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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:17 pm 
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$500
Over the 33 seasons she’s done her show, which television personality claims to have worn over 6,000 gowns, and never the same one twice?
A: Rachael Ray B: Whoopi Goldberg
C: Vanna White D: Greta Van Susteren

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Vanna White


$1,000
When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, explorer George Mallory famously gave what response?
A: “Because it’s there” B: “I like long walks, sue me”
C: “My buddy Ralph dared me to” D: “There’s an awesome KFC at the top”

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: “Because it’s there”


$2,000
Which of these types of facial hair is misspelled, and actually does NOT have an animal somewhere in its name?
A: Goatee B: Walrus mustache
C: Horseshoe mustache D: Sole patch

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Sole patch


$3,000
Usually found in a specialist’s office, a multi-lensed device called a phoropter is pictured on the cover of what Justin Timberlake album?
A: The Lung Transplant Experience B: The Colonic Experience
C: The Liposuction Experience D: The 20/20 Experience

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: The 20/20 Experience


$5,000
The word anarchy comes from the Greek “anarkhos,” which literally means what?
A: “Without food” B: “Without women”
C: “Without ruler” D: “Without truth”

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: “Without ruler”


Commercial break

$7,000
Sending a ball flying at a blazing 217.1 mph in Orlando, FL in 2013, Ryan Winther holds the record for the fastest-ever what?
A: Baseball pitch B: Tennis serve
C: Golf drive D: Volleyball spike

[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
50/50 leaves golf drive and volleyball spike.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Golf drive


$10,000
Inspiring the name of a national charity for at-risk teens, which character from the famous nursery rhyme “Monday’s Child” “…has far to go”?
A: Tuesday’s Child B: Thursday’s Child
C: Friday’s Child D: Saturday’s Child

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 43% B: 11% C: 25% D: 21%


[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Travis’s +1 is his friend Adam. Adam doesn’t know nursery rhymes, but he knows The Addams Family. Wednesday Addams is named after Wednesday’s child who’s full of woe, so Tuesday’s child has far to go.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Travis still has to work hard for a living, because he got double dursted!
B: Thursday’s Child
Travis wins $5,000.


Commercial break

QotD
Had Barack Obama taken his wife’s last name instead of the other way around, he would be known as what?
A: Barack Robinson B: Barack Welch
C: Barack Davis D: Barack Pierce

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A: Barack Robinson


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$10,000
Inspiring the name of a national charity for at-risk teens, which character from the famous nursery rhyme “Monday’s Child” “…has far to go”?
A: Tuesday’s Child B: Thursday’s Child
C: Friday’s Child D: Saturday’s Child

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 43% B: 11% C: 25% D: 21%


[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Travis’s +1 is his friend Adam. Adam doesn’t know nursery rhymes, but he knows The Addams Family. Wednesday Addams is named after Wednesday’s child who’s full of woe, so Tuesday’s child has far to go.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Travis still has to work hard for a living, because he got double dursted!
B: Thursday’s Child
Travis wins $5,000.
After Travis called his +1 instead of just going along with the audience, and Adam knew Wednesday's child, I thought they dodged the bullet. But no!

The Talmud has a completely different version:
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It was recorded in Rabbi Joshua ben Levi's notebook: He who [is born] on the first day of the week [Sunday] shall be a man without one [thing] in him — What does 'without one [thing] in him' mean? Shall we say, without one virtue? Rabbi Ashi said: I was born on the first day of the week! Hence it must surely mean, one vice. But Rabbi Ashi said: I and Dimi ben Kakuzta were born on the first day of the week: I am a king and he is the captain of thieves!  — Rather it means either completely virtuous or completely wicked.  [What is the reason? Because light and darkness were created on that day.] He who is born on the second day of the week will be bad-tempered — What is the reason? Because the waters were divided thereon. He who is born on the third day of the week will be wealthy and unchaste. What is the reason? Because herbs were created thereon. [Herbs multiply with exceptional speed and can live with many other types of plants.] He who is born on the fourth day of the week will be wise and of a retentive memory.  What is the reason? Because the luminaries were suspended. [In the heavenly bodies, God encrypted great knowledge.] — He who is born on the fifth day of the week will practice benevolence. What is the reason? Because the fishes and birds were created thereon. He who is born on the eve of the Sabbath [Friday] will be a seeker. Rabbi Nahman ben Isaac commented: A seeker after good deeds. He who is born on the Sabbath will die on the Sabbath, because the great day of the Sabbath was desecrated on his account. Raba son of Rabbi Shila observed: And he shall be called a great and holy man.


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Interestingly, I knew this one because of a previous Millionaire question. During the Regis days, a player left with $0 because he couldn't identify Tuesday's Child as being "full of grace". Coincidentally, the audience was wrong then too.


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$500: Just saw an ep of The Chew where she said this

10K: I know the rhyme.


