The Week of January 2, 2022 by CoenM

Champion(s):

ecpekkle


Runner(s)-Up:

KlionskyG
"Small facts lead to great knowing."


Quiz Description

Sorry for the delay, had a Comcast outage last night when I went to finish things up, and then the power went out at work when I was planning to post this over lunch. It's like the universe is trying to tell me something.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 04 04 16 00 04 36 36 56 52 12 68 40
1 ecpekkle 417 98 15
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2 KlionskyG 400 94 15
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3 GoodmanDL 373 90 15
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4 randalleng 330 84 15
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4 UncleTed 330 84 15
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6 jveditz 291 78 15
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7 helene 290 74 15
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8 KPope 287 70 15
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9 KonkelT 286 66 15
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10 Timm 282 62 15
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11 LynchT 279 56 15
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11 SokolM 279 56 15
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13 DeeKay 274 50 15
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14 Tarn 263 46 15
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15 GarciaD 259 40 15
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15 HortonR 259 40 15
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17 BoulierJ 240 32 15
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17 ChrisRosenberg 240 32 15
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19 MasonC 228 26 15
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20 Vendy12 177 22 15
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21 alamble 165 16 15
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21 Squidpickles 165 16 15
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23 goroshnik 133 10 15
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24 JCEurovision 118 6 15
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25 DouglasLovesVixey 89 2 00
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Questions:

What FOUNDER OF THERANOS was found guilty on four wire fraud charges for lying to investors about the efficacy of the company's blood testing? She was not found guilty on seven other charges, through three of those counts may be retried.

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Elizabeth Holmes

What US REPRESENTATIVE FROM GEORGIA had her personal Twitter account permanently suspended for multiple violations of its policy on Covid-19 misinformation?

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

What TECH COMPANY finally ended service for its once-ubiquitous phones, most identifiable from their physical keyboards? The company last updated its proprietary operating system in 2013, and announced this end of service in 2020.

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Blackberry

A city court judge dismissed the lone criminal count - for forcible touching - against what FORMER US STATE GOVERNOR, after the district attorney's office opted not to proceed with the prosecution?

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Andrew Cuomo

What ACTOR AND DIPLOMAT, the former Bahamian ambassador to Japan and the first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar, passed away at age 94?

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Sidney Poitier

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that kids who had Covid-19 were significantly more likely to develop one of the two non-gestational types of what DISEASE?

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diabetes

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of what CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRY said he wanted to extinguish the “Gates of Hell” gas fire, which has been burning in a crater since the 1970s?

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Turkmenistan

The December jobs report in the US stated that the unemployment rate had dropped to what PERCENTAGE (answers within .25 percent will be counted as correct)? It also recorded a lower than expected addition of 199,000 jobs for the month.

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3.9 percent

Demonstrators angry over a rise in fuel prices and one party government set fire to the presidential and mayoral residences in what KAZAHK CITY and former capital?

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Almaty

Your HallR mini theme of the week (TM): Snow Go. In what US STATE were hundreds of motorists stranded, many overnight, when a fast-moving snow and ice storm closed a 50 mile stretch of I-95 from Fredericksburg to the state line?

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Virginia

What ASIAN NATION saw over 1000 cars stranded at at least 21 people die as they were going to see the heavy snows around Murree, a town founded by the British as a former medical base?

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Pakistan

A New York City auction house cancelled the sale of the key for Nelson Mandela's cell at what SOUTH AFRICAN PRISON, with South African official seeking to have the key returned as an historical artifact?

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Robben Island