Lighter Side of the News (Sep. 21, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

Snuffleupagus


Quiz Description

Quiz - #02-49

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 53 85 58 36 11 48 43 34 53 37 57 55
1 AnthonyBianca 439 99 15
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2 Snuffleupagus 417 97 15
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3 CoenM 407 95 15
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4 HessJa 392 92 15
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4 Svoyager-11 392 92 15
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6 RobinJRichards 391 90 15
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7 akambour 380 88 00
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8 felsenheldd 374 86 15
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9 MattK 363 85 15
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10 MoyseyC 360 83 15
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11 PipkeR 349 81 15
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12 Vicun-YAH 346 79 00
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13 AlexanderDarby 344 78 00
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14 NathanL 338 76 00
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15 CutlerA 335 74 00
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16 gregariouschinchilla 332 72 15
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17 HumbabaORiley 329 71 00
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18 ChrisRosenberg 324 69 15
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19 MilesTeg 321 67 15
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20 GarciaD 320 65 15
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21 DreierR 316 63 15
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21 CasaleggiL 316 63 00
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23 quarterrican 309 60 15
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24 BringMoreLegos 306 58 15
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25 NatashaBB 305 57 15
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26 KPope 299 55 00
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27 SokolM 294 53 15
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28 DebB 292 51 15
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29 YoshidaFY 291 50 00
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30 MatherV 287 48 00
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31 Vintsanity 282 46 15
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32 ElendilPickle 268 44 00
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33 helene 265 42 00
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34 Tarn 251 41 00
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35 Nicole 239 39 00
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36 reallydumb4real 235 37 00
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37 Michalle 232 35 00
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38 DouglasLovesVixey 231 34 00
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39 NagorskyM 229 32 15
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40 Crow-T-Robot 228 30 15
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41 casketromance 218 28 15
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42 Vendy12 215 27 00
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43 gaufqwi 209 25 00
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44 mellyjo 199 23 00
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45 ADSanchez 195 21 15
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46 JCEurovision 192 20 15
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49 DFisher 165 14 00
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50 Jecrwin 157 13 00
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51 SizemoreM 153 11 00
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52 RonningD 119 9 00
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53 MitchellWA 104 7 00
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54 GarstJ 101 6 00
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Questions:

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season is almost over. As of today (Sep. 21), what team has the best record in the National League?

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Chicago Cubs

Multiple choice. Which of the following events will NOT happen for Josh Groban today (Sep. 21): A) He performs at a hurricane relief charity concert; B) His latest studio album is released nationwide; C) New sitcom he is starring in debuts on Netflix?

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A

What name fills-in the blanks in this recent headline from Billboard.com: "____ _________ Earns First No. 1 Album in Over 36 Years on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Egypt Station'"?

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Paul McCartney

50/50 tossup. The latest Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight was held last Saturday night in Las Vegas. Who won the fight by majority decision: Alvarez or Golovkin?

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Alvarez

This Thursday night, NBC will premiere the third season of what television comedy series that is set in a pre-designed Heaven-like utopia?

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The Good Place

The science fiction action film "The Predator" is currently playing in theaters. The character Sean Keyes, son of Special Agent Peter Keyes from "Predator 2", appears in the film. Give the surname of the actor, seen in this photo (red arrow) at a recent publicity event, who plays Sean Keyes in "The Predator".

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Busey

Multiple choice. Why has Willie Taggart come under criticism lately: A) Abruptly left as the drummer for the Zac Brown Band mid-tour; B) Two big losses for Florida State football; C) Defended Louis C.K. during a set last weekend at the Laugh Factory; D) Twitter feud with Susan Sarandon?

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B

The new trailer for the film "Mary Poppins Returns" appeared online this past week. What actress plays Mary Poppins in this latest installment due out in December?

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Emily Blunt

This month marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of the letter seen here. Twitter commenters have noted that they could imagine hearing the voice of the writer (or Phil Hartman) when reading the letter. Who is the author of this letter?

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Frank Sinatra

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "The Godfearing and the Godless". Here we go. This Wednesday night, the 37th season of "Survivor" will premiere on CBS with a special 90-minute episode. The contestants this season are divided into two tribes named after what TWO figures mentioned in the Book of Samuel?

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David, Goliath

At the 70th annual Emmy Awards on Monday night, Jeff Daniels won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his role in the Netflix series "Godless". Daniels thanked an animal named Apollo in his acceptance speech. What species of animal is Apollo?

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Horse

On Sunday, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon with a world record breaking time. Using the format (Hours: Minutes: Seconds), what was Kipchoge's record breaking time? (accept within 75 seconds)

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2:01:39 (accept 2:00:24 to 2:02:54)