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Interestingly, I knew this one because of a previous Millionaire question. During the Regis days, a player left with $0 because he couldn't identify Tuesday's Child as being "full of grace". Coincidentally, the audience was wrong then too.


I remembered the old question and posted it on the Facebook Bored Ark.
42% of the audience said Monday's Child is full of grace
34% was correct with Tuesday's Child.

It was for $500, which was the fourth question in the prime time money tree.

This contestant is also on Twitter as a game show fan.

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I remembered the old question and posted it on the Facebook Bored Ark.


On the what now?


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500: easy

1K: easy

2K: easy

3K: easy

5K: easy

7K: C is the only one that makes sense

10K: I don't get why Millionaire (both the U.S. and U.K. versions) has such an obsession with this nursery rhyme. Nobody's heard of it, so of course nobody's gotten a question right on it.


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Wasn't a question very similar to the $7,000 question asked in the last year or two? I remember blowing a question that was something like "Which of these balls goes the fastest?"


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$10,000
Inspiring the name of a national charity for at-risk teens, which character from the famous nursery rhyme “Monday’s Child” “…has far to go”?
A: Tuesday’s Child B: Thursday’s Child
C: Friday’s Child D: Saturday’s Child

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 43% B: 11% C: 25% D: 21%


[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Travis’s +1 is his friend Adam. Adam doesn’t know nursery rhymes, but he knows The Addams Family. Wednesday Addams is named after Wednesday’s child who’s full of woe, so Tuesday’s child has far to go.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Travis still has to work hard for a living, because he got double dursted!
B: Thursday’s Child
Travis wins $5,000.
I don't know the rhyme that well, but if my friend knew the 3rd line was "full of woe," I'd guess the "far to go" had to be the fourth line, just to maintain the rhyming couplets.

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10K: I don't get why Millionaire (both the U.S. and U.K. versions) has such an obsession with this nursery rhyme. Nobody's heard of it, so of course nobody's gotten a question right on it.



Speak for yourself. Remembering which trait goes with which day isn't easy (which is why it can make for good trivia), but I'd bet most people have been exposed to the Monday's Child rhyme a time or two. Maybe that doesn't apply to millennials, but they can vacate my lawn anytime they wish....

I knew what Wednesday's child was, and would have made the correct assumption that the Plus One for some reason didn't. I would have probably bombed the primetime question Snaxx brought up because I would have flip-flopped grace and fair of face...

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I knew what Wednesday's child was, and would have made the correct assumption that the Plus One for some reason didn't.
He did know what Wednesday's child was. He just tried to rhyme it (line 3) back to line 2 instead of line 4. I knew this was in couplets, so I would have gone with Thursday for the rhyme.

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littlebeast13 wrote:
I knew what Wednesday's child was, and would have made the correct assumption that the Plus One for some reason didn't.
He did know what Wednesday's child was. He just tried to rhyme it (line 3) back to line 2 instead of line 4. I knew this was in couplets, so I would have gone with Thursday for the rhyme.



I think I showed I knew that. The second part of my statement you quoted would make no sense unless I assumed "Wednesdays child is full of woe" is common knowledge, which I certainly don't think it is. The inferred "incorrect assumption" was linking Wednesday to Tuesday rather than Thursday via the more basic knowledge about how the rhyme works...

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The +1 guy is also a game show fanatic and has written several books about old game shows. Here is his Amazon page:
https://www.amazon.com/Adam-Nedeff/e/B00J5U21Z8
Both Travis and Adam are regulars at TCONA, mostly focused on producing the 24-hour marathon of old game show recreations. I think Travis was chosen from the August auditions for WWTBAM at TCONA, as were quite a few others who taped for the current season.


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Estonut wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:
I knew what Wednesday's child was, and would have made the correct assumption that the Plus One for some reason didn't.
He did know what Wednesday's child was. He just tried to rhyme it (line 3) back to line 2 instead of line 4. I knew this was in couplets, so I would have gone with Thursday for the rhyme.
I think I showed I knew that. The second part of my statement you quoted would make no sense unless I assumed "Wednesdays child is full of woe" is common knowledge, which I certainly don't think it is. The inferred "incorrect assumption" was linking Wednesday to Tuesday rather than Thursday via the more basic knowledge about how the rhyme works...
My bad. Re-reading it now, I see what you meant, but I related the assumption to the day, not to the rhyming line the first several times I read it. With your esplanation, I now read it your way. Sorry. Thanks!

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The +1 guy is also a game show fanatic and has written several books about old game shows. Here is his Amazon page:
https://www.amazon.com/Adam-Nedeff/e/B00J5U21Z8
Both Travis and Adam are regulars at TCONA, mostly focused on producing the 24-hour marathon of old game show recreations. I think Travis was chosen from the August auditions for WWTBAM at TCONA, as were quite a few others who taped for the current season.

Travis' episode taped in early July.


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