|BOBSLED||The comedy was based on the true story of a Jamaican bobsled team. The team broke ground for not only its country's climate but also the first black competitors in the event.|
|OTIS||Five years earlier, Elisha Graves Otis had created a mechanism to prevent hoisting machinery from falling, a critical part of the elevator.|
|BUNYAN||Deacon John Bunyan had been jailed for three months for preaching in public but extended the sentence to twelve years because he refused to promise he would not do it again.|
|CALORIE||When discussing food, a calorie is actually a thousand times this unit.|
|ALLEY||Actress Kirstie Alley, who would become famous for playing Rebecca Howe, also later won $10,000 with Lucille Ball on Password Plus.|
|TOPEKA||Appropriately, the capital city is now home to a Frito-Lay potato chip-making plant.|
Quiz Quilt Answer: BOBCAT (First letters)
A bobcat is a wild feline, Bobcat Goldthwait is a comedian who acted in the "Police Academy" movies, and Tyson Chandler is the current center for the Charlotte Bobcats.