Name that Flyover city — October 14, 2019

October 11, 2019

Ok, let’s check your answers. As a reminder, here’s a quick review of today’s questions: What city established a fair campaign act known as the “Twinkie Law”? This city’s capitol is the only one in the world surrounded by working oil wells. This city experienced a catastrophic flood in 1937. The answers: Minneapolis, MN–A Minneapolis City Council candidate was indicted by a grand jury for serving Twinkies to groups of elderly voters. After the scandal, a fair campaign act was established, which is now commonly known as the “Twinkie Law.” The law has since been repealed. Oklahoma City, OK—Located on…

Name that Flyover city! — October 11, 2019

October 10, 2019

Ok, let’s get this done! As a reminder, here’s a quick review of today’s bewildering questions: This city is known for having created the first drive-thru window. Mary Todd Lincoln was born in this city. This city is called the “Smithsonian of the South” due to its abundance of museums and educational facilities. Your answers: Springfield, MO—About 30 years before McDonalds cranked open its first drive-thru window, Springfield’s “Red” Chaney and his wife Miss Julia were serving sacks of burgers to hungry travelers just off Route 66. They served burgers through a window Red cut out in the side of…

Name that Flyover city, October 10, 2019

October 9, 2019

Let’s check your answers–but first let’s review the questions: Polar opposite entertainers Fred Astaire and Marlon Brando were both born in this city. This city is home to cable TV’s HGTV, which is one of the fastest growing networks in cable history with nearly 84 million households in less than nine years. This city is home to the first shopping center designed for arrival by car. And, now, the answers: Omaha, NE—Astaire’s parents moved to Omaha when his dad landed a job with the Storz Brewing Company. Astaire, widely considered the most influential dancer in the history of film, was…

Name that Flyover city, October 9, 2019

October 8, 2019

Let’s check your answers–but first let’s review the questions: Susan E. Blow opened the first successful public kindergarten in this city in 1873. This city has a highway tunnel that connects it with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. A skyscraper in this city is nicknamed “The Batman Building.” And, now, the answers: St. Louis, MO—Susan E. Blow, the daughter of a prominent manufacturer and state senator, went abroad to study. While there, she came across the kindergarten teaching methods of Friedrich Froebel. When she came home, opened the first kindergarten. (And just to show you that we got the trivia, Blow’s…

Name that Flyover City — October 8, 2019

October 7, 2019

Let’s see how you did on today’s off-the-wall questions: First, let’s review the questions: This city is the smallest city in the U.S. to host a professional sports team. In 1953 residents of this city spent three months hunting down and capturing 11 Indian speckled cobras that were on the loose. The speedway in this city is the largest sporting facility in the world. And, now the answers: Green Bay, WI—Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city is also where it’s not unusual to pass someone on the street sporting a triangular plastic cheese head. Springfield, MO—Called “The Big…

Name that Flyover City — October 4, 2019

October 3, 2019

If you got thee right, you know your singer bios well! First, let’s review the questions: “To this day, whenever I’m in ________, which is often, I’m reminded that the people there still haven’t gotten over the Braves leaving … If it helps, they should know the players haven’t either.” — Hank Aaron “I can’t escape being born in Pike County, Kentucky, grandson of a miner, Luther Tibbs, and his wife, Earlene, and traveling as a child up and down Route 23 between Kentucky and _________, where I was raised, experiencing life via working-class people. Nor do I want to…

Name that Flyover city — October 7, 2019

October 3, 2019

We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City.” First, let’s review the questions for today: This city holds an annual steamboat race. More than a million people each year come to this city for its iconic state fair. Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel hailed from this city. And, now, the answers: Louisville, KY—The Great Steamboat Race was first held in 1963. Now it’s a regular event of the annual Kentucky Derby Festival, two weeks of events leading up to the Kentucky Derby. In 2009, the Belle of Cincinnati replaced longtime rival, the Delta Queen to compete against the Belle of…

Name that Flyover city — October 3, 2019

October 2, 2019

We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City.” First, let’s review the questions: This city is Warren’s Buffet’s lifelong home. The official bird of this city is the Pink Flamingo. The idea for a zoo in this city came about due to an unemployed bear. And, now, the answers: Omaha, NE—Buffet, called the “Oracle of Omaha,” maintains his status as one of the richest men in the world while living in Omaha. In fact, Buffett still lives in the same house he purchased in 1958 for $31,500, according to Investopedia. Madison, WI—The city of Madison declared the pink flamingo—the plastic…

Name that Flyover city — October 2, 2019

October 1, 2019

We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City” and that you’re really over that pink house thing. First, let’s review the questions: There’s a song named after this city that includes the lyrics “On the corner of Twelfth Street and Vine.” This is the only city in the U.S. where you can look South at Canada. Every Memorial Day since 1983, this city holds an annual fundraiser called the “World’s Largest Brat Fest.” And, now, the answers: Kansas City, MO—The song Kansas City was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Wilbert Harrison’s 1959 version of the song’s is the…

Name that Flyover city! — October 1, 2019

September 30, 2019

It is our pleasure to bring you more arbitrary and purposeless facts. We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City.” First, let’s review the questions: The oldest commercial bowling alley in the U.S. is located in this city. The Anheuser Busch company has called this city its home since 1852. This city boasts its very own castle. And, now, the answers: Detroit, MI–The Garden Bowl alley was build in 1913, and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The 16-lane alley, complete with original Brunswick machines and neon lights, is now owned by Joe Zainea, whose father bought…

Name that Flyover city — September 30, 2019

September 27, 2019

We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City.” Today we look at some unique buildings located in the heartland. First, let’s review the questions: An iconic monument in this city is the tallest of its kind in the US. This city is home to the largest privately owned home in the U.S. This city has a famous concession stand in one of its art and nature parks. And, now, the answers: St. Louis, MO—Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1947 the 630 feet wide and tall St. Louis Arch is the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and is Missouri’s…

Name that Flyover city — September 27, 2019

September 26, 2019

We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City”. It’s the best thing since salty sliced bread and a sweeper to clean up the crumbs! First, let’s review the questions: There’s a salt mine located 1,000 feet below this city’s streets. The carpet sweeper was invented in this city. A well known bread company in this city was the first to mass market sliced bread. And, now, the answers: Detroit, MI–The Detroit Salt Company operates a major mine from over a thousand feet below the surface of Detroit’s streets. The sale that is mined is now only used to de-icing streets.…

Name that Flyover city — September 26, 2019

September 25, 2019

Let’s see how you did! First let’s review the questions: Until fairly recently, this city had an ordinance that made dancing illegal between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. The TV shows Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley were set in this city. According to WalletHub, this city is the most educated in the US And now the answers! Des Moines. IA–So much for dancing the night away. This odd ordinance was in effect from 1942 to 2009 in the city. I guess until Kevin Bacon showed up. Milwaukee, WI–Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated! Both series were set in…

Name that Flyover city – September 25, 2019

September 24, 2019

This may not cure your hunger, but at least we can serve up some answers. First let’s review the questions: Toasted ravioli, a tasty treat we didn’t know we wanted until now, was created in this city. The Hot Brown, an open-faced sandwich made with turkey and bacon was invented in this city. The Juicy Lucy (also spelled Jucy Lucy) burger was created in this city. And now the answers! St. Louis, MO– In the early 1940s, a chef by the name of Fritz accidently dropped an order of ravioli into hot oil instead of hot water. And it gets…

Name that Flyover city — September 24, 2019

September 19, 2019

Let’s see how you did! First let’s review the questions: In this city, it’s illegal for barbers to shave a man’s chest. This city has a park named after a river worker named Tom Lee. 90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in this city every year. And now the answers! Omaha, Nebraska—Yes, it’s an old law and one that most Omahan barbers don’t know about. But they do now (and they’re probably thankful for it). Memphis, TN—In 1925, a river worker named Tom Lee saw the M.E. Norman steamboat capsize and rushed to assist the passengers. He…

Name that Flyover city — September 23, 2109

September 19, 2019

Let’s see how you did! First, let’s review the questions: In what city was F. Scott Fitzgerald born? In what city was T.S. Eliot born? In what city was Thomas Wolfe born? The answers Minneapolis, Minnesota–The most notable member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s, Fitzgerald is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. St. Louis, Missouri–Although he would move to England at the age of 25 and spent the rest of his life there, Eliot was born in St. Louis. Asheville, North Carolina—Wolfe, the youngest of eight children, was born in…

Name that Flyover city! — September 20, 2019

September 17, 2019

Let’s see how you did! First, let’s review the questions: What city boasts the official starting point for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? What city is the heaviest drinking city? What Flyover city is known for its wine region? The answers Louisville, KY–While you can begin or end the trail anywhere you like, the “official” starting point for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is in Louisville at the Frazier History Museum. You can learn about bourbon, peruse a Spirit of Kentucky® Bourbon exhibition and then set out for the distilleries on the itinerary. Green Bay, WI– Some 26.5% of adults in Green…

