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The Amazing Race S30E11/E12 "It's Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure" OAD 2/21/2018

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MikeekiM, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Mar 3, 2018 #81 of 169
    MikeekiM

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    Hmm... Interesting...

    How do people "track" the race? And how do they know who their favorite contestants are, and who to sabotage>
     
  2. Mar 3, 2018 #82 of 169
    JFriday

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    Where did they track it from, if it’s somewhere on the Internet can a link be provided?
     
  3. Mar 3, 2018 #83 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    There's a pretty robust community at Reality Fan Forum who pride themselves on figuring out where the race is in real time and providing spoilers of what teams are spotted at what locations, etc. I've never participated, but I've heard it discussed on podcasts.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2018 #84 of 169
    VegasVic

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    Yeah I believe there are websites and twitter feeds that actively track the race in real time. I don't know the details because I'm not interested in knowing but I've heard about it. I guess since Jen mentions it in her blog it does happen.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2018 #85 of 169
    Azlen

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    Back and season 10 or so, one of the racers dropped a passport at the gas station before they got to the airport on the very first leg. Someone, who had given directions to another team, found it and tweeted about it. One of the online Amazing Race trackers saw it and convinced the guy to take it to the airport. He agreed and saved the team from early elimination. So the trackers not only follow the filming in real time but have had an impact on it.

    Twitter's 'Amazing Race' Assist
     
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  6. Mar 5, 2018 #86 of 169
    pmyers

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    Wow....I feel so bad about that final challenge but at least she can take some comfort knowing she was doing it "right". I totally agree with her line of thinking...Why would a plane with 2 left wings get "cleared for takeoff"?
     
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  7. Mar 5, 2018 #87 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    As long as the other two teams also had to put two left wings on the plane in order to solve the puzzle, then I think all is fair. And I assume we would have heard about it by now if Team Extreme's puzzle was somehow different than the others.
     
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  8. Mar 5, 2018 #88 of 169
    laria

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    If the wing was shaped the same no matter which side it was on, then I'm not sure if I would have noticed that it required being "backwards" with the edges, unless they were really noticeably tapered.

    I was envisioning originally that backwards meant that the wing was angled wrong, like on how a modern plane, the wings angle towards the back, and that it required putting one of the wings on upside down so that it angled towards the front.
     
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  9. Mar 5, 2018 #89 of 169
    TiVo'Brien

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    The geek in me wants to solve the puzzle using set theory - union, intersection, set difference, Venn diagram, etc. I know it's there somewhere.

    Or maybe a SQL query.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2018 #90 of 169
    kettledrum

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    Ugh. So disheartening to hear this.
     
  11. Mar 6, 2018 #91 of 169
    verdugan

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    Can you provide some actual evidence?
     
  12. Mar 6, 2018 #92 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    In the blog post by Jen Hudak from Team Extreme linked to earlier she says:
     
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  13. Mar 6, 2018 #93 of 169
    verdugan

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    Wow. That's pathetic. People need to get a life.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2018 #94 of 169
    pmyers

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    I get that the puzzle was the same for all teams and it's fair in that respect....I'm just saying the premise of the entire puzzle is unfair. I guess it would give me some solace that I was solving it "correctly" if I was one of the losing teams...but probably not ;)
     
  15. Mar 7, 2018 #95 of 169
    cherry ghost

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    Maybe someone put the images on the wrong side of two of their wings? If you flip a left wing over with the images on the underside, it becomes a right wing.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2018 #96 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    Looking at the pictures, it's a little unclear why a "left" wing couldn't be flipped over and inserted facing forward as a "right" wing. Was the slot that the wings fit into asymmetrical so they would only fit one way?
     
  17. Mar 9, 2018 #97 of 169
    Skyler

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    I doubt that the rules said the images had to be on the top of the wings. I'd bet that was a mistaken assumption on the players part.

    I think the puzzle designers intentionally put some of the images on the "bottom" side of the wing. That way any wing could be attached on either side of the airplane with the airfoil oriented in the "correct" aerodynamic direction. In other words, the players mistakenly assumed the images had to be on top, so they mistakenly concluded that they had two right wings and two left wings, but in reality they had four wings which could be used on either side of the airplane if you didn't worry about the images being on top.

    What the puzzle designers didn't anticipate (or didn't care about) is that the players could flip the wing over so the images were on top but then the airfoil direction was backwards.

    If the judges wanted to be truly evil, they could have withheld the "cleared for takeoff" until the players not only got the right combination of parts on the airplane, but also flipped over the right wing so the airfoil was oriented correctly and the images were on the bottom.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2018 #98 of 169
    cherry ghost

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    I still think there’s a chance the person who put the images on had no clue about the airfoil and just put them on.

    Allowing the players to put the images on the bottom would have made it hard on the guy checking.
     
  19. Mar 9, 2018 #99 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    I don't think there were images on both sides of the wings. Look at Jen's diagram, she would have drawn them differently if there were additional images on the other sides of the wings.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2018 #100 of 169
    kettledrum

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    I agree. I think it's probably more incompetence on their end rather than trying to be sneaky about it.
     

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