I’ll Take ‘Creepy Public Blunders’ for $600, Alex

A dapper bald man named Tom competed on Jeopardy on Friday, and everything was going great until he made a slipup that had some viewers wondering if the next show he’d appear on might be To Catch a Predator.

The question was, “In common law, the age of this, signaling adulthood, is presumed to be 14 in boys and 12 in girls.” Thinking he totally knew this one, Tom buzzed in and blurted out, “What is the age of consent?”

An invisible shudder presumably passed through Alex Trebek’s body as he responded with a curt, judgmental, “No,” and this withering look:

The answer, of course, was “puberty.” Better luck next time, Tom.


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