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Here are some fun facts from Alex Trebek's new memoir.

Alex Trebek's Memoir Discusses the Queen, Weed Brownies, Cancer Battle

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By Emily Reily

Game-show host Alex Trebek's new memoir, "The Answer Is... Reflections on My Life," is filled with juicy details about his life, as well as touching anecdotes. The longtime"Jeopardy!" host discusses growing up, his career, and his marriages, and also talks about his cancer diagnosis and his plans for the weeks, months, or years ahead.

Entertainment Tonight has run through the book and brought up some of Trebek's more interesting facts and stories from a long and legendary career.

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Trebek says he met the Queen, and that they had a really good and memorable conversation. But the next meeting they had wasn't so great.

Trebek explained that he first met Queen Elizabeth II in 1967 after he hosted a variety show honoring Canada's centennial. He says upon first meeting, she said: "Good show. Please tell me your name, and where you are from."

He says she loved horses, and they hit it off from there.

"Once she found out I was hosting the Canadian Triple Crown of racing, we spent much of our discussion on that."

Trebek has a new memoir out about his life.
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The next day, Trebek was going to meet the Queen again, and wondered what their conversation would involve this time. But it turned out to be not so tantalizing.

He writes:

"As she approached me, I was thinking, Here comes my new best friend. I wonder what we'll talk about today? I stood a little taller. My chest swelled up. I smiled. And when she got to me, she said, 'Good show. Please tell me your name, and where you are from.' "

Trebek has hosted 'Jeopardy!' for years.
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He also reveals how he mistakenly stumbled onto some weed brownies while at a dinner party in Malibu in the 1970s.

Trebek says he resurfaced days later.

"I had four or five of them. I did not realize they were hash brownies. Mr. Naive here. The party was on a Friday night. The drugs knocked me out so much I spent the weekend laid out in their guest bedroom and didn't leave their home until Monday morning."

When his time comes, Alex Trebek won't soon be forgotten.
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Trebek also expressed gratitude that he was able to spend so much time with his kids and his wife, Jean, while having a successful life in Hollywood as host of "Jeopardy!"

"It was always dinner at the same time every night. I don't think that was an intentional choice. I don't think I was reacting to the way I was raised and consciously trying to do things differently. To be honest, I followed Jean's lead on parenting. She is the calming influence."

Trebek says if his Stage 4 pancreatic cancer worsens, he's not going to seek more treatment, and he's OK with that.

"I’m not afraid of dying. One thing they’re not going to say at my funeral as part of the eulogy is, 'He was taken from us too soon'. I’m about to turn 80. I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it."

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