Image credit: @yu_miles.
Miles Yu posted the above image on Twitter with the following message: “The Final Jeopardy question for tonight. None of the three contestants got it right.” The Chinese Communist Party just won Jeopardy.
Because internet censors block mention of this 1989 date, Chinese bloggers write it as “535”.
The correct answer, as I’m sure you know, clever, sexy, fun Shanghaiist reader, is “What is June 4th?” June 4th of course, is the date that nothing untoward at all happened in a big square in Beijing.
Producers of Jeopardy might want to double check their questions though, as, according to the Christian Science Monitor, “535” is generally blocked as well:
“535” was a forbidden term, too, because Internet users have taken to referring to May 35, instead of June 4. Classically minded censors wouldn’t let you post anything with VIIIIXVIIV in it either, in case readers familiar with Roman numerals could decipher 89.6.4. And by late afternoon, even the word “today” had been banned.