The Week contest: Watson - February 25, 2011

In "Jeopardy!'s" standard answer-first format, provide both an answer and a question that would definitely stump Watson, IBM's supercomputer

With Jeopardy! as its venue, a computer schooled human kind.
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Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

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THE WINNER: Answer: While knowing the answers to many clues, it remains clueless.

Question: What is Watson?

Ivy Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

SECOND PLACE: Answer: A priest, a minister, and a rabbi.

Question: Who walked into a bar?

Jere Smith, Bryan, TX

THIRD PLACE: Answer: Elementary, my dear Watson.

Question: What was the first school attended by Sherlock Holmes?

Mick Addison-Lamb, Springville, TN


Answer: I Don't Know.

Question: What is the name of the player at third base?

Michael E. Olesak, Perth Amboy, NJ

Answer: Snooki is famous for this contribution to modern civilization.

Question: What is... (well, this one has everyone else stumped, too)

Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA

Answer: Eggs, bacon and whole wheat toast.

Question: What did I have for breakfast?

Judy Rogers Basehore, Philo, CA

Answer: "Wow, you remind me of my mother!"

Question: What is a really bad pickup line?

Joel V. Harvey, Lawrenceburg, TN

Answer: Me!

Question: What is a dubious use of IBM shareholder money?

Mary Delli Santi, Budd Lake, NJ

Answer: No, you look amazingly skinny!

Question: Does this dress make me look fat?

Mike Boettcher, Scottsdale, AZ

Answer: They are the three little words a man most wants to hear from a woman.

Question: What are, "I brought beer"?

Mike Paul, Carrboro, NC

Answer: Two wives.

Question: What is the penalty for bigamy?

Alan Parven, Commerce Township, MI

Answer: Apple & Microsoft

Question: What two computer companies are better than IBM?

Michael Steinberg, State College, PA

Answer: Blue

Question: What color is Alex Trebek's tie?

Paul Bourdius, Bernardsville, NJ

Answer: I don't know, Dave.

Question: What did I do with the astronauts?

Mark O'Connell, Irvine, CA

Answer: Money

Question: What does the winner of Jeopardy not know how to handle?

Carol Kaplan, St Louis Park, MN

Answer: I'd shut do—

Question: What would happen if you pulled the plug?

Richard Ardito, Saddle Brook, NJ

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