Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayi
The recently engaged couple lost $800,000 in winnings on the game show "Million Dollar Money Drop" this week when they gave what they were told was a wrong answer to a question. Turns out they might have been correct after all.
Host Kevin Pollak asked, "Which of these was sold in stores first:" the Macintosh computer, the Sony Walkman or Post-it Notes? Okoye and Mayi answered Post-it Notes, and the host told them that they were wrong. After the episode, debate raged on the Web about whether the couple were actually right.
On Gawker.com, blogger Richard Lawson wrote that apparently, Post-it Notes "didn't go on sale nationally until 1980, but were market tested in four cities starting in 1977." The Walkman debuted in 1979.
The issue is how the question was phrased. The question did not say "sold in stores nationally" but simply "sold in stores."
Ah, the eternal question could plague the couple forever: Which came first, the Post-it Note or the Walkman?
The Harvard University president said that the school will welcome ROTC back to campus, now that Congress has repealed the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. She joined the presidents of Yale University and Columbia University in issuing statements expressing interest in bringing back Reserve Officers Training Corps programs after the educational institutions banned the programs from campus.
The Senate voted to repeal the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy last week, and President Obama signed the repeal into law Wednesday, a move that will allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. The ROTC program was halted at several Ivy League schools in the late 1960s and 1970s amid Vietnam War student protests. In recent years, schools have kept ROTC away because they felt "don't ask" was discriminatory.
Faust said over the weekend that she wanted to discuss bringing ROTC back to Harvard with military officials.
The 6-foot senior forward for the UConn Huskies has been a part of every game in the record-breaking 89-game win streak. Moore scored 41 points in Tuesday's record-breaking game and has been compared to Kobe Bryant by several coaches.
"She just reminds me of Kobe Bryant," Florida State coach Sue Semrau told The New York Times. "What player in our game stops and pops like she does?"
Blogs are wondering if she is the best UConn player ever.