Any Questions #364: "Double" Trouble

Aug 17, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for another show. WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for another show.

Last week's challenge
Start with the title of the song SIXTEEN TONS. Change one letter to an N and you can rearrange the result to spell a word that describes something imaginary. What is the word?
Answer: If you change one of the Ss to an N, you can spell NONEXISTENT.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "DOUBLE" TROUBLE
On-air questions:
On August 17, 1978, the Double Eagle II completed the first successful transatlantic crossing by a hot-air balloon. The balloon landed near Paris just over 137 hours after it took off from Presque Isle, Maine, piloted by three Americans. It was the fourteenth known attempt to cross the Atlantic in a balloon, and the return trip for the three pilots and their wives aboard the Concorde was provided by Air France at no charge. To commemorate the Double Eagle II's successful journey, this week our questions are about other things with the word "double" in their name.

1. In golf, a player scores an eagle if they shoot two strokes under par on a hole. What is the term for when a player shoots two over par?
2. Nominated for seven Oscars, the 1944 movie Double Indemnity stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a woman who hatches a plot to kill her husband, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster. Directed by Billy Wilder, it is often cited as a paradigm of what genre?
3. The novel The Double centers on a government employee who encounters a doppelgänger with the exact opposite personality to his own. It was originally published in 1846 and revised by its author two decades later, the same year he published Crime and Punishment. Who wrote The Double?
4. From 1978 until 1990, the band Double Trouble was led by what influential three-named blues-rock guitarist, known for hits such as "Pride and Joy" and "Crossfire" and named in 2011 by Rolling Stone magazine as the twelfth-greatest guitarist of all time?
5. It was the title of a 1970s game show starring Alex Trebek, but it is much more widely known as the name of a Nickelodeon game show starring Marc Summers that originally ran from 1986 to 1993 and was revived in June of 2018. What is that title?

Extra credit
1. "Science Fiction / Double Feature" is the opening song in what 1975 film along with the 1973 stage production the film is based on?
2. A 1952 X-ray image titled "Photo 51", taken by chemist Rosalind Franklin was a key piece of evidence in the discovery of what structure, first described in an article published in Nature the following year?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase DOUBLE BOGEY. Rearrange the letters to spell a seven-letter word you might say when something ends and a four-letter word that might describe how you feel after you say it. What are the words?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Double bogey
2. Film noir
3. Fyodor Dostoevsky
4. Stevie Ray Vaughan
5. Double Dare

Extra credit
1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. Double helix