The last time I was stuck for an answer on how to describe something was when my then-five-year-old daughter asked me to describe exactly what a platypus was and how it compares with other animals.
I felt like the Jeopardy contestant whose slate - not to mention face -- goes blank when host Alex Trebek ominously asks the final Jeopardy question and allows approximately a half-minute to answer it correctly. I also wonder how contestants are able to concentrate in spite of the most annoying background music in television history.
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