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Afghanistan fell in record time after biden removed all support. Scary scenes of people falling from planes and posters of women getting whitewashed.
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In light of current events, this story is of little importance. But...

The Honus Wagner baseball card is once again the most expensive sports card ever sold.
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The Weekend's "Blinding Lights" has broken the record for most weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, previously held by Imagine Dragons "Radioactive".

The song has also spent the most total weeks in the top 10 on the chart.

On the discussion side, Dua Lipa's "Levitating" has been on the chart for 45 weeks at this point, is currently in the top 10, and has not been #1. Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" was on the chart for 35 (non-consecutive) weeks before hitting #1, so this is a record to keep an eye on.
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triviawayne wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:42 am The Weekend's "Blinding Lights" has broken the record for most weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, previously held by Imagine Dragons "Radioactive".
Slight correction ... it's The Weeknd (no third 'e').
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Josephine Baker to Be Honored With a Panthéon Burial

Ms. Baker will be the first Black woman to be entombed in the Panthéon in Paris, a symbolic move amid racial tensions in France
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Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones Drummer, Dies at 80

NOTE: J! clues DO ask for Watts' name from time to time.
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Man Photographed as Baby on ‘Nevermind’ Cover Sues Nirvana, Alleging Child Pornography


I'd be surprised if this didn't show up on J! in some shape or form.
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Going through the September (yes, subscribers get it before the actual month) issue of EW (and USA Today):

3/4s of an EGOT:
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Jean Smart Emmy noms for Mare of Easttown and Hacks

JoJo Siwa will be first to have same-sex dance partner on Dancing with the Stars

Amazon Prime series: The Wheel of Time based on Robert Jordan novel

Hulu series: Y: The Last Man - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y:_The_La ... adaptation

Hulu series: Nine Perfect Strangers (people on retreat) based on Liane Moriarty novel (author of Big Little Lies and Sept. 2021 book - Apples Never Fall)

Hulu series: Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short as true crime fans

Showtime series: American Rust starring Jeff Daniels with book by Philipp Meyer

Starz series about indie wrestling: Heels (wrestling term for villain)

Movie - CODA (child of deaf adults)

Movie - Respect - Jennifer Hudson plays Aretha Franklin (Cynthia Erivo played her in Genius: Aretha)

Paula Hawkins book: A Slow Fire Burning (author of The Girl on the Train & Into the Water)

Disney+ remake: Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. - 16 year old female doctor

Other TV/movie remakes:
The Wonder Years
The 4400
Chucky
I Know What You Did Last Summer


Kanye West album: Donda
Kanye file papers to change his name to just: Ye

Album by (New Zealander) Lorde - Solar Power

Debbie Gibson album - The Body Remembers

Apologies for duplicating anything that has already been posted.
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For the first time since the famine, the Republic of Ireland has a population over 5 million

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58399880
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Today show weatherman Willard Scott dies at age 87
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The World Cup qualifier between Morocco and Guinea has been postponed because of a coup d'etat in Guinea's capital of Conakry:

https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world- ... coup-detat
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Jean-Paul Belmondo, Star of Godard's 'Breathless,' Dies at 88

Belmondo appears just once as a correct response in the J! Archive, but his best-known film appears several times. You definitely should know Breathless and its director, Jean-Luc Godard.
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BrigadierSolo13 wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:13 pm The World Cup qualifier between Morocco and Guinea has been postponed because of a coup d'etat in Guinea's capital of Conakry:

https://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world- ... coup-detat
And the game between Brazil and Argentina was called off after it started because of violations of COVID protocols relating to international travel - some of the Argentine players are in the English Premier League and had to fly to South America. Evidently some of the answers they gave to questions were "false".
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cinemaniax7 wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:39 pm Jean-Paul Belmondo, Star of Godard's 'Breathless,' Dies at 88

Belmondo appears just once as a correct response in the J! Archive, but his best-known film appears several times. You definitely should know Breathless and its director, Jean-Luc Godard.
On the last point, don't leave out knowing Belmondo's co-star in Breathless, Jean Seberg. I posed a question this past May in a Learned League "Neo-Noir" 1-day that combined the film, the director and two co-stars (55% get rate.) btw, Godard is still alive at 90, Seberg died in 1979 at 40.
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Actor Michael K. Williams, best known for playing Omar Little on The Wire and Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire, was found dead today at age 54.
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cinemaniax7 wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:45 pm In light of current events, this story is of little importance. But...

The Honus Wagner baseball card is once again the most expensive sports card ever sold.
In that same vein, a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 is now the most expensive comic book selling for $3.6 mil. It introduced to the world an obscure tights wearer named...*sticks finger in ear* Underoos. Wait, no, Spider-Man. The previous record holder was Detective Comics #27 at $1.5 mil. (Batman.)

https://gizmodo.com/spider-mans-debut-i ... 1847645387
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2021 Ig Nobels

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09 ... el-prizes/

Some winners (click through above for the whole list as well as explanations that make "Huh?!" become "Huh.")
Biology Prize -- Citation: Susanne Schötz, "for analyzing variations in purring, chirping, chattering, trilling, tweedling, murmuring, meowing, moaning, squeaking, hissing, yowling, howling, growling, and other modes of cat–human communication."
Transportation Prize -- Citation: Robin Radcliffe, Mark Jago, Peter Morkel, Estelle Morkel, Pierre du Preez, Piet Beytell, Birgit Kotting, Bakker Manuel, Jan Hendrik du Preez, Michele Miller, Julia Felippe, Stephen Parry, and Robin Gleed, "for determining by experiment whether it is safer to transport an airborne rhinoceros upside-down."
Peace Prize -- Citation: Ethan Beseris, Steven Naleway, and David Carrier, "for testing the hypothesis that humans evolved beards to protect themselves from punches to the face."
Entomology Prize -- Citation: John Mulrennan Jr., Roger Grothaus, Charles Hammond, and Jay Lamdin, "for their research study 'A New Method of Cockroach Control on Submarines.'"
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Emma Raducanu defeats Leylah Fernandez to win her first US Open tennis title.
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Squaw Valley the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics has a new name: Palisades Tahoe
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