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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
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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
51 Comments
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Level 76
Sep 30, 2013
Please add Bueller's day off
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Level 61
Jun 7, 2016
LOL, best comment on here.
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Level 67
Dec 5, 2019
Please add this.
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Level 39
Oct 1, 2013
Fun!! Great variety of items.
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Level 70
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 78
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 79
May 11, 2014
haha, I tried Gatling Brothers & Bowie Kuhn.
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Level 72
Jun 4, 2016
I may be completely wrong but could Miranda right (singular) be accepted?
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Level 60
Jun 4, 2016
There is no singular Miranda right thought. They are a collection.
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Level 93
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 76
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 87
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 75
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 73
Nov 10, 2019
Miranda warning was my first choice. Then I wondered if it was about a different Miranda.
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Level 67
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 67
Mar 3, 2022
How dare we.
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Level 65
Aug 30, 2019
I kept trying Mason Dixon line. I could not think of jar for a while.
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Level 70
Dec 5, 2019
Well it is named after someone.
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Level 78
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 87
Aug 30, 2019
Great quiz! Can Rube Goldberg DEVICE be an option? I've always heard it that way.
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Level 75
Aug 30, 2019
second
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Level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
That will work now
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Level 71
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 86
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 81
Sep 4, 2019
Not sufficiently US-centric!
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Level 68
Oct 3, 2019
No, murphy's law is universal ;) (and sounds too irish :P)
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2024
Murphy's Law is named for a US aeronautics engineer, Edward A. Murphy Jr. Sorry if that sounds too Irish for your taste.
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Level 75
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 82
Nov 1, 2019
except on SeaLab, where it's Martian Law
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Level 88
Dec 5, 2019
"Under Martian law, doctors and other wizards are forbidden!"
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Level 89
Mar 3, 2022
And in Tekken, where it actually is Marshall Law.
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2019
The Heimlich Maneuver changed names to the abdominal thrust
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2022
Named after Mr Abdominal?
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Level 54
Oct 29, 2019
anyone else try web first for cobb
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Level 73
Dec 6, 2019
No, but I tried "loaf"
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Level 67
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 39
Dec 5, 2019
I tried cobb "web" and mason "ry" lol
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Level 49
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 77
Dec 5, 2019
My immediate instinct is "Lorenzo's Music," but that's definitely not right.
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Level 75
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 72
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.
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Level 70
Dec 3, 2021
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that just seems like a brand rather than an innovative or unique garment.
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Level 44
Jul 12, 2020
Less than half got Rube Goldberg machine
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Level 79
Jun 1, 2021
Does what it says on the tin. Never heard of a Cobb salad or General Tso's chicken.
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Level 67
Aug 10, 2021
General Tso's chicken is similar to orange chicken it's pretty good
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Level 44
Dec 6, 2021
Another criminal lawyer requesting "Miranda warnings" be accepted. I missed that one because we never call them Miranda rights.

Also Marshall Islands don't count? Otherwise a very fun exercise. Thanks.

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Level 67
Mar 3, 2022
What about Bowie bonds? I tried that first. Couldn't summon "knife."
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2022
I’m a doctor (not a surgeon) and the only one I missed was Tommy John surgery; I only knew it as UCL repair 😁. Tried every version of underwear unsuccessfully.
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Level 65
Aug 25, 2022
Oof I kept trying variations on "piercing" for Monroe. Different Monroe, I suppose!
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Level 78
Jan 19, 2023
Tried Cobb Webb :/