Watch The Greatest Puzzle Solve In Wheel Of Fortune History

How many 12-letter words can you think of just off the top of your head without counting on your fingers? (I have “outstandings,” which isn’t even a real word.) A recent Wheel of Fortune contestant blew some minds by solving a seemingly difficult puzzle with only one letter on the board. Check it out below.

The Final Spin round is always an interesting one, as there’s less of a drive to win money, and contestants are often only interested in solving the puzzle before anyone else. And there stands the non-hesitant Rufus, who doesn’t need more than a stray “T” to figure out that the answer was “Championship Match.” I hope neither one of his competitors had lifelong dreams of taking part in this round, because they didn’t get a chance.

Instead of looking around the studio in mock deep thought, Rufus just blurts out his guess with confidence, and even Pat Sajak had to do a double take, despite having the answer right in front of him. It leads to one of the longest applause breaks I’ve ever seen on that show. Everybody loves a winner, especially one named Rufus.

Is it just me, or does it seem like Wheel of Fortune contestants are getting a little too good at making successful blind guesses with only the bare minimum of revealed letters? If only this would happen for a round where the answer was “Conspiracy Theory.” Hi-Yo, Silver, check out another amazing guess from a couple of months ago.

And then there’s this guy, who pulls off a flabbergasting final round guess that appears to even stun whoever is responsible for operating the puzzle board, considering how long the delay was between the guess and the board lighting up.

Luckily, there are always terrible contestants that help to prove not everyone who gets on Wheel of Fortune is a genius linguist in a Hawaiian shirt. Now if you’ll pardon me, I have to budget out my vowel budget for the month.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.