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War Effort on the Homefront - February 10, 2017

 A Crusader I tank emerges from a tank landing craft (TLC 124) during tests of a portable concrete roadway, in this case laid on the beach, 26 April 1942. (Wikimedia)

Q: Perhaps you've driven along the Harry Darby Memorial Highway that runs through Kansas City? That highway is named after Harry Darby, a Kansas City, Kansas, businessman and U.S. Senator from Kansas. Back in the day, Darby ran a steel company in the West Bottoms. During World War II, his company was known for making... what? In fact, the Darby Steel Corporation made MOST of these used during the war. What were they?

Rarely-Heard and Mostly Forgotten Catch Phrases - January 27, 2017

Astronaut Ronald E. Evans is performing extravehicular activity during the Apollo 17 spacecraft's trans-Earth coast. During his EVA, Evans, command module pilot, retrieved film cassettes from the lunar sounder, mapping camera and panoramic camera. (Photo via NASA)

Q: Astronaut Ron Evans graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka and from the University of Kansas. As command module pilot for Apollo 17, he was part of the last manned-mission to the Moon. During that trip in 1972, Evans got to walk outside the spaceship for about an hour. What phrase did he utter as he first stepped into outer space?

Manufacturing & Stuff Every Kansan Should Know! - December 30, 2016

(Cobalt Boat FLickr Photo by Putneypics, YETI Flickr Photo by Zachary Collier)

Q: The winter chill may have you thinking about warmer weather. When it comes to summertime fun, you should know that Kansas manufactures two products that go hand-in-hand with sizzling summer temperatures: boats and coolers. Which Kansas community makes high-end Cobalt boats, and which Kansas community makes high-end YETI coolers?

College Football Winners & Losers - December 9, 2016

The Kansas State football stadium in the 1940s.

Q: Kansas State football Coach Bill Snyder is headed to another bowl game. His Wildcats take on Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl on December 28. In sharp contrast to the success of Coach Snyder, there's another K-State coach who didn't fare so well. Who’s the only K-State football coach to lose every single game he managed for the Wildcats?

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