Lighter Side of the News (Oct. 30, 2020) by HallR

Champion(s):

Matto
Who knew we had 8000 salad plates?


Runner(s)-Up:

KPope


Quiz Description

Quiz - #11-03

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 34 82 15 38 89 41 41 34 82 52 45 45
1 Matto 400 98 15
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82
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41
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52
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45
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45
2 KPope 323 94 15
34
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38
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41
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00
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45
15
45
3 CoenM 319 87 15
34
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00
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38
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15
41
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34
00
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52
15
15
3 HoH 319 87 15
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82
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15
15
38
00
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00
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34
00
00
00
15
45
3 GoodmanDL 319 87 15
00
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15
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38
00
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41
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00
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45
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45
6 GarciaD 312 79 15
34
00
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38
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41
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34
00
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00
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45
7 Commodore 301 75 15
34
00
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38
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00
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34
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45
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45
8 felsenheldd 300 72 00
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38
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41
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41
00
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45
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9 LynchT 296 68 15
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38
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41
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52
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45
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10 casketromance 293 62 15
34
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38
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34
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52
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45
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10 MattK 293 62 15
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38
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41
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34
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45
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12 McGeeDean 285 55 00
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38
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52
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12 heystephen 285 55 00
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82
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38
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41
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34
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14 srs 282 50 15
34
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38
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41
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34
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15 DrSteveC 277 46 00
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41
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34
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52
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16 HoodM 274 42 15
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38
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17 helene 262 38 15
34
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41
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18 groug 258 35 15
34
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89
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19 RauscherM 236 31 00
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38
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89
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34
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20 DouglasLovesVixey 232 27 00
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41
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21 mwg 210 24 15
34
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41
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22 Vendy12 209 20 15
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82
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52
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23 SokolM 199 16 00
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38
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41
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24 DMTsurel 157 12 00
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41
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41
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25 vepa1943 154 9 15
34
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41
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34
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26 JCEurovision 147 5 00
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38
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34
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27 KlionskyG 79 1 15
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Questions:

On Tuesday night, the Los Angles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to win the 2020 World Series. Who was the President of the U.S. when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn?

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Dwight Eisenhower

A Google News search was conducted last weekend using the term: "Positions, song, album". The top results were all stories about what woman?

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Ariana Grande

Multiple choice. Netflix recently released a television miniseries set in the world of competitive chess. What is the series' title: A) "Knight Moves"; B) "Queen's Gambit"; C) "Sacrificed Pawns"; D) "Grandmasters Gone Wild"?

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B

What word fills-in the blank in this recent headline from The Detroit News: "Recap: Michigan earns Little Brown ___ with 49-24 win at Minnesota in opener"?

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Jug

New episodes of the reality television series "Southern Charm" aired on Thursday night. What cable channel televises "Southern Charm"?

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Bravo

Photographed recently at a bookstore, what name has been redacted on this sign?

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Jerry Seinfeld

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "The Makarrata Project," the twelfth studio album for what Australian rock band, known for such songs as "Beds Are Burning" and "Forgotten Years"?

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Midnight Oil

What name fills-in the blanks in this recent AP headline: "Lewis Hamilton becomes F1’s all-time winner, breaking _______ __________’s mark"?

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Michael Schumacher

Multiple choice. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost got married last weekend! At the couple's request, what organization was the first to break the news: A) Toys for Tots; B) March of Dimes; C) Habitat for Humanity; D) Meals on Wheels? (edited at 1:00 pm, October 30, 2020 (EDT))

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D

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "The Films of Mel Brooks". Here we go. In honor of Halloween this Saturday, please answer: In what YEAR was the movie "Young Frankenstein" released? (accept within 2 years)

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1974 (accept 1972 to 1976)

On Wednesday night, the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine streamed a virtual benefit reading of "A Very Brady Musical". Authorized by CBS, the musical is written and composed by the children of the creator of "The Brady Bunch" television series. Give both the FIRST and LAST names of the creator of "The Brady Bunch". (attached images are a hint)

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Sherwood Schwartz

John Hodgman was the guest on this week's episode of the "Life is Short with Justin Long" podcast. Among the topics discussed were television commercials for what company?

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Apple