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?
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
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
E: Hummer H3
F: Lamborghini Murcielago
G: Lexus RX400h 4X4
WILLISHA'S FIRST GUESSES:
5. Mini Cooper
#2, #6 & #7 CORRECT- 37.9
1. Mini Cooper
#1, #2, #6 & #7 CORRECT- 69.2
1. Mini Cooper
ALL RIGHT- 80.3
COLIN'S FIRST TRY:
1. Mini Cooper
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?
2. What's a Canadian scientist trying to create so he can harness its power?
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?
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.
F: Cell phones
DION'S FIRST GUESSES:
1. Cell phones
ALL WRONG- 32.3
2. Cell phones
ALL ARE STILL WRONG- 55.5
6. Cell phones
#5 RIGHT- 79.1
DREW'S FIRST GUESSES:
4. Cell phones
ALL WRONG- 43.1 LEFT
7. Cell phones
WINNER- 28.2 LEFT
7. Cell phones
$5,000 WINNING SPIN ID OF THE NIGHT: EB8848695