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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #825 on: May 26, 2013, 11:50:40 AM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #826 on: May 26, 2013, 12:08:57 PM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #827 on: May 31, 2013, 04:46:37 PM »
why weren't uchenna and joyce able to physically help Merideth and Gretchen in Season 7 for the brawn detour but the Linz boys were able to Goldewski sisters in Season 8? wouldnt this rule change make it easier for teams? Also what was the second fastforward in S8.. u can see the clue in Bill's hand before the detour... it was the leg right after the paols got it i belive
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #828 on: June 02, 2013, 09:39:50 PM »
It's well known that if teams interact with a local while on the race, production has to have the local sign a release forum in order to be able to use their footage on TV.

But what if teams interact with a child? Do they still get him to sign the release forum, or do they have to find the kid's parents or someone who's of legal age?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #829 on: June 02, 2013, 10:22:12 PM »
It's well known that if teams interact with a local while on the race, production has to have the local sign a release forum in order to be able to use their footage on TV.

But what if teams interact with a child? Do they still get him to sign the release forum, or do they have to find the kid's parents or someone who's of legal age?

i think that depends on the location and circumstances. In any event, the show has been known to go back after filming and obtain a release from someone they didn't get initially, or in a circumstance like that one, from the legally empowered person.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #830 on: June 05, 2013, 01:54:28 PM »
I watched an episode of Airport 24/7 and they talked about Global Entry. It is a prepaid service that allows you to go through customs more quickly and costs $100.

I wonder if you are allowed to use this during the race. I know it will not affect every leg (only US legs going through certain cities.) Just curious. Has anyone heard or read about teams using this?

There are also different variations of this in different countries, with some being free.

I could see this as a major advantage if used when entering these countries.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #831 on: June 05, 2013, 04:49:26 PM »
It probably wouldn't work for a team unless the powers that be agreed to provide it to the camera and sound guys as well. Since you have to get a background check and be interviewed, you'd have to do it in advance before you know what camera and sound people you would be working with.  I kind of doubt the powers that be would do it, but I'll bet Phil and the production guys would have (already have?) that service just in case they get delayed and have to move quickly to stay ahead of the teams.

Still, if I were on one of the next couple of races, I'd be looking into that. If allowed, it would be a big leg up on the teams without it. However, I don't travel internationally, so I'm not sure just how long clearing customs takes and how much faster this would be.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #832 on: June 06, 2013, 08:43:38 AM »
Good point. I forgot about the camera guys.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #833 on: June 07, 2013, 02:46:56 AM »
Global entry would only possibly impact on the legs coming back into the U.S. or anywhere around the U.S., which usually total not more than 1 in any amazing race season.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #834 on: June 11, 2013, 06:26:22 PM »
Why is Season 10's intro 5 seconds longer? Just seems weird


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #835 on: June 11, 2013, 06:27:25 PM »
12 teams compared to the usual 11
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #836 on: June 13, 2013, 12:12:57 PM »
I don't know if this has been asked before, but how long is the fastest leg filmed? I mean, in which leg was the entire leg (from the first team to depart until the last team to arrive check-in) had the shortest time filmed? :)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #837 on: June 13, 2013, 01:51:34 PM »
Probably Botswana leg 2 of either TAR 7 or TAR 22
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #838 on: June 14, 2013, 06:37:49 AM »
The 2nd leg in India of TAR13

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #839 on: June 14, 2013, 07:12:00 AM »
The 2nd leg in India of TAR13
I believe it's the correct answer. Nick & Starr departed at 8.55 a.m., and when the start of the next leg to Kazakhstan, they departed at 10.14 p.m., which means they arrive at PitStop at 10.14 a.m.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #840 on: June 14, 2013, 07:14:34 AM »
That's just over an hour, wow. o.O

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #841 on: June 14, 2013, 07:31:09 AM »
That seems impossible for me :lol: I don't know, but that leg is really short.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #842 on: June 14, 2013, 07:37:00 AM »
Maybe it was an 11 hour pitstop or something?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #843 on: June 14, 2013, 07:49:48 AM »
Maybe it was an 11 hour pitstop or something?

I think it's simply Nick/Starr pwnage.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #844 on: June 14, 2013, 08:06:05 AM »
Guys, I meant that it's from the first team to depart until the last team to arrive in the Pit Stop. :)

But, I really can't believe that Nick & Starr ran just over an hour for a leg! :ascared

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #845 on: June 14, 2013, 10:42:53 AM »
What things are on the extra piece of paper that teams receive in their clue? (ie The additional information)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #846 on: June 14, 2013, 10:52:17 AM »
What I do know is that there is information sometimes regarding addresses of locations, where do be dropped off by a taxi, what entrance, and where to park when self driving. There is also more specifics on how to complete a task and step by step instructions along with what can and cannot be done.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #847 on: June 16, 2013, 06:59:49 PM »
Why did the producers or whoever is in charge of the tasks/routes change the U-Turn boards from photocopy (TAR12 - 18) to digital (TAR19 - current)? I find it really hard to see the pictures on the iPads when you watch it on TV like during the Lake Malawi's Jamaica Shop Double U-Turn. :(
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #848 on: June 18, 2013, 06:08:01 AM »
I don't know if this has been asked but...

If you use the EP on the DT, can you be U-Turned?

My theory is no, because you have to choose a DT first and then you have to use the EP, you can't just magically conjure a clue from the Detour cluebox.

Thanks for your thoughts <3

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #849 on: June 18, 2013, 06:21:23 AM »
I don't know if this has been asked but...

If you use the EP on the DT, can you be U-Turned?

My theory is no, because you have to choose a DT first and then you have to use the EP, you can't just magically conjure a clue from the Detour cluebox.

Thanks for your thoughts <3

The Wiki isn't helping in this friendly argument either

My theory is that it is because you're skipping the Route Marker when using the EP, so by using it, you're effectively skipping the entire Detour as you're using the EP on part of it, so when you get U-Turned there's no task to go back to as the EP has effectively let you skip the Detour

I think we've been arguing about this for about 20 mins and we just want an answer :lol:


 

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