Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Go For the Green"/SPIN ID 1/24

TONIGHT'S $5,000-WINNING SPIN ID: EM4303085

I believe only five episodes remain in the season for "Go for the Green". Tonight is Episode 4.

TRIP AT STAKE: Tour of America's Western Parks courtesy of Caravan.com

1. The Ecojohn Sr. toilet saves water because it...

A: Uses a gallon per flush
B: Incinerates the waste

Answer: Incinerates the waste

And believe it or not, for the first time ever, Round 1's already over after just the first question! These seven are left to play Round 2: David (a small pet collector from Hollywood), Miles (a bike rider from Westchester, CA), Darley (an arts & crafts lover from L.A.), Aimee (a singer and acoustic guitar player), Ursula (a singer and a mother of five), Danny (a tour manager for a punk rock puppet show band) & Anson (a person who eats nothing but organic food).

(Note: The Round 2 contestant interviews were done before the first commercial break; usually, they're done after the first commercial break.)

1. IN CONTROL: Darley
CATEGORY: Travel- CHALLENGES DANNY

According to the Indiana Department of Education, each airplane toilet flush uses enough fuel to do what?

A: Drive a car six miles
B: Power a small fountain
C: Light a bunsen burner

GUESS: Drive a car six miles- CORRECT

2. IN CONTROL: David
CATEGORY: The White House- CHALLENGES ANSON

Who took down Jimmy Carter's solar panels?

A: Dick Cheney
B: Nobody; they're still up there

C: Ronald Reagan

GUESS: Nobody- INCORRECT (A: Ronald Reagan)

3. IN CONTROL: Ursula
CATEGORY: Landfills- TAKES QUESTION

According to the EPA, what takes up the most space in U.S. landfills?

A: Paper
B: Plastic
C: Metals

GUESS: Paper- RIGHT; ELIMINATES DAVID

4. IN CONTROL: Ursula
CATEGORY: Cooking- TAKES QUESTION

What BBQ heat source leaves the cleanest air?

A: Gas
B: Wood
C: Charcoal

GUESS: Wood- NO (A: Gas)

5. IN CONTROL: Aimee
CATEGORY: Science- CHALLENGES MILES (Danny clinches Chain Game berth)

Scientists are putting a shade on what?

A: Mount Rushmore
B: A glacier in the Alps
C: The Sphinx

GUESS: A glacier in the Alps- ADVANCES TO CHAIN GAME

CHAIN GAME: Since Miles won the coin toss, he opts to play second. The topic tonight is to place seven different objects from the least amount of time it would take them to decompose in an ocean to the most, according to the EPA.

A: Plastic bottle
B: Styrofoam cup
C: Cardboard box
D: Glass bottle
E: Waxed milk carton
F: Plastic six-pack rings
G: Fishing line


DANNY'S FIRST TRY:

1. Cardboard box
2. Milk carton
3. Fishing line
4. Styrofoam cup
5. Plastic six-pack rings
6. Plastic bottle
7. Glass bottle

#1, #2 & #7 RIGHT- 22.2

SECOND TRY:

1. Cardboard box
2. Milk carton
3. Styrofoam cup
4. Fishing line
5. Plastic bottle
6. Plastic six-pack rings
7. Glass bottle

#1, #2, #3, #5 & #7 RIGHT- 33.7

He then switches the remaining two to clear the board with a final time of 40.4!

MILES' FIRST TRY:

1. Cardboard box
2. Milk carton
3. Fishing line
4. Glass bottle
5. Plastic six-pack rings
6. Plastic bottle
7. Styrofoam cup

10.2 LEFT

SECOND TRY:

1. Cardboard box
2. Milk carton
3. Glass bottle
4. Fishing line
5. Plastic six-pack rings
6. Plastic bottle
7. Styrofoam cup

TWO SECONDS LEFT

Miles can't do anything within the last two seconds, so Danny's the winner!

Audience Game (for some Discovery DVDs):

1 (Ross; for "Sunrise")- Which end of the cow does most of its harmful methan come from?

A: Up front
B: The rear

GUESS: Rear- SORRY

2. (Jordana; for "When We Left Earth")- T or F: A company is making a device that simulates the engine noise to warn blind pedestrians of approaching hybrid cars.

GUESS: True- RIGHT

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