STATES BY COLORFUL LOCALES - 10/9 J! Round category [SPOILERS]

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Poll runs till Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:09 am

$200: Greenbelt & Silver Spring - I got it right.
66
84%
$400: Brownsville & White Settlement - I got it right.
58
73%
$600: Red Hook & White Plains - I got it right.
58
73%
$800: Brownsboro Village & Bowling Green but not Yellow Springs - I got it right.
55
70%
$1000: Black Oak & Blue Eye - I got it right.
14
18%
I have heard of Greenbelt, Maryland.
22
28%
I have heard of Silver Spring Maryland.
69
87%
I have heard of Brownsville, Texas.
63
80%
I have heard of White Settlement, Texas.
11
14%
I have heard of Red Hook, New York.
27
34%
I have heard of White Plains, New York.
72
91%
I have heard of Brownsboro Village, Kentucky.
1
1%
I have heard of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
74
94%
I have heard of Black Oak, Arkansas.
18
23%
I have heard of Blue Eye, Arkansas.
2
3%
I have never heard of any of the cities.
1
1%
 
Total votes: 79

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Post by morbeedo » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:46 pm

Let me just say that Americana is my Achilles heel on Jeopardy! and I really don't know how to improve in this area - by reading USA Today??

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Post by lisa0012 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 pm

White Settlement is in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (barely). I wouldn't expect anyone outside DFW to have heard of it, unless they ran across the name at some point and were intrigued by it.

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Post by trainman » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:55 pm

lisa0012 wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 pm
White Settlement is in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (barely). I wouldn't expect anyone outside DFW to have heard of it, unless they ran across the name at some point and were intrigued by it.
That is exactly how I know it, and the only place I've been in the Metroplex is DFW airport.

Bowling Green, Kentucky, is the subject of a catchy Everly Brothers song (their last Top 40 hit of the 1960s).

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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:31 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

My results are identical to the majority, except I seem to be one of the few that's NHO Silver Spring, but got to MD from Greenbelt. And of course this NYer has heard of Red Hook.
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Post by Wheatley » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:07 am

I only got the $200 right but i'm still checking off "never heard of any" too, because it was such a shot in the dark.
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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:34 pm

I live near Yellow Springs, OH, which at least at one time had some level of fame as a hippie town, but I don't think it has the level of national fame it once did as a way to differentiate between the two major Bowling Greens.
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Post by Lefty » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:09 am

Got all but Arkansas, knowing neither of its two towns. "Knew" both New York places (that is, White Plains and Red Hook, Brooklyn), and knew just the better-known in the other three cases.

I realized there were a number of Bowling Greens, including the park in lower Manhattan, but had a feeling Kentucky's was the most famous.
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Post by MattKnowles » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 am

I knew White Plains and Bowling Green.

There is a commercial that always ends with "White Plains, New York". I can't find the commercial but I think it's for Heineken. I also worked with some people that had their headquarters in White Plains.

For Bowling Green it's a famous city because it's home to a large university (Jeopardy! canon) and also because of the "Bowling Green Massacre" that was mocked earlier this year.

I'm super confused as to how Silver Springs, Maryland is at 84%. I don't recognize it and I can't figure out why it's so well known. It's one of the biggest cities in Maryland so I'll remember it now but I feel like something is just going over my head here.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:31 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 am

I'm super confused as to how Silver Springs, Maryland is at 84%. I don't recognize it and I can't figure out why it's so well known. It's one of the biggest cities in Maryland so I'll remember it now but I feel like something is just going over my head here.
As I previously mentioned, for me it was hearing the city all the time for the home place of game show contestants. Tomorrow's J! game will give the place another notch.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am

I've been asking the same thing: how did anyone know Silver Spring?

Bowling Green trips me up because there's one in KY and one in OH, both are about the same size, and both have a college.
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Post by zerobandwidth » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:29 am

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:46 pm
Let me just say that Americana is my Achilles heel on Jeopardy! and I really don't know how to improve in this area - by reading USA Today??
For me it was a compulsive fascination with highway maps as a kid. (And, occasionally, with Google Maps / Google Earth as an adult. :lol: )
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Post by gamawire » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:33 am

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:17 am
I know of the band Black Oak Arkansas but didn't put two and two together tonight for the $1,000 clue.
They were my first concert (when I was 13), so that's why I got it.
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 am
For Bowling Green it's a famous city because it's home to a large university
Bowling Green State University is in Ohio, not Kentucky.

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Post by teapot37 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:30 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 am
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 am
For Bowling Green it's a famous city because it's home to a large university
Bowling Green State University is in Ohio, not Kentucky.
But Western Kentucky University (Go Hilltoppers!) is.
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:41 am

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:30 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 am
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 am
For Bowling Green it's a famous city because it's home to a large university
Bowling Green State University is in Ohio, not Kentucky.
But Western Kentucky University (Go Hilltoppers!) is.
Which turns out to be a larger university that BGSU. I didn't realize WKU was there. Good piece of trivia to know!

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