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Losing contestant wins big prize on "Missing Link"

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Aug 24, 2001 | 3:16pm EDT

In yet another embarrassment for Hong Kong TV game shows, a contestant on the Hong Kong version of The Weakest Link was awarded $23,000 Wednesday after his answer to a question was erroneously ruled incorrect. Asked in which year East and West Germany were unified, the contestant, Gary Chan Kar-ho, responded (correctly) 1990. But the show's host claimed that the correct answer should have been 1989. The fiasco touched off an uproar among the team of consultants used to verify answers to questions on the show. The South China Morning Post quoted one of them as saying. "The error is ridiculous. They never asked me to screen the questions. I may quit the team."

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