Lighter Side of the News (Jul 06, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

MatherV


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-38

Full Results:

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1 CoenM 390 98 00
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2 MatherV 382 96 15
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3 AnthonyBianca 373 94 15
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4 GoodmanDL 369 91 00
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5 KashyapN 365 88 15
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5 Mudrak 365 88 15
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7 Vicun-YAH 360 84 00
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8 ChrisRosenberg 355 82 15
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9 heystephen 354 80 15
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10 CourtneyKhaaaaaan 347 77 00
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11 KPope 342 75 15
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12 Vintsanity 333 73 15
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13 DreierR 332 70 00
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14 quarterrican 322 68 15
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15 gregariouschinchilla 321 66 15
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16 Tarn 314 63 15
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17 IyerM 297 61 15
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18 srs 293 59 00
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19 HoH 284 56 00
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20 HessJa 282 52 00
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20 Nicole 282 52 15
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20 MoyseyC 282 52 00
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23 casketromance 281 47 15
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24 ecpekkle 274 45 00
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25 DFisher 259 41 00
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25 RauscherM 259 41 15
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27 Michalle 254 38 00
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28 FauxD 235 36 00
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29 Timm 224 33 15
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30 helene 223 31 15
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31 LasiterK 220 29 00
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32 SokolM 214 26 00
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33 ArunH 213 24 15
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34 MitchellWA 211 22 00
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35 JCEurovision 210 19 00
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36 RonningD 207 17 00
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37 ZhangM 200 13 15
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37 BringMoreLegos 200 13 15
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39 LittmanM 156 10 15
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40 AmmermanA 127 8 00
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41 NatashaBB 100 5 15
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42 ADSanchez 82 3 00
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43 DouglasLovesVixey 60 1 00
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Questions:

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, the 50th anniversary of the event, took place this week, wrapping-up on Friday. What Pacific coast city hosted this year's Special Olympics?

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Seattle

On Tuesday, a much anticipated film, set in the Summer of 1980, was released on disc and on streaming services. This film stars Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf (wearing a curly haired wig and a headband). Name BOTH real-life rival title figures of this film.

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Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe

50/50 tossup. Last weekend, magic/comedy duo Penn & Teller announced that they are going on hiatus in order to undergo spinal-fusion surgery, but will return to performing on August 18th. Which one is having this much needed procedure: Penn or Teller?

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Teller

The character Hope van Dyne, played by actress Evangeline Lilly, returns for the "Ant-Man" sequel film that opens nationwide today (Fri. Jul. 6). However, this time Hope is bequeathed a bodysuit and what alter-ego title from her mother Janet?

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The Wasp

Multiple choice. Seen here is an image from a new television series that debuted on Monday. Which of the following is a true statement about this series: A) It is produced by Chris Hardwick; B) It is part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block; C) It airs on Comedy Central; D) It is about Guy Fieri's dramatic weight loss using a tofu diet?

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B

On Tuesday, workers began removing a banner which stood 10-stories high, weighed 2,600 pounds, and had hung from the side of a Sherwin-Williams office building since 2014. What person was featured on this banner?

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LeBron James

On Monday night, CBS aired an episode titled, "The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu", of what television program, loosely based on characters from a Victorian-Edwardian era literary series, with a title derived from a commonly mistaken quote misattributed to one of these characters?

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Elementary

"Meant to Be" by ____ Rexha (feat. Florida-Georgia Line) continues to be the #1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart after 30 weeks in the top position. What four-letter name, same as a women's retail brand (formerly brick-and-mortar stores, but now just online) fills-in the blank above?

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Bebe

Sure to be making news over the next few weeks, what is the name of the highly decorated British athlete seen here?

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Chris Froome

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Too Many Spocks". Here we go. In the current documentary film "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", it was revealed that, though a Republican, children's television host Fred Rogers voted for famed pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock for President of the United States. Speculation is that Rogers grew dissatisfied with the incumbent. In what year did Dr. Spock run as the Presidential candidate for the People's Party?

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1972

This month, the History Channel will begin airing episodes of a new television program, hosted by "Star Trek" actor Zachary Quinto, about "the world's greatest mysteries". Sharing the same title, this new series is a reboot of what earlier television program hosted by Leonard Nimoy?

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In Search Of

The recent Spin.com headline "(redacted) House Show Shut Down By Cops" was a perfect set-up for detractors of what alternative rock band, playing in the same house that they shot their "1979" music video, to make snarky remarks on social media?

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Smashing Pumpkins