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# How Does Jeopardy Come Up With Its Clues?

The clue: This game show's theme song is already playing in your head. The question: What is Jeopardy? But when it comes to the real clues and questions, where do the writers come up with them? It's a fine-tuned process that's been going on for three decades, so they've obviously got it down pat—but there are some challenges, like "pinning" a question, that aren't immediately obvious to the casual viewer. Find out more below, then keep scrolling for our favorite weird facts about games.

– Numberphile

### Key Facts In This Video

1. The Monty Hall problem is named after the host of the gameshow "Let's Make a Deal." 00:03

2. The Monty Hall problem states that, given three doors with a prize behind one of them, you should always switch doors from your initial pick once you're shown a door that doesn't have the prize behind it. 01:49

3. Watch a helpful visualization of the Monty Hall problem that involves 100 instead of 3 doors: 03:14

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