Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jul. 24 – Introducing today’s contestants:
– Tara, an aviation security advisor from Ontario, went to Carleton, recent multi-year winner of the Panda Game over rival Ottawa;
– Beth, a communications director from Washington, D.C., owns the “Hanukkah hound”; and
– Dave, a director of technology from Pennsylvania, participates in a 24-hour game show marathon for charity. Dave is a two-day champ with winnings of $48,800.
Dave demonstrated why Alex warned his opponents about him at the start of the game, opening up a lead of over $10K after round one and cruising to his third straight runaway at $28,600 vs. $9,000 for Tara and $200 for Beth.
DD1 – 2-TERM CABINET OFFICERS – Josephus Daniels ran this branch of the military from 1913 to 1921 with FDR as his assistant almost the whole time (Dave won $4,000)
DD2 – A RATIO – According to Charles’ law, the ratio of volume to temp. for a gas is constant as long as this doesn’t change (Dave won $4,000)
DD3 – NEO GEO – Northern Rhodesia and Southern Rhodesia are today these two countries that begin with the same letter (Tara won $2,000 – she had $5,400 and was trailing Dave by $18,000, but still didn’t go all in despite Alex telling her that if she was “going to make a big move, now is the time to do it”.)
FJ – FASHION – Debuting in 1946, it was deemed “four triangles of nothing”; some critics even found it sinful
Dave and Beth were correct on FJ, with Dave still refusing to wager anything on Final, satisfied with his $28,600 for a three-day total of $77,400.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one knew Arnold’s autobiography that shared a title with his 1990 film is “Total Recall”. Also, Alex seemed a bit annoyed that the players didn’t recognize Colombia on a map.
Missing the layup: In a category of items ending in “ff”, after Beth was ruled incorrect by identifying a dog as a “mastiff”, her opponents didn’t jump in with “bullmastiff”.
DD1 – What is the Navy?
DD2 – What is pressure?
DD3 – What are Zambia and Zimbabwe?
FJ – What is the bikini?