Who Wants to be a Millionaire

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  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man

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    A contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" had reached the final
    plateau. If she answered the next question correctly, she would win
    $1,000,000. If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $32,000
    milestone money.

    And as she suspected it would be, the million-dollar question was no

    It was, "Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest
    but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds? Is it: A) the condor;
    B) the buzzard; C) the cuckoo; or D) the vulture?"

    The woman was on the spot. She did not know the answer. And she was doubly
    on the spot because she had used up her 50/50 Lifeline and her Audience Poll
    Lifeline. All that remained was her Phone-a-Friend Lifeline, and the woman
    had hoped against hope that she would not have to use it - mainly because
    the only friend that she knew would be home happened to be a blonde. But she
    had no alternative.

    She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices. The
    blonde responded unhesitatingly: "That's easy. The answer is C: The cuckoo."

    The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast. She considered
    employing a reverse strategy and giving Regis any answer except the one that
    her friend had given her. And, considering that her friend was a blonde, it
    would seem to be the logical thing to do. On the other hand, the blonde had
    responded with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could
    not help but be persuaded.

    "I need an answer," said Regis.

    Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, "C: The cuckoo."

    "Is that your final answer?" asked Regis.

    "Yes, that is my final answer."

    Regis said, "I regret to inform you that that answer is... absolutely
    correct. You are now a millionaire!"

    Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends,
    including the blonde who had helped her win the million dollars. "Jenny, I
    just do not know how to thank you," said the contestant. "Because of your
    knowing the answer to that final question, I am now a millionaire. And do
    you know something? It was the suredness with which you answered the
    question that convinced me to go with your choice. By the way...how did you
    happen to know the right answer?"

    "Oh, come on," said the blonde. "Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build
    nests. They live in clocks."
  2. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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  3. Mathurian

    Mathurian Joyous Reaper

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    Very nice! :) ;) ;e ;f ;a