Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"  

IronsFetesSinai 56M
243 posts
11/4/2005 8:55 am

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"


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. As she suspected it would be,
the million-dollar question was no pushover.

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;

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 because the only friend
that she knew would be home happened to be a blonde.
But the contestant 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."

Two seconds later, 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 want to know something? It was your assuredness
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!

sleeplessknight1 68M

11/4/2005 9:35 am

An oldie, but a goodie


redmustang91 57M  
8604 posts
11/4/2005 10:01 am

Right answer for the wrong reason still counts!


IronsFetesSinai 56M
225 posts
11/4/2005 6:13 pm

You are very welcome. This one is just for you
By following the simple advice I heard on a Dr. Phil Show, I have finally found inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.

So I looked around my house to see things I started and hadn't finished; and, before leaving the house this morning I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bottle of Bailey's, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, a pot of coffee, the rest of the cheesecake, some saltines and a box of Godiva chocolates.

You have no idea how freaking good I feel.

I hope you like it. And keep smiling. >


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