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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:40 am 
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$500: What storage area in a car's dashboard is named for a once-common article of clothing that has since fallen out of fashion?
A - corset tray
B - top hat hatch
C - monocle holder
D - glove compartment
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (glove compartment)


$1000: Honoring puck-pushing legends like Mae Hall and Lucy Perkins, St. Petersburg, Florida, hosts the Hall of Fame of what senior-friendly sport?
A - Greco-Roman wrestling
B - shuffleboard
C - ski jumping
D - bull riding
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Answer: B (shuffleboard)


$2000: In 2017, Keanu Reeves reunited with his "Matrix" co-star Laurence Fishburne in what sequel to a 2014 surprise hit action thriller?
A - Speed 3: Where's the Fire
B - John Wick: Chapter 2
C - Bill & Ted's Gnarly Midlife Crisis
D - A Very Point Break Christmas
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (John Wick: Chapter 2)

commercial break

$3000: Thanks to brands like Audi, BASF and Siemens, which of these finished first in a recent survey ranking the world's most reputable labels?
A - Made in Finland
B - Made in Germany
C - Made in the Netherlands
D - Made in France
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Answer: B (Made in Germany)


$5000: The source of a fierce rivalry between the two states, the state quarters of Ohio and North Carolina both feature what?
A - an airplane
B - a peach pie
C - a river
D - Ronald Reagan
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Answer: A (an airplane)


$7000: What popular band from the "emo" genre, whose unusual name was inspired by another band's lyric, is known for hits like "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"?
A - Delirium! at the Karaoke Bar
B - Anxiety! at the Roller Skating Rink
C - Panic! at the Disco
D - Hysteria! at the Laser Tag Arena

Emily says she's experienced all of these at all these venues. She doesn't have kids, she's just popular.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Panic! at the Disco)


$10,000: "Hypophysis" is the technical term for what internal organ that's part of the body's endocrine system?
A - gall bladder
B - spleen
C - duodenum
D - pituitary gland

Emily says that endocrine means it dumps something directly into the bloodstream without going through a gland. She also says that "hypo" means "under". She has a pretty good idea but she decides to ask the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 22%
B - 18%
C - 5%
D - 55%

Emily still has all of these in her body. She trusts the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (pituitary gland)

commercial break

$20,000: Going on to run for president in 2004, in 1992 what Illinois attorney became the first African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate?
A - Shirley Chisholm
B - Jeannette Rankin
C - Carol Moseley Braun
D - Kamala Harris

Emily thinks that Shirley Chisholm is a little early and Jeannette Rankin and Kamala Harris she isn't sure of. She uses her 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": B &C

That helps Emily.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Carol Moseley Braun)


$30,000: Which of the following was the first man-made structure to stand over 1,000 feet tall?
A - Eiffel Tower
B - Empire State Building
C - Chrysler Building
D - Golden Gate Bridge

Emily thinks her +1, her friend Brandon, can help her. Brandon thinks he can help. He was recently at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas and stood next to a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, which was over 500' tall. He's fairly certain.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Chrysler Building)

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MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": In 1965, astronaut John Young was reprimanded by NASA for sneaking what onto a Gemini rocket mission?
A - a cigar
B - a corned beef sandwich
C - an adult magazine
D - a bottle of 7UP
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Answer: B (a corned beef sandwich)


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:29 am 
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3K: Sister has ex- boyfriend in Germany who worked for Siemens, doing very high-tech stuff. Then they laid him off. Then they hired him back as consultant. Way of the world.

20K: Know Chisolm was NY rep & Harris current. 50/50

30K: Know Golden Gate built mid 1930s & think Empire State a little earlier. Dunno dates on Eiffel & Chrysler. +1


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:36 am 
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When the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889, it was almost double the height of the world’s previous tallest man-made structure, the 555-foot Washington Monument, but was 986 feet in height. The Chrysler Building surpassed the Eiffel Tower in 1930 at 1,046 feet in height and was the first man-made structure to surpass the 1,000-foot height mark. The Eiffel Tower added an antenna in 1957 to surpass the Chrysler Building and reach its present height. An internet search under subjects like “Eiffel Tower Height Additions” will reveal a group of relevant articles that document these details. Thanks.
Even with that lame excuse, it's still a wicked question. Emily's +1 knew that the Eiffel Tower is over 1,000' tall, but not that it was once shorter.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:06 pm 
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So Eiffel *was* earliest, just not at 1,000 ft. Tricky & tough Q.


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She, if she's single, or her husband is a cousin. All Herndons are related.

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Bob Juch wrote:
She, if she's single, or her husband is a cousin.
You sexist! She very well could have married and kept her maiden name.

Bob Juch wrote:
All Herndons are related.
Related by blood? Are those who became Herdons through adoption related?

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jarnon wrote:
TPTB posted this comment on FB:
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire wrote:
When the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889, it was almost double the height of the world’s previous tallest man-made structure, the 555-foot Washington Monument, but was 986 feet in height. The Chrysler Building surpassed the Eiffel Tower in 1930 at 1,046 feet in height and was the first man-made structure to surpass the 1,000-foot height mark. The Eiffel Tower added an antenna in 1957 to surpass the Chrysler Building and reach its present height. An internet search under subjects like “Eiffel Tower Height Additions” will reveal a group of relevant articles that document these details. Thanks.
Even with that lame excuse, it's still a wicked question. Emily's +1 knew that the Eiffel Tower is over 1,000' tall, but not that it was once shorter.
There was much more to this one-upmanship.

