Name that Flyover City! — November 5, 2019
Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City!
Here’s a review of today’s questions:
- The NCAA College World Series has been held in this city for more than fifty years.
- Comedian George Carlin was arrested in this city in 1972. for doing his “Seven Words
- The legendary comic book hero Superman was first drawn up in this city in 1933 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
And here are the answers:
- Omaha, NE—The annual baseball tournament has been held in Omaha every June since 1950. On June 10, 2009, the NCAA and College World Series of Omaha, Inc. announced a new 25-year contract extension, keeping the CWS in Omaha through 2035.
- Milwaukee, WI—Carlin was 35 years old when he was arrested for doing his “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” bit. Apparently, you can’t say those words in Milwaukee either.
- Cleveland, OH—Siegel and Shuster met in high school and came up with the idea when they were teenagers. The guys sold the Superman rights to DC Comics for $130 in 1938, but did not receive royalties or benefits from the character until after a 1975 lawsuit.
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