Lighter Side of the News (🎉 Dec. 30, 2022 🍾) by HallR

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Quiz Description

Quiz - #19-12

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 39 77 16 31 54 62 62 85 39 16 47 39
1 AnthonyBianca 452 96 15
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77
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85
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47
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39
2 KonkelT 406 88 15
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62
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47
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39
3 DouglasLovesVixey 376 80 15
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77
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54
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85
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4 SokolM 315 73 15
39
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62
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5 helene 300 65 15
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62
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6 HoH 277 53 15
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6 alamble 277 53 00
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8 DFisher 262 42 15
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9 casketromance 231 34 15
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10 LynchT 200 26 00
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11 KPope 193 19 00
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12 JCEurovision 130 11 00
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13 Hoym2 123 3 00
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Questions:

Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals recently scored his 802nd goal to move to 2nd place on the all-time NHL career scoring list. What player, who had 801 goals, did Ovechkin pass?

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Gordie Howe

Today (Dec. 30) marks the birthdate of what author; the first English language writer and youngest author (age 41) to win the Nobel Prize for literature, in the year 1907?

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Rudyard Kipling

Multiple choice. Which of these men does NOT currently have a song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: A) John Lennon ("Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"); B) Paul McCartney ("Wonderful Christmastime"); C) George Harrison ("Ding Dong, Ding Dong")?

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C

What word seen in this image also serves as the title of a film released this past week?

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Babylon

"The Wheel", an adaptation of a British game show hosted by Michael McIntyre, recently debuted on American television. What network broadcasts "The Wheel"?

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NBC

Lists of the highest earning female athletes for 2022 were published this week. The highest earning non-tennis player is a woman with the first name of Eileen. Give either the sport Eileen competes in, or the nation she represents in competition?

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Snowboarding, China

Multiple choice. Eartha Kitt's 1953 hit "Santa Baby" is on the pop charts again. Which of the following is NOT a lyric from "Santa Baby": A) Sable; B) Yacht; C) Convertible; D) Diamonds?

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D

New Year's Eve is on Saturday night! In honor, answer: The person whose name is circled in this photo was born in what YEAR (CE/AD)? (accept within 50)

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1638 (accept 1588 to 1688)

The mystery film "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" is now streaming on Netflix. "Glass Onion" is mainly set on an island located in what nation?

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Greece

The mini-theme for #10 & #11 this week is titled: "Numbers & Hyphens". Here we go. What numbers fills-in the hyphenated blank in this recent headline from Guitar Player: "...Jim Keller Tells the Story of Tommy Tutone's Top Ten Hit '___-____/Jenny'"?

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867-5309

A Google News search was conducted on Wednesday using the term: "60-21-10". The top results were headlines that mentioned what NBA basketball player?

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Luka Doncic

CNN will air its "New Year's Live" broadcast this Saturday night. Name the TWO hosts of CNN's "New Year's Live"? (Hints: silver hair, same initials)

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Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen