Whiz Kids WeekCharles Horowitz
13 years old
Charles's IQ has been measured at genius level.$500: Which of these is a type of dumpling used in a Chinese soup and NOT a type of particle analyzed in physics?
A - photon
B - gluon
C - lepton
D - wonton
Charles knows what some of these are, especially that wontons are used in Chinese cooking
.$1000: ICYMI, according to UrbanDictionary.com, the popular internet abbreviation "ICYMI" stands for what?
A - In Case You Missed It
B - I Challenge Your Monkey's Intelligence
C - Ice Cream? Yum! May I?
D - I'm Carpooling with Your Mambo Instructor
Charles says that people might use C
$2000: Despite dog mushing being recognized as its state sport back in 1972, what 49th state didn't adopt the malamute as its state dog until 2010?
Answer: A (In Case You Missed It)
A - Maine
B - Alaska
C - Oregon
D - New Mexico
Charles knows which state is the 49th.commercial break$3000: Melting down pennies to sell the metal carries a fine of up to $10,000, which one could pay with exactly how many pennies?
A - 100,000
B - 1 million
C - 10 million
D - 1 billion
Charles says he learned a trick in the 5th grade; he added 2 zeroes to $10,000, which eliminates D and C
.$5000: Devoted to folk tales like Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, and Snow White, GRIMMWELT is a new museum in Hassel, a city located where?
A - eastern Ukraine
B - northern Norway
C - central Germany
D - southern France
Charles doesn't know so he uses his "Cut the Question" lifeline.
$5000 (CTQ): The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is a scientific organization that officially recognizes any new what?
Answer: C (central Germany)
A - star in the Milky Way
B - species of animal
C - element on the periodic table
D - mechanical invention
Charles says that A would be astronomy and B isn't chemistry, nor is D
$7000: On the monument at Mt. Rushmore, half of the presidents are depicted wearing what?
Answer: C (element on the periodic table)
A - ponytails
B - hats
C - facial hair
D - eyeglasses
Charles doesn't think that it's A or B, and Roosevelt has glasses; Lincoln has a beard
. He uses his 50:50.commercial break$10,000: To win the popular iPhone game 2048, you slide numbered tiles on a grid until you create a tile with the number 2048, also known as 2 to the what power?
A - 10
B - 11
C - 12
D - 13
Charles runs through the powers of 2 to come up with the answer.$20,000: Which of these countries is wholly surrounded by the 2 most populous nations in the world?
A - Bangladesh
B - Nepal
C - Pakistan
D - Kyrgystan
Charles knows that India and China
are the two countries. C isn't surrounded by China and A is only surrounded by India. D is "just out there"
.commercial breakMILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY" What unique prize is given to winners of the Teen Choice Awards?
A - surfboard
B - electric guitar
C - gold sunglasses
D - scooter$30,000: Which of these creatures is known for using "pentapedal locomotion" when it walks, propelling itself with its tail in addition to its legs?
A - ostrich
B - kangaroo
C - scorpion
D - lobster
Charles says that ostriches don't really have tails
. He won't use his +1 because this isn't his dad's strong suit. He asks the audience (everyone except his dad).
Ask the Audience results:
A - 1%
B - 30%
C - 32%
D - 37%
Charles goes against the audience.END OF SHOW "NOISE"
Charles will return on Monday to finish his run.