During the early years of the show, the electronic scoreboard was referred to as Mr Babbage - this was an homage to English inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage (1791-1871), who came up with the concept of a programmable computer. See more »
[Following a commercial break after the Famous Irishman fiasco]
Thank you. And welcome back to the Irish Embassy.
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The questions that are asked on the show have been asked to 100 people. Then they take the highest 10 which two families have to guess. First they take a member of each team and ask them a question like 'What is the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning?'. They both go for the buzzer and whoever gets an answer or the highest answer on the board has a choice to play or pass. Whoever plays has to guess the other 9 answers. The family that wins the most money chooses two members one of whom goes and sits in a box with headphones on. The first member is asked a few questions which they give their answers to and then the second member comes on and is asked the same questions that they have to give different answers to. If they have the highest percent from the answers they win the big prize.
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