Deeper into Jeopardy! XLI: Vaccines – $400

Everybody and (hopefully) their mothers are seemingly talking about vaccines these days, in the wake of recent outbreaks of all sorts of apparently-no-longer-old-timey diseases from pertussis to polio and also things that don’t start with P. So I’ll take any excuse to jump into the conversation, and sometimes, Jeopardy! is kind enough to oblige me. Get your shots!

Jeopardy! category: VACCINES (30-3-2015)

$400 clue: Developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner, the first successful vaccine protected against this deadly disease now eradicated

Correct response

The gist: If it’s possible for “deadly” to be an understatement, then it is for this disease – it was killing around 400,000 people just in Europe by the time the vaccine was developed.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XL: Dancing with the Stars – Daily Double!

So, I know that Friday posts are traditionally Final Jeopardy! clues… but the selection was so sparse when it came to zodiacal FJ!’s – the only appropriate clue that wasn’t on one of the constellations we’ve already done had “zodiac” as the correct response, which is pretty lame – that I’ve decided to use a Daily Double! instead. Enjoy!

Daily Double! category: DANCING WITH THE STARS (9-3-2007)

$1600 Daily Double! Clue: This zodiac constellation is dominated by 2 stars; however, one is actually a complex system of at least 6 stars

Correct response

The gist: Good things come in twos.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XL: Zodiac Constellations – $2000

The online Jeopardy! contestant test has been announced! Go here, ignore anything on the Jeopardy! website that still says there are no tests scheduled, and sign up. If you’re in Canada (or other countries that are eligible to compete, if there are any) and don’t have a zip code, just put in your postal code and it will work. Good luck!

Jeopardy! category: ZODIAC CONSTELLATIONS (12-3-2015)

$2000 clue: Latin for “little king”, Regulus is the brightest star of this constellation, and is said to be its “heart”

Correct response

The gist: The “little king” is the heart of the big king of the beasts jungle, even though it lives in plains).  Continue reading