248 40 15
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50 BringMoreLegos 240 38 15
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51 felsenheldd 239 37 15
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52 KPope 238 35 15
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52 GuptaAMajor 238 35 15
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54 NullDiggity 237 33 15
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55 helene 234 32 15
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59 Nicole 222 27 15
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60 Nicholas 219 26 00
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62 orwant 211 22 15
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Questions:

Roseanne Barr blamed what MEDICATION for the racist tweet that led to the cancellation of her show, to which maker Sanofi replied that “racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication?"

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Ambien

Donald Trump signed into law a "right to try" bill that will allow people to bypass regulations set by what US FEDERAL AGENCY in order to obtain experimental medication?

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

In a reminder of 1970s unrest, a stay-home protest in the Biafra region of what AFRICAN COUNTRY shut down cities like Port Harcourt and Aba?

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Nigeria

Eric Greitens resigned as governor of what US STATE in return for prosecutors dropping a felony charge of computer data tampering, though he will still face prosecution for allegedly blackmailing his mistress?

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Missouri

Mariano Rajoy was forced out as prime minister of what COUNTRY, not for the ongoing secession crisis but for a corruption scandal within his Popular Party?

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Spain

Donald Trump was roundly criticized for giving early notice of the monthly report on what ECONOMIC INDICATOR, which is typically given to the President the day before it goes public but not commented upon?

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jobs or unemployment

Following opposition from staff and the resignation of several employees, what TECH COMPANY announced it would withdraw from Project Maven, a Pentagon initiative to improve the accuracy of drone strikes?

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Google

Researchers announced that the dunes found on Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft appear to mostly be made of sand-sized grains of what frozen HYDROCARBON?

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methane

Donald Trump issued a pardon for what CONSERVATIVE AUTHOR AND FILMMAKER, who pleaded guilty to a felony violation of campaign finance laws in 2014?

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Dinesh D'Souza

Your HallR(tm) mini-theme of the week: This Week in Chinese Hoaxes. The 2018 hurricane season started early this year when what NAMED STORM, which topped out as a subtropical storm that dumped rain across the Florida panhandle and the southeast US?

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Alberto

After a similar flash flood ravaged its downtown in 2016, residents of Ellicott City in what US STATE saw their downtown washed out again by flash flooding?

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Maryland

A Harvard report estimated that at least 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico due to what HURRICANE, a figure far higher than the official death toll of 64? (edited at 7:00 pm, June 4, 2018 (CEST))

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Maria