2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Post by Volante » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:18 am

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Nicki Minaj makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, as she passes Aretha Franklin for the most total appearances among women in the chart's 58-year history.

Minaj debuts three songs (on the Hot 100 dated April 1): "No Frauds," with Drake and Lil Wayne (No. 14), "Regret in Your Tears" (No. 61) and "Changed It," with Lil Wayne (No. 71). Minaj ups her count to 76 career Hot 100 entries, surpassing Franklin's career output of 73.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39333416
David Rockefeller, of the Oysters Rockefeller, world's oldest billionaire, died at 101.

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Post by Volante » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:06 pm

A pair of Van Goghs, Sea View at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen, stolen in 2002, have been located and returned
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39343740

Found this bit amusing:
He said he and his accomplice had wanted to steal Sunflowers but the artwork was too well guarded, Trouw newspaper reported. They then turned their attention to The Potato Eaters, considered the painter's first masterpiece, but decided it was too big to fit through the hole they had entered through.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:15 am

The gong has sounded for Chuck Barris at the age of 87.
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Post by triviawayne » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:29 am

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:15 am
The gong has sounded for Chuck Barris at the age of 87.
a few months before his show returns to tv
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Post by Blue Lion » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:34 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:15 am
The gong has sounded for Chuck Barris at the age of 87.
He gave us "The Newlywed Game" and "The Dating Game" as well. Barris also wrote the lyrics for "Palisades Park", which was recorded by Freddy Cannon. (Had to get that in because I grew up in Jersey and remember going to Palisades as a kid.)

The NYT obituary mentions other weird aspects of Barris's life, which probably won't come up on Jeopardy:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/arts ... .html?_r=0

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Is there a fifth digital assistant for J! to make a category?

Amazon has Alexa.
Apple has Siri.
Microsoft has Cortana.
Samsung will soon be introducing Bixby.

As far as I can tell Google has Google Assistant, so that is not creative enough.

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Post by JayK33 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:02 pm

Pete Hamilton, the winner of the 1970 Daytona 500, died today at the age of 74.

As of 2017, he is one of 27 one-time winners of the Daytona 500, behind six two-time winners (including Dale Earnhardt Jr.), three three-time winners (Bobby Allison, Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon), one four-time winner (Cale Yarborough), and the only person to win more than four times, seven-time champion Richard Petty.

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Post by IronNeck » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:32 am

JayK33 wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Pete Hamilton, the winner of the 1970 Daytona 500, died today at the age of 74.
When I read the first two names, I thought you were referring to Peter F Hamilton, and froze in shock for a second. I was already thinking "Douglas Adams, Iain Banks, Terry Pratchett, and now Peter Hamilton?! The hell is it with British science fiction and fantasy writers dying before their time?"

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:31 am

The United States won the World Baseball Classic for the first time.
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Post by 9021amyers » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:41 am

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:31 am
The United States won the World Baseball Classic for the first time.
And they did it by daring not to have fun!

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Post by Woof » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:38 am

9021amyers wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:41 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:31 am
The United States won the World Baseball Classic for the first time.
And they did it by daring not to have fun!
At the same time that NFL Commish Roger Goodell decides to release an instructional video showing players how to celebrate touchdowns and saying that players need to have more fun. Coincidence?

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:12 pm

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Donald John Trump sworn in as President of the United States. Since Jan. 20 as Inauguration Day is basic trivia, probably the only thing that would come up on J! is the fact that he's the 45th.
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Post by Volante » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:40 pm

In two court cases, three rivers have been declared 'persons' (akin to corporate personage): the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India and the Whanganui in New Zealand. People can now sue on behalf of the rivers, and the idea is that this will help curb pollution.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... man-beings
http://www.economist.com/news/asia/2171 ... d-declares

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Post by Blue Lion » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:15 pm

The World Meteorological Organization has revised the International Cloud Atlas for the first time since 1986. Clouds are classified somewhat like animals and plants; the highest-level classficiation is "genus", and the next-highest-level classification is "species". Below those levels are "varieties" and "supplementary features".

Among the changes in the new ICA is a new species "Volutus", which includes various roll clouds.

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Post by morbeedo » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:26 pm

3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster

The quest to build a family tree for Earth’s most diverse snake genus has uncovered three new species—one of which is named after Cerberus, the monster guarding the Greek underworld’s gates.

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Post by Volante » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:49 pm

The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019, continuing the recent trend of NFL teams moving to places that don't actually want them.
https://deadspin.com/the-raiders-are-mo ... 1793682944

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Post by 9021amyers » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:09 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:49 pm
The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019, continuing the recent trend of NFL teams moving to places that don't actually want them.
https://deadspin.com/the-raiders-are-mo ... 1793682944
The East Bay is booming, while Las Vegas' economy still hasn't recovered fully from the housing crisis. Insert "thinking face emoji" here, if the code allows it... 🤔

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Post by BobF » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:10 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:49 pm
The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019, continuing the recent trend of NFL teams moving to places that don't actually want them.
https://deadspin.com/the-raiders-are-mo ... 1793682944
Well, it is the Raiders. I think any city qualifies as "not actually wanting them".
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Post by 9021amyers » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:11 pm

BobF wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:10 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:49 pm
The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019, continuing the recent trend of NFL teams moving to places that don't actually want them.
https://deadspin.com/the-raiders-are-mo ... 1793682944
Well, it is the Raiders. I think any city qualifies as "not actually wanting them".
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:34 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:09 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:49 pm
The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019, continuing the recent trend of NFL teams moving to places that don't actually want them.
https://deadspin.com/the-raiders-are-mo ... 1793682944
The East Bay is booming, while Las Vegas' economy still hasn't recovered fully from the housing crisis. Insert "thinking face emoji" here, if the code allows it... 🤔
First the housing crisis, then Pawn Stars, now this? Hasn't Las Vegas suffered enough?
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