Have you ever thought you’d like to be on the gameshow “Jeopardy!” because you’d do pretty good? CKNW’s Simi Sara has, but she says she’s kidding herself because knowing the answers while watching from the safety of your own home is not the same as competing in front of a live audience.
However, one arts and humanities instructor at Quest University in Squamish has beat the odds and become the first person in Jeopardy history to win four consecutive games from a 2nd place position. This, after simply growing up on Jeopardy! and finally deciding to go for it and take the online test to become a contestant.
Andrew Haringer won five consecutive Jeopardy! games in shows aired over the past week, winning a total of $98,599 US for his quick and accurate answers during the five games.
On his sixth game, he stumbled on some answers and was toppled by other contestants, ending his winning streak. But in an interview with Simi today he says he’s happy with the results, and gives some tips on how to get in the Jeopardy! game – and win.
How to win at Jeopardy!:
- Watch the show
- Glean the solution from the wording of the clue
- The writers use puns and play on words – know your stuff!
- Use a ballpoint pen to get in the rhythm of buzzing in at the right time, which he explains in his interview
- Spend some time in the online “J Archives”, which goes back 30 years
To learn more of Haringer’s tricks on how to be a Jeopardy! winner. listen to the full interview here:
Watch the Jeopardy! interview with Andrew Haringer here: