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Amazing Race 8
Rogers. After going in the wrong direction in Pennsylvania, the Rogers Family was unable to recover from the bad directions. In the end, they were narrowly defeated by the eighth place family, the Paolos.
|During the Detour in Virgina, one task was called 'Heat of the Battle'. What was the other task called?||"The Amazing Race" 8.1
Heat of the Night. In 'Heat of the Battle' teams had to enter the a Civil War reenactment and carry five wounded soldiers across the battlefield. In 'Heat of the Night' teams needed to fill twenty lanterns with oil, carry them to a table and light each one. After one of the tasks, teams could head to the Pit Stop.
|When teams participated in the second leg's Road Block, what was the response to 'the sky is blue'?||"The Amazing Race" 8.1
The sea is green. During the Road Block at the Tidal Basin near Jefferson Memorial, teams needed to choose one person to do a 'covert operation'. In the task, the one team member would take the briefcase looking for 'fellow agent'. When they found one they'd say 'the sky is blue' and the agent would say 'the sea is green' and they'd switch the briefcase for one containing the clue.
Weaver. Once teams found the clue at the Reflecting Pool, they were told to receive a suitcase from a man in a black limousine on 3rd St. since it would be required for their next task. Many teams missed the clue initially because they assumed it was at a different reflecting pool.
Shoehouse Rd.. Teams drove twenty miles to York, Pennsylvania to find the Shoehouse on Shoehouse Road where they could find their next clue. Their next clue told them to drive one hundred and ten miles to Washington D.C.
Black. After taking separate Detour tasks, the Linz and Black families drove to the pit stop and the Linz family narrowly defeated the Blacks. The first team to arrive was the Godlewski Family, who won $20,000 for their victory. Second and third positions were filled by the Gaghan and Weaver families.
|During the Detour task, how many teams completed the 'Buggy It' task in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania?||"The Amazing Race" 8.1
Three . The Gaghan, Aiello, and Linz families participated in the 'Buggy It' task which required teams to pull a buggy 1.5 miles to the point where they would receive their clue. The remaining seven teams completed the 'Build It' task which required that they build a working miniature waterwheel from parts provided. The Weaver family attempted the 'Buggy It' task, but decided to complete the other task when they realized it was too demanding.
|After receiving their final clue in New York, teams drove to Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. When team was first to cross the Delaware?||"The Amazing Race" 8.1
Aiello. Teams arrived at Washington Crossing Historic Park and had to paddle across the Delaware River to retrieve a flag. Teams then needed to take the flag to the other side and watch a flag-folding ceremony before getting their next clue. During this task, teams had to battle the current in order to cross the river, and some teams traveled quite a bit downstream.
Kevin and Drew. After obtaining their camping equipment, teams had to cross Manhattan to find Kevin and Drew, who would give teams their clue at a hot dog stand. Only one racer recognized the two teammates from the first race after driving ninety blocks to find them.
|After Phil started the race, teams jumped into their cars and drove to Soho. Where did teams need to retrieve their camping equipment?||"The Amazing Race" 8.1
Eastern Mountain Sports. Ten teams of four departed from New York Harbor in New York City and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. Teams arrived at Eastern Mountain Sports, picked up four sleeping bags, camping bags, and a tent, and received their clues. One team ended up knocking over an entire display in the excitement and other teams got lost along the way.
Schroeder. The Bransen family was once again the first team to arrive at the pit stop, and this time, they won a trip for four to Florida courtesy of Travelocity. The teams which followed were Paolo, Linz, Godlewski, Weaver, Gaghan, and the eliminated team, the Schroeders.
No. Instead of finishing this leg of the race with a Road Block, teams drove directly to New Orleans to the Pit Stop at Preservation Hall. To get there, teams had to cross one of the world's longest bridges.
Work. In 'Work', teams had to use two-person saws to cut four pieces off of a twelve inch in diameter log. The Paolo, Linz, Gaghan, and Godlewski families completed this task.
In 'Play', teams had to paddle to a boat in the middle of a river, and play 21 with a professional dealer. If all of the team members beat the dealer three times, they'd receive their clue. The Weaver, Bransen, and Schroeder families completed this task.
|Which did not find an 8:00 am departure time at the Southern Colonel Mobile Home Dealership?||"The Amazing Race" 8.2
Linz. After departing from Talladega Speedway, teams went to find the Southern Colonel, which was actually a mobile home dealership in Hattiesburg. Once there, they had to find a departure time. The Linz and Bransen families departed at 7:20, the Godlewskis, and Paolos left at 7:40, and the Gaghans, Weavers, and Schroeders left at 8:00.
An office chair. Teams drove from the pit stop at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and drove to Anniston, Alabama where they received a clue telling them to go to Talladega Speedway. Once there, teams rode around the track on party bikes and received their next clue.
