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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:12 pm 
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$500: Said to be the world's heaviest building at over 700,000 tons, Romania's Palace of the Parliament contains all but which of the following?
A - 1 million cubic meters of marble
B - 220,000 square meters of carpeting
C - 145,000 royal sumo wrestlers
D - 480 chandeliers
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (145,000 royal sumo wrestlers)


$1000: Which of these is not a noble gas on the periodic table of elements, but rather a brand of water-softening and beauty products?
A - Argon
B - Radon
C - Xenon
D - Calgon
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Calgon)


$2000: Otherwise known to turn brown very quickly, you can extend the life of what Mexican staple by keeping it chilled in a container topped with a small amount of water?
A - pâté
B - guacamole
C - Cheez Whiz
D - fluffernutter
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (guacamole)


$3000: Fittingly, considering its name is thought to come from the French for "to sleep," which member of the rodent family spends up to 75% of its short life in slumber?
A - chinchilla
B - dormouse
C - lemming
D - beaver
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (dormouse)


$5000: Wife of a publishing heir, what Florida socialite-turned-designer became known as the Queen of Prep for her iconic colorful shirt dresses?
A - Betsy Vanderbilt
B - Nan Rockefeller
C - Gwendolyn du Pont
D - Lilly Pulitzer
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Lilly Pulitzer)


$7000: Which of these terms has NOT appeared in the title of a movie starring Tom Cruise?
A - rain
B - sun
C - thunder
D - sky
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (sun)


$10,000: Though today his photo's featured on the world's most valuable baseball card, who had the dubious distinction of striking out to end the first World Series in 1903?
A - Honus Wagner
B - Rogers Hornsby
C - Ty Cobb
D - Lou Gehrig
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Honus Wagner)

commercial break

$20,000: Mentored by Wynton Marsalis, jazz musician and Julliard graduate Jon Batiste is the leader of what "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" house band?
A - Stay Cool
B - Stay Human
C - Stay Up Late
D - Stay Tuned

Dan asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 38%
C - 28%
D - 12%

That's not good enough so Dan uses his 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A & B

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Stay Human)


$30,000: Victorious in the election of 1824, the only US president-and-vice-president ticket to share the same first name were called what?
A - John
B - William
C - James
D - Thomas

Dan calls up his +1, his dad. Dad thinks that it's John Tyler because of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too". They both rule "Thomas" out. Dan wants to go for it, and does.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (John)

commercial break

$50,000: According to a 2017 Guardian article based on WHO data, what country leads the world by being home to 10 of its 20 most polluted cities?
A - Mexico
B - India
C - Russia
D - China
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (India)


$100,000: According to the Social Security Administration, which of these has been ranked among the top 1000 newborn baby girl names for the year exactly once, in 2001?
A - Beyoncé
B - Aaliyah
C - Paris
D - Hermione

Dan decides to walk away. Chris asks him what he would have chosen and Dan said C
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Beyoncé)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": Which of these medical conditions is formally known as an "embolism"?
A - broken bone
B - pinched nerve
C - torn muscle
D - blocked blood vessel
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (broken blood vessel)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:05 pm 
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7K: ATA

30K: +1

50K: 50/50: If China still there I probably go out here

100K: Hermione? I don't know Potter years. An awful name.


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Dan Feitel
Washington, DC


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$1000: Which of these is not a noble gas on the periodic table of elements, but rather a brand of water-softening and beauty products?
A - argon
B - radon
C - xenon
D - Calgon
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Calgon)

On the show, all 4 answers were capitalized.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Mentored by Wynton Marsalis, jazz musician and Julliard graduate Jon Batiste is the leader of what "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" house band?
A - Stay Cool
B - Stay Human
C - Stay Up Late
D - Stay Tuned

Dan asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 38%
C - 28%
D - 12%

That's not good enough so Dan uses his 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": A & B

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Stay Human)

I'd have had to do the same thing, not being a devotee of late night TV.

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$30,000: Victorious in the election of 1824, the only US president-and-vice-president ticket to share the same first name were called what?
A - John
B - William
C - James
D - Thomas

Dan calls up his +1, his dad. Dad thinks that it's John Tyler because of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too". They both rule "Thomas" out. Dan wants to go for it, and does.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (John)



Hmmm. Tippecanoe and Tyler, too was Benjamin Harrison, the hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe, and John Tyler. That election wasn't until 1840.

1824 was the election stolen by that rat bastard, JQ "Junior" Adams, who wound up President, and Henry Clay. Although "the only US president-and-vice president ticket" is an odd way to say it. John C. Calhoun was the Democratic-Republican nominee for Vice President but he was not really on the "ticket" the way we think of it today. Both "Junior" and Andrew Jackson, both of whom also ran as Democratic-Republicans, endorsed him for the post. John C. Calhoun actually ran for Vice-President separately from "Junior" and Andrew Jackson. That system lasted until the Civil War when the candidates for both offices were put on the same ballot.

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