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Pandemic answer on ‘Jeopardy’ has people totally sketched out

Coincidence or COVID-19?

“Jeopardy!” fans totally freaked Tuesday night when a clue on the board seemed to reference the coronavirus pandemic…

Here’s what happened:

The April 7 episode, which was a part of the two-week long College Championship in which three university students were competing. It turns out this was filmed in early February, according to The Ringer.

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Nathaniel Miller, a sophomore at Yale, selected an $800 clue during Double Jeopardy from the category “Health & Medicine.”

Then, host Alex Trebek read out the prompt: “From a Greek word for people, it describes a disease that affects many people at one time.”

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Miller buzzed in with the correct answer, “What is a pandemic?”

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11.

It didn’t take long for fans of the show to catch on to the coincidence on social media.

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Christopher Powers posted a video of the question-and-answer, commenting, “‘Pandemic’ an answer on Jeopardy tonight. Eerie.”

How bizarre is that?!

 

This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.

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