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"Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

This is quite amazing.

I couldn't get the embed code for this, so here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4VolSAGvSY
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

It's really not that amazing...in the grand scheme of things
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Sometimes they just come to you. She didn't want to risk that prize.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Not amazing, I've done it plenty of times at home with just a letter or two.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Outliers exist. Just as moronic idiots who only exist to post stupids stories on internet forums, so too can idiot savants who can solve the Wheel of Fortune.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.



If she knew what it was before picking L, why didn't she go with G or T?
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

why not take a few more spins to get a few more bucks then solve. i mean, there are only 2 bankrupt spots on the wheel, right?
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

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If she knew what it was before picking L, why didn't she go with G or T?
Because she could have lost her turn by spinning again, and there was already a trip in the prize pot.

Thanks for posting the embedding.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by Decadance View Post
Outliers exist. Just as moronic idiots who only exist to post stupids stories on internet forums, so too can idiot savants who can solve the Wheel of Fortune.

I disagree with your claim that I am a moronic idiot.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
why not take a few more spins to get a few more bucks then solve. i mean, there are only 2 bankrupt spots on the wheel, right?
I think in her previous spin she hit "Bankrupt" so she didn't want to risk it again. In an interview, she said that the first word "I've" was a given then the words started falling into place after that. Doesn't hurt that she's a big Wheel of Fortune fan and prcatices creating words on similar puzzles.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

People still watch this show? I thought their viewership comes from elderly who can figure out how to change channels.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by Decadance View Post
Outliers exist. Just as moronic idiots who only exist to post stupids stories on internet forums, so too can idiot savants who can solve the Wheel of Fortune.
mod note - One can only assume from this post that you're referring to the OP of this thread. That is considered a personal attack and is not allowed here.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
People still watch this show? I thought their viewership comes from elderly who can figure out how to change channels.
It's total viewership is 20% higher than Jeopardy and is the second highest rated program in syndication.
http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/11/02...-fortune/70645
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by MWB View Post


If she knew what it was before picking L, why didn't she go with G or T?
The first word is either I've or I'll -- by picking L she knows that the first word is now I've.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
why not take a few more spins to get a few more bucks then solve. i mean, there are only 2 bankrupt spots on the wheel, right?
especially when she's losing and it looks like it could be the final puzzle
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The best part is other people's reactions. She asks to solve the puzzle, and the audience goes dead quiet. Then, when she gets it right, Pat Sajak's "holy crap!" tone of voice.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

I thought that was rather impressive. I still watch this show on a semi-regular basis when I get home from work. After all, it's the highest rated show in nursing homes.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by grundle View Post
This is quite amazing.

I couldn't get the embed code for this, so here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4VolSAGvSY

If only there were a thread one could post random video clips...
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Lots of players know the phrase very quickly. They then just keep spinning the wheel to get money. This was a prize round and she wanted that prize. She keeps that and the $900 even if she loses the rest of the way.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Mrs Danger says, "It was kind of obvious. When you get the first word, the rest just follows." She's super good at puzzles.

That's why they don't put smart people on the program. It would just kill the ratings if the contestants always solved the phrase after 2-3 letters, while the viewers at home were still baffled.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
I still watch this show on a semi-regular basis when I get home from work. After all, it's the highest rated show in nursing homes.
So you live in a nursing home?
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

This is why I hate the Internet sometimes. A song has already been created.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

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If only there were a thread one could post random video clips...
How do you choose a video at random?
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
Mrs Danger says, "It was kind of obvious. When you get the first word, the rest just follows." She's super good at puzzles.

That's why they don't put smart people on the program. It would just kill the ratings if the contestants always solved the phrase after 2-3 letters, while the viewers at home were still baffled.
I don't think they turn down people for being smart. It's just that only a small percentage of the population is smart enough to be in the smartest few percent, so most contestants happen to be of about average intelligence.
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Re: "Wheel of Fortune" contestant solves 7 word puzzle with only 1 letter revealed.

What's even more amazing is how the filmer couldn't keep the subject in frame, when he's filming a fucking TV.

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