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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Whiz Kids Week
Expert in Presidential history and fan of "The Bachelorette"
+1 is his dad

$500 :
Posing a problem if newly-introduced predators start running around, NatGeo says that birds on isolated islands gradually lose their ability to what?
A: Do kung fu B: Shoot a crossbow
C: Turn invisible D: Fly

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: Fly



$1000 :
"It takes a long time to finish," "Funding is fleeting" and "It is very, very hard" were three things listed in Business Insider's article "14 Reasons Not to Go" where?
A: To graduate school B: To the north of England
C: To Six Flags Magic Mountain D: To the bathroom

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: To graduate school



$2000 :
In the movie "Iron Man," the main character was seen driving an Audi R8 sports car with a license plate that reads what?
A: ROGERS1 B: BANNER2
C: ROMANOVA3 D: STARK4

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: STARK4



$3000 :
The world's longest rail tunnel, Switzerland's newly-opened Gotthard Base Tunnel is also the deepest, burrowing over a mile beneath what mountain range?
A: The Urals B: The Andes
C: The Alps D: The Cascades

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: The Alps


$5000 :
"Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy" was the first line of what classic children's novel?
A: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe B: The Phantom Tollbooth
C: Freaky Friday D: A Wrinkle in Time

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Preston said he thought it was Peter Pan and is confused so he will use the extra "Cut the Question" lifeline available this week.

He said he would have guessed D.

A: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


$5000 (replacement):
Which of the following pairs of B countries share a border?
A: Bangladesh & Bulgaria B: Botswana & Belize
C: Brazil & Bolivia D: Belgium & Bahrain

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Brazil & Bolivia


First break

Preston said he once received an interactive globe that provided facts about each country that he touched.

$7000 :
With ten letters each, two Presidents are tied for having the longest last names. What are their first names?
A: Thomas & Grover B: Martin & William
C: James & John D: George & Dwight

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: George & Dwight


$10K :
Named for the Greek goddess of the Earth, the theory that the planet's living and nonliving parts work together as a single organism is called what?
A: Athena Hypothesis B: Minerva Hypothesis
C: Hera Hypothesis D: Gaia Hypothesis

[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
Preston said this is a tricky one, does not believe it is Athena or Hera and is leaning towards Minerva.
50/50: C or D.


[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
ATA: C:53% D: 47%

Preston went with the audience


[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: Gaia Hypothesis

Preston left with $5000


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Preston Helfand
Tucson, AZ

Whiz Kids Week
Expert in Presidential history and fan of "The Bachelorette"
+1 is his dad


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$10K :
Named for the Greek goddess of the Earth, the theory that the planet's living and nonliving parts work together as a single organism is called what?
A: Athena Hypothesis B: Minerva Hypothesis
C: Hera Hypothesis D: Gaia Hypothesis

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Preston said this is a tricky one, does not believe it is Athena or Hera and is leaning towards Minerva.
50/50: C or D.

ATA: C:53% D: 47%

Preston went with the audience

D: Gaia Hypothesis

Preston left with $5000

Too bad.

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$2000 :
In the movie "Iron Man," the main character was seen driving an Audi R8 sports car with a license plate that reads what?
A: ROGERS1 B: BANNER2
C: ROMANOVA3 D: STARK4

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: STARK4


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