Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Go with the first thing you think of

President who lived the longest after leaving office.

My first thought was Carter. Then I started thinking about it. TR died young(ish) but was young when he became president. Adams, maybe? How old was he when he was elected? Reagan - no, he was an old president, forget him.

Man, I have no freaking idea.

And it turns out to be Carter.

How did I know that?



At 10:26 AM, January 09, 2013 Anonymous Mark had this to say...

I think maybe the real question is whether you actually did know it. I think it was a good guess, since it sounded right to me when you mentioned it, but, on the other hand, we know Carter was President a fairly long time ago and he's a contemporary, so that name might have jumped into mind whether right or wrong. The problem is that I have no idea how long other presidents lived after they left office, so sounding right is not necessarily a good indicator.

At 11:19 AM, January 09, 2013 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

We customarily flip away from the station during the long commercial break between the end of Double Jeopardy and the revealing of the clue in Final Jeopardy, then flip back just in time. However, last night we got engrossed in something on another channel, so by the time we flipped back Alex was just finishing checking the contestants' answers, er, questions, and we didn't know what the clue had been till after he'd revealed that the solution was Carter. So we never got to go through the thought process (although I suspect one of us might've come up with him, at least through shared brainstorming, but we'll never know now!).


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