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- Hosted by Ian Pickus
- Local Host Mike Nothnagel and Ian Pickus
Last week's challenge: Start with the word THIRTEENTH. If you change one letter to a K, you can rearrange the result to spell the name (3, 7) of a famous sculpture. What is it?
Answer: Change a T and a K and you can spell THE THINKER.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: AVIATION
On-air questions: If you have some wanderlust today, there may be a reason: on this date in 1927, Charles Lindberg took off from Long Island to make the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic. He landed in Paris the next day. Exactly five years later, Amelia Earhart left Newfoundland for Ireland, becoming the first female pilot to make a non-stop solo trip across the Atlantic. In honor of two of history’s most famous pilots, today’s show is all about aviation.
1. Scheduled for release in September, the Clint Eastwood film Sully is about the U.S. Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger, famed for the “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency landing in 2009. Starring as Sully is which actor, whose previous roles include U.S. Army Ranger Captain John Miller and Captain Richard Phillips?
2. One of the strangest airport codes is YYZ for Toronto Pearson International Airport. YYZ is also the name of an instrumental rock song from 1981 that features a drum solo by Neal Peart. Which band included the song on its album Moving Pictures?
3. Mohawk Airlines, a regional commuter airline, was an early client of advertising agency Sterling Cooper, but the account was dropped so the agency could go after American Airlines — unsuccessfully at that time. On which 2007-2015 drama did these events occur?
4. “There will probably be a lot of people that die.” This quote by Elon Musk opens a 2012 Esquire magazine feature article about which company, which was founded in 2002 with a goal of putting people on Mars?
5. Snopes.com debunked a 1,900-word article purported to be written by a 93-year-old in support of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Although he apparently didn’t actually write the blog post, he did author a memoir called The Quest for Mach One. Who is this?
1. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, who died April 21, 1918 at age 25, is better known as what?
On the second level of the Eiffel Tower is a one-Michelin-star restaurant run by internationally renowned chef Alain Ducasse. The restaurant is named for what famous French science-fiction and adventure novelist?
2. “I didn’t crash. The f******g plane crashed! It was pretty simple,” is how which actor described an accident last year that came as he was reprising one of his iconic roles for a sequel. Who is the actor?
This week's challenge
Start with the words TRAY TABLE. Change one letter to an O and you can rearrange the letters to spell two common cereal grains. What are the words?
About Any Questions?
WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other venues. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty.
Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC.