Lighter Side of the News (Aug. 27, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


Runner(s)-Up:

casketromance
Oath of the Goat


Quiz Description

Quiz - #14-07

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 86 15 67 34 39 62 43 48 29 67 34 86
1 RobinJRichards 433 97 15
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2 casketromance 418 92 15
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3 helene 322 88 15
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4 felsenheldd 321 83 00
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5 Vendy12 303 73 00
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5 KPope 303 73 00
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5 alamble 303 73 00
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8 Tarn 288 64 00
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9 Vintsanity 282 59 00
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10 gaufqwi 264 54 00
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11 Nicola 258 50 00
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12 SokolM 227 45 00
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13 HoH 221 40 00
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14 CoenM 219 35 00
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15 LynchT 200 30 00
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16 HortonR 195 26 00
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17 ecpekkle 190 21 00
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18 JCEurovision 161 16 00
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19 wrigleybones1 138 11 00
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20 DouglasLovesVixey 112 7 00
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21 KCrest 107 2 00
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Questions:

Tomorrow (Sat.) is Shania Twain's birthday! In honor, please identify the TWO individuals mentioned by name in the 1998 song "That Don't Impress Me Much".

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Brad Pitt, Elvis

50/50 tossup. The science fiction action comedy film "Free Guy" is still playing in theaters. According to Rotten Tomatoes, how do critics rate "Free Guy": Rotten or Fresh?

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Fresh

This week, what man tweeted that his "Summer of..." run with the WWE had ended due to contractual commitments with another industry?

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John Cena

Multiple choice. L.A. Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani has been the talk of the 2021 MLB season. When not pitching, what position does Ohtani usually play: A) First base; B) Right field; C) Third base; D) Designated hitter?

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D

What species of bird fills-in the blank in this recent AP headline: "Elevation Worship, CeCe Winans land ____ Award nominations"?

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Dove

The images seen here allude to what new television miniseries streaming on Hulu? (Note: One of the individuals seen also stars in the Hulu series)

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Nine Perfect Strangers

Legendary broadcaster Bob Costas has been in the news lately for a possible assignment to host playoff baseball games televised on what basic cable channel?

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TBS

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power", the fourth studio album by what mononymous singer, known for such hits as "Bad at Love" (2017) and "Without Me" (2018)?

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Halsey

The first season of the television series "The White Lotus" just concluded its run on HBO. "The White Lotus" is mainly set in what U.S. state?

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Hawaii

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Insurance Terms". Here we go. What word fills-in the blank in this recent headline from Cord Cutters News: "YouTube _______ and Discord Nitro are Partnering to Offer Free 3-Month Trials"?

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Premium

What word has been redacted in this upcoming Calendar?

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Indemnity

The 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans automobile endurance event was raced last weekend. The circuit at Le Mans is 8.467 miles long. How many laps did the winning No. 7 Toyota GR010 team complete in 24 hours? (accept within 35)

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371 (accept 336 to 406)