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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1975 on: June 11, 2017, 09:54:58 PM »
Who can apply for the show? Is it only those living in the 50 states or Washington DC?

I assume all 50 states plus Washington D.C. According to TAR Casting Website, you just need to be a US citizen and you must have a valid US passport.

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Well you just would have eliminated Sara with those rules... ;)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1976 on: June 11, 2017, 10:01:59 PM »
The show doesn't care WHERE you live as long as you are a US CITIZEN.

I think you all mean Sara...not Brooke.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1977 on: June 11, 2017, 10:05:59 PM »
The show doesn't care WHERE you live as long as you are a US CITIZEN.

I think you all mean Sara...not Brooke.

Yes, my bad. Coincidentally, Sara mentioned that in a tweet today. I was probably thinking Brooke remembering she has a website for her legal practice.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1978 on: June 12, 2017, 12:45:30 AM »
I'm in Canada and we don't have fancy overseas territories, so I don't always understand the rules.

What about American Samoa? I remember from a CGP Grey video that people from there are only "foreign nationals" of the USA, or something like that.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1979 on: June 12, 2017, 02:12:53 AM »
I'm in Canada and we don't have fancy overseas territories, so I don't always understand the rules.

we may not have fancy overseas territories, but we do have cold, northern territories.


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1980 on: June 12, 2017, 09:56:35 AM »
^ :lol:

What about American Samoa? I remember from a CGP Grey video that people from there are only "foreign nationals" of the USA, or something like that.
Anyone born in Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands automatically becomes a citizen.

American Samoans are only citizens if one of their parents is a U.S. citizen or if they go through the naturalization process like other non-Americans to become a U.S. citizen.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1981 on: June 17, 2017, 06:46:22 PM »
Is there any TAR season where everyone except the first eliminated team have been checked in Top 3 at Pit Stop?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1982 on: June 17, 2017, 07:30:37 PM »
Is there any TAR season where everyone except the first eliminated team have been checked in Top 3 at Pit Stop?
In the US version, none have, but 4, 5, and 22 are the only seasons (as far as I'm aware) where only one team hasn't been in the top 3.

4: Russell & Cindy never made it to the top 3, the rest (except Debra & Steve) did. In fact, Monica & Sheree are the only other team to not win a leg (but were 2nd on one leg). You can discredit this season however, as two other teams only had their appearance in the top 3 from the Fast Forward.

5: Bob & Joyce only made it to the top 4, the rest (apart from Dennis & Erika) made it to the top 3 at least once.

22: Idries & Jamil were never in the top 3, everyone above them did.

There might be international versions that has done this, but TAR 5 is the closest you can get in the US.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1983 on: June 17, 2017, 07:57:56 PM »
Internationally, Asia 1. Though it was actually everyone except the second team out - Leg 1 was a Non-Elimination.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1984 on: June 17, 2017, 09:40:15 PM »
I've checked and it seems to be TAR (new) China 2 and TAR Vietnam 4 (2015).
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1985 on: June 18, 2017, 02:05:33 AM »
Is there any TAR season where everyone except the first eliminated team have been checked in Top 3 at Pit Stop?
I don't think there is one
But season 4 and season 5 came close by having two teams each failed to get any Top 3 placement throughout the season

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« Reply #1986 on: June 18, 2017, 02:26:45 AM »
I've checked and it seems to be TAR (new) China 2 and TAR Vietnam 4 (2015).
TAR Vietnam 4 began with 3 back to back NELs, and only two teams of them (Song Ngư & Trúc Như, Ly Ly & Joo Young) not checked-in at top 2 in any legs

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1987 on: June 18, 2017, 05:01:49 PM »
Is there any TAR season where everyone except the first eliminated team have been checked in Top 3 at Pit Stop?
I don't think there is one
But season 4 and season 5 came close by having two teams each failed to get any Top 3 placement throughout the season
This happened in Seasons 18 and 22 as well. 

