Deeper into Jeopardy! XXXII: Peaks & Valleys – $800

Jeopardy! category: PEAKS & VALLEYS (21-11-2014)

$800 clue: The highest point on this mountain was named Uhuru, or “freedom”, in 1961 to celebrate Tanzania’s independence

Correct response

The gist: The peak shares its name with Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president, and (nearly) with Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer of the USS Enterprise.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XXXII: Peaks & Valleys – $400

Once again, I apologize for the delay in this week’s post, but at least it’s given me something to talk about in this little blurb up here.

Jeopardy! category: PEAKS & VALLEYS (21-11-2014)

$400 clue: Since 1953 there have been about 7,000 successful ascents of this Himalayan peak

Correct response

The gist: That makes them a lot less special than I thought they were.  Continue reading