2019 Current Events Study Guide

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Post by CasketRomance » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:44 pm

gerrit cole (houston astros) becomes the 2nd player in mlb history (pedro martinez the other) to record 14 strikeouts or more in 3 consecutive games

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:35 pm

houston astros become the first team in mlb history to hit 6 homeruns in the first 2 innings of a game

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:44 am

courtney vandersloot (chicago sky) becomes the first player in wnba history to record 300 assists in a single season

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:34 pm

Oil tycoon and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens has died at the age of 91. In the 1980s, Pickens switched from drilling for oil to plumbing for riches on Wall Street, leading bids to take over such oil companies as Gulf, Phillips, and Unocal. Later in his career, he championed renewable energy, including wind power, arguing that the United States needed to reduce its dependence on foreign oil.

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Post by Volante » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:04 am

The 2019 Ig Nobels have been announced:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09 ... -and-more/

The 10 recognized awards include studying why wombat poop is cubed, the health benefits of pizza eaten in Italy, magnetized properties of dead versus living cockroaches, a diaper changing machine, and why scratching itches feels just the best.

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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:45 am

kyle lewis (seattle mariners) becomes the 2nd player in mlb history to hit home runs in each of his first 3 games...trevor story (colorado rockies) became the first to do it in 2016

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Post by Johnblue » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:00 am

Rafa Nadal won his 4th US Open on Sunday and it was his 19th Grand Slam overall. He’s one behind Federer at 20. The graceless Federer neglected to congratulate Rafa.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:51 am

Eddie Money has died at the age of 70 following a battle with esophageal cancer. In 1978, he hit the charts with the singles “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” After struggling with drug addiction, Money made a comeback in 1986 with the hit single "Take Me Home Tonight," a duet with 1960s legend Ronnie Spector.

Money's grandfather, father, and brother were members of the New York City Police Department, and he himself was an NYPD trainee before moving to California in 1968. His birth name was Edward Mahoney.

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Post by Volante » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Please try to leave commentary out of this thread.

Also, J! doesn't tend to go too deep in minutia, sports or otherwise. E.g., Andreescu is fair game, but anything about the match other than the end result will be too obscure. Wide net, shallow depth.

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Post by triviawayne » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 pm

can the mods get this back on track to current events now please?
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Post by cinemaniax7 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:29 pm

Matthew McConaughey is returning to the University of Texas this fall to serve as a professor of practice at UT's Moody College of Communication. McConaughey, who graduated from UT with a film degree in 1993, has been a visiting instructor there since 2015, co-teaching a Script to Screen course.

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Post by triviawayne » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:42 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Matthew McConaughey is returning to the University of Texas this fall to serve as a professor of practice at UT's Moody College of Communication. McConaughey, who graduated from UT with a film degree in 1993, has been a visiting instructor there since 2015, co-teaching a Script to Screen course.
He is "The Minister of Culture"
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Post by CasketRomance » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:11 pm

the animated series "scooby doo where are you?" debuted on this day 50 years ago

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Post by econgator » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:59 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:18 pm
can the mods get this back on track to current events now please?
Done. I'll delete any other posts that don't really belong in this thread from here forward. You can post all the esoteric facts you want, just do it in Re-retaken Down.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:32 pm

"Cars" lead singer Ric Ocasek dies from heart disease age 75.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:41 am

S34 & S35 had a clue about the NBC show American Ninja Warrior.

For Season 11 of American Ninja Warrior that ended on 9/16/19 this is a spoiler.
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Whoever finishes the furthest get $100,000.
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If someone completes Stage 4 within 30 seconds then the prize is $1,000,000. If two people both complete Stage 4 then the fastest climber gets the grand prize.


Last chance before the real spoiler:
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Drew Drechsel (also the $100,000 winner from Season 10) completed Stage 4 to win $1,000,000 while Daniel Gil attempted Stage 4 but could not complete the climb in time.

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Post by Volante » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:49 am

*still recovering from eyeballs getting pounded by lasers, so be gentle on the typos...

Felicity Huffman is the first Admissionsgate defendant to be sentenced. She'll have to serve 14 days, one year probation, 250 hours community service and pay a $30,000 fine.
https://news.avclub.com/felicity-huffma ... 1838105685

MoviePass is (finally) dead.
https://news.avclub.com/congratulations ... 1838107318

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Post by triviawayne » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:56 pm

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:04 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Cokie Roberts has died

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/76105091 ... dies-at-75
ive seen this throughout my social media feed...never heard of her before

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Post by Volante » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:19 pm

Jojo Rabbit, a film written and directed by Taika Waititi (who also stars as Adolf Hitler), wins the Toronto International Film Festival. They won't specifically ask about that. But this has been a media darling of a film, so get used to it early
https://news.avclub.com/jojo-rabbit-win ... 1838131966

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