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The classic children's book character Babar is what kind of animal?

Baboon/Elephant/Duck

The contestant used the pass and would have said Baboon. :roll:

Fast Forward to Question 3:

Where does Evian water come from?

French Alps/Swiss Alps/Aspen

Contestant said Aspen. :roll: :roll:
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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 pm
2/27 bonus round - :o
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The first player got the first six right. He then missed. The second player missed. The third player missed. The pass was not used. Three chances for the $10,000 and they went 0/3. Ouch.
This happened again on tonight's episode. "The Madison Family" made it to the Bonus Round although "The Best Man" played just as well as they did. Team captain Allie got the first 6 right on her own without even using the pass. I would say the most exemplary trivia knowledge on this show in a while. The pass was used by the team this time. The good news is, they still wouldn't have won the $10,000 even if Gina hazarded a guess on the WNBA draft which I thought was a pretty interesting question. I've read about a William Shakespeare who was drafted in either The Pittsburgh Pirates or the Philadelphia 76ers. This intrigues me just as much.
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Joey was close to being Richard Dawson as after the right answer he asked, "How does that work? Show me." The moment was funny as is and then the lady fanned herself and simulated smoking a cigarette for more laughs and applause.

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Which of the following is there most of in the human body?

A. Sweat Glands
B. Muscles
C. Taste Buds

Team's Answers: C B C

Not the finest final round tonight.

Question #1

The Chunnel is an undersea tunnel that connects England to which country?

France/Germany/Ireland

Contestant said Ireland. :roll:

Question #2

What is most of an atom made up of?

Protons/Empty Space/Electrons

Contestant went with Protons.

Question #3

Which of these means "Grandmother" in Russian?

Bambina/Bubala/Babushka

Contestant used the pass and would have said Bubala.

Final Question

Which of the following birds can fly backwards?

Pelicans/Red-Tailed Hawks/Hummingbirds

Contestant said Red-Tailed Hawks. :?
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What iconic literary character famously mistook windmills for giant monsters?

Don Corleone/Don Quixote/Don Draper

Contestant used the pass and would have said Don Corleone. :shock:
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 am
What iconic literary character famously mistook windmills for giant monsters?

Don Corleone/Don Quixote/Don Draper

Contestant used the pass and would have said Don Corleone. :shock:
Do they ever have anyone even remotely smart on that show?

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alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:23 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 am
What iconic literary character famously mistook windmills for giant monsters?

Don Corleone/Don Quixote/Don Draper

Contestant used the pass and would have said Don Corleone. :shock:
Do they ever have anyone even remotely smart on that show?
Stated another way: Is there any reason to watch it - or post about it - except to feel superior?

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 am

Question #2

What is most of an atom made up of?

Protons/Empty Space/Electrons

Contestant went with Protons.l
Most of the mass? Most of the volume?

Nothing wrong with that answer - just a bad question.

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A question from Round Three tonight: Who created the Muppets?

Both teams said Jim Hanson.

Maybe there is a sketch where the Muppets sing MMMBop. ;)
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davey wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:40 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:23 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 am
What iconic literary character famously mistook windmills for giant monsters?

Don Corleone/Don Quixote/Don Draper

Contestant used the pass and would have said Don Corleone. :shock:
Do they ever have anyone even remotely smart on that show?
Stated another way: Is there any reason to watch it - or post about it - except to feel superior?
Yes, enjoying contestants missing stuff they should know is part of watching the show. In doing so, feeling superior can go along with it.

I also like the show for seeing the contestants answer stuff I don't know as I can always learn new things.

Tonight had one that could be an evil FJ! clue.

U.S. STATES

The largest group of states to celebrate their statehood bicentennial did so in what year

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This show has multiple choice of course:
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1976, 1984 or 1988
What happened and correct answer:
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The player ended the team's chance in the bonus round by guessing the sucker's play of 1976 when 1988 was the right one.

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What is the order of the first three stages of butterfly development?

A. Egg, Larva, Pupa
B. Pupa, Egg, Larva
C. Larva, Pupa, Egg

All three team members said C. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Which of these is a trick that helps you remember something?

Harmonic Device/Mnemonic Device/Subsonic Device

Contestant said Subsonic Device. :roll:
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What color is used to describe sensational and irresponsible journalism?

Blue/Yellow/Red

Contestant said Red.

Which traditional annual observance involves the appearance of a character named Punxsutawney Phil?

Arbor Day/Groundhog Day/Flag Day

Contestant said Arbor Day. :shock:
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:24 am
Which of these is a trick that helps you remember something?

Harmonic Device/Mnemonic Device/Subsonic Device

Contestant said Subsonic Device. :roll:
Is there a mnemonic to remember mnemonic?

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billiej wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:53 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:24 am
Which of these is a trick that helps you remember something?

Harmonic Device/Mnemonic Device/Subsonic Device

Contestant said Subsonic Device. :roll:
Is there a mnemonic to remember mnemonic?
Just mnemorize it.

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Common Knowledge is back with new episodes.

You can also now play Common Knowledge on Alexa, although I doubt anyone here would be interested.

Today's episode was a second chance episode.

Today's Funny Moment:

What type of craft are you doing if you are using a "purl bind off"?

The team answered with Paint Remover because of the word "off". :lol:

The show ended on a very high note where the team captain of Mommy Mayhem got 7 questions on her own to win the $10,000, showing the very definition of redemption.
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If you've just run a 5k race, how many miles did you complete?

A. 3.1
B. 4.2
C. 5.3

Team's Answers: C B B :roll:
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Used as the basis of standard time throughout the world, in what city is Greenwich Mean Time calculated?

A. London
B. Dublin
C. Paris

Team's Answers: A B B

Team Captain: I looked at the word Greenwich, and Ireland is pretty green.
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Your "good cholesterol" is also known by what three-letter abbreviation?

A. HBL
B. HCL
C. HDL

Team's Answers: C B B

The Third Woman: I didn't know so I thought C maybe it is cholesterol.

Pretty much understandable why two of the women picked HCL. However, HDL and LDL along with many other health abbreviations are pretty much important to know in my opinion.

What surprised me is that in Joey's side note, he didn't even mention that HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein.
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The show is still educational and entertaining as long as the viewer is heavy on the fast forwarding.

TV-Y7-FV - What does the FV stand for? I was off like the team that wrote (3rd round is not multiple guess) "family viewing" and learned it was "fantasy violence" which the other team rebounded correctly.

What is a quill pig? The team got it right while spelling it "porkipine". :lol:

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