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Can the Blonde Save the Day?

 It was a typical night of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Regis: "Barbara, you've done very well so far - $500,000 and one lifeline left -- phone a friend.”

“The next question will give you the top prize of $1 million dollars, if you get it right. But if you get it wrong, you will drop back to $32,000. Are you ready?"

Barbara: "Sure, I'll have a go!"

Regis: "Which of the following birds does not build its own nest? 

Is it:
A - Robin 
B - Sparrow
C - Cuckoo
D - Thrush

Remember Barbara - its worth $1 million dollars."


"I think I know who it… I'm not 100%... no, I haven't got a clue. I'd like to phone a friend Regis, just to be sure."

Regis: "Yes. Who, Barbara, do you want to phone?"

Barbara: "I'll phone my friend Maggie back home in Birmingham."


Maggie (a blonde): "Hello..."

Regis: "Hello Maggie, its Regis here from Who Wants to be a Millionaire. I have Barbara here and she is doing really well on $500,000, but needs your help to get to a Million. The next voice you hear will be Barbara's and she'll read you the question. There are 4 possible answers and only 1 correct answer. You have 30 seconds to reply -- fire away Barbara."


Barbara: "Maggie, which of the following birds does not build its own nest? 

Is it:
A- Robin
B- Sparrow
C- Cuckoo
D- Thrush

Maggie: "Oh gees, Barbara that's simple...It's a cuckoo."

Barbara: "You think?"

Maggie: "I'm sure."

Barbara: "Thanks Maggie." (hangs up)

Regis: "Well, do you want to stick on $500,000 or play on for the Million, Barbara?"

Barbara: "I want to play, I'll go with c-cuckoo"

Regis: "Is that your final answer?"

Barbara: "It is."

Regis: "Are you confident?"

Barbara: "Yes fairly, Maggie's a sound bet."

Regis: "Barbara.....you had $500,000 and you said c-cuckoo...you're right! - You have just won ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!! Here is your check. You have been a great contestant and a real gambler. Audience please put your hands together for Barbara!"

That night Barbara called round to Maggie and brought her down to a local bar for a celebratory drink and, as they were sipping their champagne, Barbara turned to Maggie and asked: "Tell me Maggie, How in God's name did you know that it was the cuckoo that does not build its own nest?"

Maggie: "Listen Barbara, everybody knows that a cuckoo lives in a clock!"

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