‘Amazing Race’ Team Stays Alive Thanks to Social Networking

Sep 26, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Two Twitter users saved a team on "The Amazing Race" from being eliminated on the CBS show, after one of the team’s contestants unknowingly left her passport at a gas station, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.

While the camera crew with Kaylani Paliotta and her teammate noticed that Paliotta had left her passport behind, they couldn’t tell them, the story says. Instead, the crew sent word ahead to the producers at the next stop, Los Angeles International Airport, that the team would likely end their race prematurely, since there was no way they could travel without a passport, the piece says.

But a graphic artist, Ryan Storms, had been at the gas station and had given the team directions. When he noticed the passport he described it on Twitter and a fan of the show in Georgia, who was tracking Twitter mentions of "The Amazing Race," replied to Storms, asking him to get the passport to LAX, the story says.

Storms hurried to the airport and arrived in time, the story notes.

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