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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:27 am
by triviawayne
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:15 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:51 am
I'm not sure I like the wording, but I do like the extra information given in the first spoiler below (the 2nd spoiler is the answer):

POPULAR MUSIC

A 16th-century Italian clown, a 17th-century Italian astronomer, and an 18th-century fictional Spanish barber are all named in that order in one verse of this song,
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which on the Billboard Hot 100 hit #9 in 1976, #2 in 1992, and #33 in 2018
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Bohemian Rhapsody
any suggestions on the wording, especially regarding the full version?
I think you've got two separate very good clues there. The unspoilered part stands on its own as a clue and is quite gettable. (Maybe "18th and 19th century opera character" would be better than "fictional Spanish barber". I don't know. )

For wording on the other clue, maybe:
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This Billboard Hot 100 song hit #9 in 1976, #2 in 1992, and #33 in 2018
That's a tough one and I probably wouldn't get it, but all the necessary info is there. If someone can think of a TOM that doesn't just give the game away, that might help.
Going with that...

This song hit the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #9 in 1976, #2 in 1992 because of a movie, and #33 in 2018 because of another movie.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:30 am
by talkingaway
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:07 am
I can't find exact numbers or verification but it is tease-out-able so this is kind of a "just for fun" trivia question:

This division I college football team has been accused of unfairly benefiting from its average player age consistently being much older than other schools.
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What is BYU?

BYU does not release player birthdate information so this cannot be proved one way or the other but it is an oft discussed topic in college football circles.
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Not a college football fan, had never heard about the "older player" concern, and didn't know for sure that BYU had division I football, but still got it because WECIB with the Mormon missions. If you wanted to make this a real FJ! question, I guess the easiest way would be to find some quote. For example:

Kelvin Sulmin said about this college's Division I Football team: "There will be some older guys."

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:45 am
by CasketRomance
talkingaway wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:30 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:07 am
I can't find exact numbers or verification but it is tease-out-able so this is kind of a "just for fun" trivia question:

This division I college football team has been accused of unfairly benefiting from its average player age consistently being much older than other schools.
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What is BYU?

BYU does not release player birthdate information so this cannot be proved one way or the other but it is an oft discussed topic in college football circles.
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Not a college football fan, had never heard about the "older player" concern, and didn't know for sure that BYU had division I football, but still got it because WECIB with the Mormon missions. If you wanted to make this a real FJ! question, I guess the easiest way would be to find some quote. For example:

Kelvin Sulmin said about this college's Division I Football team: "There will be some older guys."
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who is kelvin sulmin and why is that person necessary for this clue?

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:47 am
by CasketRomance
talkingaway wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:30 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:07 am
I can't find exact numbers or verification but it is tease-out-able so this is kind of a "just for fun" trivia question:

This division I college football team has been accused of unfairly benefiting from its average player age consistently being much older than other schools.
Spoiler
What is BYU?

BYU does not release player birthdate information so this cannot be proved one way or the other but it is an oft discussed topic in college football circles.
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Not a college football fan, had never heard about the "older player" concern, and didn't know for sure that BYU had division I football, but still got it because WECIB with the Mormon missions. If you wanted to make this a real FJ! question, I guess the easiest way would be to find some quote. For example:

Kelvin Sulmin said about this college's Division I Football team: "There will be some older guys."
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oh you mean kevin sumlin...still don't think he is necessary because it isn't going to help anyone solve the clue unless they are die hard uni of arizona fans

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:56 pm
by talkingaway
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:47 am
talkingaway wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:30 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:07 am
I can't find exact numbers or verification but it is tease-out-able so this is kind of a "just for fun" trivia question:

This division I college football team has been accused of unfairly benefiting from its average player age consistently being much older than other schools.
Spoiler
What is BYU?

BYU does not release player birthdate information so this cannot be proved one way or the other but it is an oft discussed topic in college football circles.
Spoiler
Not a college football fan, had never heard about the "older player" concern, and didn't know for sure that BYU had division I football, but still got it because WECIB with the Mormon missions. If you wanted to make this a real FJ! question, I guess the easiest way would be to find some quote. For example:

Kelvin Sulmin said about this college's Division I Football team: "There will be some older guys."
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oh you mean kevin sumlin...still don't think he is necessary because it isn't going to help anyone solve the clue unless they are die hard uni of arizona fans
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The purpose was to "pin" the clue down without having to calculate the exact average age of the BYU team versus every other Division I team. If you're quoting someone, you don't have to prove that they're the oldest - just that they have the PERCEPTION of being the oldest team. And, honestly, I have no clue who Kelvin Sumlin is - I just googled someone for a quote about BYU being an old team, and found that.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:11 pm
by opusthepenguin
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:27 am
Going with that...

This song hit the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #9 in 1976, #2 in 1992 because of a movie, and #33 in 2018 because of another movie.
I like it! Mentioning the movies is just the right amount of TOM to point us in the correct direction without giving the whole thing away. I predict this clue would break a little tough on our weekly poll but produce a lot of forehead slaps. Almost everyone would agree it was solvable even if they didn't solve it. And those who didn't find it solvable would mostly admit this is a nightmare category for them.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:17 pm
by LucarioSnooperVixey
ROMAN EMPERORS

Add an "I" to a word meaning the yolk of an egg and you get the name of this Roman Emperor.
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Who is Vitellius?(From Vitellus.)

