Here are this week’s questions:

  1. What is historically significant about the world-renowned Rookwood Potter Company?
  2. Who gifted Cincinnati with the Capitoline Wolf statue in Eden Park?
  3. VH1 called this happening the “Least Metal Moment” of 2004. It just so happens it was in Cincy. What was it?

And here are the answers:

  1. Rookwood Pottery was the country’s first female-owned and operated large manufacturer. It was founded in 1880 by Marie Longworth Storer Nichols.
  2. Benito Mussolini—He was extremely fond of the statue, which depicts Romulus and Remus feeding on the milk of their adoptive mother-wolf. Mussolini liked the fact that Cincinnati was named after the Roman statesman Cincinnatus, who, in the 5th century BC accepted the dictatorship vote by the Roman Senate during a military crisis. So he gave the bronze replica of the statue to Cincy in 1932.
  3. In 2004, the “Least Metal Moment” ever was declared when Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil led the crowd in the “World’s Largest Chicken Dance” on Fountain Square, a beloved tradition at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

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