What is uncanny?
Nathaniel Miller of Yale picked an $800 “Health & Medicine” clue that read: “From a Greek word for people, it describes a disease that affects many people at one time.”
“What is a pandemic?” Miller responded.
“We’ll accept that,” host Alex Trebek said.
“Pandemic” an answer on Jeopardy tonight. Eerie ! pic.twitter.com/nd9eUdMMlG— Christopher Powers (@CPowers14) April 7, 2020
Miller, a sophomore, won the College Championship round with $24,001 to advance to the semifinals.
Needless to say, the internet was creeped out by the timing. (See the Twitter responses below the full episode. The pandemic exchange begins at 14:00.)
Did anyone else get a lump in their throat when they realized “pandemic” was an answer on #Jeopardy tonight or just me?— Justin Rocke (@JustinRocke) April 7, 2020
#Jeopardy knows too much. They were ready for this pandemic two months before the US even was.— Kristina (@KpChillinOut) April 8, 2020
That time “pandemic” was an answer on #Jeopardy. Today. 🙃— Ilana Keller (@IlanaKeller) April 7, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.