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How often does it happen that Jeopardy!...

Postby Robert K S » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:54 pm

...presents a Tuesday Trivia question on the exact same day Ken's quiz is released?

I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time...
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Postby Paucle » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:45 pm

And a DD at that! (a little irony there, even)
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Postby Ken Jennings » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:21 pm

Whoa, didn't see this! No idea which question...I'll have to investigate further.
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Postby Robert K S » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:45 pm

It was the Siamese Twins question:

P.T. Barnum's famed conjoined twins, Chang & Eng were born in this country in 1811

They were looking for "Siam", but accepted "Thailand".

(Compare to Ken's question: Chang and Eng Bunker died in North Carolina in 1874. In what modern-day country were they born, in 1811?)
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Postby Robert K S » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:45 pm

It happened again today!--with the question, "What communications technology takes its name from an epithet for King Harald I of Denmark?"
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Postby econgator » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:59 pm

Robert K S wrote:It happened again today!--with the question, "What communications technology takes its name from an epithet for King Harald I of Denmark?"


They need to start paying Ken some royalties -- or at least let him know where Watson's plug is.
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Re: How often does it happen that Jeopardy!...

Postby Robert K S » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:03 pm

Not quite the same as giving the question the same day, but tonight Jeopardy! had a clue for which the correct response was "caldera" on the same day that Ken's quiz published the answer for a last-week's question--also "caldera".
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Re: How often does it happen that Jeopardy!...

Postby Robert K S » Tue May 24, 2016 11:06 am

Question 1 of quiz DXIV about Lagarde as head of the IMF coincided with a Power Players Week question that gave and asked for the same information (except Jeopardy! spotted the Power Players the acronym "IMF").
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