Any Questions #300 - "G.E."

May 26, 2017

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for their 300th show.

Last week's challenge
Start with the name of punk icons BAD RELIGION. Rearrange the letters and you can spell two words (3, 8) that might be used to make fried chicken. What are the words?
Answer: BREADING and OIL.

On-air questions: It's our 300th show! Another show that ran for 300 episodes: General Electric Theater. Running from February 1953 to June 1962, the 302-episode anthology show hosted by Ronald Reagan was broadcast on both CBS radio and television. The episodes that aired on television were almost exclusively adaptations of a short story, novel, or other work of fiction. In 1962, Reagan was fired as host and the series cancelled after Reagan defended remarks he made opposing the Tennessee Valley Authority, calling it a problem of "big government." To commemorate our fellow 300-episode show, this week each correct answer has the initials G.E.

1. Initially released in June of 2001, what computer program uses imaging provided by NASA to provide a searchable three-dimensional view of almost the entire globe, and, since 2008, integrates a perspective called Street View, which allows users to explore parts of selected cities at ground level?
2. What singer is backed by a band originally called the Miami Latin Boys, had the first number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums when it was established in 1993, and is the subject (along with her husband Emilio) of a Broadway musical titled On Your Feet!, which premiered in 2015?
3. First used as a term in 1901, what is the common name for the process by which radiation from a planet's surface causes the surface temperature of the planet to rise above what it would be without those atmospheric mechanisms?
4. What 1861 novel is the second of the author's novels to be fully narrated in the first person – in this case, by an orphan named Pip – following 1850's David Copperfield, and features characters such as Miss Havisham, her daughter Estella, and a convict named Abel Magwitch?
5. What London district, notable for its maritime history, is more well-known today for sitting on the meridian located at 0° longitude and for being home to a royal observatory with a clock whose time is used as the basis for a timekeeping standard?

Extra credit
1. In the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the character of Veruca Salt sings a song titled "I Want It Now!" Her song is a reaction to Wonka's refusal to sell her father an animal that produces what?
2. Who is the namesake of a Rochester, New York museum which, upon its opening in 1949, was one of only two museums in the U.S. (along with the Museum of Modern Art) with both a photography department and a film department?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase GOOGLE EARTH. Drop one letter, and you can rearrange the result to spell two five-letter words, one for a building and one for a natural formation, both of which you might see on Google Earth. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Google Earth
2. Gloria Estefan
3. Greenhouse effect
4. Great Expectations
5. Greenwich, England

Extra credit
1. Golden eggs
2. George Eastman