Longhornmaniac
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Final Jeopardy Question

Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:01 pm

I was just stunned to see all three people miss this question. Now I know I'm an aviation fan and all, but really?

The question was something like:

The U.S. Air Force's C-130 "Hurricane Hunters" are the only U.S. military aircraft allowed to overfly this country's airspace.

Now for the worst part. The responses were: North Korea, China, and Iran...

Anybody have any guesses what the answer might be?  sarcastic 

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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:03 pm



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Thread starter):
The U.S. Air Force's C-130 "Hurricane Hunters" are the only U.S. military aircraft allowed to overfly this country's airspace.

Now for the worst part. The responses were: North Korea, China, and Iran...

What is Cuba?
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:04 pm

What is Cuba, Alex??
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:23 pm

LOL! Was this a preteen tournament or something? Even then it would be sad to get that question wrong...
 
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:36 pm

Geez. I thought smart people would know that they are not called hurricanes anywhere else!! North Korea and China have typhoons, and I think if a storm hit Iran from the Indian Ocean they call it a cyclone.
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:08 am

Heh, gotta be honest, my immediate first thought was Mexico  duck 

What was the category?

Here's another gem from Jeopardy (not from Final Jeopardy though) that I saw a few months ago:

Alex Trebek: "This distance is 9.46 trillion kilometers, give or take a few kilometers"
Contestant: "What is the diameter of the Earth?"
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:20 am



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
What was the category?

The category was International Relations.

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 3):

Haha, I wish I could say yes...

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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:21 am

Yeah, I saw this today, as I am a Jeopardy fan. When this Final Jeopardy was given, I thought...Cuba, of course. What an easy Final. They should all get it. Then I was totally shocked to see that not one got it, and that the guesses were all from other parts of the world even! Three very intelligent contestants, yet stumped on what I thought was an almost give-away Final!! You never know, I guess!
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:22 am

Cuba obviously...but...I thought it was funny when they Clue says Hurricane Hunter....hmmm...yes Iran gets ALL sorts of Hurricanes there...in the Desert...
 
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:08 am



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Thread starter):
Anybody have any guesses what the answer might be?

Hmmmm.... The word "Hurricane" and a nation so near the United States our military is not allowed to fly over it. Sheesh.....
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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:10 am



Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 7):

I had EXACTLY the same reaction. I was like, well, I would be rich, but everyone else is going to get it, too.

If you like Jeopardy, have you ever been to www.j-archive.com? It's an awesome website that has all the puzzles, what peoples guesses were.

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 8):
yes Iran gets ALL sorts of Hurricanes there...in the Desert...

 rotfl 

Exactly. The worst part is, as AzoresLover said, all three were pretty good players.

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RE: Final Jeopardy Question

Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:40 pm

My dad and I were quite saddened by that too when we saw it. I scanned the question and immediately said Cuba. It seemed way to obvious to be anything else.

Iran was the best of those  rotfl 
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