'Wheel of Fortune' fans call for changes after detested rule costs contestant

"Wheel of Fortune" has been around for more than 37 years, but in 2016 they introduced a new crossword puzzle format which contains a small rule that's been frustrating contestants ever since. On Wednesday's show contestant David Pedersen became another cautionary tale as he accidentally added "and" while listing the words in crossword.

While some fans blamed David for the gaffe, the vast majority of fans on Twitter voiced their disdain for the trivial rule. One fan tweeted, "The 'and' rule during crossword puzzles is the dumbest rule since the 'you must wear a shirt' rule at Applebee’s."

Pedersen still went home with $1,000 which he can put towards his career goals as a podiatrist. “We have a motto in my office," said Pedersen. "Keep America beautiful one toe at a time.”