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Any Questions #495: "Second Dose"

Apr 30, 2021

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch spots to get a second shot.

Last week's challenge
Start with two of the five answers to today’s questions. (Which two is for you to figure out.) Change one letter to a C and you can rearrange the result to spell the seven-letter name of an African country and the five-letter name of an African river. What are they?
Answer: If you start with ORIGIN and ORANGE, you can change an R to a C and spell NIGERIA and CONGO.

On-air questions: Well Mike, by now, I hope, many of our listeners have had the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on which brand you signed up for, you may have needed a second dose. In honor of the second vaccine dose, each answer today will be a double-talk work.

1. Also known as a dorado or dolphinfish, what species attracted to floating brown algae is often found in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Hawaii?
2. The first name of the man who embarked on The Bach Project — 36 concerts in 36 days on six continents — or an Axis, Eternal Throw or Duncan?   
3. Portrayed on screen by Bob Newhart in 1970 and Lewis Pullman in 2019, what military leader in a 1961 novel is said to closely resemble a third actor, Henry Fonda?
4. Also referred as the Kenya Emergency, what 1950s rebellion, the origins of whose name remain uncertain, eventually led to the election of Jomo Kenyatta as prime minister in 1963?
5. Chronologically speaking, who is missing from this list? Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar, ______, Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon, and the current António Guterres?

Extra credit
1. What four words alternate with the phrase “Oh, what a relief it is!” in a long-running Alka Seltzer jingle?
2. Written by John Phillips, what song released in 1966 was the only No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 by The Mamas & The Papas?

This week's challenge
Start with a one-word proper name much in the news this year. Rearrange the letters and you can spell the two-word name of a hit song from the 1970s. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Mahi-mahi (the name means “strong” in Hawaiian)
2. Yo-Yo (Yo-Yo Ma is the cellist and Berkshire County resident who went viral last month for performing an impromptu concert while waiting for a COVID vaccine)
3. Major Major (Major Major); the book is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller; Heller was the subject a 2011 biography called “Just One Catch.”
4. Mau Mau (Kenyatta was also free Kenya’s first president)
5. Boutrous-Boutrous Ghali (these are UN Secretaries General; Boutrous-Boutrous Ghali, of Egypt, served from 1992 to 1996)

Extra credit
1. Plop plop, fizz fizz (the ad campaign is credited to Paul Marguiles, the father of actress Julianna)
2. “Monday, Monday”