Deeper into Jeopardy! XLVII: Oxygen – $800

Jeopardy! category: OXYGEN (30-6-2015)

$800 video clue: When high-energy ultraviolet rays strike molecules of oxygen–O2–they split into free atoms that collide with other oxygen molecules to form this allotrope

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The gist: Helpful up in the sky, less so down here.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLVII: Oxygen – $400

You need it, I need, we all need it. That life-giving element that also happens to be a key element in combustion and rusting, neither of which are great, and it can kill you if you get too much of it. As always, we’re perched precariously on the precipice between animation and inamination. So enjoy it while you can by learning all about OXYGEN!

Jeopardy! category: OXYGEN (30-6-2015)

$400 clue: Oxygen therapy is part of treating COPD, short for chronic obstructive this disease

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The gist: The moral of this story is: don’t smoke.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLVI: World Facts – $1600

Whoops! I had such a great time on vacation that I forgot to write Monday’s post. Not to fear, though: the remaining two posts for installment XLVI will go live tomorrow and Friday.

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

$1600 Daily Double! clue: Independent since the 300s, this country that is surrounded by Italy is considered the world’s oldest republic

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The gist: Back then, if you needed a place to go, you could just found your own country.  Continue reading