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Amazing Race 19
|Ron and Bill were the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop in Leg 2. Which team was the FIRST to be eliminated in Leg 2 of the race?||"The Amazing Race" 19.1
Ethan and Jenna. After receiving a coat of arms, teams needed to figure out that the second Pit Stop of the race was Kraton Palace in Yogyakarta and because they'd given away all their money, they'd need to head there on foot. Although Ernie and Cindy arrive in first, they failed to follow the final clue to hand over their money. Ultimately, the fourth place team, Andy and Tommy, were the first to properly finish the leg, winning them a trip for two to Ireland from Travelocity. Because they accidentally left a clue behind at the Detour and because they didn't read the instructions at the orphanage, Ethan and Jenna became the first team to be eliminated from the race (though in tenth place). They were followed by Ron and Bill who, likewise, made the latter mistake. They were eliminated in eleventh place.
|Of the eleven teams racing in Leg 2, how many handed over all their money at the orphanage on their first visit?||"The Amazing Race" 19.1
Three. After the Detour task teams were told to travel to Aisyiyah Orphanage in Yogyakarta to donate their Detour earnings to local children who lost their homes in the 2010 eruption of Mount Merapi. Upon arriving, many teams missed a crucial sign indicating that all money in their possession would also need to be handed over for them to check into the Pit Stop. Amongst the teams to miss this important bit of information were Ernie and Cindy, Bill and Cathi, Liz and Marie, Justin and Jennifer, Jeremy and Sandy, Amani and Marcus, Ethan and Jenna, and Ron and Bill. Teams received a small souvenir mentioning their Pit Stop regardless of whether or not they completed the task properly and those who failed to follow the instructions were forced to return and make the proper donation before checking in.
Indonesia. Departing from the Martyr's Shrine in the evening, teams were told that this leg of the race would be the first-ever double elimination leg. In addition, they would be flying to the city of Jakarta, Indonesia over two thousand four hundred miles away. All eleven teams took the same flight at 8:45 in the morning and were required to make their way to the local train station to catch an overnight ride to the city of Yogyakarta. This result in the teams spending nearly twenty-four hours on even ground with one another en route to their first route marker.
|Which team was first to arrive at the Pit Stop in Taiwan in Leg 1, winning the Express Pass?||"The Amazing Race" 19.1
Ernie and Cindy. After completing their dragonboat race, teams were told to make their way to the first Pit Stop of the race, the Martyr's Shrine in Taipei. Here, Ernie and Cindy stayed ahead of the crowd to take first place. For their victory they won the elusive Express Pass which would allow them to skip any task of their choosing in the first eight legs of the race.
In the end it was Bill and Cathi who arrived at the mat in last place having trailed through the majority of their time in Taiwan. While they were spared from elimination in this leg they were told that they would need to complete a Speed Bump in the coming leg of the race. In addition, Leg 2 would be the first-ever double-elimination leg; two teams would be eliminated on the mat.
Kaylani and Lisa. After the Road Block, Kaylani and Lisa (who were the last to leave the task at the starting line in the United States) were required to complete the first-ever Hazard task at the Core Pacific City Mall. Here, one of the two teammates needed to perform an indoor bungee jump within the mall itself before they could continue on with the rest of the leg. Kaylani performed the jump before they made their way to Daija Riverside Park.
Once under the bridge here, teams needed to don lifejackets and hop into a dragonboat. One team member would join the dragonboat team in paddling while the other would man the drum. Completing this circuit resulted in the next clue.
California. Eleven teams of two began their race with the dropping of Phil's hand at the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California and for their first task, teams needed to search through a wall containing hundreds of traditional Asian parasols to find one containing three letters that would match up to a word puzzle given prior to the task. This word puzzle was 'WANPEI', so teams needed a parasol marked 'T A I' to create their first destination: Taipei, Taiwan. The last team to complete this first task would receive a penalty int he first leg of the race called a Hazard. After finishing the task, teams were given keys to a Ford Explorer so that they could drive to the airport to board one of two flights to Taipei leaving that evening.
Andy and Tommy. In the end of this leg of the race, teams were told to travel to the two hundred year old floating village of Koh Panyi using a map. Once there, they would proceed on foot to the next Pit Stop at the floating soccer field. Here, Andy and Tommy placed first for the third consecutive leg, winning themselves $5,000 each. This was the first Pit Stop at which they arrived in first without another team penalized or heading back into the course before them.
Liz and Marie, who faltered during a frustrating Detour task, became the last team to arrive quite a distance behind the others though they were spared in a non-elimination leg. As a result, they would need to complete a Speed Bump in Leg 5.
