Just because of one man, the entire format of the show was changed. Take a look...
Reality shows are generally scripted, specially the modern reality shows! But back in 50's, these shows were not entirely fixed. In fact, a few of them were as real as it can get.
One such show was 'The Price Is Right'. The format of the show was pretty simple, as a contestant, you guess the exact price of the product and you win it!
#4 Impossible To Win
The Price Is Right was first aired in the year 1956. Over the years, the show has been hosted by the likes of Bob Barker and Drew Carey. Owing to the concept and the format of the show, no one can win the show realistically as it is impossible to guess the correct price of the product.
But Terry Kniess shocked everyone when he made it to the last round and won. Many thought that he cheated his way through.
But did he really cheat? Keep reading ahead to know that.
#3 Obsession Of Patterns
In 2010, Terry perfectly guessed the price right down to the cent. No wonder everyone thought that he cheated. But the fact is that he didn't. He just played it smart.
The man was obsessed of finding patterns in everything. He and his wife watched every episode for four months before Terry came on the show, and figured out a pattern!
#2 The Smart Act
Terry noticed that most of the prices on the show beforehand in those 4 months. The prices remained same over the years as the same brands were used on the show. So he and his wife got down to memorizing the prices!
The organizers never thought that something like this can happen. But well, it did !
#1 The Final Act
In The end, he used his wedding anniversary and wife's birthday to come up with a number, and guess what, it was exactly correct!
He was checked for signs of cheating, such as using a smartphone. But they found nothing on him, and he got to keep the money! Now this is a perfect mixture of smartness and luck.
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