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Things that Came From Los Angeles

Can you name these people, companies, and things which originated in the Los Angeles area?
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Last updated: January 4, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 4, 2023
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Year
Answer
Mexican fast food chain started by Glen Bell
1962
Taco Bell
A device which can shoot a targeted beam of light
1960
Laser
Cartoon character who got his start in the animated short "Steamboat Willie"
1928
Mickey Mouse
The biggest child star of the 1930s or the non-alcoholic drink that was
named after her
1928
Shirley Temple
Style of bar with Polynesian-themed drinks and decor
1933
Tiki bar
Band that recorded "California Girls"
1961
Beach Boys
Fast food burger chain where you can presumably enter and exit quickly
1948
In-n-Out
Children's toy consisting of a ring a little over 1 meter in diameter
1958
Hula hoop
Dubious way to move people into space. Only six were ever built and two exploded.
1977
Space Shuttle
Hard rock band whose name celebrates firearms and botany
1985
Guns N' Roses
Blonde doll sometimes criticized for unrealistic body proportions
1959
Barbie
Musical instrument with "pickups" that made rock music possible
1931
Electric guitar
Sport originally called "sidewalk surfing"
1940s
Skateboarding
Ice cream chain which says it has 31 flavors, one for every day of the month
1945
Baskin-Robbins
Troupe of male dancers who wear bow ties and not much else
1979
Chippendales
Jeans company with a ? on its logo
1982
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Bed size which is longer than a normal king-sized bed
1960s
California king
The fastest airplane of all-time, designed at Lockheed Martin's "Skunkworks"
1964
SR-71 Blackbird
Salad with lettuce, bacon, fried chicken breast, avocado, blue cheese,
hard boiled eggs and other motley ingredients
1930s
Cobb salad
Wearable way to quit smoking
1980s
Nicotine patch
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Level 83
Jan 4, 2023
I don't think the pickups are on the frets, are they?
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2023
Fixed
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2023
Could you please accept e-guitar? That's what I've come to know them as.
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Level 85
Jan 4, 2023
I got almost all of them, although I was unable to guess the jeans one.
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Level 62
Jan 12, 2023
rdrr
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Level 79
Jan 4, 2023
The "moving people into space clue" is pretty misleading, since they were each used multiple times over almost 40 years.
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2023
Changed from "only five ever flew" to "only six were ever built".
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Level 62
Jan 4, 2023
Please accept just 'shuttle' as an answer
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2023
Okay
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Level 82
Jan 4, 2023
Ironically, very few of these items are actually from Los Angeles
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2023
100% are from the Los Angeles area.
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Level 68
Jan 5, 2023
It was the first commercially available electric guitar.
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Level 84
Jan 6, 2023
Space shuttles are not dubious. Rockets are unreliable in general... 133/135 is in fact a pretty good record.
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2023
That's exactly my take too. A 98% success rate over several decades is the opposite of dubious. A weird editorial flex there.
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Level 50
Jan 17, 2023
I don;t think they were ever needed to make that many trips to space as they could.
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Level 65
Jan 17, 2023
Needed? No one NEEDS to go to space, but indeed, NASA envisioned the shuttles not only to fly as often as they did, but even more often; hence the name shuttle.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2023
Came here to also lodge my complaint regarding this anti-shuttle nonsense. The shuttle program did an amazing job for NASA’s tasks - building the ISS & maintaining Hubble. Neither of them would still be operational today without it. NASA finds itself today wishing that it was less reliant on private companies & Kazakh spaceports. Two well publicized disasters does not “dubious“ make.
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2023
I completely agree. I might have gotten it had the unnecessary editorializing been omitted. "Dubious" isn't accurate at all if the shuttle was used multiple times.
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Level 66
Jan 18, 2023
Totally agree, I didn' even get what the question was about and never got the right answer
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Level 62
Jan 17, 2023
All sorts of attempted spelling of chippendales and they were all wrong. Such is the life of a poor speller
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Level 61
Jan 17, 2023
The North American X-15 is faster than the SR-71 Blackbird.
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Level 56
Jan 17, 2023
The X-15 is a rocket with wings; SR-71 is an actual airplane.
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Level 66
Jan 17, 2023
The skunkworks question is debatable on multiple levels.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2023
I'd just like to point out that my Barbie has dark brown hair. She is 56 years old though, perhaps they only make blonde ones now.

Thanks for the quiz anyway.