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Jeopardy! fans couldn’t resist having a field day over one contestant’s surprisingly bad answer to a simple track and field clue on Tuesday.
High school teacher David Kaye fell victim to an online mocking after giving an answer that would not be humanly possible to a question in a category titled ‘You can put an eye out’.
The English instructor was in third place when he wagered $1,000 on a Daily Double – but apparently failed to make use of the clue.
The clue read: ‘1964 saw the first time a man threw this 300 feet and the first time a woman threw it 200 feet.’
Jeopardy! fans couldn’t help but mock one contestant’s surprisingly bad answer to a simple track and field clue on Tuesday
Kaye’s immediate guess was: ‘What’s a shot put?’
It was on host Ken Jennings to deliver the bad news, replying: ‘Ah no, I’m sorry. “What is a javelin”.’
Viewers at home couldn’t help but share their amused reactions as they teased Kaye for believing shot put distances could reach such lengths.
The current world record for the shot put stands at 77 feet, so thinking someone could throw it across a distance nearly as big as a football field left many baffled.
One Twitter user commented: ‘This dude on Jeopardy really thought someone threw the shotput 300 feet????’
‘I jumped off the couch when he said “shotput”, another wrote, while a third agreed: ‘RIGHT!?!?!?!?!? My wife thought I was overreacting!’
One viewer pointed out: ‘Not to mention the category was “you could put an eye out”. What a maroon [sic]!’
Another joked: ‘Wondering, while scratching head, in what gym are people becoming strong enough to throw 200 foot SHOT PUTS? me thinks me wants a membership.’
The contestant incorrectly guessed shot put to the clue: ‘1964 saw the first time a man threw this 300 feet and the first time a woman threw it 200 feet’
Fans teased Kaye for believing shot put distances could reach such lengths. The correct answer was ‘javelin’
‘Who’s throwing a shot put 300 feet?’ one viewer laughed.
Another fan pointed out: ‘Just watched the last two episodes of Jeopardy on my DVR, and both saw someone guess shotput when the answer was javelin. Weird.’
Kaye will now join the long list of contestants who have become known for their blunders over the years.
The iconic game show first arrived on screens in 1964 and has since seen plenty of memorable fails tickle viewers.
Season 40 of Jeopardy kicked off on September 11, with new episodes airing on weekdays.