So this happened on last night’s episode of Jeopardy:
Clues included info on bipedalism, fire at Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa, and Homo erectus, among other things (and the full text should be up at j-archive.com in the next few days).
This amused me for a couple of reasons. First, “exam review Jeopardy” is a classic recitation section technique for TAs and it’s not often that we can use a real Jeopardy set of clues for it. And second, this was from Thursday night’s episode of Jeopardy and I was a contestant on Tuesday night’s episode. SO CLOSE and yet so far.
I’ll be keeping my eye peeled for more anthro in pop culture; maybe it will become a recurring blog theme!