From the Wikipedia article on the Chrysler Building:
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The same year that the Chrysler Building's construction started, banker George L. Ohrstrom proposed the construction of a 47-story office building at 40 Wall Street downtown. Shortly thereafter Ohrstrom modified his project to have 60 floors, but it was still below Woolworth and the 808-foot Chrysler Building project as announced in 1928. H. Craig Severance, Van Alen's former partner and the architect of 40 Wall Street, increased 40 Wall's height to 840 feet (260 m) with 62 floors in April of that year. It would thus exceed the Woolworth's height by 48 feet (15 m) and the Chrysler's by 32 feet (9.8 m). 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler Building started competing for the distinction of "world's tallest building". The Empire State Building, on 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, entered the competition in 1929. The "Race into the Sky", as popular media called it at the time, was representative of the country's optimism in the 1920s, which helped fuel the building boom in major cities. The 40 Wall Street tower was revised from 840 feet (260 m) to 925 feet in April 1929, which would make it the world's tallest. Severance increased the height of his project and then publicly claimed the title of the world's tallest building. Construction of 40 Wall Street began in May 1929 at a frantic pace, and it was completed twelve months later.

In response, Van Alen obtained permission for a 125-foot-long (38 m) spire and had it secretly constructed inside the frame of his building. The spire was delivered to the site in four different sections. On October 23, 1929, one week after surpassing the Woolworth Building's height and one day before the catastrophic Wall Street Crash of 1929 started, the spire was manufactured. According to one account, "the bottom section of the spire was hoisted to the top of the building's dome and lowered into the 66th floor of the building." Then, within 90 minutes the rest of the spire's pieces were raised and riveted in sequence, helping raise the tower's height to 1,046 feet. Van Alen, who witnessed the process from the street along with its engineers and Walter Chrysler, compared the experience to watching a butterfly leaving its cocoon.

In "The Structure and Metal Work of the Chrysler Building", an article published in the October 1930 edition of Architectural Forum, Van Alen explained the design and construction of the crown and needle:

A high spire structure with a needle-like termination was designed to surmount the dome. This is 185 feet high and 8 feet square at its base. It was made up of four corner angles, with light angle strut and diagonal members, all told weighing 27 tons. It was manifestly impossible to assemble this structure and hoist it as a unit from the ground, and equally impossible to hoist it in sections and place them as such in their final positions. Besides, it would be more spectacular, for publicity value, to have this cloud-piercing needle appear unexpectedly.

The steel tip brought the Chrysler Building to a height of 1,046 feet (319 m), greatly exceeding 40 Wall Street's height. However, contemporary news media did not write of the spire's erection, nor were there any press releases celebrating the spire's erection. Even the New York Herald Tribune, which had virtually continuous coverage of the tower's construction, did not report on the spire's installation until days after the spire had been raised.

Chrysler realized that his tower's height would exceed the Empire State Building's as well, having ordered Van Alen to change the Chrysler's original roof from a stubby Romanesque dome to the narrow steel spire. However, the Empire State's developer John J. Raskob reviewed the plans and realized that he could add five more floors and a spire of his own to his 80-story building, and subsequently acquired the nearby plots needed to support that building's height extension. Two days later, the Empire State Building's co-developer, former Governor Al Smith, announced the updated plans for that skyscraper, with an observation deck on the 86th-floor roof at a height of 1,050 feet (320 m), higher than the Chrysler's 71st-floor observation deck.
40 Wall Street is known as the Trump Building today.

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Emily Herndon
Knoxville, TN
bakery owner


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$500: What storage area in a car's dashboard is named for a once-common article of clothing that has since fallen out of fashion?
A - corset tray
B - top hat hatch
C - monocle holder
D - glove compartment
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (glove compartment)

I kinda like the idea of a monocle holder.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$30,000: Which of the following was the first man-made structure to stand over 1,000 feet tall?
A - Eiffel Tower
B - Empire State Building
C - Chrysler Building
D - Golden Gate Bridge

Emily thinks her +1, her friend Brandon, can help her. Brandon thinks he can help. He was recently at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas and stood next to a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, which was over 500' tall. He's fairly certain.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Chrysler Building)

A bit tricky - the original height was less than 1,000 feet, but they've added a few feet since it was first built.

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earendel wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Emily Herndon
Knoxville, TN
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$500: What storage area in a car's dashboard is named for a once-common article of clothing that has since fallen out of fashion?
A - corset tray
B - top hat hatch
C - monocle holder
D - glove compartment
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (glove compartment)

I kinda like the idea of a monocle holder.

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$30,000: Which of the following was the first man-made structure to stand over 1,000 feet tall?
A - Eiffel Tower
B - Empire State Building
C - Chrysler Building
D - Golden Gate Bridge

Emily thinks her +1, her friend Brandon, can help her. Brandon thinks he can help. He was recently at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas and stood next to a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, which was over 500' tall. He's fairly certain.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Chrysler Building)

A bit tricky - the original height was less than 1,000 feet, but they've added a few feet since it was first built.


nah, I just checked...The Eiffel Tower still has the same four feet it always had :lol:


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