Any Questions? #99

Jul 19, 2013

Last week's challenge
Start with the name of the director SIDNEY LUMET. Change one letter to an N (not the one that's there), then rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (eight letters in the first word, three letters in the second) that names something many unfortunate criminals come to in the movies. What is the phrase?

Answer: If you change the S to an N, you can spell UNTIMELY END.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: DOG DAYS OF SUMMER #3: FAMOUS FLORENCES
On-air questions: For our final Dog Days of Summer show, we turn to the music world for our inspiration. Released in 2008, the song "Dog Days Are Over" was the second single from the debut album by Florence + the Machine. So this week, our questions are about other famous Florences.
1. One year after she became the first woman to guest host The Tonight Show, Florence Henderson joined the staff of what long-running NBC morning show, where she did the weather and the occasional news story?
2. Chef and food network star Tyler Florence is currently the host of a reality show featuring a cross-country competition between eight teams of vendors operating what type of vehicle?
3. Dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" and heralded as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale came to prominence tending to wounded soldiers during what 1850s war, named for a peninsula in the Black Sea?
4. At the 1988 summer Olympic games, Florence Griffith Joyner set the world records for the 100-meter and the 200-meter dashes, records which have yet to be broken. In what city did she set these records?
5. Florence Jean Castleberry – better known as Flo – was a waitress played by Polly Holliday on the TV sitcom Alice. At what fictional diner was Alice set?

Extra credit
1. Famous for her off-key performances, opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins gave few public recitals, and often limited the audience of those recitals to friends. After years of public demand, Jenkins performed in 1944 at what noted New York City venue, one month before her death?
2. The River Arno passes through the Italian city of Florence on its way to the Tyrrhenian Sea. During World War II, all the bridges in Florence were destroyed by the retreating German army except for which famous bridge that spans the Arno at its narrowest point?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase MEL'S DINER. Change one letter to an A, then rearrange the result to spell two words you might see on a door at a diner. What are the words?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Today
2. Food trucks
3. Crimean War
4. Seoul, South Korea
5. Mel's Diner

Extra credit
1. Carnegie Hall
2. Ponte Vecchio