Thursday, June 21, 2007

The 'Euripidean Question'?

When Dennis emailed me about this, I thought it had to be a joke, but apparently not. Notice anything odd in the following?

A University of Iowa graduate student won $8,000 on Tuesday's episode of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire."

Kecia Lynn decided to walk away with $8,000 rather than answer the $16,000 question: "The Homeric Question" is a centuries-old debate among scholars over the authorship and origins of what two works? If Lynn had guessed incorrectly she would have fallen back to $1,000. The correct answer was Electra and Medea.

1 comment:

Chris Weimer said...

Whoah! What?!?