Name that Flyover city — September 19, 2019

September 17, 2019

Let’s check your work. First, let’s review the questions: This city has as one of its nicknames, “Cream City,” but it has nothing to do with dairy or Eric Clapton. This city was home to the South’s first African-American millionaire. Jazz great Charlie Parker was born in this city. The answers Milwaukee, WI—The nickname stems from the light-colored bricks that builders used throughout the middle and late 19th century. Yeah, we know, that bit of trivia would have been more exciting if it had been referring to Eric Clapton. Memphis, TN– Robert R. Church, also known as the South’s first…

Name that Flyover city! — September 18, 2019

September 16, 2019

How’d ya do? First, let’s review the questions: In what city did disk jockey Alan Freed coin the term “rock and roll”? More champion Thoroughbred horses are discovered in this city’s sales than anywhere else in the world. Residents of this city have voted to raise their own taxes three times. Now, the answers! Cleveland, IN–Not only did Alan Freed coin the term “rock and roll,” he also put together the first rock concert called the Moondog Coronation Ball. Freed met Leo Mintz, the owner of Cleveland’s Record Rendezvous, in 1948. He saw how Mintz’s customers enjoyed rhythm and blues…

Name that flyover city – September 17, 2019

September 13, 2019

How’d ya do? First, let’s review the questions: Walt Disney opened his first animation studio in this city S.E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders, was born in this city. The satirical online newspaper called The Onion originated in this city. Now, the answers! Kansas City, MO—The studio was called Laugh-O-Gram Studios. Mickey Mouse was inspired by a real-life mouse in the building. Tulsa, OK—Hinton was just 17 when the novel was published. The 1983 film based on the novel was also shot on site in Tulsa. Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold! Madison, WI–Now based in Chicago, The Onion originated as…

Name that flyover city — September 16, 2019

September 12, 2019

How did you do? First, let’s review the questions: This city has been called the “Chili Capital of the World.” Scotch tape and the bundt plan were invented in this city. Once upon a time, this city bore the nickname “the Golden State” instead of California. Now, the answers! Cincinnati, OH—earns that nickname because it has more chili restaurants per capita than any other city in the nation (or world). Cincinnatians consume more than two million pounds of the stuff each year, topped with 850,000 pounds of cheese. Minneapolis, MN—Scotch tape, the world’s first transparent tape, was invented in 1930…

Name that Flyover city – September 13, 2019

September 10, 2019

Let’s see how you did! First, let’s review the questions: This city was the birthplace of the first elected African-American governor. What city is often called the “Smithsonian of the South”? What city has the nickname “Toilet Paper Capital of the World”? The answers! Richmond, VA—Lawrence Douglas Wilder (born January 17, 1931, in Richmond, VA) is an African-American lawyer and politician who served as the 66th Governor of Virginia, from 1990 to 1994. Raleigh, NC—Raleigh is often called the “Smithsonian of the South” because it allows residents and visitors alike access to at least 40 free museums and historic attractions.…

Name that Flyover city! – September 12, 2019

September 9, 2019

Can you handle the truth? Before we get to the answers, here’s a recap of today’s trivia questions: Since 2010, this city has been home to a fantasy football league that requires the last place finisher to get a tattoo. Every Halloween, two thousand zombies rise up and dance their way down Main Street. Actor Brad Pitt was raised in this city. Answers Omaha is home to the “Tattoo League.” The tattoo is chosen by the league’s winner each year. Even more horrendous? Past loser tattoos have features unicorns, Care Bears and Justin Bieber. Lexington was the first city to…

Name that Flyover U! – September 10, 2019

September 9, 2019

Let’s see how you did! First, a quick review of today’s questions: The sports dramas Knute Rockne: All American and Rudy were filmed at what university? This university boasts the annual Buggy race. This school’s mascot is a Cardinal named Cy. Answers! The two movies were filmed at Notre Dame. Knute Rockne, All American was filmed in 1940 and starred Ronald Reagan. Rudy, the movie people turn to when they need to get off the couch and achieve something was filmed in 1993. Carnegie Mellon hold the annual Buggy race, where student organizations build an aerodynamic, cylindrical three- or four-wheeled cart (the “buggy”)…

Name That Flyover City! – September 9, 2019

September 6, 2019

We thought you’d seek the truth. Well, here it is! First, a quick review of today’s questions: A chapel in this city is home to more Catholic relics than anywhere else in the world except for the Vatican. This city’s zoo is the only zoo in the country to be accredited by the relevant organizations as a zoo, an aquarium, and a botanical garden. Every July (usually on the Fourth), people in this city gather to promote “satire, liberty, and lunacy” at the annual Doo Dah Parade. Answers! Pittsburgh, PA–Saint Anthony’s Chapel, or the Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua…

Name that flyover U! – September 6, 2019

September 5, 2019

Thanks for playing Name that Flyover U! First, a quick review of today’s questions: Which Big 10 School has the biggest stadium? Which school won the first Big Ten Football championship? Lee Corso is one of the popular hosts of the long running show College Game Day. At which Big Ten school did he coach Football? Answers! Michigan – Michigan Stadium accommodates over 107,000 Wolverine’s fans! University of Wisconsin– The Badgers won almost 125 years ago in 1896. Indiana University– Corso coached IU from 1973-1982 Thanks for playing AND for reading Flyover Future!

