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Any Questions #137

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have breakfast for dinner.

Last week's challenge
Start with the NATO phonetic alphabet words DELTA and OSCAR. Rearrange these 10 letters to name something you might put a coin into, and a place where you might do it. What is the thing and what is the place?
Answer: The thing is a SLOT, and you might do it in an ARCADE.

On-air questions: April 11, 1986 was the last day that the Kellogg Company offered public tours of its cereal factory in Battle Creek, Michigan. They ended the 80-year tradition when they feared spies from rival manufacturers were sneaking in with the tourists and stealing company secrets. In remembrance of that once-great tradition, this week our quiz is about breakfast cereals.
1. In 1927, what cereal began its long-standing association with the sports world when it debuted its slogan "The Breakfast of Champions" on the wall of a minor league baseball field in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
2. First appearing in stores in 1964 with four colored marshmallow shapes among its oat pieces, what cereal temporarily added green pine tree-shaped marshmallows in 1990 to promote Earth Day?
3. In one of the longest continuously-running TV ad campaigns, what cereal featured a young boy played by actor John Gilchrist and his two older brothers?
4. More familiarly known by his military title, what cereal mascot's first and middle name are – according to a 2013 Wall Street Journal article – Horatio Magellan?
5. What public radio show often features commercials from fictional cereal companies, including "Mournful Oatmeal is the cereal that works from within you to bring out your innate powers of resignation. Wherever you go, there you are."?

Extra credit
1. What Muppet appeared on boxes of Crunchy Stars cereal, produced by Post Cereal for about a year beginning in 1988 and described by its spokes-Muppet as "cinnamonnamony"?
2. Developed to compete with General Mills' cereal Total, what Kellogg's cereal introduced in 1967 takes its name from its position in the list of things Kellogg's was working on that year?

This week's challenge
Start with the cereal brand GRAPE-NUTS. Change one letter to an L, then rearrange the result to spell the two-word name (six letters in the first word, three letters in the second) of a hand-held tool. What is it?

On-air questions

1. Wheaties
2. Lucky Charms
3. Life
4. Cap'n Crunch
5. A Prairie Home Companion

Extra credit
1. The Swedish Chef
2. Product 19

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.