No show makes you feel dumber than Jeopardy!

I usually do okay on the sports questions which is fun because the people on Jeopardy rarely do good on the sports questions. So that makes me feel like I'm better than them.

According to my research about Jeopardy questions about the state of Utah, here's one I didn't get.

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"Actually a complex of hills, this Utah formation was named after a song about a hobo living the sweet life"

The question was a $2000 question in the Double Jeopardy round which means it's supposed to be hard.

For a lifelong Utahn it's probably easy.

For someone like me who's not all that bright and from the Midwest, it's one I missed.

The answer is...




"Big Rock Candy Mountain"

This stumped all of the contestants.

I've never been but I know the song.

Here are the lyrics to the first verse and chorus:

One evening as the sun went down
And the jungle fire was burning
Down the track came a hobo hikin'
And he said, "Boys, I'm not turning
I'm headed for a land that's far away
Beside the crystal fountains
So come with me, we'll go and see
The Big Rock Candy Mountains
"In The Big Rock Candy Mountains
There's a land that's fair and bright
Where the handouts grow on bushes
And you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars all are empty
And the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
The lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
In The Big Rock Candy Mountains
Congratulations if you knew it!


If you were on Jeopardy, would you have gotten these Utah clues correct? Don't forget to to answer in a form of a question...

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