If you strike at the King you had best kill him. Yesterday U of C librarian Emma Boettcher conquered the phenomenal James Holzhauer. His previous Jeopardy victories had been stupendous, one-sided and unprecedented. He had set close to a dozen records for the magnitude of his one-day wins. He was a professional gambler with steely nerves, lightning reflexes, and seemingly unlimited ready information in every imaginable field. Emma took him down with the magic question, "Who is Marlowe?"
Don't let anyone tell you that a knowledge of Shakespeare and his great contemporaries is without utility.
The King is dead, long live the Queen.