WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Did you catch the cringe-worthy moment on Jeopardy! last week when contestant Andy Mills from Iowa City, Iowa missed a question about Winston-Salem?
The Jeopardy category was called, “It’s Hyphenated” and clearly the answer was anything but clear for Mills.
In a Daily Double on Jeopardy!, Mills stood cluelessly while waiting to give an answer to, "The City is home to Hanesbrands, the Hanes Mall, and Wake Forest University."
Cue everyone in the Triad yelling “WINSTON-SALEM” at the top of their lungs to the TV screen.
“I don’t know,” Mills answered, which cost him a set back by $200 for the incorrect answer.
Here are some things Mr. Mills might want to read up on for future reference:
- Hanesbrands Inc is a Winston-Salem-based company founded in 1901 that more than likely made a pair of socks or underwear that half the country owns. The company also owns Champion, Maidenform, Just My Size, Playtex, Bali, Leggs and Wonderbra.
- Hanes Mall is the second largest shopping mall in North Carolina with five anchor stores: Belk, Sears, JCPenney, Macy’s and Dillard’s. According to the owning company, CBL Properties, Hanes Mall has a total of 116 stores spread across more than 1,500,00 square feet. It was also the second shopping center to open an H&M store in the state.
- Wake Forest University is one of the nation’s top 30 universities known for its research and academics, but also for its competitive Division I sports teams. This year, the Demon Deacons Men’s Tennis Team and Women’s Golf teams won NCAA national championships, and also excel in men’s basketball and football.
Honestly, most of us at home thought that Wake Forest University was the giveaway!
Check out Wake's response:
We understand, though, that there are many more popular Winston-Salem brands that could’ve been used in the clue such as Krispy Kreme, Foothills Brewing, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and BB&T bank.
Hopefully this taught those of you that aren’t from the Triad a little more about the clues that were given in this “It’s Hyphenated” question, and bring a little pride to those of us that already knew the answer.
P.S.: The least Andy Mills can do now is pay the City of Arts and innovation a visit!