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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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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
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
18 Comments
+2
Level 85
Jan 4, 2023
I don't think the pickups are on the frets, are they?
+1
Level ∞
Jan 4, 2023
Fixed
+1
Level 77
Jan 18, 2023
Could you please accept e-guitar? That's what I've come to know them as.
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Level 87
Jan 4, 2023
I got almost all of them, although I was unable to guess the jeans one.
+2
Level 65
Jan 12, 2023
rdrr
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Level 81
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 64
Jan 4, 2023
Please accept just 'shuttle' as an answer
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2023
Okay
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Level 87
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 70
Jan 5, 2023
It was the first commercially available electric guitar.
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Level 64
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 68
Jan 17, 2023
The North American X-15 is faster than the SR-71 Blackbird.
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Level 57
Jan 17, 2023
The X-15 is a rocket with wings; SR-71 is an actual airplane.
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Level 81
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.

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Level 83
Feb 22, 2023
I had multiple Barbies with different colour hair in the early 2000s.