Yesterday, at Disneyland, we went to see what was new at Innoventions, which is a showcase of technology/health/gaming/entertainment/etc. But in addition, this year is the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, so all over the park, there are decorations & stuff about its history. So at Innoventions, they had a mock game show (sponsored by TiVo, incidentally) with trivia questions about the last 50 years of Disneyland.
So they called for contestants out of the crowd, and Mena--Disneyland fan that she is--frantically raised her hand, and was chosen to be contestant number 2 (out of 3 in total). The other two contestants were much younger.
Before they began, Mena had her hand poised directly above the buzzer, waiting to hit it. The game show host said that, to be fair, everyone had to have their hands on their head until she gave the signal that the contestants could answer.
There were 5 questions overall, and Mena answered all of them first, showing her extraordinary skill at the buzzer. She answered 4 of them correctly, and the one she missed concerned the length of the original broadcast announcing Disneyland in 1955. She guessed 15 minutes, and the correct answer was 90.
Though she said afterwards, "But I knew that the host was Art Linkletter! If they'd asked that, I would have known!"
So, in short, she won. The prize was a little stuffed TiVo mascot.
This video is a better demonstration of her intensity than anything I could write. This is from one of the questions she answered correctly.
- her speed at hitting the buzzer!
- her poise as she answers a tough question!
- how, even when she's answering the question, she puts her hands back on her head so as not to break any of the rules and thwart her chance at winning!