The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:30 pm

Throwing in a Canadian city was a little tricky.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:11 pm

1stlvlthinker wrote:
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There aren't that many cities over 1 million in population. Find one within 100 miles of Buffalo. Hint, it's not NYC (too big), LA, Chicago, or Houston.
If you have no idea how big 100 miles is, then Cleveland doesn't seem like a bad guess.
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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:29 pm

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Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:11 pm
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Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:05 am
There aren't that many cities over 1 million in population. Find one within 100 miles of Buffalo. Hint, it's not NYC (too big), LA, Chicago, or Houston.
If you have no idea how big 100 miles is, then Cleveland doesn't seem like a bad guess.
Cleveland is a much better guess than say, Dallas, or London.

But seriously, you say there's no TOM, but there literally was one. 100 miles within Buffalo. Just because you don't necessarily know how far 100 miles is doesn't mean it's not a TOM. And heck, you took a guess. That's better than clamming up because "it could literally be any city in the world!"
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Post by Bamaman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:10 pm

A quick search of the maps app on my phone says it is 193 mile drive from Buffalo to Cleveland. They are both on Lake Erie, so I would say it is a very good guess. Especially if you aren’t expecting a Canadian city to be used.

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Post by heppm01 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm

Looking forward to another season of "It could be literally any Greek philosopher who developed the Socratic Method and was executed by drinking hemlock". ;)

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Post by alietr » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:30 pm

heppm01 wrote:
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Looking forward to another season of "It could be literally any Greek philosopher who developed the Socratic Method and was executed by drinking hemlock". ;)
Well, that makes one of you.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:42 pm

You have posted previously about the war, the HBO show, and the senator.

#7778, aired 2018-06-06 COMICS RELIEF $2000: T'Challa, AKA this superhero, was introduced in 1966 in a Fantastic 4 book; he hit the big screen in 2018

I'll give you the Shakespeare play since that has not come up since January 2016.

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Post by Volante » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:42 pm
I'll give you the Shakespeare play since that has not come up since January 2016.
Pretty obscure play too for the top row, given its company

Going to add this one though:
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Where in the clue did it even say Asia? OH WAIT IT DIDN'T.

"The 750,000 people of Bhutan live in these mountains, which include the 24,800-foot Gangkar Puensum."
There are literally no mountains over 22,841ft outside Asia. It said Asia despite not explicitly saying Asia.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm
There are literally no mountains over 22,841ft outside Asia.
Because everyone can size a mountain to the ones place, right?
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Post by seaborgium » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm
There are literally no mountains over 22,841ft outside Asia.
Because everyone can size a mountain to the ones place, right?
Round it up to 23,000 then.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:15 am

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm
There are literally no mountains over 22,841ft outside Asia.
Because everyone can size a mountain to the ones place, right?
Round it up to 23,000 then.
Still. That's hardly a standout number. Everest could be 23K. Mount Arvon could be 23K. The Eiffel Tower could be 23K.
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Post by Volante » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:39 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:15 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm
There are literally no mountains over 22,841ft outside Asia.
Because everyone can size a mountain to the ones place, right?
Round it up to 23,000 then.
Still. That's hardly a standout number. Everest could be 23K. Mount Arvon could be 23K. The Eiffel Tower could be 23K.
22841 may not be, but 24000 is. If you see a mountain breaking 24k, think Asia, not zebras.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:15 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 pm
There are literally no mountains over 22,841ft outside Asia.
Because everyone can size a mountain to the ones place, right?
Round it up to 23,000 then.
Still. That's hardly a standout number. Everest could be 23K. Mount Arvon could be 23K. The Eiffel Tower could be 23K.
Asia is literally the only place on earth where 23k isn't a standout number.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 am

Volante wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:39 am
22841 may not be, but 24000 is. If you see a mountain breaking 24k, think Asia, not zebras.
Why should I think 24K = Asia? I'm pretty sure South America and Africa have high mountains too. 24 is just such an arbitrary cutoff.
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 am
Volante wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:39 am
22841 may not be, but 24000 is. If you see a mountain breaking 24k, think Asia, not zebras.
Why should I think 24K = Asia? I'm pretty sure South America and Africa have high mountains too. 24 is just such an arbitrary cutoff.
24k is a height that no mountain outside Asia reaches, that's why.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:03 am

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 am
Volante wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:39 am
22841 may not be, but 24000 is. If you see a mountain breaking 24k, think Asia, not zebras.
Why should I think 24K = Asia? I'm pretty sure South America and Africa have high mountains too. 24 is just such an arbitrary cutoff.
24k is a height that no mountain outside Asia reaches, that's why.
There are a ton of mountains in South America that are 22K. If your numerical search on mountains isn't that fine-tuned, then Gangkar Puensum could be in South America.

Or if you don't know that Kilimanjaro is only 19K, then Gangkar Puensum could be in Africa. Or hell, maybe it's in Antarctica. Or Europe.
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:24 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:03 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 am
Volante wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:39 am
22841 may not be, but 24000 is. If you see a mountain breaking 24k, think Asia, not zebras.
Why should I think 24K = Asia? I'm pretty sure South America and Africa have high mountains too. 24 is just such an arbitrary cutoff.
24k is a height that no mountain outside Asia reaches, that's why.
There are a ton of mountains in South America that are 22K. If your numerical search on mountains isn't that fine-tuned, then Gangkar Puensum could be in South America.

Or if you don't know that Kilimanjaro is only 19K, then Gangkar Puensum could be in Africa. Or hell, maybe it's in Antarctica. Or Europe.
And if you don't know that George Washington was the first president, you're going to miss out on clues about him too. Luckily for Jeopardy, the facts don't change based on what you know.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:36 am

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:24 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:03 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 am
Volante wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:39 am
22841 may not be, but 24000 is. If you see a mountain breaking 24k, think Asia, not zebras.
Why should I think 24K = Asia? I'm pretty sure South America and Africa have high mountains too. 24 is just such an arbitrary cutoff.
24k is a height that no mountain outside Asia reaches, that's why.
There are a ton of mountains in South America that are 22K. If your numerical search on mountains isn't that fine-tuned, then Gangkar Puensum could be in South America.

Or if you don't know that Kilimanjaro is only 19K, then Gangkar Puensum could be in Africa. Or hell, maybe it's in Antarctica. Or Europe.
And if you don't know that George Washington was the first president, you're going to miss out on clues about him too. Luckily for Jeopardy, the facts don't change based on what you know.
But that's knowing the FIRST, not the 24th President. It's knowing a superlative, not some random number in between.
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Post by OrangeSAM » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:17 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:36 am

But that's knowing the FIRST, not the 24th President. It's knowing a superlative, not some random number in between.
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:37 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:36 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:24 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:03 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:51 am


Why should I think 24K = Asia? I'm pretty sure South America and Africa have high mountains too. 24 is just such an arbitrary cutoff.
24k is a height that no mountain outside Asia reaches, that's why.
There are a ton of mountains in South America that are 22K. If your numerical search on mountains isn't that fine-tuned, then Gangkar Puensum could be in South America.

Or if you don't know that Kilimanjaro is only 19K, then Gangkar Puensum could be in Africa. Or hell, maybe it's in Antarctica. Or Europe.
And if you don't know that George Washington was the first president, you're going to miss out on clues about him too. Luckily for Jeopardy, the facts don't change based on what you know.
But that's knowing the FIRST, not the 24th President. It's knowing a superlative, not some random number in between.
Knowing who the 24th president was will also help you on Jeopardy every now and then.

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