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Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 4:38 am    Post subject: 1 There's a lot to be learned from the contestants on The Weakest Link. Here are some answers to math questions that I never knew before watching the show.A trapezoid has five sidesSouth is 180° from West25% of 88 is 25There are three right angles in a right triangle6×6×2 = 24The square root of 121 is 7There are 20 quarters in a dollarThere are 40 nickles in a dollartwo thirds of 75 is 25Contestants on Jeopardy get harder problems and do much better. I guess Weakest Link can't afford to screen contestants.
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 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 6:44 am    Post subject: 2 I need to get change for a dollar from them.
The Master
The Original Mafia Scum

 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 10:51 am    Post subject: 3 I have seen a few others where they messed up on addition problems (it was the wrestling episode, so what can we expect.) My plan for income in the future is to go on every game show and win. I don't think this one should be too difficult. ------------------ Now, it's quite simple to defend yourself against a man armed with a banana. First of all you force him to drop the banana; then, second, you eat the banana, thus disarming him. You have now rendered him helpless. - Monty Python
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 10:54 am    Post subject: 4 I completely disagree with you Master. You think they'll actually let someone with a good chance of winning play? I disagree with Chuck too. They screen contestants to make sure they aren't going to be giving away too much money. Besides, nobody would watch the show if they didn't get to see Anne Robinson bash the contestants.
+1

 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 12:19 pm    Post subject: 5 Which makes me realize I haven't watched it since the first few episodes. The bashing got old and the intelligence level tedious. I think the program says more about the viewer than anything else. If it weren't for the fact that Chuck probably pulled this out of an e mail, I'd be worried about him.
Quailman
His Postmajesty

 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 12:47 pm    Post subject: 6 I've watched people make fools of themselves thinking if only I could be there. Then I remember that I'm kicked back in a lazy boy with a beer in my hand and nothing at stake. On The Weakest Link, the contestants have but seconds to blurt an answer, and sometimes they're thinking should I bank it or not. It's hard enough to be on the spot and trying to regurgitate trivia, but to actually have to perform calculations in your head adds a level of difficulty. So how many nickels are there in a dollar, anyway?
Werebear
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 2:12 pm    Post subject: 7 isn't there 40? Werebear (Edit - I'm hoping to be a contestant) [This message has been edited by Werebear (edited 05-24-2002 10:12 AM).]
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri May 24, 2002 2:45 pm    Post subject: 8 I got these from the afternoon version of the show. It's a half hour show with a male moderator, six players, less time on the clock, less money, and three head to head questions at the end. The most they can get if they ace every round is \$75,000. The final prize money is usually in the \$3,000 to \$9,000 range. There's nothing else on at 4:30 in the afternoon. There's a time limit on the round but not on an individual question. For a math question I think it would be worth spending some additional time to get it right rather than break a chain by blurting out a guess.
Lucresia
Sheds Titles

 Posted: Sat May 25, 2002 4:30 pm    Post subject: 9 What gets me is when they actually get hard questions, and get them right, then there is a really stupid person that doesn't bank even though they see the clock is at 2 seconds left...or they don't bank because they have so much confidence in themeselves, and they miss an easy question. GAH! Oh what is worse....on one of these afternoon shows, they had all teachers on...they missed all these easy questions..Like the history teacher missing a history question that even I knew! gah! *gets angry at stupidity* *wishes she was older so she could book a flight to the tapings and go on the show* [This message has been edited by Lucresia (edited 05-25-2002 12:33 PM).]
UnheardVoice
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat May 25, 2002 5:43 pm    Post subject: 10 Agrees w/ Quailman On Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, the 4th lifeline should be: "Turn off annoying music and make Regis shut up". On a side note, I happened to saw the Star Trek episode of The Weakest Link (with Robinson), and they got the highest amount of money ever on the show (something like \$130,000). Then again, during the face-off, "The Doctor" claimed that the period was the puntuation mark over the 1 on a keyboard...
Ghost Post
Icarian Member

 Posted: Sat May 25, 2002 5:44 pm    Post subject: 11 On the english version on friday(i think) someone got 3/4 of 8 to be 2.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat May 25, 2002 6:21 pm    Post subject: 12 Yesterday afternoon, the question was "\$3.40 U.S. is equivalent to how many 34 cent postage stamps?" The contestant answered "Seven."
groza528
No Place Like Home

 Posted: Sat May 25, 2002 6:22 pm    Post subject: 13 On the French version today they asked "What letter generally follows Q?" He said R, but they were looking for U. Talk about an ambiguous question.
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat May 25, 2002 7:21 pm    Post subject: 14 "How many L's are in 'Brocoli'?" "Three." "What is the name of the host who always reminds people to get their pet spayed and neutered at the end of the show?" "The Price is Right" [This message has been edited by The Ktulu (edited 05-25-2002 03:22 PM).]
ctrlaltdel
Member of the Daedalians

 Posted: Sat May 25, 2002 10:00 pm    Post subject: 15 ...uhmm and how many Cs in "brocoli"? anyways, theres a tv show in slovakia called "what the street can do" or something like that, they go around town with mic and ask dumb questions (i guess untill) to get even more stupid answers. heres few: how many players in a quartet? i dont know, many, a few dozens... whats the difference between vertical and horizontal? vertical is like very big and horizontal is even more... (???) how many poles does the earth have? 13 (????) where is the statue of liberty? i don't know, i don't get out very much... give the three names of beings within the holy trinity. bush, gorbachov, and the english guy... whats his name... how many haliers is 20% of a crown? (our currency) 22 (?) how did you figure that out? quickly, eh?!
Hitchhiker
Finally got a ride.

