Name that City! — April 30, 2020

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Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. In 1982, this city hosted the World’s Fair. One of the most notable invention debuts was the touch screen display screen.
  2. Right outside this U.S. city, you will find an actual castle.
  3. In what city was Play-Doh invented?

And here are the answers:

  1. Knoxville, TN—The 1982 World’s Fair, formally known as the Knoxville International Energy Exposition, opened on May 1, 1982, and closed on October 31, 1982, receiving over eleven-million visitors. In addition to the touch screen, the event also introduced Cherry Coke and Rubik’s Cube.
  2. Lexington, KY—The Kentucky Castle, a 40-year old landmark complete with battlements and turrets, is currently being used as an event venue but construction began in 1968 after real estate developer Rex Martin and his wife Caroline Bogaert Martin in 1969 returned from a trip to Germany, inspired by the architecture.
  3. Cincinnati, OH–The modeling compound that came to be known as Play-Doh started out as a putty-like substance concocted by Noah McVicker of Cincinnati-based soap manufacturer Kutol Products that was used to clean wallpaper. Following World War II, the transition from coal-based home heating to natural gas resulted in a decrease in internal soot. That, and the introduction of washable vinyl-based wallpaper, decreased the market for the putty substantially. To save the company, they re-branded their wallpaper-cleaning putty as a child’s toy: Play-Doh.

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