Lighter Side of the News (Jul. 05, 2019) by HallR

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #05-12

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1 CoenM 387 98 15
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2 akambour 382 96 15
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3 Mark 379 94 15
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4 GarciaD 368 92 15
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5 MoyseyC 367 90 15
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6 felsenheldd 357 88 15
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7 GoodmanDL 347 86 15
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8 BarthR 341 84 15
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9 gregariouschinchilla 339 82 15
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10 Nicole 336 79 15
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10 RobinJRichards 336 79 15
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12 TWright17 333 76 15
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13 RauscherM 330 74 15
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14 jnowell 326 72 15
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15 quarterrican 322 70 15
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16 HortonR 318 68 15
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17 casketromance 317 66 15
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18 HoH 305 64 15
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19 LynchT 301 61 15
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19 lshultz82 301 61 15
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21 NathanL 299 58 15
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22 HowellT3 293 56 15
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23 heystephen 287 53 15
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23 Michalle 287 53 15
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25 McGeeDean 283 50 15
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30 Vintsanity 262 39 15
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31 colleenw 259 36 15
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31 Tarn 259 36 15
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33 Adamlowemartin 253 33 00
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34 Vendy12 247 31 15
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Questions:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Hey Jude" and "Let it Be", are all songs that can be heard in what currently playing romantic comedy film?

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Yesterday

On Wednesday, a Google search was conducted for the word "Tea". The top-5 headlines under the "News" tab were all stories featuring what woman?

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Alex Morgan

Multiple choice. A man named "Scooter" Braun has been quite in the news this past week. Braun is associated with what field: A) Popular music; B) Video games; C) Sports broadcasting; D) Reality television?

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A

The digits five and seven are important to what internationally famous personality? This past Wednesday, this person turned 57 years old. Coincidently, this male superstar's height is 5' 7".

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Tom Cruise

What word fills-in the blank in the title of this film which opened this past week: "Spider-Man: Far From ____"?

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Home

The scene depicted in this poster is set during what historical year? (accept within 2 years)

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1985 (accept 1983 to 1987)

This Saturday, the 2019 Tour de France will begin. The start of the Tour de France cycling course is known as the Grand Départ. What European capital city will host this year's Grand Départ? (Hint: Not Paris)

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Brussels

In a recent interview with Billboard, a certain entertainer mentioned that the decision to drop particular songs from his setlist was influenced by an HBO documentary, and that his oversized fat suit was "still in storage". Name this performer who is on tour this Summer.

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Weird Al Yankovic

Multiple choice. Recently, fans of the television series "One Day at a Time" were thrilled to learn that the cancelled show will be returning to television. What cable television channel will begin airing "One Day at a Time" in 2020: A) Zip; B) Zap; C) Zop; D) Pop?

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D

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "New York Yankees Jerseys". Here we go. The big news in sports memorabilia is that a Babe Ruth jersey from 1928 recently sold at auction for a record $5.64 million. On the back of Ruth's Yankees jersey appears what single-digit number?

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3

What FIRST name has been redacted in this photo taken last weekend?

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Archie

This past Wednesday, what singer-songwriter, known for such songs as "Running On Empty", "Doctor My Eyes" and "Lawyers in Love", performed at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia?

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Jackson Browne