When you recently learn about a new person, place, or topic (often from game shows, similar to Jeopardy) and then the person, place, or topic randomly comes up in conversations or reoccurs in your everyday life multiple times.
The answer to a question on Jeopardy was Keith Ferrazzi (an author), and then one of my co-workers sent me an e-mail about him inquiring if I was familiar with him. A few days later, I read a newsletter and Keith Ferrazzi was mentioned in it. This is an example of the Jeopardy Effect.
by Charmed Charisma July 02, 2009

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