On “Jeopardy,” close answers
are, unfortunately, still
However, in the case of contestant Sarah Jett Rayburn, .
one close answer was all it took to steal
the show and become a viral sensation.
On April 27, defending champion Rayburn competed against fellow trivia geniuses
Matt Ribel and Lauren D’Souza.
She ultimately ended up successfully defending her title —.
but that didn’t stop social media users from laughing at her hilarious slip-up during a question in “The Zulus” category.
In a viral clip captured by journalist Kelley L. Carter.
Rayburn can be seen answering a prompt
about a Zulu holiday named “in honor of
this warrior leader of the early 1800s”.
With no time to spare, Rayburn hit the
buzzer and gave her answer: Chaka Khan.
Yes, you heard that right: Chaka Khan,
the funk singer known for songs like
“Ain’t Nobody” and “Through The Fire”.
Though Rayburn obviously lost points for this incorrect answer, she won points on social media where she is now a sensation