This new GS has a 13-episode run. The premiere was the first episode taped, while the second episode was the next-to-last episode taped. Tonight's third aired episode is Episode 8. Our contestants this evening are:
Marco Curry- Favorite kind of science is Biology
Liz Vaseu- Likes knowing why things are the way they are
Carlos Miranda- Science teacher
1. When metal forks are inserted into both ends of a pickle and the forks are wired to a full-charged car battery, what does the pickle do?
A: Light up
B: Turn black
Liz: Turn black
ANSWER: Light up
2. Which of these animals best combats fire ants?
ANSWER: Fly (Carlos: $200)
3. What are the shown college football helmets equipped with?
A: Air conditioning
B: GPS sensors
C: Concussion detectors
Marco: Air conditioning
Liz: Concussion detectors
Carlos: Concussion detectors
ANSWER: Concussion detectors (Carlos now has $400, while Liz's on the board with $200)
1. Was the pickle charged with direct or alternating current?
Liz: Direct- CORRECT ($300)
2. What type of vegetable is a pickle?
Carlos: NOTHING (A: Cucumber)
3. How long can a fire ant live without its brain- two hours, two days or two weeks?
Liz: Two days- INCORRECT (A: Two weeks)
4. In what decade were football helmets made mandatory in the NFL?
Marco: The '20s- WRONG (A: The '40s)
Final question: What were the first football helmets made of?
Carlos: Leather- RIGHT ($500)
1. According to NASA, when will North America's next total eclipse occur?
C: This coming February
ANSWER: 2017 (Carlos now has $700; Liz's new score is $500)
2. According to a recent study, which kind of board staff member is most likely to remember the financial information?
A: Day dreamer
ANSWER: Doodler (Carlos' leading total is now $900; Marco finally gets his first $200)
3. How much weight is the bridge shown in Germany designed to withstand?
A: The water only
B: The boats only
C: The boats, water and concrete
Everybody guesses the combined weight of the boats, water and the concrete...no. That bridge can only withstand the water's weight.
1. Does a solar eclipse happen during a full moon or a new moon?
Liz: Full moon- NO
2. Does a lunar eclipe happen during a full moon or a new moon?
Marco: Full moon- CORRECT ($300)
3. Will staring directly at a solar eclipse damage your retina or cornea?
Carlos: Retina- YES ($1,000)
4. Is doodling a reflexive or volitional movement?
Marco: Volitional- RIGHT ($400)
5. How many people at the workers' meeting wore glasses?
Marco: One- NO (A: 2)
1. What still functions in an Alaskan frozen frog?
ANSWER: Cells (Carlos now increases his lead with $1,500)
2. When some pie tins are placed on top of an operating Van de Graaff generator, what happens to them?
A: Crush the tins through attraction
B: Repel the tins through replusion
C: Invert the tins in a stable magnetic field
Marco: Invert the tins
Liz: Repel the tins
Carlos: Repel the tins
ANSWER: Repel the tins through repulsion (Carlos has now broke the two grand mark, while Liz now has half that)
3. What's carmine food coloring made of?
A: Dried salmon eggs
B: Crushed insects
C: Ground crab shells
Marco: Dried salmon eggs
Liz: Crushed insects
Carlos: Ground crab shells
ANSWER: Crushed insects- MARCO MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED FROM THE GAME
Liz now has $1,500, trailing Carlos by $600 heading into the final round.
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE:
1. Dmitri Mendeleev, Joseph P. Kennedy or Edgar Bronfman
A: Formulated the standards for vodka production
B: Invented the Periodic Table
Carlos: Mendeleev- CORRECT ($2,400)
2. X-ray, MRI or CT scan
A: Visualizes the entire human body without radiation
B: Can't have any metal merit
Liz: MRI- RIGHT ($1,800)
3. Thomas Edison, George Eastman or Charles Macintosh
A: Patented roll film
B: Shocked himself in the heart
NO GUESS (A: George Eastman)
4. Leonardo Da Vinci, Guglielmo Marconi or Johann Gutenberg
A: He was trained as a goldsmith
B: Pioneered the use of oil-based ink
Liz: Gutenberg- RIGHT ($2,100)
5. Minnow, walrus or penguin
A: Can swim up to 25 mph underwater
B: Species include the Adelai, African and King
Liz: Penguin- RIGHT AGAIN (TIED at $2,400)
Final question: Tomato, apple or orange
A: First cultivated in 700 AD
B: Native to the Andean region of in South America
TIME EXPIRES (A: Tomato)
SUDDEN DEATH: What's the chemical symbol for fluorine?
Liz rings in with Fl...OOPS- she shouldn't have added that "l"- it was just F, so Carlos wins his $2,400! What a game!