Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Go For the Green!"/Saturday Wheel SPIN ID 11/29

The first episode tonight is Episode #16.

TRIP AT STAKE: Hawaii

1. On the March 12, 2008 episode of "America's Next Top Model", the contestants wore:

A: Meat bikinis
B: Vegan lingerie

Answer: Meat bikinis

2. Popular Mechanics says this will save you more gas when you stop to pick up your date:

A: Letting the engine idle
B: Turning the engine off and back on

Answer: Turning the engine off and back on

At this point, only three are left, and they automatically advance to the second round. That means the contestants who were eliminated on the second question get a reprieve.

3. Which of the following did Henry Ford invent?

A: Hemp-mobile
B: Ultra-motorcycle

Answer: Hemp-mobile

We now have six contestants for Round 2: Colin, Willisha, Kevin, Sheri, Rickie & Scotney.

1. IN CONTROL: Sheri
CATEGORY: Prime- TAKES QUESTION

According to a story in The New York Times, the green movement has caused an increase in what?

A: Trespassing in landfills
B: Fryer grease theft from restaurants
C: Wind-turbine joy rides

GUESS: Trespassing in landfills- INCORRECT (A: Fryer grease theft)

2. IN CONTROL: Scotney
CATEGORY: Water- TAKES QUESTION

According to the EPA, used oil from one change can contaminate how much fresh water?

A: 100 gallons
B: 1,000 gallons
C: 1 million gallons

GUESS: 1,000 gallons- NO (A: One million gallons)

3. IN CONTROL: Willisha
CATEGORY: Cool Products- CHALLENGES KEVIN

What are these?

A: Dog toys from recycled tires
B: Carbon dioxide consuming coral
C: Energy saving balls

GUESS: Dog toys from recycled tires- WRONG (A: Energy saving balls)

4. IN CONTROL: Colin
CATEGORY: Celebrities- CHALLENGES RICKIE, PUTTING WILLISHA IN CHAIN GAME

Daryl Hannah was arrested while sitting in a tree to protest what?

A: Birds killed by wind-turbines
B: Farm sold to developers
C: Loggers

GUESS: Loggers- ELIMINATED (A: Farm sold to developers)

CHAIN GAME: Willisha won the coin toss and will go first. The topic is to place seven different vehicles in proper order from the best gas mileage to the worst (I love this category!).

A: Mini Cooper
B: M1 Abrams Tank
C: VW Beetle
D: Helicopter
E: Hummer H3
F: Lamborghini Murcielago
G: Lexus RX400h 4X4

WILLISHA'S FIRST GUESSES:

1. Lexus
2. Beetle
3. Hummer
4. Lamborghini
5. Mini Cooper
6. Helicopter
7. Tank

#2, #6 & #7 CORRECT- 37.9

SECOND TRY:

1. Mini Cooper
2. Beetle
3. Lamborghini
4. Lexus
5. Hummer
6. Helicopter
7. Tank

#1, #2, #6 & #7 CORRECT- 69.2

FINAL TRY:

1. Mini Cooper
2. Beetle
3. Lexus
4. Hummer
5. Lamborghini
6. Helicopter
7. Tank

ALL RIGHT- 80.3

COLIN'S FIRST TRY:

1. Mini Cooper
2. Beetle
3. Lexus
4. Tank
5. Lamborghini
6. Helicopter
7. Hummer

54 SECONDS LEFT

He then switches the Hummer and the tank to win with 45.1 left!

To end this episode, for the first time, I get to see the audience game! The host randomly selects contestants to answer questions for $10 apiece.

Samantha- What does up-cycle mean?

A: Bringing a bicycle on public transportation
B: Transforming a discarded item into something useful

GUESS: Transforming discarded items- RIGHT

Michael- Which came first?

A: Styrofoam cup
B: Ceramic cup

GUESS: Ceramic cup- RIGHT

Now, for Episode 11.

TRIP AT STAKE: Malaysia

1. What are there more of in the world?

A: Cars
B: Bicycles

Answer: Bicycles

2. What's a Canadian scientist trying to create so he can harness its power?

A: Waterfall
B: Tornado

Answer: Tornado

3. What's the University of Virginia dining hall doing to reduce its carbon footprint?

A: Eliminating cafeteria trays
B: Banning bottled water

Answer: Eliminating cafeteria trays

This time, seven are left for Round 2: Drew, Amanda, Shani, Tabby, Dion, Ben & Mario.

1. IN CONTROL: Mario
CATEGORY: Travel- CHALLENGES TABBY

According to The New York Times, Bangor, ME is believed to be the first American city to ban what?

A: Chewing gum
B: Soda machines in schools
C: Smoking in cars with kids

GUESS: Smoking in cars with kids- CORRECT

2. IN CONTROL: Amanda
CATEGORY: Royalty- TAKES QUESTION

Who did Queen Elizabeth tell to switch from SUVs to bikes?

A: Subjects
B: Children
C: Bodyguards

GUESS: Subjects- INCORRECT (A: Bodyguards)

3. IN CONTROL: Shani
CATEGORY: Energy- TAKES QUESTION

How is Utah saving energy in its state offices?

A: Switching to four day work weeks
B: Removing office fridges and microwaves
C: Going paperless

GUESS: Removing office fridges and microwaves- WRONG (A: Four day work weeks)

4. IN CONTROL: Tabby
CATEGORY: Oktoberfest- TAKES QUESTION

Munich started what eco-friendly policy at the 2005 Oktoberfest?

A: Deposit system for washable mugs
B: Subsidizing locally produced beer
C: Selling bamboo lederhosen

GUESS: Subsidizing beer- NO (A: Deposit system for washable mugs)

5. IN CONTROL: Ben
CATEGORY: Amusement parks- TAKES QUESTION

Universal Studios touts what as the first "green" amusement park ride?

A: "The Dark Knight" Dark Ride
B: "The Simpsons" Ride
C: "The Incredible Hulk" Coaster

GUESS: "The Incredible Hulk" Coaster- LOSE (A: "The Simpsons" Ride)

CHAIN GAME: Dion won the coin toss and has elected to go first. The category this time- place seven different future landfill swellers from least to most.

A: TVs
B: Telephones
C: Refrigerators

D: Computers
E: Cars
F: Cell phones
G: Microwaves

DION'S FIRST GUESSES:

1. Cell phones
2. Telephones
3. Computers
4. TVs
5. Microwaves
6. Refrigerators
7. Cars

ALL WRONG- 32.3

SECOND ATTEMPT:

1. Telephones
2. Cell phones
3. TVs
4. Microwaves
5. Computers
6. Cars
7. Refrigerators

ALL ARE STILL WRONG- 55.5

FINAL TRY:

1. Computers
2. Cars
3. Microwaves
4. Refrigerators
5. Telephones
6. Cell phones
7. TVs

#5 RIGHT- 79.1

DREW'S FIRST GUESSES:

1. Telephones
2. TVs
3. Microwaves
4. Cell phones
5. Cars
6. Computers
7. Refrigerators

ALL WRONG- 43.1 LEFT

SECOND TRY:

1. Telephones
2. TVs
3. Refrigerators
4. Cars
5. Microwaves
6. Computers
7. Cell phones

WINNER- 28.2 LEFT

Correct order:

1. Microwaves
2. Refrigerators
3. Cars
4. Computers
5. Telephones
6. TVs
7. Cell phones

$5,000 WINNING SPIN ID OF THE NIGHT: EB8848695

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