Here’s a review of the questions:
- What American soul music pioneer is buried in Louisville?
- It’s hard to miss the ginormous baseball bat that welcomes visitors to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. But do you know what baseball player’s bat it is actually a replica of.?
- A Louisville druggist invented this product that you can find everywhere now. What was it?
And here are the answers:
- Wilson Pickett–Pickett died at a hospital near his home in Reston, Virginia after suffering a heart attack on January 19, 2006, two months short of his 65th birthday. He was laid to rest in next to his mother in a mausoleum at Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville. Pickett spent many years in Louisville. Little Richard spoke at his funeral.
- The Big Bat—the world’s largest–is an exact-scale replica of Babe Ruth’s 34-inch Louisville Slugger bat.
- Flavored chewing gum—Chewing gum up to the point druggist John Colgan came along was basically wax with very little flavor. In 1873, he’d ordered a train full of chicle, intending to use it to make cough syrup. With the excess chicle, he added balsam tolu extract and powdered sugar to create flavored chewing gum.
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