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Wheel of Fortune: Woman solves after one letter?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by twhiting9275, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    Seriously, this is just, wow. Dunno how she went on to finish the night, but if this is any indication, well, check it out:

    I think this was probably the first time they've ever done that one
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  2. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    wow... is anyone sure this wasn't rigged?

    Did she end up winning the game at the end?
  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I didn't see the end so don't know if she won or not. But I saw this part and everyone was dumbfounded.
  4. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    She also had the apostrophe, which makes it marginally less amazing. So you figure "I've" and that's probably going to be followed by "got" or "had" and if that's a phrase you use a lot, it might pop into your head.
  5. Indigo

    Indigo Active Member

    I'm pretty sure she did win at the end. Somewhere around $50K if I remember correctly.
  6. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    It's happened before. I remember several years back, some guy guessed a "T," got two of them on the board and then solved it.
  7. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    With 2 letters, it's still hard, but not as hard. With one letter it's damn near impossible.
  8. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Thats exactly what happened. I was amazed at how well she did.
  9. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Like was stated earlier, having that hyphen helped a lot. You could pretty much figure out the first word was "I'm" almost immediately, and from there, she took a really lucky guess. Some people are just very quick at seeing words through various letters or patterns.
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  10. Trip

    Trip Active Member

    Dude, first word was "I've", so easy even after you have seen the answer you got it wrong :p
  11. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Oh, I thought the first word had four letter spaces today, not three.

    Either way, my point still stands: there are only so many valid words that could fit in four letter spaces with a hyphen taking up one of them, so she very quickly could reason "I've." And as the answer was a relatively common phrase, she just used a bit of reasoning and luck to get it right.

    That's not to take away from what she did, though. It just goes to show how good some people can be with words, much the way some are great with numbers.

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