Lighter Side of the News (Jul. 30, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

Tarn
I know my months


Runner(s)-Up:

GarciaD


Quiz Description

Quiz - #14-03

Full Results:

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1 Tarn 398 96 15
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2 GarciaD 379 90 15
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3 CoenM 371 84 15
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4 Vendy12 369 78 00
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5 helene 364 71 00
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6 KPope 352 62 00
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6 felsenheldd 352 62 15
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8 HoH 329 53 15
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9 reallydumb4real 304 46 00
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10 SokolM 270 40 00
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11 heystephen 235 34 00
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12 ecpekkle 230 28 00
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13 LynchT 152 21 00
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14 JamesDenny 140 15 00
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15 JCEurovision 68 9 00
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16 DouglasLovesVixey 28 3 00
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Questions:

A Google News search was conducted last weekend using the term: "Roadrunner". The top results were all stories mentioning what man who passed away 2018? (Note: Unlike last week's Question #1, this one's NOT Looney Tunes related)

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Anthony Bourdain

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Happier Than Ever", the sophomore album for what singer-songwriter, known for her 2019 hit "Bad Guy"?

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Billie Eilish

The film "Jungle Cruise" is released today (Fri.). In honor, answer: Approximately, how many minutes in duration is the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland? (accept within 2)

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7 (accept 5 to 9)

What fast food restaurant name has been redacted in this current regularly airing image?

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Taco Bell

Name the TWO universities that fill-in the blanks in this recent AP headline: "Big 12's _____, ________ make request to join powerhouse"?

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Texas, Oklahoma

Toughest Pawnee, Magua and Chief Yellow Hawk are some of the figures mentioned in a recently posted GQ Magazine video, in which what actor "breaks down his most iconic characters"?

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Wes Studi

The people seen in this screenshot captured last Sunday were talking about what television series?

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Bob's Burgers

Omaha and Little Rock are not scheduled, but on Saturday night, Marion, Illinois will host the latest stop on the "Some Kind of Wonderful Tour" for what American band, known for performing shirtless in the 1970s?

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Grand Funk Railroad

What title fills-in the blank in this recent headline from Entertainment Weekly: "Nicolas Cage's new movie ___ lands actor's best Rotten Tomatoes score"?

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Pig

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Standing for Something". Here we go. "It’s Official: Only Fran Drescher & Matthew Modine Qualify For SAG-AFTRA Presidential Race", reads a recent Deadline headline. In the acronym SAG-AFTRA, what does the letter "R" stand for?

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Radio

The athlete seen standing in this photo after accomplishing a historic "first" competes in what sport?

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Weightlifting

This week's Question #12 marks the 3,000th question in LSON quiz history. In honor, answer: Who is the only player in Major League Baseball history to have exactly 3,000 (no more, no less) career regular season hits?

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Roberto Clemente