Raleigh, N.C. — Why would you go on "The Amazing Race" when you don't know how to swim?
Apparently, swimming and learning how to drive a stick are the two things you need to know to go on the race. I liken them to learning how to start a fire on "Survivor." Don't go without learning it first!
Twin OBGYNs Idries and Jamil ended up struggling for the second week in a row. This time it was due to their lack of swimming skills. They wasted a lot of time being afraid and sitting on the boat, considering whether to take a four-hour penalty. The task that caused so much trouble? A dive looking for two red pearls.
They ended up taking the other option - an underwater picnic - which I thought was even more frightening! You are at the bottom of the ocean and trying to set a table.
But they had wasted too much time and couldn't make up the gap. They took so long the other two teams who took four-hour penalties last week were able to catch up and pass them. I liked them as people, but I think that it was probably for the best that they went home. There might be more water challenges in the future.
While the OBGYNs struggled, the hockey brothers were able to edge out the other teams and take first place on this leg. Former Carolina Hurricane Bates Battaglia and his brother Anthony were also rewarded with a trip to London!
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