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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:15 pm 
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$500: Even when it's viewed from a telescope millions of miles away, what does Britannica claim is "arguably the most sublime object in the solar system"?
A - Chris Hemsworth
B - Saturn
C - a Big Mac
D - the new 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Saturn)


$1000: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 62% of their money on just three things. Which of these is NOT one of them?
A - housing
B - transportation
C - bail
D - food
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (bail)


$2000: Which of these is NOT the name of one of history's most powerful ruling empires?
A - Persian Empire
B - Holy Roman Empire
C - Ottoman Empire
D - Galactic Empire
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Galactic Empire)


$3000: With his "Achy Breaky Song" in 1993 and "Party in the CIA" in 2011, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied both a father and daughter with what last name?
A - Sinatra
B - Tyler
C - Cyrus
D - Cole
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Cyrus)


$5000: Due to the nature of the footwork involved, what sport's shoes commonly feature spikes in the heel?
A - bowling
B - high jump
C - beach volleyball
D - wrestling
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (high jump)

commercial break

Sam has an unorthodox educational history. He skipped the 3rd grade and took his first college class when he was 12. He got his master's, then took off to start his career and now is going back to finish his Ph.D.

$7000: Both a type of rice cake, banh chung and banh day are traditionally eaten during Tet, the New Year's celebration in what country?
A - China
B - Vietnam
C - Thailand
D - South Korea

Sam says that rice cakes imply Asian cuisine. He knows that bahn mih is a Vietnamese sandwich and the Tet Offensive was part of the Vietnam War.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Vietnam)


$10,000: In the world of musical instruments, sustin, una corda and sostenuto are the names of the three standard what?
A - valves on a trumpet
B - holes on a flute
C - sides of a triangle
D - pedals on a grand piano

Sam doesn't know of any musical significance of the sides of a triangle. He has enough information to make his final answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (pedals on a grand piano)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": "Navis Amoris" is a loose Latin translation of what classic TV show's title?
A - Love, American Style
B - Fantasy Island
C - The Love Boat
D - Family Ties
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (The Love Boat)

commercial break

$20,000: Despite being one of the world's richest men, who admitted in his autobiography that he installed a pay phone for his guests to use when they visited his house?
A - William Randolph Hearst
B - Joseph P. Kennedy
C - J. Paul Getty
D - Malcolm Forbes

Sam says this is a tricky one. It had to be a time when pay phones were a thing. He decides to use a lifeline and asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 15%
B - 2%
C - 50%
D - 33%

Sam was leaning toward the audience's answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (J. Paul Getty)


END OF SHOW "NOISE"

Sam will be back on Monday.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:37 am 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Sam Spencer
Champaign, IL
graduate student


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Despite being one of the world's richest men, who admitted in his autobiography that he installed a pay phone for his guests to use when they visited his house?
A - William Randolph Hearst
B - Joseph P. Kennedy
C - J. Paul Getty
D - Malcolm Forbes

Sam says this is a tricky one. It had to be a time when pay phones were a thing. He decides to use a lifeline and asks the audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Ask the Audience results:
A - 15%
B - 2%
C - 50%
D - 33%

Sam was leaning toward the audience's answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (J. Paul Getty)

I think I would have used 50:50 first, then ATA.

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$500: Even when it's viewed from a telescope millions of miles away, what does Britannica claim is "arguably the most sublime object in the solar system"?
A - Chris Hemsworth
B - Saturn
C - a Big Mac
D - the new 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Saturn)


I agree with this. When I was at Chaco Canyon for the annular eclipse, everybody who wanted to got a look at Saturn through their fancy-schmancy research telescope. Seeing that was almost as good as the eclipse in Wyomng the next year.

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