It’s easy to call out answers at the TV while sitting on the couch and shoveling popcorn in your face, but it’s a different story while standing in the hot seat on a game show.
Zach, an undergrad at Reed College, had traversed Wheel of Fortune all the way to the last bonus round. And it seemed his five extra letter guesses were right on. He had ten seconds to figure out ‘Mag_c _and.’
Going with the traditional ‘and’ sound, he completely missed word he was looking for. ‘Wand.’