Aiello. After receiving their clues on the computer, teams were instructed to head to the third Pit Stop at the Space Shuttle Pathfinder. The first team to arrive, the Bransen Family, won a lifetime supply of gas from Arco and BP, and the last team to arrive, the Aiello Family, was eliminated from the race.
Two. Since this race contains teams of four people, the Road Blocks sometimes contain two people. In this Road Block, teams needed to choose two people to ride the Centrifuge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Once the task was over, seams needed to find their clue by logging onto computers at the Saturn 5 Space Museum and checking their mail at AOL.com.
Gaghan. After the Detour, teams had to sign up for a charter bus trip to a 'mystery destination' which later turned out to be Huntington, Alabama, Home of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The Godlewskis, Bransens, Schroeders, and Linzes were on the first bus, and the Weavers, Gaghans, Paolos, and Aiellos were on the second bus.
Two. In 'Muddy Waters', teams needed to take a 4x4 across a mud bog and back to receive their clue. The Gaghan family completed the task on the first try, but the Aiellos took more than fifteen attempts to earn their clue. The Weavers also attempted the task, but gave up and went to the 'Forrest Gump' task. In 'Forrest Gump', teams needed to boat shrimp boats, and using their hands, de-head two hundred pounds of shrimp. The remaining six teams chose this task.
|In the beginning of leg 3, teams discovered that they would be flying to their next destination. Where did they fly to?||"The Amazing Race" 8.2
Charleston. The eight remaining teams boarded three different planes and arrived in Charleston where they would find their clues at a gazebo in 'The Battery'. The Weaver family was first to depart from the Pit Stop in Middleburg, Virginia at 2:26 am.
Gaghan. Teams rushed twenty miles to the Pit Stop on the Pacific Ocean. The first team to arrive, the Paolo family, beat the Linz and Bransen families by mere seconds. In the end, the Gaghans couldn't recover from the tough Road Block and they became the fifth team eliminated from the race.
Red. During the Road Block, team members needed to search through a large pile of white coffee beans for a single red one. Although the task seemed simple, the Gaghan family had a hard time, and the Weavers had the chance to catch up. After this, teams needed to find a clue at a surf shop in Jaco.
Weaver. After receiving their next clue, teams drove to a coffee bean plantation and came across the Yield. Although basically every team had planned to use the Yield on the drive over, the Paolos were first to land on the Yield mat, and they used it, forcing the Weavers to wait out the time.
Linz. The Paolo and Linz families were first to leave the bus station at 11:30am, the Gaghans and Weavers left half an hour later, and the Godlewskis and Bransens left at 12:30pm. Once in Costa Rica, teams needed to find a parking lot to find their van, and then drive to a volcano.
Godlewski. After the Road Block (or Fast Forward), teams drove to the Pit Stop at the Mira Flores Locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal. The Paolos, which were the first family members to arrive, won a trip to Panama, while the last place team, the Godlewskis, were spared from elimination, although they were forced to hand over all of their belongings and cash.
Baseball. After the Detour, teams had to drive to Estadio Juan Demostenes Arosemena and find the Road Block. Once there, one team member had to hit a baseball so that they could run for first base. If the team member got struck out, they'd have to go to the end of the line. Rolly Weaver, Beth Bransen, Nick Linz, Sharon Godlewski and Bill Gaghan completed this task for their teams.
Paolo. According to this episode, the Fast Forward is the only Fast Forward of "The Amazing Race 8". By taking this Fast Forward, the Paolos were able to head straight to the pit stop. To get the Fast Forward, the Paolos had to bungee jump in tandem from the top of Pier 14 on the Panama Canal. Although the Gaghans also drove to Pier 14, the Paolos were able to complete the task first.
Panama. Teams departed from the fourth pit stop at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, and finally flew out of the United States. The Bransens, Linzes and Paolos flew to Panama on the first flight, and the Weavers, Gaghans, and Godlewskis arrived two and a half hours later. Once in Panama City, teams needed to take a boat at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to find a scientist named Ricardo Diaz.
Paolo. After the Detour, teams needed to drive to the Pit Stop at Antelope Point on Lake Powell. Once there, teams needed to find a marked path and drive a boat to the Pit Stop. The first team to arrive was the Godlewski family who narrowly defeated the Linz family. The Paolos were the last team to arrive and were the sixth team eliminated from "The Amazing Race".
Four. In the 'Bailing' task, teams needed to find a submerged boat and bail all of the water out. Once this was done, they needed to carry it to shore to receive their clue. Although the task was more physically demanding than the 'Bearing' task, many teams completed in less time. The Linz, Godlewski, Paolo, and Bransen families completed this task.
Green. After arriving at Lipan Point, teams needed to drive to the Carl Hagan Visitor Center at The Glen Canyon Dam, and find their clue on the dam. Once they found this clue, they could begin their Detour. The only team to complete the 'Bearing' Detour task was the Weaver family. In this task, they had to find a clue box containing a certain bearing which they needed to find on their compass. They would then need to follow their different clues to the end where they would receive their clue.