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I'm a researcher and writer who loves trivia. I started Three Roads Trivia to have somewhere official to show off trivia I've written and to talk about the things I learn while writing it.

Deeper into Jeopardy! LII: May The Force Be With You – $400

How could I resist?

Jeopardy! category: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU (04-11-2015)

$400 clue: Whether a climber takes a direct route or a scenic one, it takes the same amount of work to overcome gravity on the way to the top of the mountain because gravity is this type of force, a political antonym of “liberal”

Correct response

The gist: Named for what it does to mechanical energy, not its side in the culture wars.  Continue reading

Late posts this week!

Hi everyone, sincerest apologies but this week’s posts are going to be on a haphazard schedule – I moved apartments this past weekend and I have various other important things going on this week. I’m hoping to have the remaining three posts from SCIENCE & GEOMETRY up and readable by Sunday at the latest!

Deeper into Jeopardy! LI: Science & Geometry – $1200

Jeopardy! category: SCIENCE & GEOMETRY (19-10-2015)

$1200 clue: Two batteries connected in a simple series circuit combine their voltage to produce a bright light; when they’re connected in this type of circuit with a geometric name, they have a longer life but produce a dimmer light

Correct response

The gist: Even electrical charges need to make choices. Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! LI: Science & Geometry – $400

I just thought this was an interesting idea for a category – take two STEM-y topics and stick ’em together to see what you get.

Jeopardy! category: SCIENCE & GEOMETRY (19-10-2015)

$400 clue: It’s basically a cone, but tornado-producing clouds aren’t called cone clouds but these

Correct response

The gist: Like a cone with a hole in it.

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