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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #225 on: November 05, 2011, 08:40:29 PM »
Well, it was in All-Stars season but I think it counts.

In the first episode, Joe & Bill were saying "I guess the people in Race 10 aren't tired yet." Then they said "The Gutsy Grannies are here" (or something like that. I suppose referring to Peggy & Claire.  :)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #226 on: November 05, 2011, 11:12:21 PM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #227 on: November 07, 2011, 08:47:36 AM »
Question: Has it ever happened that two (or more) different versions of TAR were filmed in the same city at the same time?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #228 on: November 07, 2011, 04:31:22 PM »
Yes...TARA and TAR were in Prague (?) I believe at the same time. They saw each other at the airport, but that was all.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #229 on: November 07, 2011, 06:57:04 PM »
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #230 on: November 07, 2011, 07:49:57 PM »
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?

They gave them all to TarAUS for the premiere  :lol:
Na I don't know...I don't think there is a particular reason! They just got sick of them/too much carrying around?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #231 on: November 07, 2011, 10:47:05 PM »
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?

They believe by this way spoilers would not spread so quickly.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #232 on: November 07, 2011, 10:49:11 PM »
Yes...TARA and TAR were in Prague (?) I believe at the same time. They saw each other at the airport, but that was all.

In that case, there was chance that contestants found the wrong cluebox. :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #233 on: November 08, 2011, 04:44:42 PM »
Can Someone explain why they don't use cluebox anymore?

They believe by this way spoilers would not spread so quickly.

I figured it was just for a final challenge this season. It's not like they keep the clueboxes out 24/7- I thought they put them out a little before teams arrive.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #234 on: November 09, 2011, 01:00:36 AM »
How far into development did the Central Europe version get? Was there a cast? Did it get filmed?


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #235 on: November 09, 2011, 01:44:30 AM »
How far into development did the Central Europe version get? Was there a cast? Did it get filmed?
i dont think it got filmed but it may have goten cast

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #236 on: November 09, 2011, 09:49:14 AM »
How far into development did the Central Europe version get? Was there a cast? Did it get filmed?
http://amazingrace.wikia.com/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_Central_Europe

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #237 on: November 17, 2011, 12:49:08 AM »
Something caught my eye when reading the TAR rules article on wikipedia
"If a team who has the Express Pass does not use it on the first eight legs, the team will be required to complete a Fast Forward task in the ninth leg."

I saw this phrase repeated twice, is this bogus or is there any info on this?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #238 on: November 17, 2011, 08:42:31 PM »
I've never heard of such a rule, period, at least as far as original TAR.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #239 on: November 17, 2011, 08:46:47 PM »
Some Wikipedia troll probably made that up. It doesn't even make sense :umn:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #240 on: November 18, 2011, 10:58:08 AM »
It's been on there over a week. I was going to wait until the 9th leg before I asked about it. Where is the source for that rule, even?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #241 on: November 18, 2011, 11:02:46 AM »
There is NO such rule. :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #242 on: November 25, 2011, 06:39:07 AM »
What happened to Elimination Station? I absolutely loved it! It was great to see the teams interacting in a more peaceful environment, and I loved that the teams you see the least of in the race become the teams you see the most of in the house.

It did a great job of evening out the viewing experience of the Race and I'm very sad that we don't have one for Season 19!

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #243 on: November 26, 2011, 03:37:26 PM »
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #244 on: November 27, 2011, 03:22:08 AM »
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...

Mostly spams.  :groan:

It means a good thing if people are trying to create fake links for TAR. LOL. Means it's famous and popular. BUT SPAMS ARE A NONO AND VERY IRRITATING STILL!


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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #245 on: November 27, 2011, 04:29:59 AM »
They want you to click on their links to buy...just leave it.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #246 on: November 27, 2011, 10:42:09 PM »
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...

Watch The Amazing Race Season 18 Episode 13 online :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #247 on: November 28, 2011, 04:10:10 AM »
QUESTION: How long does it take to compete in the whole 12 legs, excluding rest time? Has anyone calculated the shortest time a team took to finish the whole race? (Precise to hours, or minutes if possible.)
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #248 on: November 28, 2011, 04:25:10 AM »
I've seen lots of Tweets saying something about "Watch The Amazing Race Season 9 Episode 0 online". What is that about? I don't know if this is the place to post this, but I don't know what's going on, there are 20+ tweets about that going on!

Edit: Doesn't mind. My computer has decided to open (FINALLY) those links, and that is about people referring to the next episode of TAR 19. I was getting really mad...

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #249 on: November 28, 2011, 09:57:14 AM »
QUESTION: How long does it take to compete in the whole 12 legs, excluding rest time? Has anyone calculated the shortest time a team took to finish the whole race? (Precise to hours, or minutes if possible.)
I cannot give you a precise amount, but let's work through the example of AR18. From the start line (Nov. 20, 2010) to the finish Line (Dec. 12, 2010) it took 22 days. The first assumption I make is that there will be 3 extended pit stops. Since I don't know where they happened, I will just add 2 x 24 hours to the total that will be derived below (note that if it were up to me to plan this race they would have been in Japan, Salzburg and Rio). Each line below represents the time between those legs. If a 12 hour pit stop was extended, it would have been a 36 hour pit stop. If an 18 hour pit stop was extended, that would make a 42 hour [pit stop.

Here are my guesses at average time between each pair of legs:
1 Sydney TBC, with a 12 hour wait for the charter flights to Broken Hill
2 rolling pit stop between Broken Hill and Sydney on the Indian Pacific Railroad 18h
3 another TBC going to Narita Airport with a 10h wait there
4 Lijiang 8h
5 Kunming 8h
6 Kunming 12h
7 Varanasi 18h
8 Salzburg 12h
9 Zermatt 12h
10 Zermatt 18h
11 Rio de Janeiro 18h

That gives a total time of 150 hours (6 days, 6 hours) to add to the 72 hours for extended pit stops. If we subtract 9 days, 6 hours from 22 days then we get 12 days 18 hours (274 hours) as the total actually spent not at rest.

If anyone has a better method of approximating this, speak up.

Although it's possible to calculate a total non-rest time for each race, why bother?