What's the Kennection? #228

In Greek mythology, Oedipus solved the riddle of what creature that guarded the city of Thebes?

Heather DeLoach, now an Orange County event planner, played the "Bee Girl" in the video for what 1992 Blind Melon hit?

What Arizona baseball team was nearly named the Coyotes, now the name of the state's NHL franchise?

What's the name of the Rubik's Cube-shaped virtual-reality game world where most of the book Ready Player One is set?

In 1991, a study found that the mascot of what cigarette brand was better-known to kids than Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, or Barbie?

What's the "Kennection"?