1. Body Part
Prompt: “The fur of this rodent seen here is said to be 30 times softer than human hair.”
Response: “What is a titmouse?”
Correct Response: Chinchilla, which are shown above. This response is even more hilarious when you realize a titmouse is actually a type of bird.
2. Tool Time
Prompt: “This term for a long-handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker.”
Response: “What is a hoe?”
Correct Response: Rake, a shortened form of the old term for a “rakehell,” or “hellraiser.”
3. Military Men
Prompt: “On June 6, 1944, he said, ‘The eyes of the world are upon you.'”
Response: “Who is some guy in Normandy but I just won $75,000!”
Correct Response: Dwight D. Eisenhower, but the teen who won the tournament was also correct about his new funds.
Prompt: “A Christian hymn and Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical.”
Response: What is Kinky Boots?
Correct Response: “Rock of Ages,” which was also a 2012 film starring Tom Cruise.
5. Science And Industry
Prompt: “In 1891, this European said, ‘Perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your congresses.'”
Response: “Who is this handsome gentleman?” (Including arrow pointing up at himself.)
Correct Response: Alfred Nobel, but you have to give the guy points for creativity!
6. Asian Nations
Prompt: “The Chao Phraya, this country’s main river, flows to the gulf named for the country.”
Response: “What is Mexico?”
Correct Response: Thailand, which, as we all know, is actually in Asia.
7. Group Countdown
Prompt: “If Andy yearns for Brenda, and Brenda cares about Charlene, who pines for Andy, the three of them form one of these.”
Response: “What is a threesome?”
Correct Response: Love triangle, but you can probably see where the contestant got things mixed up.
8. Sports Superstars
Prompt: “100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.”
Response: “Who is Magic Johnson?”
Correct Response: Wayne Gretzky, perhaps the world’s most famous hockey player.
9. Notable Groups
Prompt: “Harpo Marx was among this group when it met in NYC’s Rose Room for its final time, in 1943, and found there was nothing left to say.”
Response: “What is I have no idea?”
Correct Response: The Algonquin Round Table, a group of New York City writers, critics, actors, and comedians who met for lunch from 1919 to about 1929.
Prompt: “The original one of these in Massachusetts’ Little Brewster Island was built in 1716; automation didn’t come until 1998.”
Response: “What is Kebert Xela?”
Correct Response: Lighthouse, but the contestant got a smile from Alex with the Family Guy reference, spelling the host’s name backwards.
11. 16th Century Names
Prompt: “Paul III roared at him, ‘I have waited 30 years for your services. Now I’m Pope. Can’t I satisfy my desire?'”
Response: “Who is Lady Godiva?”
Correct Response: Michelangelo, who probably kept his clothes on — unlike the fabled horse-riding woman.
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