Lighter Side of the News (Dec. 10, 2021) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

SokolM


Quiz Description

Quiz - #15-09

Full Results:

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1 AnthonyBianca 432 98 15
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2 SokolM 386 94 15
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3 casketromance 375 90 15
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4 GoodmanDL 367 86 15
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5 alamble 352 82 15
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6 MattK 346 78 15
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7 Vintsanity 341 74 15
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8 CoenM 339 70 15
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9 KonkelT 335 66 00
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10 LynchT 332 62 15
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11 KPope 327 58 00
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12 felsenheldd 300 54 15
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13 Vendy12 244 50 15
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14 Timm 231 44 00
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14 HortonR 231 44 00
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16 KCrest 215 38 15
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17 MasonC 212 34 15
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18 gaufqwi 211 30 00
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19 Squidpickles 203 26 00
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20 Tarn 180 22 15
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21 RaskTM 175 18 00
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22 HoH 174 14 15
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23 DouglasLovesVixey 148 8 00
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23 ecpekkle 148 8 00
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25 JCEurovision 98 2 15
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Questions:

A Google News search was conducted last weekend using the term: "Rachel Zegler". The top five results were headlines which all mention what film?

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West Side Story

What animal species from the subfamily Lutrinae fills-in the blank in this recent Yahoo! Entertainment headline: "See the puppet stars of 'Emmet _____'s Jug-Band Christmas' in 3D and celebrate Jim Henson's beloved holiday special"?

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Otter

As of today (12/10), what NFL team has the best record in the NFC East division with a record of (8-4)?

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Cowboys

Seen here is the cropped cover of the eighth studio album, released today (Fri.), for what singer?

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Alicia Keys

"Mikaela Shiffrin Has a World Cup Record, and, Finally, a Rival" reads a recent headline from the New York Times. Shiffrin is an athlete who competes in what sport?

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Skiing

50/50 tossup. Which band that is very, very, very busy this time of year was founded by producer Paul O'Neill: Mannheim Steamroller or Trans-Siberian Orchestra?

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

What number fills-in the blank in this recent headline from Collider: "It's Always Sunny Season __ Review: The Gang is as Brilliant as Ever"? (accept within 1)

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15 (accept 14 to 16)

It's that time of year when the contentious "Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas movie?" debate heats up. In honor, answer: What THREE WORDS have been redacted in this image from 2013?

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A Good Day

The third and final season of the science fiction television series "Lost in Space" debuted recently. "Lost in Space" is available on what streaming service?

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Netflix

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Straight Outta Ogden". Here we go. The Weber State Wildcats men's basketball team has generated some buzz for their hot start to the 2021-22 NCAA season. Weber State currently plays in what athletic conference?

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Big Sky

Today (Fri.) marks the release of "Unexpected", the latest album for what woman, known for singing the line "I'm a little bit country" to her brother?

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Marie Osmond

The major news this week is that "Weird Al" Yankovic announced dates for his 2022 tour. "Paraprosdokians", "wandering falsetto tone of voice" and "childlike delivery", are some of the descriptions in the Wikipedia bio for what comedian, billed as the "special guest" for the tour?

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Emo Philips