18 was a unique case because 11th place finishers Amanda & Kris actually finished 2nd on the first leg--It was Mel & Mike and Jaime & Cara who failed to place in the top 3 at least once during the season.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1988 on: June 20, 2017, 04:21:11 PM »
Internationally, Asia 1. Though it was actually everyone except the second team out - Leg 1 was a Non-Elimination.
Asia 1, Asia was an air sponsor thus It equalized teams with each others by only one available flight in every legs except final one

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1989 on: June 22, 2017, 01:05:36 AM »
I read somewhere that Chip from Chip & Kim from TAR 5 once made a list of strongest individual TAR racers, which all 11 spots were men, with top female racer being a physical trainer. Their names please?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1990 on: June 22, 2017, 01:51:27 AM »
Which race course (Excluding TAR Canada and Family Edition) spent the most legs in English-speaking countries? Something tells me it's TAR2
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1991 on: June 22, 2017, 07:16:55 AM »
Also, biking seems to appear occasionally along the race. Therefore, is it a requirement for every racer to learn how to ride a bike before joining the race?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1992 on: June 22, 2017, 12:15:47 PM »
Also, biking seems to appear occasionally along the race. Therefore, is it a requirement for every racer to learn how to ride a bike before joining the race?

Gonna ask this again. It got flooded by my question on conjoined twins. :lol:

I think it's one of those things that are...intuitive to know? Not to mention in every possible task with biking either a) it's a Detour and you can switch and/or b) you can *walk* the bike.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1993 on: June 22, 2017, 12:26:36 PM »
Which race course (Excluding TAR Canada and Family Edition) spent the most legs in English-speaking countries? Something tells me it's TAR2

Going off of official languages it's probably TAR2 (South Africa, Namibia, Hong Kong, Australia x2, New Zealand x2, US x2).

Thinking about it TAR22 comes close - New Zealand, Botswana x2, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the US account for 6/12 legs and in French Polynesia they mostly raced in or near resorts where English is understood so...8/12?

This makes me wonder about the opposite question - what season was the "hardest" from a language perspective? There were some that only had the US as an English speaking country (21 and 29 come to mind) but I think those might have been tempered with "easy" languages (Spanish, French).

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1994 on: June 22, 2017, 12:49:56 PM »
Which race course (Excluding TAR Canada and Family Edition) spent the most legs in English-speaking countries? Something tells me it's TAR2

Going off of official languages it's probably TAR2 (South Africa, Namibia, Hong Kong, Australia x2, New Zealand x2, US x2).

Thinking about it TAR22 comes close - New Zealand, Botswana x2, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the US account for 6/12 legs and in French Polynesia they mostly raced in or near resorts where English is understood so...8/12?

This makes me wonder about the opposite question - what season was the "hardest" from a language perspective? There were some that only had the US as an English speaking country (21 and 29 come to mind) but I think those might have been tempered with "easy" languages (Spanish, French).

TAR 14 had Russia, China, and India - it seemed like there were a lot of language challenges.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1995 on: June 22, 2017, 02:57:47 PM »
^ I agree, those are not only countries where English is not an official language, but the language barrier is huge in that it's pretty hard to find an average person who speaks English. I mean, like a random pedestrian to ask for information or something like a taxi driver.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1996 on: June 22, 2017, 07:59:19 PM »
TAR14 is likely the one wit teams having the most language barrier

Who can forget Jamie and Cara's Beijing fiasco  :funny:
I think teams had language difficulty in Siberia and Thailand as well

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1997 on: June 22, 2017, 09:23:32 PM »
Is there a penalty for missing a U-Turn and checks in the Pit Stop despite being U-Turned? Or disregarding the U-Turn just to continue the race without doing the other Detour after being U-Turned?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1998 on: June 22, 2017, 09:25:50 PM »
Is it just me, or are there no detours whenever there is a switchback that is an ARI? ???
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #1999 on: June 22, 2017, 09:41:59 PM »
Is there a penalty for missing a U-Turn and checks in the Pit Stop despite being U-Turned? Or disregarding the U-Turn just to continue the race without doing the other Detour after being U-Turned?

Yes, that situation happened in Canada 3. One woman needed medical attention after the Roadblock, and her injury prevented being able to finish either Detour. They got U-Turned but had given up.