Alex Trebek – The “Mercury” Riddle
My first post on Trebek
Alex Trebek and Jeopardy both have multiple overlaps with Mercury in the base methods.
Mercury is the 80th element on the periodic table:
Alex Trebek of Jeopardy died at the age of 80.
“George Trebek” = 118, “Cancer” = 118, and he died on 11/8, which was 110 days after his 80th birthday.
Trebek was born with Mercury at 118°
11×8 = 88
Mercury has an 88-day orbital period
The Magic Square of Mercury is 8×8
Trebek had Primary birth numerology of 88, and he died at the age of eighty:
Notice how there are 64 total squares in the Magic Square.
Each row and column of the Magic Square sums to 260.
Notice how the Magic Square sums to 2080. Mercury’s synodic period is 28 days longer than its orbital period, and its maximum elongation is 28°. When Alex Trebek died, Mercury was at 208° on the ecliptic – a 90° perfect square from its position at birth, which was 118°. Had Trebek been born one day earlier, it would have been a span of exactly 28 months after “president-elect” Joe Biden.
Trebek’s death fell just a couple days after he was 33 days after his 333rd Mercurial birthday. That means he was also 3333 days after his sixth Jovian birthday, leaving 999 days until his seventh.