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They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 16.


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The order of departure from the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum are as follows:

  1. Jet & Cord (8:02 am)
  2. Brent & Caite (8:36 am)
  3. Dan & Jordan (8:53 am)
  4. Louie & Michael (11:00 am)

Teams must take a taxi to the Garden Bridge, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Longhua Temple, where they would find their next clue. However, teams may not take a taxi to the temple.

At Longhua Temple, Louie & Michael would receive their clue for their Speed Bump. Louie & Michael must participate in a good luck ritual by throwing coins into the top opening of a large incense burner on the Longhua Temple grounds. Both must get one coin into the top opening of the incense burner before they are allowed to continue.

"Who thinks they can sum up Buddha?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must enter Longhua Temple's Arhat Hall to count all of the golden statues in the room, most of which are statues of the Gautama Buddha. If they get the right number (523), they would receive their next clue. If incorrect, they must wait 10 minutes before another guess could be made.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams choose a marked motorcycle and ride to the Yuyuan Garden, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Pork Chops
Teams must enter Art Stone Store and search through several hundred special stone stamps called chops for the two that have a pig on the bottom and one of their names. They must then hand them over the shop owner in exchange for their clue.

All teams chose this task.

Choice B: Pork Dumplings
Teams must make their way to Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant and deliver 10 orders of steamed buns called xiaolongbao around Yuyuan Garden. Once they have completed the deliveries, they would receive their clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the Riverside Promenade to check in.
For coming in first place, Brent & Caite won a trip for two to the Spanish coast, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Brent & Caite
 1st place 
Brent & Caite
Dating Models
Jet & Cord
 2nd place 
Jet & Cord
Dan & Jordan
 3rd place 
Dan & Jordan
Louie & Michael
 4th place 
Louie & Michael



The Amazing Race 16 Episodes

"Nanna Is Kickin' Your Butt" · "When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head" · "Run Like Scalded Dogs!" · "We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt" · "I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" · "Cathy Drone?" · "Anonymous?" · "You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?" · "Dumb Did Us In" · "I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily" · "They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language" · "Huger Than Huge"