Are you stumped yet? Don’t worry–we’ll give you the answers. But first let’s review the questions:
- The guy who the first person to suggest using emoticons in messages lives and works in this city.
- This city has what could be the oddest landmark, called the Firebird sculpture.
- Speaking of oddities, this city is home to the Cave House, a house that looks like something The Flintstones would rent.
And now the answers:
- Pittsburgh, PA–Scott Fahlman, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University was the first to suggest using the text-only pop culture phenomenon in messages sent on computer networks.
- Charlotte, NC–Created in 1991 by French-American sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle, the Firebird sculpture has resided in Bechtler plaza since 2009, just outside the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The 17-foot avian is adorned with over 7,500 pieces of colored glass. For this reason, his statueis often called “the disco chicken.”
- Tulsa, OK—The Cave House, built in the 1920s and located on Charles Page Boulevard, is made of cartoonish boulders. It was once a novelty restaurant by day and a speakeasy by night. Now it’s a private residence.
Thanks for playing Name that Flyover City AND for reading Flyover Future!