Lighter Side of the News (Aug. 24, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

quarterrican


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-45

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 25 14 30 44 24 75 30 20 59 54 42 54
1 AnthonyBianca 434 99 15
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2 quarterrican 399 97 15
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3 gregariouschinchilla 389 95 15
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4 Vicun-YAH 378 94 15
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5 HessJa 370 92 15
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6 SizemoreM 356 90 15
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7 MilesTeg 344 89 15
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8 Svoyager-11 341 87 00
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9 GoodmanDL 321 85 15
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10 BringMoreLegos 316 84 15
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11 GarciaD 315 82 15
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12 MoyseyC 313 80 00
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13 heystephen 310 79 15
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14 GarstJ 306 75 15
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14 apeekrtr 306 75 15
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14 ecpekkle 306 75 00
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17 MattK 300 71 15
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17 DreierR 300 71 00
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19 RauscherM 293 69 15
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20 DouglasLovesVixey 291 67 00
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21 UllspergerA 288 64 15
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21 gaufqwi 288 64 15
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21 helene 288 64 15
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24 RonningD 287 60 15
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25 PrestonC 283 59 15
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26 Vendy12 282 57 15
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27 ADSanchez 277 55 00
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28 CoenM 274 54 15
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29 MirandaM 271 52 00
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30 Longford 267 50 15
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31 BeningoS 263 49 15
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32 NathanL 262 47 00
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33 SokolM 257 45 15
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34 DFisher 254 44 15
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35 JCEurovision 250 42 00
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36 LynchT 248 40 15
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36 McClintockJ 248 40 15
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38 KonkelT 238 37 15
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39 paperclipracket 233 35 15
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39 tomasnomas 233 35 00
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41 Nicole 229 32 15
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42 akambour 228 30 15
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42 RobinJRichards 228 30 15
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44 jlboldrick 227 27 15
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45 Jecrwin 219 25 00
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46 Michalle 218 24 15
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47 reallydumb4real 207 22 00
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48 YuC 203 20 15
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49 MitchellWA 201 19 15
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50 KPope 199 17 15
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51 NatashaBB 193 15 00
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52 Tarn 189 14 15
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53 NullDiggity 187 12 15
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54 HumbabaORiley 177 10 00
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55 Timm 172 9 15
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56 IvixorB 164 7 15
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57 felsenheldd 158 5 15
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58 ArunH 128 4 00
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59 Vintsanity 119 2 15
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60 AlexanderDarby 75 1 15
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Questions:

On Monday, New York DJ Jim Kerr interviewed singer Steve Perry on his Q104.3 FM radio program. Coincidently, Kerr and Perry spoke the first word and the last word (respectively) in the final episode of what acclaimed television series?

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The Sopranos

Last weekend, what Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast won every single event at the U.S. National Championships, including her 5th title in the All-Around?

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Simone Biles

On Wednesday, Forbes announced its list of the highest paid actors for 2018. What actor topped the list at #1 primarily based on the sale of a tequila brand for $700 million?

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George Clooney

This past week, "Their Greatest Hits (19xx - 19xx)" by the Eagles regained the title as the U.S.'s biggest-selling album from Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Name ONE of the five (twentieth century) years in Eagles' recording history covered by this compilation.

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Accept 1971 to 1975

What French language word for a type of insect has been redacted in the image seen here?

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Papillon

Major League Baseball (MLB) announced this week that the St. Louis Cardinals will play the Cincinnati Reds two 2019 games against each other in Mexico. These games will take place in what city, also the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León?

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Monterrey

What two-digit number fills-in this recent headline from Deadline.com: "‘The Big Bang Theory’ To End Run After __ Seasons"?

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12

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were held on Monday night. What rapper, known for such hits as "Super Bass" and "Anaconda", won the award for Best Hip Hop Video with "Chun-Li"?

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Nicki Minaj

Seen here is a still from what film currently playing in theaters?

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Alpha

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Sounds Like a Barry Manilow Song (U.K. version)". Here we go. The 2018-19 English Premier League season got underway this month. Winning its first two games of the season is what London based soccer club, known for its blue/white cockerel (rooster) logo and use of Barry Manilow's "Can't Smile Without You" as a theme song?

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Tottenham Hotspur

Multiple choice. Throughout the month of August, the "Art of Wrestling" podcast has been interviewing guests at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. The "Art of Wrestling" podcast is hosted by what professional wrestler: A) American Bam-Bam-Stan; B) Mindy; C) Colt Cabana; D) I. Wright Dazongs?

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C

This Sunday night, ABC will air another episode of "The $100,000 Pyramid". Who is the host of "The $100,000 Pyramid"?

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Michael Strahan