Deeper into Jeopardy! XLVI: World Facts – $400

Such a simple category name, and such an impossibly huge category. Isn’t just about everything a “world fact”? Well, either way that’s what we’re dealing with here. Also, there won’t be any posts next week (June 22-26), because I’ll be somewhere with lacklustre internet access, so this instlalment will span three weeks. Enjoy!

Jeopardy! category: WORLD FACTS (8-6-2015)

$400 clue: It’s the smallest of the Great Lakes by surface area & the one farthest east

Correct response

The gist: Its north shore also has the honour of being home to your humble author (hence why I spell it “honour”).  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLV: Caves – Daily Double!

For the second week in a row, my chosen category is lackluster in the Final Jeopardy! arena, so a second installment in a row will end with a Daily Double!.

Daily Double! category: CAVES (26-4-2013)

$2000 Daily Double! clue: The Republic of Georgia’s Krubera Cave in this mountain system is the world’s deepest at 7,188 feet

Correct response

The gist: Ukrainian speleologist Gennady Samokhin has the distinct honour of extending it by 52 metres.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLV: Caves – $400

Happy 7000th episode, Jeopardy! To celebrate, we’ll spelunk into a category from that game, all about CAVES. Secure your ropes, don your helmet-with-a-lamp-on-it, and troglodytes.

Jeopardy! category: CAVES (20-5-2015)

$400 clue: Bracken Cave in Texas is home to the world’s largest colony of Mexican free-tailed these

Correct response

The gist: With 20,000,000 occupants,* its a good thing they’re only around for half the year.  Continue reading