Two. Taking a speedboat to a beach off the mainland, teams needed to choose their Detour option for this leg. In the first option, 'Coral Reconstruction', teams needed to rebuild coral reefs after the devastating tsunami which hit in 2004. To do this, teams had to assemble a plastic coral nursery on shore and ride it and a tray of live coral out to sea on a two-person kayak. Once at a marked buoy, teams could submerge the nursery and, fighting the current, place the coral into it before receiving their next clue. Although several teams originally planned to complete this task, only Andy and Tommy and Justin and Jennifer were able to do so. Three other teams switched halfway through the task.
Phuket. Teams headed out from their third Pit Stop at Borobudur Temple the following morning (beginning at 8:17am) and were informed that they would be heading to Phuket, Thailand. Rushing to the airport, teams took flights from Yogyakarta to Jakarta where they would connect to flights taking them to Phuket (either directly or via a connection in Bangkok). All eight teams arrived (though not at the same time) in darkness in the evening. Upon arriving at the Royal Phuket Marina, teams needed to wait until morning (8:00am) to access their clues at the end of a floating pier.
Kaylani and Lisa. After the Road Block task teams were told to settle with their taxis if they hadn't already in order to head to the third Pit Stop of the race on the grounds of Borobudur Temple. Here, Laurence and Zac stepped on the mat first but were penalized by fifteen minutes for using extra buckets during the Detour task. As a result, Andy and Tommy won a second consecutive leg of the race and a trip for two from Travelocity to Dubai. In the end it was a close race for the remaining spots on the mat but it was Kaylani and Lisa (who arrived at the temple in fourth!) who ended up becoming the third team eliminated from the race.
|How many different types of Buddhas did teams need to observe in the counting Road Block task in Leg 3?||"The Amazing Race" 19.2
Four. After the Detour, teams were told to taxi to Borobudur Temple outside Magelang, Indonesia. Here, they could put on a sarong and climb to the top to get Road Block clue. For this Road Block, the selected team member needed to work in a clockwise direction around the temple to count the large Buddha statues in four distinct positions. When they presented the values for each specific gesture (17 for all of them except the open-palm Buddha at 18) they could receive their next clue. Laurence, Tommy, Kaylani, Marie, Bill, Ernie, Justin, Jeremy, and Marcus found themselves 'prepared to follow the path to Buddha' in this leg of the race.
Three. Teams took their taxis to Salakmalang Village in order to locate Lesehan Restaurant where their next clue would be waiting in an ornate jar. This would be teams' Detour clue for this leg of the race, a choice between 'Rice Field' and 'Grass Bed'. In the 'Rice Field' task, teams needed to deliver two traditional midday meals to workers farming in the rice paddies then take over the jobs not being done. This involved the team members donning conical hats and planting a total of three hundred rice seedlings to the satisfaction of local workers. When this was done, teams could proceed onwards. Kaylani and Lisa, Liz and Marie, and Amani and Marcus completed this Detour task.
Andy and Tommy. Teams took their two beds to the isolated Kumbali Village located in a remote African reserve and checked in with Phil at the Pit Stop to end this sixth leg of the race. Although Justin and Jennifer arrived in first they were unable to check in because they did not pay their transportation; they fell to second place. Likewise, Bill and Cathi fell from third to sixth place for this mishap. Andy and Tommy, thus, became the first place team for this leg of the race, winning for a fourth time and taking with them a trip for two to a private island in the British Virgin Islands for their victory. Amani and Marcus, having trailed the entire leg, arrived in last shortly after the other teams (they were passed by Bill and Cathi in the end) though they were granted the reprieve of a non-elimination leg.
|How many teams completed the 'All Sewn Up' Detour task in Leg 6 as opposed to 'Not Grown Up'?||"The Amazing Race" 19.3
Three. After the Road Block, teams hopped back into taxis and made their way to Memorial Tower to search the area for the next clue. Here, they located this leg's Detour, a choice between 'All Sewn Up' and 'Not Grown Up'. In 'All Sewn Up', teams took their taxis to the White Horse De-signs Tailor Shop in Lilongwe's old market. Here, using a pedal-operated sewing machine, they needed to hem one suit jacket and a pair of pants for a customer to wear to get their next clue. Ernie and Cindy, Bill and Cathi, and Amani and Marcus did this. In 'Not Grown Up', teams went to Lilongwe Lea School and constructed two toy trucks for local schoolchildren based on a provided model. When these were successfully tested, teams could carry on. Jeremy and Sandy, Justin and Jennifer, Andy and Tommy, and Laurence and Zac completed this task.
