Lighter Side of the News (Jun. 24, 2022) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #17-11

Full Results:

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1 AnthonyBianca 430 97 15
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2 CoenM 390 92 15
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3 reallydumb4real 370 87 00
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4 NathanL 355 82 15
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5 helene 335 77 00
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6 SokolM 320 72 00
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7 KamenskyJ 315 67 00
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8 KonkelT 305 62 15
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9 alamble 285 57 00
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10 HoH 260 52 00
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11 KPope 255 42 15
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11 DFisher 255 42 00
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11 Timm 255 42 15
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14 ecpekkle 245 32 15
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15 JCEurovision 235 27 00
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16 Vintsanity 185 22 00
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17 Jonathan 180 17 15
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18 LynchT 150 12 00
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19 ChrisRosenberg 120 7 00
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20 DouglasLovesVixey 60 2 00
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Questions:

The acronym for a Soviet Union military intelligence agency shares its name with what title character of a soon to be released movie?

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Gru

Yang Junxuan, Nicolò Martinenghi and Summer McIntosh are some of the athletes that won gold medals this past week at the world championships for what sport?

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Swimming

What name fills-in the blank in this recent Today Show headline: "_______ releases new song 'Break My Soul' -- breaking the internet once again"?

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Beyoncé

Multiple choice. Actor Jon Hamm can currently be seen in commercials for what insurance company: A) Allstate; B) GEICO; C) Progressive; D) State Farm?

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C

The attached photo was taken last weekend in what city?

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Omaha

A new episode of the television game show "Weakest Link" aired on Monday night. What woman is the current host of NBC's U.S. version of "Weakest Link"?

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Jane Lynch

The epic action drama film "RRR" was recently released in the U.S. "RRR" is a foreign language film from what nation?

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India

In a recent "Number Ones" post for Stereogum, Tom Breihan gave the worst possible score (1 out of 10) for the "quasi-rapping" of what Barenaked Ladies song that spent seven days on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1998?

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One Week

Multiple choice. The Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot UFC on ESPN main event fight is taking place this Saturday night. What weight class is Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot: A) Lightweight; B) Middleweight; C) Heavyweight?

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A

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "The Answer's Not 'Bunghole'". Here we go. What eight letter word has been redacted in this recent image.

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Universe

To stick to the mini-theme, with regard to the features of a wooden barrel, give EITHER the term for the top of a barrel, or the widest section of a barrel.

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Head, Bilge

New episodes of the long running television soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" aired this week. What network broadcasts "The Bold and the Beautiful"?

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CBS