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Transcript 5/22/19 Alex Boisvert

#1 Post by BBTranscriptTeam » Thu May 23, 2019 5:57 pm

Alex Boisvert
Data scientist
Santa Monica, Cal.


$500
These days averaging about 5,000 words, the annual speech that the U.S. President traditionally delivers to Congress is know as “The State of” what?
A: The Union B: My Marriage
C: Your 401(k) Plans D: Confusion

Spoiler
A: The Union


$1,000
Which one of these statements about popular websites is NOT true?
A: There’s a Wikipedia page about Wikipedia B: Twitter has a Twitter account
C: You can buy Amazon.com on Amazon.com D: You can “like” Facebook on Facebook

Spoiler
C: You can buy Amazon.com on Amazon.com


$2,000
Due to its resemblance to the insect, slitting open and flattening food such as shrimp is called what?
A: Butterflying B: Grasshoppering
C: Centipeding D: Anting

Spoiler
A: Butterflying


$3,000
Showing that he really does know when to fold ’em, in 2016 what country singer embarked on what he said would be his final tour?
A: Garth Brooks B: Brad Paisley
C: Kenny Rogers D: Clint Black

Spoiler
C: Kenny Rogers


$5,000
Refracting and reflecting are often cited as the two basic types of what?
A: Telescopes B: Chemical bonds
C: Engines D: Roofs

Spoiler
A: Telescopes


Commercial break

$7,000
Frequently head on “Dora the Explorer,” the Spanish phrase “Lo hicimos!” means what in English?
A: “You’re my friend!” B: “We did it!”
C: “So long for now!” D: “I’m seven years old!”

Spoiler
B: “We did it!”


$10,000
With its worldwide box-office take of over $800M making it the highest-grossing film ever made by a woman, the 2017 hit “Wonder Woman” was directed by whom?
A: Kathryn Bigelow B: Patty Jenkins
C: Nancy Meyers D: Penny Marshall

Spoiler
Alex knows who Bigelow, Meyers and Marshall are and doesn’t think they’re right. But he hasn’t heard of Jenkins.
A: 19% B: 61% C: 7% D: 13%


Spoiler
B: Patty Jenkins


Commercial break

When Alex’s son was 2, he had leukemia. He’s totally fine now after 3½ years of chemo. Alex would like to take some time off to spend with his kids.

$20,000
Martinsville, Darlington, Watkins Glen and Sonoma are all names of what?
A: Historically black colleges & universities B: NASCAR racetracks
C: Civil War battlegrounds D: Former state capital cities

Spoiler
Alex’s +1 Chris doesn’t think it’s C or A. His gut says D.


Spoiler
50/50 leaves B & D. Alex’s gut says B.


Spoiler
B: NASCAR racetracks


Commercial break

$30,000
If you’re considering a trip to Barbados, you should know that the U.K. government’s web page about the island warns that wearing what there is illegal?
A: Camouflage B: Logos
C: Shorts D: Perfume

Spoiler
A: Camouflage


$50,000
It might help to be drunk if you’re going to eat “Drunken Shrimp,” since in Asia the crustaceans are often served how?
A: On a bed of fish eyes B: Still living
C: Sprinkled with mold D: Inside an octopus’ stomach

Nothing jumps out at Alex, so he has to walk away. His guess is
Spoiler
still living
.


Spoiler
B: Still living
Alex wins $30,000.


Commercial break

QotD
Taking his real last name and spelling it backwards, Dr. Seuss wrote a number of books using what surname?
A: Klop B: Von Itsu
C: LeSieg D: Du Atra

Spoiler
C: LeSieg

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Re: Transcript 5/22/19 Alex Boisvert

#2 Post by earendel » Wed May 29, 2019 2:09 pm

BBTranscriptTeam wrote:Alex Boisvert
Data scientist
Santa Monica, Cal.
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:$30,000
If you’re considering a trip to Barbados, you should know that the U.K. government’s web page about the island warns that wearing what there is illegal?
A: Camouflage B: Logos
C: Shorts D: Perfume
Spoiler
A: Camouflage
I wonder why.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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