Lighter Side of the News (Jun 15, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

HessJa
Nah, son.


Runner(s)-Up:

AdamKing


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-35

Full Results:

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1 HessJa 425 98 15
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2 AdamKing 414 96 15
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3 RobinJRichards 413 94 15
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4 travis 410 91 15
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4 DreierR 410 91 15
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6 DeeKay 390 88 15
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7 quarterrican 384 86 00
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8 EggCzar 383 84 15
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9 ecpekkle 371 81 00
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10 RauscherM 365 79 00
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11 Michalle 354 77 15
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12 MoyseyC 334 75 15
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13 DebB 329 73 15
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14 srs 320 71 15
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15 akambour 316 69 00
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16 heystephen 314 67 15
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17 ElendilPickle 307 64 15
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18 helene 298 62 15
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19 Svoyager-11 292 60 15
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20 Nicole 288 57 00
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20 Vicun-YAH 288 57 15
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22 AnthonyBianca 271 54 15
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23 PipkeR 262 52 15
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24 AmmermanA 254 50 00
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25 Vintsanity 248 47 00
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26 Matto 243 45 15
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27 MitchellWA 241 43 00
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28 SokolM 239 41 00
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29 FauxD 232 39 00
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30 KPope 230 37 15
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31 ericddixon 228 35 00
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32 felsenheldd 221 32 15
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33 TimL 218 30 00
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34 BringMoreLegos 201 28 00
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35 JCEurovision 200 25 00
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35 DFisher 200 25 15
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37 IvixorB 194 22 15
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38 Tarn 187 20 15
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39 ArunH 177 18 00
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40 ADSanchez 175 15 15
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41 DouglasLovesVixey 161 13 00
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42 Mudrak 159 11 15
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43 Nicholas 155 9 00
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44 LasiterK 129 7 00
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45 RaiaB 116 5 00
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46 Timm 103 2 00
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46 CoenM 103 2 00
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Questions:

The rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires is currently touring Europe, with one particular high-profile member, known for something other than music, concerning fans with his recent gaunt appearance. Name one of the three members of the Hollywood Vampires.

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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry

Last Friday, the Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals to capture the 2018 NBA Championship. What player was named the 2018 NBA Finals MVP?

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Kevin Durant

Trailers for the upcoming neo-noir thriller film "Serenity", starring Matthew McCaunaughey and Anne Hathaway, appeared online this past week. Principal photography for "Serenity" was conducted in what southern hemisphere tropical island nation whose capital city is Port Louis?

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Mauritius

"Super Amazing Raft Adventure" and "Tasty Heist" are titles of recent episodes of the animated television series "Unikitty", featuring the cat-unicorn hybrid character introduced in "The Lego Movie". What cable channel airs "Unikitty"?

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Cartoon Network

What is the three-word title of the annual event where this photo was taken last weekend?

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Trooping the Colour

Multiple choice. Last weekend, HBO announced that the network ordered a pilot for a prequel television series related to HBO's very successful "Game of Thrones". What is the widely reported title of this planned series: A) The Age of Heroes; B) House of Targaryen; C) Before the Fall; D) The Westeros Chronicles?

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A

News sources report that current MLB batting average leader Mookie Betts is still on the disabled list with an ab-strain injury. Betts' Wikipedia entry notes that he has three perfect games to his record (2013, 2016 & 2017). Betts plays right-field for the Boston Red Sox. In one word, how did Betts achieve these perfect games?

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Bowling

Currently the holder of the #5 album on the Billboard 200 chart, what is the name of the artist seen here?

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Cardi B

What word fills-in the blank in this Rotten Tomatoes summary of this comedy film based on a true story that opens today (Fri. Jun. 15): "For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of ___ they've been playing since the first grade"?

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Tag

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Urban Legends". Here we go. "Did Justin Trudeau’s Eyebrow Fall Off at the G7 Summit?" and "Are These Penguins Living on an Island of Plastic?" were fact checks this past week from what website known for debunking urban legends, such as "Little Mikey of LIFE cereal fame died when he mixed Pop Rocks with soda"?

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Snopes.com

Multiple choice. The documentary film "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" about the life of children's television host Fred Rogers is now playing in theaters. Which of the following is a true fact about Rogers mentioned in the film: A) he was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania; B) his television program debuted nationally in 1968; C) he attained a Masters Degree in psychology; D) he was a sniper during the Vietnam War who acquired "sleeve" tattoos on his arms to commemorate his kills which is why he later always wore sweaters to cover them up?

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B

The 2018 men's U.S. Open in golf is being contested this weekend at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. In what state is Shinnecock Hills located?

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New York