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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Jonathan is going for $20,000 with all lifelines still available.

$20,000: Later improving on his own world record, in 1989 Cuban Athlete Javier Sotomayor became the first and so far only person to break what track & field barrier?
A - 3-minute mile
B - 8-foot high jump
C - 20-foot pole vault
D - 30-foot long jump

Jonathan isn't willing to say anything because he wants to ask the audience and doesn't want to mislead them.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 36%
C - 29%
D - 13%

That's not the overwhelming majority he was looking for. He thinks he needs to use another lifeline, so he calls down his +1, his cousin Matt. Matt recognizes the name but only as a track & field athlete. But some of the records don't look like a Cuban athlete would achieve them. Any answer would only be a guess. Jonathan thinks the 3-minute mile seems unrealistic. Together they conclude that it's either B or C so they use the 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": B & D

Matt says he'd go with B but that's a gut reaction. Jonathan decides to pick one because he wants to see what comes next. He goes with Matt's gut.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (8-foot high jump)

commercial break

If Jonathan wins big, he wants to buy his mother a house. He told her he was going to do "this or that", and wanted to surprise her.

$30,000: With the oldest of his still-existing creations dating to 1720, Bartolomeo Cristofori is the largely forgotten inventor of which musical instrument?
A - guitar
B - violin
C - piano
D - trombone

Jonathan doesn't know the answer; if it were Stradivarius he would know it was the violin. He would like to stay longer, but he's going to walk away.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (piano)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:38 pm 
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$20,000: Later improving on his own world record, in 1989 Cuban Athlete Javier Sotomayor became the first and so far only person to break what track & field barrier?
A - 3-minute mile
B - 8-foot high jump
C - 20-foot pole vault
D - 30-foot long jump

Jonathan isn't willing to say anything because he wants to ask the audience and doesn't want to mislead them.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 36%
C - 29%
D - 13%

That's not the overwhelming majority he was looking for. He thinks he needs to use another lifeline, so he calls down his +1, his cousin Matt. Matt recognizes the name but only as a track & field athlete. But some of the records don't look like a Cuban athlete would achieve them. Any answer would only be a guess. Jonathan thinks the 3-minute mile seems unrealistic. Together they conclude that it's either B or C so they use the 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": B & D

Matt says he'd go with B but that's a gut reaction. Jonathan decides to pick one because he wants to see what comes next. He goes with Matt's gut.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (8-foot high jump)
"But some of the records don't look like a Cuban athlete would achieve them" sounds a bit stereotypical, since none of these sports is like ski jumping.

(Warning: mildly political) Based on Pres. Trump's comment, the record holder for C is probably Mexican.
Trump compares illegal border-crossers to 'professional mountain climbers'


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20K: not track. +1


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Jonathan Laubinger
Bridgewater, MA


Jonathan is going for $20,000 with all lifelines still available.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Later improving on his own world record, in 1989 Cuban Athlete Javier Sotomayor became the first and so far only person to break what track & field barrier?
A - 3-minute mile
B - 8-foot high jump
C - 20-foot pole vault
D - 30-foot long jump

Jonathan isn't willing to say anything because he wants to ask the audience and doesn't want to mislead them.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 36%
C - 29%
D - 13%

That's not the overwhelming majority he was looking for. He thinks he needs to use another lifeline, so he calls down his +1, his cousin Matt. Matt recognizes the name but only as a track & field athlete. But some of the records don't look like a Cuban athlete would achieve them. Any answer would only be a guess. Jonathan thinks the 3-minute mile seems unrealistic. Together they conclude that it's either B or C so they use the 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": B & D

Matt says he'd go with B but that's a gut reaction. Jonathan decides to pick one because he wants to see what comes next. He goes with Matt's gut.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (8-foot high jump)

I'm not really good in sports trivia but I knew this one.

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