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Things Named For People #2 - U.S. Centric

Fill the blanks in these things that are named after people (eponyms).
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Last updated: August 30, 2019
First submittedJuly 15, 2013
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Eponym
Lou Gehrig's Disease
Ponzi Scheme
Dewey Decimal System
Pulitzer Prize
Heimlich Maneuver
Cobb Salad
Bowie Knife
Eponym
Gatling Gun
Fulbright Scholar
Lorenzo's Oil
Murphy's Law
Monroe Doctrine
Atkins Diet
Fosbury Flop
Eponym
General Tso's Chicken
Tommy John Surgery
Rube Goldberg Machine
Marshall Plan
Mason Jar
Miranda Rights
George Foreman Grill
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level 75
Sep 30, 2013
Please add Bueller's day off
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level 54
Jun 7, 2016
LOL, best comment on here.
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level 57
Dec 5, 2019
Please add this.
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level 45
Oct 1, 2013
Fun!! Great variety of items.
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level 55
Apr 27, 2014
Nice quiz. I don't know if it's named after a person but a Pyrrhic Substitution is a thing as well.
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level 71
Dec 6, 2019
There are also Pyrrhic Victories, which cause great damage to the victor. They are named after King Pyrrhos of Epirus, who said this, after defeating the Romans twice and suffering heavy losses himself: "Another such victory and I come back to Epirus alone".
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level 71
May 11, 2014
haha, I tried Gatling Brothers & Bowie Kuhn.
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level 68
Jun 4, 2016
I may be completely wrong but could Miranda right (singular) be accepted?
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level 64
Jun 4, 2016
There is no singular Miranda right thought. They are a collection.
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level 81
Jul 10, 2019
interestingly Heimlich never had to do his famous method until he was 96 fairly recently https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36400365
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level 72
Aug 29, 2019
Also accept "scholar"? That fits too.
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level ∞
Aug 29, 2019
Changed it to that since it is shorter.
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level 80
Aug 29, 2019
A few comments: (1) I believe Miranda warning should be accepted; (2) for Rube Goldberg, how about contraption or device; and (3) George Foreman grill is not a generalized thing, but a commercial product that we're effectively advertising.
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level 72
Aug 30, 2019
Agreed about Miranda warning being accepted as an alternate answer. In law, it is just as common as Miranda rights.
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level 69
Nov 10, 2019
Miranda warning was my first choice. Then I wondered if it was about a different Miranda.
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level 62
Dec 5, 2019
As a criminal lawyer, I can add that "Miranda warning" is actually the more accurate term. The rights themselves (the rights to remain silent and to have an attorney at no cost) are constitutional rights that long predate Miranda decision by about 180 years. The Miranda decision stated that the police had to inform (i.e., warn) suspects that they had these rights. In other words, Miranda did not create new rights. It mandated that the police warn suspects of rights they had always had under the constitution. So Miranda is about warnings, not rights.
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level 66
Aug 30, 2019
I kept trying Mason Dixon line. I could not think of jar for a while.
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level 62
Dec 5, 2019
Well it is named after someone.
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level 69
Aug 30, 2019
Am I the only one who couldnt figure out why Marshall law was not accepted intil realising that its not spelt the same way, not US centric and the space is too long?
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level 72
Aug 30, 2019
Great quiz! Can Rube Goldberg DEVICE be an option? I've always heard it that way.
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level 53
Aug 30, 2019
second
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level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
That will work now
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level 65
Aug 30, 2019
I was stumped on Marshall. The only thing I could come up with was Amps, which is a UK company, LOL.
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level 78
Aug 31, 2019
I could only think of pyramid for Ponzi. The other 7 that I missed are, well, US-centric ^^.
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level 72
Sep 4, 2019
Not sufficiently US-centric!
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level 64
Oct 3, 2019
No, murphy's law is universal ;) (and sounds too irish :P)
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level 73
Sep 18, 2019
Was going to request Marshall Law.

Then remembered it was named the U.S. Centric version of the quiz.

Then I remembered it's Martial Law.
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level 77
Nov 1, 2019
except on SeaLab, where it's Martian Law
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level 78
Dec 5, 2019
"Under Martian law, doctors and other wizards are forbidden!"
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level 65
Oct 21, 2019
The Heimlich Maneuver changed names to the abdominal thrust
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level 49
Oct 29, 2019
anyone else try web first for cobb
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level 71
Dec 6, 2019
No, but I tried "loaf"
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level 62
Dec 5, 2019
I just want to share that I'm currently watching the Moody's Christmas Special on Fox and it really sucks. What the hell, Denis Leary?
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level 67
Dec 5, 2019
Putting Murphy’s next to Lorenzo really screwed ke up, as I couldn’t think of anything besides Murphy Oil Soap.
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level 34
Dec 5, 2019
I tried cobb "web" and mason "ry" lol
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level 41
Dec 5, 2019
The Marshall Islands were named after John Marshall, a British explorer. I don't know if it fits into a US-centric quiz, but it briefly tripped me up.
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level 67
Dec 5, 2019
My immediate instinct is "Lorenzo's Music," but that's definitely not right.
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level 77
Dec 5, 2019
Underwear should work for Tommy John, too. Their commercials are all over the place, "No adjustment needed." (I checked Google, and underwear got around 18,000,000 results while surgery got less than 17,000,000.)
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level 63
Dec 5, 2019
Man, I typed every word for underwear I could think of. Tommy John briefs? No. Tommy John undies? Nope. Please accept underwear.