Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Mar. 14 – Today’s contestants are:
– Peter, a software salesman from Elmhurst, IL, who learned to speak Greek in his 30s;
– Allison, a cyber security research director from Half Moon Bay, CA, who knows how fish smell; and
– Zach, an investment analyst from Hoover, AL, who didn’t care for a major amusement park’s Tower of Terror. Zach is a two-day champ with winnings of $48,201.
Peter started slowly but rolled to the front by hitting both DDs in DJ and kept on going, leading into FJ with $17,200 vs. $12.600 for Zach and $8,200 for Allison.
DD1 – HISTORIC NICKNAMES – “Ironsides”: this soldier and Lord Protector of England (Peter lost $1.200)
DD2 – SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS – In 1821 it was made the capital of Gran Columbia; it’s still a capital today (Peter won $2,000)
DD3 – 20TH CENTURY REFERENCES – It’s come to mean immune from criticism; it was discovered by DuPont chemist Roy Plunkett in 1938 (Peter won $3,000)
FJ – THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE – Each state has as many electors as its total of Senators and Representatives; D.C. has this many, the minimum for any state
Peter and Zach were correct on FJ, with Peter adding $10,200 to win with $27,400. Note that both Peter and Zach (who wagered $4,601) didn’t maximize their winning chances with their wagers, as both put themselves at risk of falling behind Allison in the possible event that they missed and she bet $0.
Pavlov: Roman wine god = Bacchus.
Triple Stumper of the day: An animation depicting shifting land masses didn’t lead the players to “continental drift”.
One more thing: Allison couldn’t restrain herself from putting “What is” in front of responses that were already questions. Brings to mind that if you said “What is” on “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, they made you wear a dunce cap.
DD1 – Who was Cromwell?
DD2 – What is Bogota?
DD3 – What is Teflon?
FJ – What is three?