Deeper into Jeopardy! LIII: Visiting Italy – $400

Just as it’s starting to get cold in Toronto, Jeopardy! invites me to join the (relative) southern European sun in Italia. It also happens to be probably my favourite place in the world where I’ve spent an appreciable amount of time, so if I don’t have the time to go in person, at least I can go via some clues written in L.A. Plus, it’s from the finals of the 2015 Tournament of Champions, so it oughta be good.

Jeopardy! category: VISITING ITALY (09-11-2015)

$400 clue: The Tuscan town of Poggibonsi is part of the region called this local wine “classico”

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The gist: With or without fava beansContinue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! LII: May The Force Be With You – $1200

Jeopardy! category: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU (04-11-2015)

$1200 clue: In the northern hemisphere, a projectile moving north outraces Earth’s rotation, so it will appear to be deflected to the right, thanks to this force named for a 19th century Frenchman

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The gist:  But it has nothing to do with toilets. Really.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! LII: May The Force Be With You – $400

How could I resist?

Jeopardy! category: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU (04-11-2015)

$400 clue: Whether a climber takes a direct route or a scenic one, it takes the same amount of work to overcome gravity on the way to the top of the mountain because gravity is this type of force, a political antonym of “liberal”

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The gist: Named for what it does to mechanical energy, not its side in the culture wars.  Continue reading