Name that Flyover City! 9/3/19

August 29, 2019

These are getting tough, aren’t they? First, a quick review of today’s questions: Behind New York City, this city is now the country’s second-largest banking center Kurt Vonnegut was born and raised in this city. The first typewriter was invented here. Answers! Charlotte, NC–The rankings, according to an analysis for the Observer by S&P Global Market Intelligence, are based on the value of loans and other assets held by the banks headquartered in each city. Indianapolis, IN–Vonnegut’s father and grandfather, both architects, left their marks on the city. Milwaukee, WI—The first version to be called a “typewriter” and to use…

Name That Flyover City! 8/29/19

August 28, 2019

We thought we might find you here Here’s a quick review of today’s questions: What city has the nickname of “Naptown”? Where is the Arnold Sports Festival held every year? Where was the world’s first polio vaccine created? Answers! Indianapolis, IN–The term Naptown was actually coined by jazz musicians in the 1930s. One of the first recorded uses was in a song by blues singer Leroy Carr in 1929: “When you get to Naptown, the blues won’t last very long. Because they have their pleasure, and they sure do carry on.” Columbus, OH–The Arnold Sports Festivalis one of the biggest…

Name that city! 8/26/19

August 23, 2019

Ok, let’s get this done! As a reminder, here’s a quick review of today’s bewildering questions: The Big Mac was created in this city by Jim Delligatti, an early Ray Kroc franchisee. The citrusy and highly caffeinated soda Mountain Dew was invented in this city by bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman. This city is home to an interlinked collection of enclosed pedestrian footbridges that enables people to walk in climate-controlled comfort year-round. Your answers: Pittsburgh, PA—The Big Mac debuted at Delligatti’s Uniontown, PA, restaurant in 1967, selling for 45 cents. Knoxville, TN (Soft drinks were sold regionally in the 1930s…

Name that flyover city – 8-20-19

August 16, 2019

Ok, let’s get this done! Thanks for playing “Name That Flyover City”! As a reminder, here’s a quick review of today’s bewildering questions: The very first Wendy’s restaurant opened in this city in 1969. This city has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of Art Deco architecture. One of Ronald Reagan’s first jobs in the entertainment industry was calling baseball games for WHO radio in this city. Your answers: Columbus, OH – Dave Thomas opened his first Wendy’s in 1969 and named the chain in honor of his daughter (but we forgot her name) Tulsa, OK – Oil drove Tulsa’s…

Name that flyover city – 8-19-19

August 15, 2019

Did you really think you’d end up here when you woke up this morning? Thanks for playing “Name That Flyover City”! As a reminder, here’s a quick review of today’s incredibly difficult questions: In what city was Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood produced? In what city was pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong born? In what city was notorious crime boss John Dillinger born? Your answers: Fred Rogers, the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a longtime resident of this city. In fact, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was filmed and produced there at PBS member television station WQED. Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk…

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Name that Flyover City – 8-15-19

August 12, 2019

Thanks for playing “Name That Flyover City”! Life just doesn’t get any better! As a reminder, here’s a quick review of today’s incredibly difficult questions: What city was originally called Fort Raccoon? The YIELD sign was invented in this city in 1950 by a retired police captain. The guy who wrote “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was from this city. Immediate gratification: Des Moines–The original name of Des Moines was Fort Raccoon. It was later changed to Fort Des Moines, then shortened to the current Des Moines. Tulsa–A retired Tulsa police captain named Clinton Riggs invented the YIELD…

Name That Flyover City – 8/13/19

August 8, 2019

Thanks for playing “Name That Flyover City”! (My, you must have a lot of time on your hands.) Here are those pesky questions again, along with the answers: We know Google answers (almost) everything, but try to guess first. Graeter’s Ice Cream was founded in this city in 1870. Hank Williams, Sr. spent the last night of his life in this city. This city is home to the world’s most famous condiment producer. Immediate gratification: Cincinnati–The original owner was Louis Graeter more than 145 years ago! The place is now run by his three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Knoxville–Williams stopped off at…