Name that Flyover City — Apr 28, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. What midwestern city is the founding location of Oscar Mayer meats?
  2. What southern city is home to Marbles Kids Museum?
  3. In the 1980’s, musicians and DJs in this midwestern city “invented” techno music. What city is it?

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And here are the answers:

  1. Madison, WI. Though the company’s headquarters is now in Chicago, Oscar Mayer (go ahead, sing the jingle while you check the spelling) got its start in Madison, Wisconsin. German immigrant Oscar F. Mayer arrived in America at age 14, and by the time he was 24, had his own butcher shop. The company grew, and its marketing became a force of nature that few other brands can boast, from the “Yellow Stripe” to the Wienermobile to those commercials and that jingle. An American success story that makes you hungry just thinking about it!
  2. Raleigh, NC. Marbles Kids Museum, proudly residing in downtown Raleigh since 2007, operates under a “Play-Losophy” that encourages learning, creativity, connection, and the importance of PLAY! Named for the “wall of marbles” that wraps around the building and lights up at night, the museum offers hands-on exhibits, award-winning programs, and larger-than-life movies on its in-house IMAX theater.
  3. Detroit, MI. Detroit techno is a dance music genre that originated in Detroit in the early-to-mid 1980s. The sound of Detroit techno stems from two sources. The first source is European electro-pop from acts like Kraftwerk and C.J. Bolland. The second source is Chicago house music, pioneered by DJs like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles. Sonically, Detroit techno music combines the cool, detached dancefloor beats and textures of European electronic music with the soul and celebration of American funk music.