Lighter Side of the News (Mar. 05, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

alamble


Quiz Description

Quiz - #12-08

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 20 72 24 36 44 60 40 72 48 76 48 68
1 AnthonyBianca 432 98 15
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44
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72
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48
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68
2 alamble 372 94 00
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72
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44
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40
00
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48
00
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48
00
3 groug 341 90 15
00
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24
15
36
00
15
60
15
00
00
00
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48
15
68
4 helene 333 86 15
20
00
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24
00
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44
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72
00
00
00
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68
5 casketromance 332 82 15
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72
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24
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00
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48
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00
00
15
68
6 RauscherM 317 78 15
20
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72
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24
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48
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48
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7 MattK 305 74 15
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00
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44
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60
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00
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48
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48
00
8 Tarn 302 68 00
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72
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36
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44
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60
15
00
00
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8 gaufqwi 302 68 00
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68
10 heystephen 298 62 15
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24
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36
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60
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68
11 RobinJRichards 284 58 15
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24
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44
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48
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48
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12 GarciaD 281 54 15
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48
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48
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13 felsenheldd 278 50 00
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44
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72
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48
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14 JCEurovision 276 46 15
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72
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76
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48
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15 CoenM 269 42 15
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72
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48
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16 ecpekkle 260 38 15
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60
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72
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48
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17 Vintsanity 250 34 15
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72
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18 LynchT 240 30 15
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48
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68
19 KPope 235 26 15
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48
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68
20 ewolf 226 22 15
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44
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48
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21 Vendy12 207 16 15
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40
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48
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21 HoH 207 16 15
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40
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48
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23 HortonR 137 10 15
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48
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24 KlionskyG 110 6 00
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36
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44
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25 DouglasLovesVixey 90 2 15
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40
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Questions:

A sixteenth century Italian aristocrat who entered religious life serves as the namesake for what university that currently has the AP #1 ranked NCAA men's basketball team?

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Gonzaga

A Google News search was conducted on Tuesday using the term: "Golden Globes, asleep". The top results were all stories about what person?

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Al Pacino

The crime drama television series "The Equalizer" debuted last month on CBS. In the series, what actress portrays Robyn McCall, a.k.a. "the Equalizer"?

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Queen Latifah

50/50 tossup. The comedy film "Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar" was released recently. According to Rotten Tomatoes, how do critics rate "Barb & Star": Fresh or Rotten?

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Fresh

Due to ongoing circumstances, the planned Broadway theater question has been cancelled. Instead answer: "The Kite", "The Red Baron" and "The Doctor is In" (Dr. Lucy) are all songs from what 1967 musical?

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

The attached image is taken from a recent Vulture article about what film that has been receiving many accolades lately?

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Nomadland

A new episode of the animated television series "Bless the Harts" will air on Sunday night. What network broadcasts "Bless the Harts"?

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Fox

What 11-letter word fills-in the blank in this line from a Monday New York Times story: "Iran’s blanket suspension from world judo events for ordering one of its athletes to pull out of an event to avoid competing against an Israeli was overturned by the Court of ___________ for Sport on Monday"?

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Arbitration

Due to ongoing circumstances, the big championship fight question has been cancelled. Instead answer: What was the nickname of boxer Thomas Hearns?

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Hitman

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "So Many Alfonsos". Here we go. Multiple choice. Which of the following is NOT a recent television appearance: A) Alfonso Ribero on "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"; B) Kristian Alfonso in "Chronicle Mysteries: Helped to Death"; C) Alfonso Cuarón in "Defying Gravity: A Life in Cinema"?

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C

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "When You See Yourself", the eighth studio album for what rock band? (attached image is a hint)

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Kings of Leon

Legendary singer Sam Cooke is portrayed in the film "One Night In Miami" which continues to rack up accolades. In honor of Cooke, name the FOUR academic subjects (one a hyponym of another) mentioned in the first verse of the 1960 song "Wonderful World"?

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History, Biology, Science, French