 Posted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:18 am    Post subject: 16 Broccoli, broccoli, broccoli. There, it's said.
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun May 26, 2002 5:06 am    Post subject: 17 Okay. You got me. My face is red. But one C isn't as bad as three L's. I knew someone was gonna get me for that...I should've looked it up in the dictionary...I hardly ever seen that word before...dang....
Tyenar
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun May 26, 2002 7:29 am    Post subject: 18 I think my favorite math question was "what is the reciprocal of 1/11?" The guy spent a good 10 seconds on it and in the end didn't have a clue ------------------ Died 3 times in 2 nights in 1 game - Pokemafia
IsWife
TAV's Mom

 Posted: Sun May 26, 2002 7:43 am    Post subject: 19 Uh... 2? hehe
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:21 pm    Post subject: 20 Another contestant guessed that the reciprocal of 1/10 was 1/2.
mikegoo
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun May 26, 2002 5:00 pm    Post subject: 21 6 out of 80 students in my high school algebra 1 classes missed this question on my beginning of the year "see where the students are" test: 5 + 3 = ? Incorrect answers: 7,7,7,7,4,15 (the questions do get harder) I think I almost cried.
UnheardVoice
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon May 27, 2002 12:05 am    Post subject: 22 Maybe that was the desired effect.
ctrlaltdel
Member of the Daedalians

 Posted: Mon May 27, 2002 6:54 am    Post subject: 23 i think i understand whoever has put 15... now what was the correct answer?
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 1:39 am    Post subject: 24 From today's 4:30 PM show: Q. What is one percent of one million? A. One thousand. Q. What is the only state in the U.S. having a Z in its name? A. New Zealand.
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 2:07 am    Post subject: 25 There isn't one, it's a trick question. Arizona has been renamed Chuckland.
Mog
Kupo?

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 2:25 am    Post subject: 26 You have to wonder where these people get their answers - like this... Q: What is the meaning of the Greek word "pyro?" A: Louis Armstrong. Sigh. My confidence in the human race is pretty much shattered. Hehehe, I liked the answer of New Zealand, though. Hehehe.
Ferris
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 2:32 am    Post subject: 27 I'm stunned. They'd actually heard of NZ?
MBA
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 3:33 am    Post subject: 28 Anybody see the "Best Moments in Game Show History" in the USA last week? There was a clip from The Newlywed Game (no, not THAT clip-although they did show THAT clip at the end of the hour) where they asked the wife: Q: What is your husband's favorite condiment A (contestant #1): "the pool table upstairs" A (contestant #2): "I don't know what that word means either, so I'm going to say taking karate lessons." Sometimes I wonder what freakin planet I live on...
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 4:10 am    Post subject: 29 More afternoon Weakest link: Q. What is 25% of 500? A. 100. Q. What is the three word motto of The Boy Scouts of America? A. Be Prepared.
Hitchhiker
Finally got a ride.

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 4:15 am    Post subject: 30 What is the three word motto of the Boy Scouts of America, anyway?
ctrlaltdel
Member of the Daedalians

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 7:52 am    Post subject: 31 *shrug* be always prepared?... who the heck knows these? a standard rifle is composed of four main parts. they are these three: barrel and stock. check this out, this had really happened: (uhm, first some language background - in slovak the word "os" means axis, ok, on with the show) highschool setting. class trying to show the understanding of trig functions. a guy is factoring a trig expression on the blackboard trying get something decent out of the nasty bunch of fractions, teacher staring at him. after a good while of torture and hints he had finally managed to put on the board what the rest of the class thought to be the end of it. the produced expression was: cos (x) / c a sudden light of understanding flashed across his face as he said: aaahhhh, the c's cancel out and we are left with the x axis! [This message has been edited by ctrlaltdel (edited 05-28-2002 03:59 AM).]
Fried Egg
Breakfast Cannibal

 Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 8:52 am    Post subject: 32 For some reason, we get shown the American version of the show as well as the British version and it's interesting seeing the differences they make to accomodate the different audiances. In the American show, Ann wears a lot more makeup and the prize money is much higher.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed May 29, 2002 12:49 am    Post subject: 33 This afternoon: Q. Kentucky Derby winner Secretariat was what gender? You'd think the contestant would have at least a 50% chance but, no. A. Quarterhorse.
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed May 29, 2002 2:06 am    Post subject: 34 Oh my... If they're gonna name breeds they could at least say the right breed...
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed May 29, 2002 2:23 am    Post subject: 35 In the 6:30 episode I learned that there are 12 feet in a yard and The Alamo is in Arizona. [This message has been edited by Chuck (edited 05-28-2002 10:23 PM).]
Fried Egg
Breakfast Cannibal

 Posted: Wed May 29, 2002 8:27 am    Post subject: 36 In the English show last night, a contestant was asked: "What is three quarters of twelve?" She answered: "Six!"
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed May 29, 2002 2:32 pm    Post subject: 37 Weakest Link players are definitely not good with fractions.
Mog
Kupo?

 Posted: Wed May 29, 2002 7:00 pm    Post subject: 38 Weakest Link players are not good with ANYthing.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu May 30, 2002 12:18 am    Post subject: 39 From today's 4:30 show: Q: How many syllables in "Switzerland"? A: Four. Q: How many quarters in \$4.00? A: Twenty. Q: What is the most abundant element in earth's atmosphere by weight? A: Water.
dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Thu May 30, 2002 1:00 am    Post subject: 40 if they are so stupid, why do you bother watching it? To reassure yourself of your intelligence? *shrug* I got tired of the show after about 3 episodes. ------------------ Jesus loves you Chuck1863: Throw it on the ceiling and scream for ice cream. RaginSouth Asian: How's Clapton like coffee? They both suck without Cream.
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