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Transcript 10/1/18 Carmen Apelgren

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Carmen Apelgren
Las Vegas, Nev.

Carmen 70 years old and almost totally blind.

Along with bitter and savory, all but which of these are generally recognized as one of the five basic tastes humans can detect?
A: Sweet B: Sour
C: Salty D: Slurpee

D: Slurpee

A technique often employed by frustrated office workers, “percussive maintenance” is a euphemism for doing what to a piece of technology until it works?
A: Hitting it B: Smelling it
C: Taunting it D: Praying to it

A: Hitting it

What actor’s stunt double is his look-alike cousin, a 6’ 2” Hawaiian-born man named Tanoal Reed?
A: Kevin Hart B: Dustin Hoffman
C: Daniel Radcliffe D: Dwayne Johnson

D: Dwayne Johnson

While most casino table games are run by just one person, which game relies on a team of people, including a “boxman” and a “stickman”?
A: Baccarat B: Roulette
C: Craps D: Blackjack

Carmen’s boyfriend Greg. a Las Vegas native, knows it’s craps.

C: Craps

Commercial break

Carmen worked for the Braille Institute for 22 years. She’s also been a tap dancer, singer and songwriter.

The Autostrada del Sole, or Highway of the Sun, runs through which two European cities?
A: Amsterdam and Antwerp B: Moscow and St. Petersburg
C: Berlin and Dusseldorf D: Milan and Rome

D: Milan and Rome

The endangered Rüppell’s griffon vulture is considered the highest-flying bird in the world, having been spotted at a record altitude of approximately what?
A: 370 feet B: 3,700 feet
C: 37,000 feet D: 370,000 feet

Carmen doesn’t think it’s 37,000 or 370,000 feet, but those are the two that the 50/50 leaves.

C: 37,000 feet

Commercial break

Which of these is a character from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” and NOT a character from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise?
A: Will Turner B: Captain Hector Barbossa
C: Governor Weatherby Swann D: Major-General Stanley

Carmen hums “I am the very model of a modern major general.” She’s never seen “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and hasn’t seen “The Pirates of Penzance” in 30 years, so she asks the audience.
A: 8% B: 6% C: 14% D: 72%

D: Major-General Stanley

Commercial break

In a famous work, what philosopher called the life of man “nasty, brutish, and short”?
A: Friedrich Nietzsche B: Arthur Schopenhauer
C: Soren Kierkegaard D: Thomas Hobbes

D: Thomas Hobbes

Spurred by the Clinton v. Jones case, in 1997 the Supreme Court ruled that a sitting president can be subjected to what while in office?
A: A Senate investigation B: An impeachment trial
C: A civil lawsuit D: A tax audit

Carmen knows
Andrew Johnson had an impeachment trial and Nixon had a Senate investigation
. She thinks it’s
a civil lawsuit
, but she walks.

C: A civil lawsuit
Carmen wins $10,000.

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