Lighter Side of the News (Jan. 18, 2018) by HallR

Champion(s):

PipkeR
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he will never be disappointed.


Runner(s)-Up:

quarterrican


Quiz Description

Quiz - #04-01

Full Results:

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1 PipkeR 381 98 00
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2 quarterrican 374 96 00
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3 Vendy12 351 93 00
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4 KonkelT 348 91 15
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5 IvixorB 335 88 00
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6 AnthonyBianca 333 85 00
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7 MilesTeg 332 83 15
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8 MattK 331 80 00
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9 ElendilPickle 307 78 00
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10 DFisher 306 75 00
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11 DebB 305 73 00
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12 gaufqwi 300 70 00
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13 MatherV 295 67 15
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14 CoenM 274 64 00
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14 RJRouge 274 64 00
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16 SokolM 249 60 00
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17 HessJa 243 57 00
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18 MitchellWA 236 55 00
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19 BringMoreLegos 232 52 00
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20 EggCzar 229 50 15
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21 RabinK 223 47 00
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22 TimL 220 44 00
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23 SizemoreM 217 42 00
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24 Tarn 215 39 00
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25 Michalle 214 37 00
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26 AmmermanA 209 34 00
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27 Vintsanity 206 32 00
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28 JennyV 202 29 00
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29 heystephen 198 26 00
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30 reallydumb4real 182 24 00
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31 helene 180 20 00
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31 MoyseyC 180 20 00
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33 JCEurovision 170 16 00
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34 KPope 165 14 00
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35 DouglasLovesVixey 147 11 00
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36 denise517 139 8 00
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37 Crow-T-Robot 130 6 00
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38 HoH 121 3 00
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39 ArunH 72 1 00
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Questions:

On Monday, actor Chris Pratt announced that he is engaged to be married. If she was still alive, what woman would be Pratt's future distaff-side great grandmother-in-law? (Give both first and last name)

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Rose Kennedy

In 2014, writer Josh Malerman published his 273-page debut novel. This novel is the source of what much discussed film of the same name that can currently be viewed on Netflix?

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Bird Box

50/50 tossup. The NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints is this Sunday. According to Unibet, what team is favored to win by 3.5 points: Rams or Saints?

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Saints (edited at 5:14 pm, January 18, 2019 (EST))

Kato Kaelin and Anthony Scaramucci are just two of the contestants appearing on the second season, premiering this Monday night, from the "Celebrity" edition of what reality television series?

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Big Brother

The name of what physical disorder has been redacted on the cover of the recently released memoir seen here, which according to an Amazon.com summary, "Howard Stern emerges as a surprisingly mean, stingy, and megalomaniacal boss"?

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Stuttering

What two-digit number fills-in the blank in this line from a recent New York Times story: "The rapper __ Savage has the No. 1 spot on Billboard's album chart for a second time with 'I Am > I Was,'…"?

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21

Television commercials for the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show have been airing recently. What brand is the official sponsor of this spectacle?

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Pepsi

The science fiction thriller film "Replicas" is currently playing in theaters. What FIRST name fills-in the blank in this New England Movies Weekly review from Sean Burns: " It lands firmly on the 'Johnny Mnemonic' end of the _____ sci-fi spectrum."?

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Keanu

News broke this past week of the announcement of a new album, the first in 13-years, and dates for a 2019 tour, for the remaining two members of what legendary rock band?

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The Who

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Fruits & Vegetables". Here we go. The large letter "O" (red arrow) in this redacted photo, taken last weekend at a particular annual event, is shaped like what type of fruit?

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Pineapple

Multiple choice. Recently, the Religion News Service (RNS) ran a story about Phil Vischer who created the animated franchise "VeggieTales" 25-years ago. Which of the following is NOT a character from "VeggieTales": A) Archibald Asparagus; B) Ernie Eggplant; C) Larry the Cucumber; D) Petunia Rhubarb?

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B

This past week, UCLA athlete Katelyn Ohashi received a bit of media attention due to a video of one of her athletic performances that went viral on the internet. Ohashi competes in what sport?

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Gymnastics