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:17 pm
by talkingaway
20TH CENTURY SATIRE

In a stand-up routine, George Carlin jokingly said that the government told this person, "Well, if you won't kill people, we won't let you beat 'em up."
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Who is Muhammad Ali?

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:52 pm
by CasketRomance
talkingaway wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:56 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:47 am
talkingaway wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:30 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:07 am
I can't find exact numbers or verification but it is tease-out-able so this is kind of a "just for fun" trivia question:

This division I college football team has been accused of unfairly benefiting from its average player age consistently being much older than other schools.
Spoiler
What is BYU?

BYU does not release player birthdate information so this cannot be proved one way or the other but it is an oft discussed topic in college football circles.
Spoiler
Not a college football fan, had never heard about the "older player" concern, and didn't know for sure that BYU had division I football, but still got it because WECIB with the Mormon missions. If you wanted to make this a real FJ! question, I guess the easiest way would be to find some quote. For example:

Kelvin Sulmin said about this college's Division I Football team: "There will be some older guys."
Spoiler
oh you mean kevin sumlin...still don't think he is necessary because it isn't going to help anyone solve the clue unless they are die hard uni of arizona fans
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The purpose was to "pin" the clue down without having to calculate the exact average age of the BYU team versus every other Division I team. If you're quoting someone, you don't have to prove that they're the oldest - just that they have the PERCEPTION of being the oldest team. And, honestly, I have no clue who Kelvin Sumlin is - I just googled someone for a quote about BYU being an old team, and found that.
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i know who kevin sumlin is...no idea who kelvin sulmin is though...sumlin is a pos head coach that left uni of houston for "the big leagues" when he went to texas a&m and crapped the bed...now he is at uni of arizona and doing an equally wretched job

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:33 am
by MinnesotaMyron
triviawayne wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Category: Stupid Answers

Over 5,000 citizens of the United States have this unique name
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unique
Recently posted on the Futility Closet blog:

Three ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Unique.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:16 pm
by opusthepenguin
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:33 am
triviawayne wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Category: Stupid Answers

Over 5,000 citizens of the United States have this unique name
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unique
Recently posted on the Futility Closet blog:

Three ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Unique.
Category: MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN
Clue: When Brian tells the crowd they are all individuals, they respond, "We are all individuals" except for one man who says this.
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I'm not!

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
by Ironhorse
This organization consisting of enthusiasts of a particular mode of transportation was banned in the Netherlands in 2019.
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What is Hell's Angels?

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:00 pm
by econgator
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
This organization consisting of enthusiasts of a particular mode of transportation was banned in the Netherlands in 2019.
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What is Hell's Angels?
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Hells. No apostrophe.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:19 am
by cheezguyty
AMERICANA

Last name of the illustrator known for works like the one seen here; it sounds like something depicted in the image


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What is Flagg? (James Montgomery Flagg, famous for his Uncle Sam poster)

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:47 am
by mas3cf
AFRICAN CAPITALS

Streets in this city include Calle 3 de Agosto and Avenida Hassan II
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What is Malabo? (Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa)

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:22 am
by CasketRomance
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:47 am
AFRICAN CAPITALS

Streets in this city include Calle 3 de Agosto and Avenida Hassan II
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What is Malabo? (Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa)
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what is the significance of those streets?

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:41 am
by talkingaway
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:22 am
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:47 am
AFRICAN CAPITALS

Streets in this city include Calle 3 de Agosto and Avenida Hassan II
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What is Malabo? (Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa)
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what is the significance of those streets?
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Creo que la idea es que las palabras "Calle", "Agosto", y "Avenida" son de espanol.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:09 am
by mas3cf
talkingaway wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:41 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:22 am
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:47 am
AFRICAN CAPITALS

Streets in this city include Calle 3 de Agosto and Avenida Hassan II
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What is Malabo? (Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa)
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what is the significance of those streets?
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Creo que la idea es que las palabras "Calle", "Agosto", y "Avenida" son de espanol.
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Bingo. I could have used any streets (or anything else) as long as there was TOM to get you to Spanish.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:55 am
by heppm01
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:09 am
talkingaway wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:41 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:22 am
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:47 am
AFRICAN CAPITALS

Streets in this city include Calle 3 de Agosto and Avenida Hassan II
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What is Malabo? (Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa)
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what is the significance of those streets?
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Creo que la idea es que las palabras "Calle", "Agosto", y "Avenida" son de espanol.
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Bingo. I could have used any streets (or anything else) as long as there was TOM to get you to Spanish.
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Consider at least one different street. I was wracking my brain trying think of what and where something important happened on August 3.

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:00 am
by mas3cf
A more straightforward one that draws on the same trivia fact:

AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Its motto is "Unidad, Paz, Justicia"
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What is Equatorial Guinea?