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Final Answer (Humor)

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  1. George Steffes

    George Steffes TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    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 $25,000 milestone money.
    And 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
    B) the buzzard
    C) the cuckoo
    D) the vulture

    The woman was on the spot. She did not know the answer. She had used up her
    50/50 Lifeline and her Ask the Audience Lifeline. All that remained was her
    Phone-a-Friend Lifeline. She hoped she would not have to use it because ..
    her friend was, well, 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 Meredith any answer except the one
    that her friend had given her. And considering her friend was a blonde that
    would seem to be the logical thing to do. But her friend had responded with such confidence,
    such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be convinced.

    'I need an answer,' said Meredith. Crossing her fingers, the contestant said,
    'C: The cuckoo.'

    'Is that your final answer?'

    'Yes, that is my final answer.'

    And Meredith replied, '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.

    'Jeni, I just do not know how to thank you,' said the contestant. '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.' The contestant fainted on the spot.
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