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Any Questions #240

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are all "four" one on this week's show.

Last 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?
Answer: The thing is a GONDOLA, and you can DIVE.

On-air questions: It's April 1st, and since April is the fourth month, I thought we'd have a quiz about famous fourths.

1. The Fourth Hand, a 2001 novel by John Irving, tells the story of a journalist who, while on assignment in India, has his hand eaten by a lion. He becomes famous for the incident and attracts the attention of a doctor who wants to perform the first hand transplant. What is the name of this hand surgeon?
2. Beryllium, the fourth element on the periodic table, occurs naturally only in combination with other elements (emerald being one of those combinations). In 2015, the U.S. produced 275 metric tons of beryllium, and China produced 20. What nation was third, producing 2 metric tons of beryllium?
3. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure, and requires warrants to be supported by probable cause. One exception is when consent is given for a search. What 1990 Supreme Court case ruled that a consent search is still considered valid if consent is given by a so-called "apparent authority", even if is later discovered there was actually no authority over the property in question?
4. Written in the summer of 1806, Beethoven's fourth symphony is often overshadowed by the work that follows it (the famous fifth symphony). Who described the fourth symphony's adagio opening to the first movement as "a mysterious introduction which hovers around minor modes tip-toeing its tenuous weight through ambiguous unrelated keys and so reluctant to settle down into its final B-flat major"?
5. The fourth generation model of Apple's iPod was unveiled in September of 2008. More closely resembling the first and second generation models than the third generation, it was called "the most environmentally friendly iPod". It came in nine colors, three of which were held over from the third generation model. What colors are they?

Extra credit
1. Groundbreaking for the Fourth Avenue Subway line in New York City (currently served by the B, D, N, R, and Q trains) took place in November of 1909 at the intersection of what two Brooklyn streets?
2. The fourth metacarpal bone, one of the bones in the ring finger, often appears blunted or shortened in women who are partially or completely missing an X chromosome. This genetic disorder is known by what name?

This week's challenge
Start with the word SPILL-PROOF. Change one letter to an A, and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (5, 5) that you might say to someone after they try to drink out of a glass they think is spill-proof. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. Dr. Nicholas Zajac
2. Mozambique
3. Illinois v. Rodriguez
4. Leonard Bernstein
5. Red, black, silver

Extra credit
1. DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
2. Turner syndrome

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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