‘Jeopardy!’ Drops Wildly Cool Fact About Solving a ‘Big Problem’

by Thad Mitchell

Despite the loss of long-time host Alex Trebek, hit quiz show Jeopardy! is maintaining its excellence in providing knowledge.

Trebek passed away in November last year at the age of 80 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He served as the show’s host for 37 years ad recorded his final episodes just days before his death.

Jeopardy! is forging forward under the guidance of a slew of celebrities serving in guest hosting roles. Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” is currently manning the Jeopardy! host’s podium. Despite the major shake up, Jeopardy! remains steadfast in its approach to showcasing the world’s elite minds. The show continues providing the obscure facts and knowledge that its audience craves. While some fans watch the show for the competition aspect — many others watch Jeopardy! to learn new things.

Jeopardy! Shares Interesting Factoid on Instagram

A prime example of its commitment to knowledge recently popped in a Jeopardy! Instagram post. Much like the show does, the social media post provides an interesting piece of information to readers.

“Philosopher Rene Descartes, who was born on this date 425 years ago, once wrote, ‘I think; therefore I am,'” the post states.

The image provides an interesting factoid regarding the famous philosopher on his birthday. Descartes authored a book many years ago that provides readers with useful information and direction.

“In his book ‘Rules for the Direction of the Mind,’ Rene Descartes offers a now-familiar bit of advice,” the image reads. “Solve a big problem by breaking it up into manageable parts.”

The Wednesday morning post took in more than 600 “likes” and several comments in under an hour of its posting. Some Jeopardy! fan post in the comments that they are enjoying the run of celebrity guest hosts.

With Dr. Oz’s hosting tenure expiring this Friday, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers will assume the duties on Monday. He will be followed by journalists Anderson Cooper and Bill Whitaker. Actress Mayim Bialik and journalist Savannah Guthrie will also receive turns as guest host in the future.