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 BobF » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:09 am

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Columbus was neither Spanish nor Portuguese?
Italian.
NHO "The Crown" or "sanctuary city".
Not surprising from someone who can't give the Emmys or current events even a once over...
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:07 am

ON JULY 4TH $200: On July 4, 1966 Congress created a commission for this event, but it only lasted 8 years, not the full 10

1966+10=1976

Hmmm, big event on July 4th, 1976 that might need a commission? The Bicentennial. If you or anyone else got thrown by the 8 and worked on 1974 then good luck.

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:38 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:07 am
ON JULY 4TH $200: On July 4, 1966 Congress created a commission for this event, but it only lasted 8 years, not the full 10

1966+10=1976

Hmmm, big event on July 4th, 1976 that might need a commission? The Bicentennial. If you or anyone else got thrown by the 8 and worked on 1974 then good luck.

I got thrown by thinking what could've started on July 4, 1966 that would've ended up lasting only 8 years instead of 10.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:54 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:38 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:07 am
ON JULY 4TH $200: On July 4, 1966 Congress created a commission for this event, but it only lasted 8 years, not the full 10

1966+10=1976

Hmmm, big event on July 4th, 1976 that might need a commission? The Bicentennial. If you or anyone else got thrown by the 8 and worked on 1974 then good luck.

I got thrown by thinking what could've started on July 4, 1966 that would've ended up lasting only 8 years instead of 10.

When would it have ended if it had lasted ten years?

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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:05 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:07 am
ON JULY 4TH $200: On July 4, 1966 Congress created a commission for this event, but it only lasted 8 years, not the full 10

1966+10=1976

Hmmm, big event on July 4th, 1976 that might need a commission? The Bicentennial. If you or anyone else got thrown by the 8 and worked on 1974 then good luck.
Why did you add 10? Seems like a random number to add there.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:38 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:54 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:38 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:07 am
ON JULY 4TH $200: On July 4, 1966 Congress created a commission for this event, but it only lasted 8 years, not the full 10

1966+10=1976

Hmmm, big event on July 4th, 1976 that might need a commission? The Bicentennial. If you or anyone else got thrown by the 8 and worked on 1974 then good luck.

I got thrown by thinking what could've started on July 4, 1966 that would've ended up lasting only 8 years instead of 10.

When would it have ended if it had lasted ten years?
To me, spotting the 1966 and saying that the commission was created then had me coming up high and dry thinking of what big thing could've happened in 1966.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm

nlw44 wrote:
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The TOM on Boswell was the biography of Samuel Johnson. This bit of knowledge is classic Jeopardy stuff.
[citation needed]
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Post by Bamaman » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:49 pm
The TOM on Boswell was the biography of Samuel Johnson. This bit of knowledge is classic Jeopardy stuff.
[citation needed]
http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search

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

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:07 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:49 pm
The TOM on Boswell was the biography of Samuel Johnson. This bit of knowledge is classic Jeopardy stuff.
[citation needed]
http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search
or this: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3 ... ll#p197566

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

Post by nlw44 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:08 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:49 pm
The TOM on Boswell was the biography of Samuel Johnson. This bit of knowledge is classic Jeopardy stuff.
[citation needed]
http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search
Thank you, Bamaman. But honestly, I would have thought that TPH could take the simple and obvious step to do the J! Archive search himself.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:10 pm

nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:08 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:49 pm
The TOM on Boswell was the biography of Samuel Johnson. This bit of knowledge is classic Jeopardy stuff.
[citation needed]
http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search
Thank you, Bamaman. But honestly, I would have thought that TPH could take the simple and obvious step to do the J! Archive search himself.
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Post by spell4yr » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:12 pm

nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:08 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:49 pm
The TOM on Boswell was the biography of Samuel Johnson. This bit of knowledge is classic Jeopardy stuff.
[citation needed]
http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search
Thank you, Bamaman. But honestly, I would have thought that TPH could take the simple and obvious step to do the J! Archive search himself.
We already have a lmgtfy.com. Perhaps there could be a lmjastfy.com?

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Post by nlw44 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:28 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:10 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:08 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:38 pm
nlw44 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:49 pm
The TOM on Boswell was the biography of Samuel Johnson. This bit of knowledge is classic Jeopardy stuff.
[citation needed]
http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search
Thank you, Bamaman. But honestly, I would have thought that TPH could take the simple and obvious step to do the J! Archive search himself.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:00 pm

I searched using "boswell" "diary" site:jboard.tv and got no results.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:01 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Wimbledon was pretty straightforward
[citation needed]
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Post by MattKnowles » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:48 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:01 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Wimbledon was pretty straightforward
[citation needed]
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38313318

Any time there is a reference to tea you should assume it is about the UK. Unless it sounds like some kind of special asian tea which they would draw attention to. If they simply mention tea then you should think it has something to do with the UK. Or if the clue has something to do with the Boston tea party. Except for those special cases tea should be Pavlov for UK.

There aren't that many Jeopardy! significant sporting events in the UK. The article I linked above mentions the top events by attendance, 1) Wimbledon, 2) F1 British Grand Prix, 3) Royal Ascot horseracing, etc...

The two British sporting events you should definitely be aware of for Jeopardy! are probably Wimbledon and the British Open.

Wimbledon is one of the four grand slam events in tennis. The other three are the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open.

The British Open is one of the four majors in golf. The other three majors are the US Open, the Masters Tournament, and the PGA championship.

The format of tennis is a tournament bracket and so it has quarterfinals. As far as I know auto racing, horse racing, and golf do not have quarter final events.

So because the question gave you a sporting event and tea you should have been thinking of British sporting events and Wimbledon should have been one of the first few you thought of. When they gave you quarter-finals you should have been able to eliminate the others.

I didn't know that Wimbledon quarter-finalists received lifetime tea and tickets but the clue was really just asking you to name a big British sporting event with a few hints.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:12 am

Tea had me waffling between UK and China. Sports + UK and sports + China had me coming up high and dry. Wimbeldon could be held on Mars for all I know.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:02 am

WLT "poor" at $200? That whole category was very YEKIOYD.
Actually, the category was the exact opposite of YEKIOYD. No one would be expected to know Confucius quotes. Instead, they expected people to deduce the opposite of rich, for example. At most, they expected you to know that Confucian thought honored ancestors, so "mother and father" were the people you're supposed to stay close to while they're alive.

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Post by Wheatley » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:58 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:01 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Wimbledon was pretty straightforward
[citation needed]
It would be impractical to give free tickets for life to an entire team, they'd quickly run out. so it's probably a solo or pairs sport. Golf doesn't have a tournament bracket, so what other sport could it be?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:14 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:12 am
Tea had me waffling between UK and China. Sports + UK and sports + China had me coming up high and dry. Wimbeldon could be held on Mars for all I know.
Geez man, seriously? I'm not a big follower of Tennis, but even I know Wimbledon is held in England (on grass, also!). There was also a crappy motion picture about it a while back (but not TOO long ago).
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