Lighter Side of the News (Jun. 14, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

HomerS
I am Groot.


Runner(s)-Up:

Vendy12


Quiz Description

Quiz - #05-09

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 22 22 18 32 24 45 41 62 56 79 60 32
1 HomerS 401 98 15
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79
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2 Vendy12 375 96 15
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79
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3 quarterrican 372 94 15
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79
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4 akambour 356 92 15
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5 BarthR 350 90 15
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62
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6 MirandaM 337 88 15
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7 helene 333 86 15
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8 jnowell 332 84 15
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41
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79
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9 McGeeDean 307 81 15
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41
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10 NatashaBB 304 79 15
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79
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11 MilesTeg 299 76 15
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11 SokolM 299 76 15
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13 KPope 291 73 15
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14 Vintsanity 286 71 00
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15 Nicole 285 65 15
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15 MattK 285 65 15
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15 gaufqwi 285 65 15
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15 gregariouschinchilla 285 65 15
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19 GarciaD 282 60 15
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20 BringMoreLegos 281 58 00
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21 GoodmanDL 277 56 15
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22 HoH 276 53 15
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22 TWright17 276 53 00
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24 TimL 269 50 15
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25 DreierR 261 47 15
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26 Jill 258 45 15
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27 petkunm 257 43 00
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28 ecpekkle 254 41 15
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29 MatchenD 238 39 15
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30 RobinJRichards 232 37 15
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31 PolinskyL 220 35 15
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32 HortonR 210 32 15
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33 felsenheldd 209 30 15
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34 Commodore 203 28 15
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35 MitchellWA 199 26 00
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36 PSUrose 197 24 15
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37 JennyV 194 22 15
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38 ADSanchez 193 20 15
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39 Svoyager-11 192 18 00
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40 JCEurovision 188 15 15
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41 ArunH 187 13 00
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42 LynchT 184 10 00
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42 ShampooCell 184 10 15
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44 EggCzar 178 7 15
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45 orwant 162 5 15
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46 colleenw 76 3 00
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47 DouglasLovesVixey 70 1 00
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Questions:

The buzz on social media these past few days, is that Tom Cruise was challenged to a mixed martial arts fight. What personality challenged Cruise to this fight?

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Justin Bieber

What word fills-in the blank in this Wikipedia entry about a recently aired HBO television movie, based on an earlier series: "In 1889, as South Dakota is entering statehood, past and present residents of ________ are taking part in celebrations"?

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Deadwood

"Pretending", "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Wonderful Tonight", are a few of the songs off of the 2019 world tour setlist (per Wikipedia) for what musician, who last performed on Monday night in Dresden, Germany?

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Eric Clapton

The figure seen here represents what event that is currently taking place?

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Women's World Cup

What word fills-in the blank in this recent headline from Headline Planet: "Five ______ Death Punch’s 'Blue On Black' Remains #1 On Active Rock Radio Chart"?

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Finger

The latest "Shaft" film opens nationwide today (Fri.). Samuel L. Jackson plays private investigator Shaft II. What actor plays John Shaft Sr., Jackson's uncle in the film?

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Richard Roundtree

On Wednesday night, the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in an exciting 7-game series to win their first NHL Stanley Cup in franchise history. Blues center Ryan O'Reilly was named the 2019 playoffs MVP. The NHL playoffs MVP trophy is named after what man?

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Conn Smythe

Multiple choice. The folk pop band The Lumineers have been on a publicity blitz recently to promote their upcoming album "III". The founders and only official "members" of the band (i.e. not hired guns), appear under what letter in the photo seen here? (Note: answer should be one letter)

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A

Frank the Pug is a returning character in a film opening nationwide today (Fri.), that is the latest installment for what film series?

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Men in Black

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Tourist Attraction Places". Here we go. With his wedding last weekend to Katherine Schwarzenegger, commenters noted Chris Pratt's history as a waiter for the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Twenty years ago, Pratt worked at a Bubba Gump restaurant located in what U.S. state?

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Hawaii

Last Sunday night, the Travel Channel premiered the latest incarnation, hosted by actor Bruce Campbell, of what documentary television series; part of a century-old franchise, that includes several museums around the world?

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

On Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors to claim their first ever NBA Championship. In what historical year did the Toronto Raptors first begin playing in the NBA? (accept within 3 years)

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1995 (accept 1992 to 1998)