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:

  1. The NCAA College World Series has been held in this city for more than fifty years.
  2. Comedian George Carlin was arrested in this city in 1972. for doing his “Seven Words
  3. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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