SINGAPORE, 20 NOVEMBER 2008 — ANTICIPATION WAS IN the air as a sizeable crowd gathered in Hall 8 for the finals of ‘The Brainiest Family’ contest, the only unique gameshow competition in the Asia Conference that involves both parents and children working together as a team.
After numerous rounds, the finalists were narrowed down to three families comprising three family members each, who were all ready to pit their skills against each other in several different categories, namely, General Knowledge, Bible Knowledge, Spelling Bee and the Scripture Memory, otherwise known as Word Power.
As the families worked their way through the different categories, they had to answer every single question correctly in order to work their way to the top and win the title of the “Brainiest Family.”
Many of the questions, such as ‘Which language does the acronym RSVP originate from?’, quoting from memory the Bible verse Malachi 3:10, and spelling out words such as ‘epopee’ and ‘demurrage,’ were rather challenging. The three teams could use up to three available lifelines — the 50/50 option that eliminated two incorrect options, the option to ‘call a friend’ for help as well as the choice of polling the audience.
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The atmosphere in the air was tense as the audience waited with bated breath for the families to consider the questions and decide on their answers. Audible sighs of relief were heard as correct answers were given and the families moved on the next levels. However, two families were ultimately eliminated, leaving John Lim and his two children emerging as champions of the competition, and crowned as the Brainiest Family of Asia Conference.