Culture Art & Media 'Wheel of Fortune' Guess Will Make You Believe in Miracles By Michael d'Estries Writer State University of New York at Geneseo Michael d’Estries has been writing about science, culture, space and sustainability since 2005. His writing has appeared on Business Insider, CNN, and Forbes. our editorial process Michael d'Estries Updated September 05, 2019 A close up of a Wheel of Fortune wheel. (Photo: Paul Stack [CC by 2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community There have been all sorts of crazy "Wheel of Fortune" guesses over the years, but the one that aired Wednesday night with a contestant named Emil may be the best. Even host Pat Sajak was left stunned. During the bonus round, Emil was given the category of "Thing," in addition to the standard letters of R, S, T, L, N and E. He then chose H, M, D and O. All that popped up? A N and an E. "This looks tough to me," said host Pat Sajak, "You're a very good puzzle solver, but I don't know. You have 10 seconds. Keep talking. Maybe the right thing will pop out. Good luck." The first "thing" out of Emil's mouth ended up scoring him $45,000. Check it out below.