Any Questions #392: "Yellow Things" | WAMC

Any Questions #392: "Yellow Things"

Mar 1, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel try to shake the winter blues with a show about yellow things.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase MOOSE TRACKS. Rearrange the letters to spell a six-letter word for something you might use to cook meat and a five-letter word for foods that often contain meat. What are the words?
Answer: The words are SMOKER and TACOS.

On-air questions: On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law establishing Yellowstone National Park as the first national park in the United States. It is also often regarded as the world's first national park. Located largely in Wyoming with small pieces in Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone covers over 3400 square miles, employs some 3700 workers during peak season, and welcomed over 4,250,000 visitors in 2016. It was first under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior before its management was overseen by the U.S. Army until the National Park Service took over administration in 1917. To commemorate the establishment of Yellowstone National Park, this week our questions are about yellow things.

1. In the Baby Boomer supplementary card set, the yellow category is Nightly News. In the Silver Screen card set, it's a category called Off Screen. In many other editions, including the original 1981 Master Game, the yellow category is History. What game is it?
2. It's the nickname for the athletic teams for the University of Rochester, the University of Wisconsin –  Superior, and American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, but it's most readily identified with Georgia Tech. What nickname is it?
3. An individual known as The Yellow King and his labyrinthine hideout become a focus of an investigation that begins with a series of unsolved crimes, including a case from seventeen years prior, undertaken by characters played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on the first season of what HBO anthology series?
4. One of four seas named after a color, the Yellow Sea is the name given to the northern part of the East China Sea. As the name implies, the sea lies on the eastern shore of China. What two Asian peninsular countries does the Yellow Sea sit on the western shores of?
5. Inspired by a trip to Hawaii, a 1970 song with the lyrics "They paved paradise to put up a parking lot" – a reference to a literal parking lot songwriter Joni Mitchell saw amongst the landscape while looking out from her hotel room – appeared on an album titled Ladies of the Canyon and is titled what?

Extra credit
1. Who is the most famous animal associated with a character known as The Man in the Yellow Hat?
2. The flag of what U.S. state is almost entirely yellow, except for a red sun symbol in the center that represents an indigenous tribe known as the Zia?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase YELLOW ALERT. Change one letter to a B and you can spell the five-letter name of a place you might see pins and a six-letter word for a person you might see in that place. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Trivial Pursuit
2. Yellow Jackets
3. True Detective
4. North Korea and South Korea
5. "Big Yellow Taxi"

Extra credit
1. Curious George
2. New Mexico