The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by clprez » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:43 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
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Don’t you speak Spanish? The Spanish word for rice is arroz, which is fairly close to oryza.
No it's not.
That's how I got it.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:33 pm

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but the clue had houston in it...there are really only 2 notable schools in houston...rice and uni of houston...the musical instrument reference went over my head and didn't come up with reed i guess
Okay, say you know that neither exists and are only going off the "Oryza sativa" part. There are lots of plants that end in "something sativa", so that doesn't narrow it down much.
Could you really not guess that there is a school called University of Houston?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:44 pm

clprez wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:43 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:44 am
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 am
Don’t you speak Spanish? The Spanish word for rice is arroz, which is fairly close to oryza.
No it's not.
That's how I got it.
They really need to stop using "it sounds like X" as a TOM. That is the most subjective a TOM can possibly get.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by rjaguar3 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:44 pm
clprez wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:43 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:44 am
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 am
Don’t you speak Spanish? The Spanish word for rice is arroz, which is fairly close to oryza.
No it's not.
That's how I got it.
They really need to stop using "it sounds like X" as a TOM. That is the most subjective a TOM can possibly get.
Cognates are a great way to learn vocabulary.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Vowela » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:04 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:30 pm
No guess on FJ!
Is there a reason you don't like to guess? At least in Final Jeopardy!, guessing can't hurt, and this clue was a very gettable one just from guessing a museum in France.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:09 am

Vowela wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:04 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:30 pm
No guess on FJ!
Is there a reason you don't like to guess? At least in Final Jeopardy!, guessing can't hurt, and this clue was a very gettable one just from guessing a museum in France.
The problem is, I couldn't name any museums in France. I know there is SOMETHING in France called the Louvre, but didn't know what it was.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Keep trying on The Killers. You'll get more chances. ;)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:24 pm

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Keep trying on The Killers. You'll get more chances. ;)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:20 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:24 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Keep trying on The Killers. You'll get more chances. ;)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:25 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:24 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Keep trying on The Killers. You'll get more chances. ;)

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...Oh, THOSE Killers. I actually know that song, too. Duuuuuuuuh.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:31 pm

I agree about Ants on a Log. I've never heard of that, either.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:10 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:31 pm
I agree about Ants on a Log. I've never heard of that, either.
Ditto

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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:40 am

econgator wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:10 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:31 pm
I agree about Ants on a Log. I've never heard of that, either.
Ditto
The writers like them when young folks are on with previous uses during the Teen Tournament or Back to School Week

#4940, aired 2006-02-17 TEEN CUISINE $2000: The popular snack known as "ants on a log" is made with raisins, peanut butter & this long green vegetable
#3699, aired 2000-10-05 I'M HUNGRY $200: To make Ants on a Log, fill a celery stalk with cream cheese or peanut butter & top with these dried fruits

I'm one person (Californian in his 50s) and the clue was no problem since I've had direct experience with them. There are other variations and names and Wikipedia has the snack being around since the 1950s. Regional does not seem right as I cannot imagine it's only some kind of California healthy thing.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:07 am

I can happily say that my mom never tried foisting a 'snack' based on celery onto me during my childhood. :)

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Post by Volante » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:26 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:07 am
I can happily say that my mom never tried foisting a 'snack' based on celery onto me during my childhood. :)
Celery makes a wonderful peanut butter delivery system.

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Post by econgator » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:39 pm

Volante wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:26 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:07 am
I can happily say that my mom never tried foisting a 'snack' based on celery onto me during my childhood. :)
Celery makes a wonderful peanut butter delivery system.
So does my finger.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:19 pm

That's assuming I want peanut butter in the first place.
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Post by MattKnowles » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:40 pm

You could want any kind of butter for all I know.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:16 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
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So what were the keywords on this FJ! anyway? There's lots of immortality and there are lots of warriors in Greek mythology.
Make it a Venn diagram keeping in mind it's the FJ! round of the College Championship.

It's one name in my opinion.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:51 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
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So what were the keywords on this FJ! anyway? There's lots of immortality and there are lots of warriors in Greek mythology.
Attempts.

So, before we go any further, are you familiar with Achilles' origin and demise? Because otherwise I'm going to be spinning wheels here...

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