Name That City! — Aug 5, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. In what U.S. city would you find the first international vehicular tunnel in the world?
  2. In what city was the pop-up toaster invented?
  3. This city has a song with the same name that has the lyrics “On the corner of Twelfth Street and Vine.”

And here are the answers:

  1. DETROIT, MI—The Detroit-Windsor tunnel, considered one of the great engineering wonders of the world, is jointly owned by the city of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The 5,160-ft long tunnel was formally dedicated on November 1, 1930. President Hoover turned a “golden key” in Washington that rang bells in both Detroit and Windsor. About 13,000 vehicles a day use the tunnel.
  2. MINNEAPOLIS, MN—If it hadn’t been for Charles Strite, you could be suffering the fate of overdone toast. Strite, who was born in Minneapolis, invented the first pop-up toaster and marketed the invention in the same city.
  3. KANSAS CITY, MO—Wilbert Harrison’s 1959 version of “Kansas City” is the song’s most famous recording. Its lyric spotlights an intersection of 12th Street and Vine, even though natives say these streets never actually meet to form a true intersection.

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