Jeopardy! category: SPACE: 2007 (4-3-2008) FJ! Clue: A NASA Mars lander has this mythic name because it was made of parts from a scrapped 2001 mission The gist: With an atmosphere containing just 0.13% oxygen (compared to Earth’s 21%), it would have been … Continue reading
Jeopardy! category: MYTHOLOGY (22-12-2014) $2000 video clue: Heracles used the blood of this many-headed monster to poison his arrows The gist: Heracles should have known better than to dabble in poison – it would come back to haunt him years later.
Jeopardy! category: MYTHOLOGY (22-12-2014) $1600 video clue: In Greek, here’s the name of this gal, the personification of the dawn The gist: Unsurprisingly, her name comes from the same root as “east.”
Jeopardy! category: MYTHOLOGY (22-12-2014) $1200 clue: She gave Jason the ointment that protected him from the bulls of Hephaestus & then married him The gist: Not Tyler Perry’s.
Happy New Year, all my readers who are on the Gregorian calendar! Jeopardy! category: MYTHOLOGY (22-12-2014) $800 clue: During Odysseus’ absence, she wove a never-finished shroud The gist: Not that she’s a terrible slow weaver, though.
If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for all things mythological – and is there a better time for such matters than just after the winter solstice, when daylight begins returning to the world northern hemisphere and cultures … Continue reading
It’s been quite some time since we’ve done some straight-up history (even if South American Capitals ended up being basically a lesson in that continent’s history), and while Ancient Greece was tempting as always, we did just do a Greek … Continue reading