Who knew what blondes know?

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.” (ringing) Maggie (a blonde): “Hello…” Regis: “Hello Maggie, it’s 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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Even though I’m blonde… This story made me lol. Thank you.

Walk1000Miles

Blonde wig: -5 int, +2 appearance, +3 luck

gin_and_toxic

That’s pretty funny

Sierra-Modeling

I actually laughed out loud at this!

EarhartNotBedelia

A Robin is a thrush

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