It’s easy to sit at home on your sofa and say “I could have gotten that question right,” but under the bright lights of a game show’s stage it’s a different story.
Laurel and her grandfather Frank found that out the hard way while competing on Wheel of Fortune this week. The show was in Disney World for a special “Grandparents Week,” but even after putting their heads together, Laurel and Frank couldn’t solve the final puzzle. And that’s a shame, because it was worth $1 million.
Since the show introduced its huge $1 million prize in 2008, just three contestants have manged to win it. To earn the top prize, a contestant needs to collect the $1 million wedge, solve the puzzle it comes on, and land on the $1 million space during their spin in the Bonus Round.
And while all that takes good luck, it can seem like the $1 million wedge is actually a curse. A contestant lost his after solving – but mispronouncing – “CORNER CURIO CABINET.”
In another case of bad luck, an Indiana University student blew a puzzle he had already solved by mispronouncing “Achilles.” That slip of the tongue lost him $1 million, a car, and a trip to London.
But those clips don’t compare to the heartbreak we felt watching Frank miss his chance at $1 million. Let’s see if you can solve his puzzle:
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