Sandy. Upon arriving at the tobacco warehouse, teams located the Road Block task for this leg of the race in which one member of each team was required to 'put up bale'. In this task, the selected member needed to don a workman's uniform and head into the bustling, yet festive factory where they had to use a small handcart to carry and transport ten 200lb bales of bundled tobacco from one end of the warehouse to a gate on the other side of a busy maze. When all ten were lined up at the gate, Jeremy, Justin, Ernie, Laurence, Tommy, Bill, and Marcus were able to bring their next clues to their partners and head out.
Malawi. Departing from the race's fifth Pit Stop at the M.R. Kukrit Heritage House in Bangkok, teams were instructed to head to the airport and fly themselves over five thousand miles across the Indian Ocean to the city of Lilongwe, Malawi. This extensive trip taking nearly twenty-four hours would take teams via Singapore and South Africa before landing. Upon their arrival (on the same series of flights), teams needed to take taxis from the airport to the Limbe Tobacco Warehouse outside the city to find their clues outside of Gate 7.
Liz and Marie. After feeding the fish, teams were given a clue directing them to the fifth Pit Stop of the race, the M.R. Kukrit Heritage House in Bangkok. Because of varying bus arrival times, the leading teams ended up being Amani and Marcus and Bill and Cathi, both of whom left on a later-departing bus than most. Amani and Marcus won themselves a trip for two to Bali, Indonesia from Travelocity for their victory. Arriving many hours after the other teams and lacking any amount of money whatsoever, Liz and Marie ended up being the fourth team eliminated from the race.
|In Leg 5, teams were required to travel by bus to the Thai capital. What city would that be?||"The Amazing Race" 19.3
Bangkok. After the second Road Block, teams needed to travel to the Phuket Bus Terminal in order to catch a bus taking them five hundred and fifty miles across Thailand from Phuket to Bangkok, a thirteen hour ride through Southeast Asia. The resulting travel arrangements ended up creating a rather noticeable shift in the dynamic of the leg as many teams arrived early in the morning during rush hour traffic. Arriving in Bangkok, teams needed to go to Bangkok Noi Canal to feed the fish. in the river with the bag of food given to them after the second Road Block.
Laurence and Zac. After reaching Karlstrup Windmill, teams needed to drive seven miles back into Copenhagen to the eighth Pit Stop of the race, Havet Ship, a sixty-year old cargo boat and hotel docked in the city. Ernie and Cindy, who used the Double U-Turn to fend off the closest team, arrived at the mat in first place winning a leg for the second time (the first being the first leg in Taiwan). For their victory they were rewarded with a trip for two to Fiji courtesy of Travelocity. In the end, it wasn't necessarily the Double U-Turn to set Laurence and Zac back, but poor navigation and bad traffic. Their late arrival sealed their fate, making them the sixth team eliminated from the race.
Andy and Tommy. After the Detour task was completed, teams needed to proceed on foot to Karlstrup Windmill located on the grounds at Frilandmuseet. Here, teams found a Double U-Turn. Ernie and Cindi, fighting to keep a lead, ended up using the U-Turn to force Bill and Cathi to complete the 'All Hopped Up' Detour task. It did not affect their placement upon arriving on the mat. Bill and Cathi also used the U-Turn to preserve their own stake in the race. This enabled them to force Laurence and Zac to complete the 'All Hopped Up' Detour task.
Zac. Locating their flags atop Vor Frelsers Kirke, teams needed to drive themselves from Copenhagen to Hillerød to located Frederiksborg Slot, a castle at which they could find their next clue. Here, teams were handed their Road Block task asking the participating team member to perform a Renaissance-era dance. Dressing in period clothing, teams needed to learn the intricate dance steps to three different dances and perform them for a countess who would judge them and hand off the next clue. Ernie, Cathi, Zac, Amani, Sandy, and Andy finished this one and received a clue instructing them to drive to Frilandmuseet in Kongens Lyngby.
Denmark. Beginning the eighth leg of the race, teams were told to fly (for the first time in "Amazing Race" history) to the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. Teams were given tickets to fly to Copenhagen via Nairobi, Kenya and the choice to fly through any other better connections as per their choosing. Some teams flew through London while others traveled via Amsterdam. Once they landed in Copenhagen, teams needed to find their Ford Focus vehicles and drive through the city to Vor Frelsers Kirke bell tower. When the tower opened, teams had to discover that their next clue would be in the form of two flags, one at the top of the tower and the other resting on a nearby building. When combined, their next destination would become known.
