I was watching Jeopardy the other day and sat through it admiring the knowledge of the participants. I could hardly answer more than a few of the questions. And then came final Jeopardy. The clue was OPEC and the question was to name the only African country who is a member of OPEC. I knew the answer to the question rightaway, as I guess most people would, who are aware of world affairs to some extent.
I was almost certain that all the three participants would get the answer and the interesting part would be to see who bet the most.
And what happens? Not . one . of . the . three . got the answer!! NOT ONE!!
I have always been in somewhat of an awe at the breadth of knowledge exhibited by those participating on the show. With that much knowledge how do they sometimes get stumped at the simplest of questions? And this is not the first time it has happened either.