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Any Questions #446: "Give Me Some Space"

Apr 17, 2020

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are together, but apart.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase STAYS HOME. Rearrange the letters and you can spell the four-letter name of a public radio show, and a five-letter type of communication heard on that show. What are the words?
Answer: MOTH, ESSAY

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: GIVE ME SOME SPACE
On-air questions: We're all supposed to be giving each other some space, and now our trivia is following suit. Our questions this week are, in one way or another, about space.
1. Located in Merritt Island Florida, what facility, originally called the NASA Launch Operations Center and renamed in November of 1963, has been featured in numerous films, including the James Bond film Moonraker, Apollo 13, and SpaceCamp?
2. "Go to Toledo, Ohio. If the bus has already left, stay where you are and pay $500 for train tickets." and "If your name is Alfred E. Neuman collect $1,329,063. If not, lose a turn." are the directions on two of the spaces on the board used in the game based on what magazine?
3. It was built for the 1962 World's Fair, stands just over 600 feet tall, and has an observation deck that affords views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains, and Mount Rainier. What is it?
4. Who said in a 2015 interview, "Some of the things I write about on a song like 'Blank Space' are satire. You take your creative license and create things that are larger than life. But is it cool to write the narrative of a girl who's crazy but seductive but glamorous but nuts but manipulative? That was the character I felt the media had written for me"?
5. What fills in the blank in this list: The Next Generation, _____, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, Picard?

Extra credit
1. In a 1973 song, what is the third thing people call the person they also call the gangster of love and Maurice?
2. "In space, no one can hear you scream" was the tagline for what classic 1979 film?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase SPACE HEATER. Change one letter to a T and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (8 letters, 3 letters) for someone who might get preferential treatment. What is the phrase?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Kennedy Space Center
2. Space Needle
3. Mad
4. Taylor Swift
5. Deep Space Nine

Extra credit
1. The space cowboy
2. Alien