Justin and Jennifer. After stopping off at the Double U-Turn, teams made their way on foot to the seventh Pit Stop of the race, the beach of the Sunbird Livingstonia Resort on Senga Bay. Here, in a tight finish, Andy and Tommy narrowly passed Ernie and Cindy within feet of the mat to claim their fifth victory in seven legs! For their win, they won themselves $15,000 to share from Discover Card. After struggling to complete the Road Block and trailing the rest of the leg, brother-sister team Justin and Jennifer could not catch up. They became the fifth team eliminated from the race leaving only six remaining.
Laurence and Zac. After the Detour task, teams needed to proceed on foot to the nearby Chigumukile Village (located on the shoreline) where they had to find the Jamaica Shop. Here, teams located the Double U-Turn for the first time in the race. Only Laurence and Zac opted to use this race mechanic though their decision to force Amani and Marcus to complete the 'Dugout' Detour (in addition to their earlier choice of 'Lugout') was null-- they had arrived at the U-Turn before Laurence and Zac and thus were not affected.
|In the Road Block task in Malawi (in Leg 7) teams needed to ride which mode of transportation?||"The Amazing Race" 19.4
Bicycle. Arriving in Salima, teams found a clue waiting at their bus stop. This was the Road Block for this leg of the race. For this task, the participating team member needed to pedal a kabaza, a local bike taxi, along with a passenger (carrying fish) to a predetermined destination. Once there, teams needed to receive the fare and pedal back to where they started to hand off their money to the bike dispatcher and complete the task. Andy, Cathi, Cindy, Laurence, Sandy, Jennifer, and Marcus completed this Road Block and received their next clue.
|In Leg 7, teams continued through Malawi. What did Amani and Marcus need to complete during the Speed Bump task?||"The Amazing Race" 19.4
A slide puzzle. In the beginning of Leg 7, teams advanced forth from the sixth Pit Stop at Kumbali Village in the early morning hours and were told to return to the city of Lilongwe by taxi. Once there, they needed to secure seats on a bus ride to Salima, a town located closer to Lake Malawi. All remaining teams ended up hitching a ride on the same bus. Upon arriving in Salima, Amani and Marcus, who arrived at the previous Pit Stop in last place, were forced to complete a Speed Bump task in which they needed to properly solve a slide puzzle of Malawi's national flag. Once they did this, they could continue on with this leg of the race.
Bill and Cathi. After finding their pigeon, teams needed to proceed by car to their next Pit Stop as denoted on their tiny clue, a picture of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium's capital city. Here, Andy and Tommy pulled ahead to win their sixth leg (of ten) of the race. For winning, both of them won fully-customizable Ford Mustangs for use after the race (using them during would probably give them an unfair advantage...). As the sun set in Belgium, Bill and Cathi arrived in last place, unable to overtake any of the four front-running teams during the entire leg. They were eliminated in fifth place.
|In Leg 10, teams needed to locate an animal sent to home in on a specific address. What animal was it?||"The Amazing Race" 19.5
Pigeon. After the Detour, teams were directed to a truck located on Muur van Geraardsbergen where they would need to assist the driver in releasing one hundred pigeons. The one with their clue would home in on an address at which they could intercept it; this address would be on a business card given to the teams. When they located the spot, they could retrieve the tiny clue from the bird's leg and use it to travel to the next Pit Stop.
'Waffle'. After completing the Road Block, teams were told to drive themselves to the city of Ghent, Belgium, where they would locate their Detour clue on a bridge at Burgstraat-Hoofdbrug. The choice was 'Water' and 'Waffle'. In 'Water', teams headed to a nearby canal to construct a raft out of plastic containers, rope, and wood. Once complete they would need to place it in the water and travel to two different halves of a clue located at different points downstream. Andy and Tommy, Marcus and Amani, and Bill and Cathi completed this one. In 'Waffle', teams constructed a waffle-making station and baked a dozen and a half waffles, decorating them to match an example nearby. Ernie and Cindy and Jeremy and Sandy finished this one up.
Mustang. Arriving at the Ford Testing Grounds in Lommel, teams encountered the Road Block for Leg 10 requiring that one member of each team get behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang and complete a three-part challenge involving high speeds. The first required that the team member drive the car down a straightaway reaching 100mph before coming to a stop, the second was a slalom course completed properly in sixteen seconds, and the third involved performing two victory donuts. Ernie, Marcus, Jeremy, Tommy, and Bill took this high-octane challenge.
Yes. Taking their clue from Phil at the Leg 9 Pit Stop (which was, effectively, a Pit Continue), teams were told to hop into the nearby cars waiting for them next to Parc Elisabeth and to drive to the Ford Proving Grounds in Lommel, Limburg, Belgium. Because the race continued immediately after teams' arrival at the mat, Bill and Cathi, who arrived in fifth place, were not required to complete a Speed Bump task for this leg of the race.