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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:03 pm 
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$500 :
According to the California DMV, at what point is it best to signal when you're changing lanes at highway speeds?
A: 5 seconds before you change lanes
B: .5 seconds before you change lanes
C: .0005 seconds before you change lanes
D: 2 seconds after you change lanes


[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: 5 seconds before you change lanes



$1000 :
What 92-year-old former First Lady said she wore her trademark pearls "to cover the wrinkles, which they no longer do. You can't wear pearls all over your face"?
A: Barbara Bush B: Michelle Obama
C: Laura Bush D: Hillary Clinton


[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: Barbara Bush



$2000 :
Known as The Father of the Information Age, American mathematician Claude Shannon came up with the idea for what basic unit of computer data?
A: Bit B: Morsel
C: Smidge D: Dollop

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A: Bit



$3000 :
Which of these items would you NOT expect to find on the menu at an Italian restaurant?
A: Gnocchi B: Tortellini
C: Zamboni D: Stromboli

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C: Zamboni



$5000 :
The finger hook, valve casings and tuning slide are all parts of which musical instrument?
A: Flute B: Harp
C: Viola D: Trumpet

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D: Trumpet



$7000 :
Now hosted by Anthony Anderson, what timeless game show has aired at least one new episode in the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s and this current decade?
A: Match Game B: To Tell the Truth
C: The Gong Show D: The $100,000 Pyramid

[Reveal] Spoiler: ATA
A: 19% B: 52%
C: 9% D: 20%


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Terry goes with the audience


[Reveal] Spoiler:
B: To Tell the Truth



QotD: In a precursor to Freedom Fries, what did Americans rebrand German measles during World War I?
A: Allied measles B: Liberty measles
C: Our measles D: Star-Spangled measles

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B: Liberty measles




$10K :
Which 10-letter "H" word can refer to a light purple flower, OR a green-and-red mineral also known as a bloodstone?
A: Hippogriff B: Heliotrope
C: Hestograph D: Hesperidium


[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
B: Heliotrope
D: Hesperidium


[Reveal] Spoiler:
Terry guessed D which is where he was leaning



[Reveal] Spoiler:
B: Heliotrope

Terry left with $5000


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Terry Welsh
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Nihil obstat®.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:00 pm 
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,10K: Thought heliotrope was a flower & would have gone out here


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:43 pm 
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10K: Thought heliotrope was a flower & would have gone out here
Heliotrope is the right answer, so you'd be fine.

Terry didn't notice that hesperidium has 11 letters. He's like the guy in the express checkout lane in Cambridge with one too many items. You probably know the punchline, but I'll post it for the rest of the Bored. The cashier asks him, "You go to Harvard and can't count, or M.I.T. and can't read?"


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$10K :
Which 10-letter "H" word can refer to a light purple flower, OR a green-and-red mineral also known as a bloodstone?
A: Hippogriff B: Heliotrope
C: Hestograph D: Hesperidium


[Reveal] Spoiler: 50/50
B: Heliotrope
D: Hesperidium


This proves a theory I've had for a while. Although the predetermined 50:50 usually leaves the most tantalizing wrong answer as during the ABC days, prior to about $10,000, the 50:50 tends to give the player a gift instead.


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