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Any Questions #239

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have a good Friday on Good Friday.

Last week's challenge
Start with the words WELLS and FARGO. Rearrange the letters to spell a five-letter word for what a dog might do, and a five-letter word for what a dog might have. What are the words?
Answer: The words are GROWL and FLEAS.

On-air questions: Today, March 25, 2016, is Good Friday. Observed by Christians on the Friday before Easter Sunday, the day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. The use of the word "good" is somewhat contested: some say it stems from an archaic definition meaning "of a day or season observed as holy by the church"; others believe it to be a corruption of "God Friday." Today we'll have a good Friday of our own: each correct answer will contain the word "good."

1. What magazine, founded in May of 1885, established their famous "Seal of Approval" in 1909 in conjunction with the founding of a research institute whose headquarters included a kitchen, a facility for testing household devices, and a domestic science laboratory?
2. What geographical feature was first reached in the modern age of exploration by Vasco da Gama and Bartholomew Diaz and is the legendary home of the ill-fated ship The Flying Dutchman, but, contrary to popular belief, is not the southern tip of Africa, a distinction that belongs to a point some 90 miles east-southeast?
3. Described by its creator Alton Brown as "inspired by the idea of combining Julia Child, Mr. Wizard, and Monty Python", what long running Food Network show explored the science behind cooking in some 250 episodes, including ones called "Squid Pro Quo" and "Your Pad Thai or Mine"?
4. Released as a single in November of 1974 by Linda Ronstadt and included on her album Heart Like a Wheel – which is perhaps the most successful version – what song tells the story of a necessary breakup, the singer proclaiming, "I've learned my lesson, it left a scar/Now I see how you really are"?
5. What famous Edward R. Murrow signoff was used as the title for a 2005 film starring David Strathairn as Murrow and George Clooney as Murrow's co-producer Fred Friendly?

Extra credit
1. What famous advertising slogan was officially adopted by its company in 1960, used until 2006 when its copyright expired and was replaced by "Follow your taste," then reintroduced in 2015?
2. Based on real-life events surrounding a murder in Savannah in the 1980s, what John Berendt novel was adapted into a 1997 film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Kevin Spacey?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase GOOD AND EVIL. Rearrange the letters to spell the seven-letter name of something that travels on water and the four-letter name of something you can do to get into water. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Good Housekeeping
2. Cape of Good Hope
3. Good Eats
4. "You're No Good"
5. "Good night, and good luck"

Extra credit
1. "Finger lickin' good"
2. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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.
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