Lighter Side of the News (Aug. 31, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

Snuffleupagus


Runner(s)-Up:

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-46

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 36 17 43 45 34 73 30 69 43 80 39 65
1 Snuffleupagus 417 99 15
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2 AnthonyBianca 412 97 15
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3 MilesTeg 406 95 15
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4 GoodmanDL 398 93 00
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5 SizemoreM 374 91 00
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6 quarterrican 371 89 15
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7 gregariouschinchilla 358 87 15
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8 DebB 343 86 15
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9 heystephen 341 83 15
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9 DreierR 341 83 15
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11 MoyseyC 337 80 15
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12 Commodore 328 78 15
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13 gaufqwi 318 76 00
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14 ShaunKlein 317 75 15
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15 Michalle 315 71 15
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15 SokolM 315 71 15
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15 apeekrtr 315 71 15
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18 MattK 311 67 15
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19 TimL 300 65 15
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20 casketromance 298 62 15
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20 RobinJRichards 298 62 15
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22 reallydumb4real 296 60 15
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23 felsenheldd 294 58 15
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24 ElendilPickle 290 55 00
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24 BarthR 290 55 15
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26 CoenM 287 52 15
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27 Vendy12 285 50 15
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28 ShampooCell 283 49 00
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29 RauscherM 281 47 15
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30 brando3429 276 45 15
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31 MirandaM 275 43 00
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32 Nicole 270 41 15
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33 Vintsanity 259 39 15
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34 DouglasLovesVixey 256 37 00
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35 Svoyager-11 249 36 15
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36 ADSanchez 240 33 15
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36 ecpekkle 240 33 15
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38 PipkeR 236 30 15
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39 TheLuggage 234 28 00
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40 DFisher 233 26 15
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41 JCEurovision 213 25 00
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42 HoH 193 23 00
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43 helene 189 21 15
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44 uspymfan 181 19 00
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45 HumbabaORiley 176 17 15
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46 LuskT 146 15 00
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47 KPope 142 13 00
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48 Tarn 141 12 00
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49 BoulierJ 128 10 15
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50 BringMoreLegos 127 8 00
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51 AlexanderDarby 122 6 00
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52 jlboldrick 107 3 00
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52 GarstJ 107 3 00
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54 ArunH 90 1 00
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Questions:

The World Championship game of the 2018 Little League World Series was played last Sunday. The team representing what U.S. state defeated South Korea 3-0 to win the championship?

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Hawaii

The film "Operation Finale", about the 1960 capture of former SS officer Adolf Eichmann, was released nationwide on Wednesday. Eichmann was captured in what nation?

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Argentina

"One of the parents of the child actors runs out onto the set and tells the director, 'I want him to hit my kid in the face,' and I said, 'I will do it. I will knock your kid out.'" So was the backstory behind a 2007 Saturday Night Live (SNL) sketch, titled "United Way", told in Indianapolis this past week by what man?

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Peyton Manning

What title fills-in the blank in this recent headline from The Hollywood Reporter: "'________' Finally Showing Signs of Slowing Down"? (attached image is from the article)

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Fortnite

Multiple choice. Which of the following is the name of an electronic dance music DJ with several charted songs from his latest album "Joytime II": A) Marshmallow; B) Graham Cracker; C) Chocolate; D) Melted?

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A

On Thursday, actress Emmy Rossum posted on Facebook that she is leaving the television series "Shameless" after 9 seasons playing what character? (first or last name accepted)

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Fiona Gallagher

This Saturday, the 2018 NCAA football season begins, the Auburn Tigers play the Washington Huskies in the "(redacted) Kickoff Game" in Atlanta Georgia, sponsored by what fast food restaurant chain?

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Chick-fil-A

On Monday, Weird Al Yankovic received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In attendance at the ceremony was Jose Luis Solache, the mayor of what California city which is referenced in a Weird Al album title?

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Lynwood

On Monday, what NBA guard announced his retirement after playing 16 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs?

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Manu Ginobili

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Entertainment from a Certain Region". Here we go. A recent Waco Tribune headline read: "Entertainer Shoji Tabuchi brings famed (location redacted) show to Waco Hippodrome". Tabuchi plays what musical instrument?

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Violin or Fiddle

WARNING: exact spelling required. The image seen here alludes to the title of what Netflix television series which releases its complete second season today (Fri. Aug. 31)?

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Ozark

Many outlets reported this past week that Emma Watson has been cast in Greta Gerwig's upcoming film adaptation of the novel "Little Women". In what year was the first volume of "Little Women" first published? (accept within 7 years)

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1868 (accept 1861 to 1875)