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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Hardest Puzzles Would Stump Even the Smartest Minds

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For 39 years, people have been tuning in to watch the evening showing of Wheel of Fortune. Although the popular show is facing some significant changes in the next few years, as host Pat Sajak and letter turner Vanna White consider retirement, one thing will endure — the puzzles.

While they’re usually challenging, sometimes what seems like an obvious answer escapes the contestants. And other times the answers these brave people come up with on camera amaze everyone. 

The show was inspired by a kids’ game

The show’s producer Merv Griffin came up with the idea for the show from Hangman, a game he used to play with his sister on long road trips. Most people have probably tried their hand at this simple word puzzle, where the players guess letters to help them figure out a word or phrase. 

To translate the game to television, the empty spaces were put up on a large, lit-up board, and the correctly guessed letters are revealed by White. To add to the excitement, the iconic wheel was added, so contestants can spin it to determine what prizes and money they would win for correct answers. Griffin added the wheel because he was fascinated by roulette wheels as a child. 

This simple formula was a hit, and for 26 years it was the highest-rated show in syndicated television. Viewers love to see people win piles of cash and prizes. Another part of the enduring appeal of the game is playing along at home and judging the contestants for their answers. Sometimes those answers are unbelievably off the mark.

Guesses gone wrong

Nervousness can do strange things to how the mind works, and sometimes that makes for very bad guesses under pressure. One time a contestant was faced with the nearly completed puzzle “A Streetcar Na_ed Desire,” clearly referring to the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. Somehow they decided that the answer was “A Streetcar Naked Desire.”

Viewers also groaned the time a teacher guessed that “An _ _ _ y Child” was “An Ugly Child,” instead of the correct answer “An Only Child.”

But although the answers sometimes seem glaringly obvious, at other times the contestants seem to pull the right response out of thin air, with very little to guide them. 

Contestants sometimes guess very hard puzzles

The cerebral game show Jeopardy is often thought of as requiring more brainpower than Wheel of Fortune, but some of the contestants on the more simple show give correct answers that make them look like geniuses. With almost no information to help them, they come up with the answer, seemingly by magic. 

Once a quick-witted player guessed “I’ve Got A Good Feeling About This” with no letters except the L in “Feeling” showing on the board.

Another time, a clever contestant had nothing to go on in a five-word puzzle except “NT” in the middle of the first word and a “T” at the beginning of the third word. With only those tiny hints, they called out the right answer, the title of a John Denver song, “Country Roads Take Me Home.” 

Not many people would have gotten a two-word puzzle correct that one contestant did. The only letter that was showing on the board was a “T” in the middle of the second word, and yet somehow they figured out that the answer was “Championship Match.”

Wheel of Fortune has been a source of light-hearted fun for decades. But among the banter and entertaining gameplay, you can occasionally catch a glimpse of some serious brainpower. 

Charles recently joined the team, and he writes for the Headline column of the website. He has done major in English, and a having a diploma in Journalism. He has worked for more than 1.5 years in a media house. Now, he joined our team as a contributor for covering the latest US headlines. He is smart both by him looks and nature. He is very good with everyone in the team.

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Bigg Boss 14 Preview: After Her Wedding, Neha Kakkar Will Look for a Bride for Brother Tony Kakkar on the Salman Khan’s Show

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The makers had said at the beginning of the season of Bigg Boss 14 that ‘ab scene paltega‘. Well, the scene is paltofy now! On the latest Weekend Ka Vaar episode, host Salman Khan announced that the finale week is upcoming and only four contestants will remain in the house after that, but the show will continue. More on this later. Right now, we have to tell you that on the next episode we will see Tony Kakkar and  Neha Kakkar enter the house. The sibling duo is promoting their next song, “Shona Shona”, which coincidentally stars Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla of the previous season of the reality show. It would have been more fun if Shehnaaz and Sidharth had come on the show. AGAIN! Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Nov 28 Episode: Salman Khan Announces FINALE is Next Week – 5 Highlights of BB 14.

Tony and Neha will look for a bride for the former. Well, Neha only recently got married or else the show would have looked for a groom for her as well on the show. It will be this little version of The Bachelor on Bigg Boss 14, where Nikki will try to impress Tony.

That is not all. The episode will also see Kamya Punjabi and Devoleena Bhattacharjee, both ex-contestants, come on the show to give gyaan to the current housemates. They will level all sorts of accusations at the people inside the house. It will be interesting to watch. Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin Bhasin Threatens to Reveal Personal Details About Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla on National TV (Watch Video).

Also, tomorrow’s episode will see one of the contestants be evicted from the show. Chances are high that either Rahul Vaidya or Pavitra Punia will have to step out of the house.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 28, 2020 11:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).





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5 Years of Tamasha: Deepika Padukone Shares BTS Pictures With Ranbir Kapoor

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New Delhi [India], November 28: A day after her film ‘Tamasha’ completed five years of its release, actor Deepika Padukone shared Behind The Scenes (BTS)pictures from the shoot of the film. The 34-year-old actor took to Instagram to share three BTS pictures from the time of the shooting of the film. 5 Years of Tamasha: Deepika Padukone Changes Her Social Media Name To Tara!

While one of the pictures see her in the middle of a shot with her co-actor Ranbir Kapoor, another one sees her immersed deeply in a sequence of the film as she is seen standing with her eyes closed.

The third picture sees her dressed as a clown for another sequence of the film.

“#5YearsOfTamasha #5YearsofTara @imtiazaliofficial #RanbirKapoor,” she wrote in the caption. 8 Bollywood Films With Mid-Credits Scenes: Tamasha, Uri, Panga and More.

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The Imtiaz Ali directorial, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment features Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles.

Released in 2015, the film continues to win hearts with its saga of romance and melodious music.

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Oscars 2020: After Jallikattu, Sayani Gupta’s Shameless Becomes India’s Official Entry for Academy Awards in Short Film Category

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The Sayani Gupta-starrer, Shameless, by writer-director Keith Gomes is the official Indian entry in the Live Action Short Film category at the 93rd Oscars, to be held next year. The 15-minute film is a black comedy thriller that beat short films including Vidya Balan’s Natkhat in the Oscars entry race.

Co-starring Hussain Dalal and Rishabh Kapoor, Shameless revolves around the theme of loss of human spirit due to technology, while it also attempts to raise relevant questions on issues of entitlement, humanity and empathy toward the migrant class. Jallikattu Is India’s Entry for Oscars 2021: Five Reasons Why Lijo Jose Pelissery’s Malayalam Film Feels the Right Choice!

“My experience on ‘Shameless’ was fantastic and now we submitting to the Oscars, it’s a wow! Keith is wonderful as a director and very gentle with his actors and crew. Hussain, of course is a great friend, and it was a ball working with him. We have a silent communication and understanding when it comes to improvisations etc,” said Sayani. Oscars 2021: Jallikattu Is India’s Official Entry in International Feature Film Category at 93rd Academy Awards; Here’s Where You Can Watch The Malayalam Film Online.

Hussain spoke of “how clear Keith was with the way he wanted to tell this extremely unique story that communicates the hidden truth in society. We stayed honest to the process, had a blast making it. And then we’re here, eligible for the Oscars,” he said.

“I observe human behaviour and love telling stories about the human spirit. This world needs kindness and my films are a reminder to not get lost into technology. I make films with little funding from family and friends, everyone comes together with loads of love and passion. Couldn’t be more blessed,” said director Gomes.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 28, 2020 11:05 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).





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