WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel add some trivia to their life.
Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase COVER STORY. Change one letter to an A and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (five letters in each word) that names a person who might have cast a ballot in favor of Toy Story. What is the phrase?
Answer: If you change the Y to an A, you can spell OSCAR VOTER.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: ADDITIONS
On-air questions: On December 6, 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt, during his State of the Union Address to Congress, articulated a policy that would come to be known as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. The Monroe Doctrine, introduced by James Monroe during his 1823 State of the Union Address, said, among other things, that European countries should not attempt to seize control of or intervene in the affairs of an independent country in the Americas. The Roosevelt Corollary, however, amended that policy by saying that the United States would intervene by exercising military force to prevent European powers from doing so, which it did on multiple occasions. To mark the declaration of the Roosevelt Corollary, this week our questions are about people or things added to other things.
1. In 1990, Penn State became the eleventh school to join an athletic conference that also included the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and eight other schools. What athletic conference did Penn State join, making the number in the conference's name now incorrect?
2. Nine-year-old actor Robbie Rist famously played a cousin that was added to a popular 1970s TV series during the final six episodes of its fifth and final season, explained on the show as the result of his parents traveling to South America for an archeological dig, a trip he couldn't join them on. What was Rist's character's first name?
3. A 1973 musical that debuted at the Royal Court Theater in London's West End had a word added to its title when it was adapted into a 1975 film, with many of the stage production's cast reprising their roles, including the production's creator and Tim Curry. What word is it?
4. In 1795, two stripes and two stars were added to the U.S. flag – bringing the number of each up to fifteen – as a result of the two most-recently added states to the union. One of those two new states was Kentucky, which was admitted in June of 1792. What was the other, which became the 14th state in March of 1791?
5. A 1998 expansion of what popular board game first introduced in England in 1943 and launched in North America in 1949, was subtitled "Master Detective" and added two new weapons – a bottle of poison and a horseshoe – to the classic set of six, along with new suspects and rooms?
1. A martini becomes a cocktail known as a Gibson if, instead of adding an olive to the drink, you add what?
2. Since it was added to the events at the Winter Olympics in 1998, the snowboarding event called the halfpipe has been won three of the six times by what American snowboarder?
This week's challenge
Start with the phrase ONE MORE THING. Change one letter to a P and you can rearrange the result to spell a six-letter word for a type of insect and a six-letter word for a type of bird. What are the words?
1. Big Ten
1. Cocktail onion
2. Shawn White