Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Go For the Green!"/SPIN ID 12/20

$5,000 WHEEL SPIN ID OF THE NIGHT: TW10372

Now, we start what I think is the second half of the first season of "Go For the Green!" (I believe 20 episodes were taped for the season) with Episode 13.

TRIP AT STAKE: Cancun

1. How is the University of Miami making freshmen stay green?

A: Can't have cars on campus
B: Must use second-hand books

Answer: Can't have cars on campus

2. What kind of wine will leave a New Yorker with a smaller carbon footprint?

A: California
B: French

Answer: French

CONSERVATION QUESTION: What is an energy star?

A: Power efficient appliance
B: Organic protein drink

Answer: Power efficient appliance

Out of the ten remaining at that point, these eight answered correctly to move on to Round 2: Dan Adams (an air guitarist from Perrysburg, OH), Beth (a photographer from Fresno, CA), Benedict Burns (a singer), Mica Harshall (a comic book fan), Angela (an Atlanta native who has a dog that chases ball while in the ocean), Lewis (a tanning salon worker from Verona Hills, CA), Becky (an entrepreneuress from L.A.) and Matthew (a treasure hunter originally from Wisconsin).

1. IN CONTROL: Micah
CATEGORY: Websites- TAKES QUESTION

According to TreeHugger.com, a German company is turning stinging nettles into what?

A: Biofuel
B: Building materials
C: Pants

GUESS: Building materials- INCORRECT (A: Pants)

2. IN CONTROL: Benedict
CATEGORY: Celebrities- TAKES QUESTION

What did actor Hugh Laurie recently admit to a British newspaper?

A: He always takes 45 minute showers
B: He doesn't believe in composting
C: He gets free burgers for life from Burger King

GUESS: He doesn't believe in composting- NO (A: Free burgers for life)

3. IN CONTROL: Lewis
CATEGORY: Science- CHALLENGES MATTHEW

Ohio State researchers have found an alternative for rubber what?

A: Dandelions
B: Licorice
C: Coral

GUESS: Coral- NO (A: Dandelions)

4. IN CONTROL: Dan
CATEGORY: Shopping- TAKES QUESTION

Barneys is recycling which of these used items to resell for this year's holiday season?

A: Purses
B: Jeans
C: T-shirts

GUESS: T-shirts- CORRECT; ELIMINATES BETH

5. IN CONTROL: Lewis
CATEGORY: Sports- CHALLENGES ANGELA

The Vineyard Golf Club is liked by environmentalists because it uses what?

A: Solar-powered golf carts
B: Organic greenskeeping
C: Golf balls from recycled plastic

GUESS: Organic greenskeeping- RIGHT

6. IN CONTROL: Becky
CATEGORY: Gardening- TAKES QUESTION

Using a gas-powered mower for an hour pollutes as much air as driving a car for how many miles?

A: 5
B: 50
C: 350

GUESS: 5- LOSE (A: 350)

CHAIN GAME: Dan won the coin toss and will go first. The subject tonight is things that use water from the least to the most using non-conserving fixtures.

A: Watering a lawn with a hose for 15 minutes
B: Washing your hands for a minute
C: A load of laundry
D: 15 minute shower
E: 30 minute bath
F: A load of dishes in a dishwasher
G: Flushing your toilet twice

DAN'S FIRST GUESSES:

1. Toilet
2. Bath
3. Washing your hands
4. Dishwasher
5. Shower
6. Laundry
7. Hose

#7 RIGHT- 20.9

SECOND ATTEMPT:

1. Washing your hands
2. Laundry
3. Toilet
4. Shower
5. Bath
6. Dishwasher
7. Hose

#1 & #7 RIGHT- 43.1

FINAL TRY:

1. Washing your hands
2. Bath
3. Dishwasher
4. Toilet
5. Laundry
6. Shower
7. Hose

#1, #3, #5, #6 & #7 RIGHT- 67.5

ANGELA'S FIRST TRY:

1. Toilet
2. Washing your hands
3. Hose
4. Dishwasher
5. Bath
6. Laundry
7. Shower

ALL WRONG- 28.3 LEFT

SECOND ATTEMPT (and her last one because she ran out of time before finishing):

1. Washing your hands
2. Dishwasher
3. Toilet
4. Laundry
5. Bath
6. Shower
7. Hose

Dan is your winner.

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