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Transcript 12/1/2017 - Kirk Vichengrad
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Author:  BBTranscriptTeam [ Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:25 am ]
Post subject:  Transcript 12/1/2017 - Kirk Vichengrad

Kirk Vichengrad
Los Angeles, CA
college professor


$500: Ever since King Charles I barged in there one day in 1642, it's been a tradition that the reigning UK monarch is not allowed to enter which location?
A - the "Today" show's studio
B - the House of Commons
C - a Medieval Times restaurant
D - a WNBA locker room
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (the House of Commons)


$1000: According to the New York Times, which of these conditions tends to be most severe when one is traveling east?
A - ingrown toenails
B - hiccups
C - jet lag
D - homesickness
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (jet lag)


$2000: After a bloody battle in the film "Gladiator," Russell Crowe's Maximus looks up at the spectators and asks which question?
A - "Anyone know who won the Mets game"?
B - "Are you not entertained?"
C - "Got milk?"
D - "Is this thing on?"
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B ("Are you not entertained?")


$3000: Including 1976's "A Pink Crustacean Tour" and 2003's "Tiki Time Tour," which performer has toured every year for the past 40 years?
A - Jimmy Buffett
B - Barbra Streisand
C - Kenny Rogers
D - Tina Turner
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Jimmy Buffett)


$5000: Fittingly, Nintendo honors its legendary mustachioed plumber on what date each year?
A - Mar10
B - Apr30
C - Sep20
D - Dec31
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Mar10)

commercial break

$7000: Though still worth over $2 billion, who of the following lost the vast majority of his wealth due to a disastrous merger announced in January 2000?
A - Larry Ellison
B - Bill Gates
C - Ted Turner
D - Jeff Bezos

Kirk knows who the men are but doesn't know the answer, so he asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 9%
B - 12%
C - 71%
D - 8%

Kirk was leaning in that direction.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Ted Turner)


$10,000: According to Glamour.com, the new dating term "cushioning" refers to doing what?
A - leaving a breakup note on a pillow
B - gaining weight during a relationship
C - getting romantic in an IKEA showroom
D - keeping other dating prospects on the side

Kirk doesn't think it's A because that's rude and people do it by text. He doesn't know whether to trust his instinct or not which would be B. He uses his 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": C & D

He's glad he didn't go with his instinct.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (keeping other dating prospects on the side)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": In 1908, the Superior Hotel in Montana, became the first hotel with what now-common feature?
A - mini-bars
B - turndown service
C - room service
D - Gideon Bibles
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Gideon Bibles)


$20,000: According to NASA, to break free of Earth's gravity, a rocket must reach an escape velocity of 11.2 km per second -- which is about what in miles per hour?
A - 15,000 mph
B - 20,000 mph
C - 25,000 mph
D - 30,000 mph

Kirk was dreading math and science questions and this combines them. He calls down his +1 who knows science and math. His +1 is Eric. Eric does some conversion of kilometers to meters, then rounds the numbers off. He concludes that it's either C or D. He's more than 50% confident but less than 75% that it's D. Kirk decides to go with Eric.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (25,000 mph)

Kirk leaves with $5,000.

Author:  ghostjmf [ Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Transcript 12/1/2017 - Kirk Vichengrad

20K: Have to translate km into miles, then seconds into hours. 1st part requires me to remember conversion. 2nd part is multiplication.

Author:  Bob78164 [ Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Transcript 12/1/2017 - Kirk Vichengrad

ghostjmf wrote:
20K: Have to translate km into miles, then seconds into hours. 1st part requires me to remember conversion. 2nd part is multiplication.
Multiplying by 0.6 is a pretty good estimate for converting kilometers to miles. In this case, 11.2*0.6=6.72, which is a smidgen more than 2/3 of 10 miles per second. That means the answer is a smidgen more than 2/3 of 36,000 miles per hour, so the answer ought to be 25,000 mph. --Bob

Author:  earendel [ Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Transcript 12/1/2017 - Kirk Vichengrad

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Kirk Vichengrad
Los Angeles, CA
college professor


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$10,000: According to Glamour.com, the new dating term "cushioning" refers to doing what?
A - leaving a breakup note on a pillow
B - gaining weight during a relationship
C - getting romantic in an IKEA showroom
D - keeping other dating prospects on the side

Kirk doesn't think it's A because that's rude and people do it by text. He doesn't know whether to trust his instinct or not which would be B. He uses his 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": C & D

He's glad he didn't go with his instinct.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (keeping other dating prospects on the side)

I'd ATA on this one and hope.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: According to NASA, to break free of Earth's gravity, a rocket must reach an escape velocity of 11.2 km per second -- which is about what in miles per hour?
A - 15,000 mph
B - 20,000 mph
C - 25,000 mph
D - 30,000 mph

Kirk was dreading math and science questions and this combines them. He calls down his +1 who knows science and math. His +1 is Eric. Eric does some conversion of kilometers to meters, then rounds the numbers off. He concludes that it's either C or D. He's more than 50% confident but less than 75% that it's D. Kirk decides to go with Eric.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (25,000 mph)

Kirk leaves with $5,000.

I wouldn't have to do the math on this one because I already knew escape velocity was 25,000 mph.

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