Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Dec. 14 – Today’s contestants are:
– Noah, an organic farmer from Michigan, hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim;
– Jackie, an attorney-writer from California, got people to pay to walk over hot coals; and
– Faris, a speechwriter from Georgia, got to celebrate New Year’s Day twice while traveling. Faris is a one-day champ with winnings of $22,700.
Jackie missed a couple of early opportunities by not ringing in, but she was correct on DD2 while Faris missed DD3, which led to Jackie having a runaway at $13,200 vs. $6,000 for Noah and $5,400 for Faris.
DD1 ($1,000) – MYTHICAL TAXONOMY – Linnaeus “released” the name Microcosmus marinus for this legendary squidlike creature (Faris won $800 on a true DD.)
DD2 ($1,200) – LAW PRACTICE – Marvin v. Marvin gave us this term for financial support between non-married folks post-relationship (Jackie won $3,000 on the first-ever “False Daily Double”)
DD3 ($1,600) – GREAT BOOKS – A natural storyteller, Nick Offerman brings his talents to this classic of American lit: “..appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush, he surveyed the fence and all gladness left him” (Faris lost $2,000)
FJ – BUSINESS & INDUSTRY – After it stopped U.S. operations in 2018, its website said, “Promise us just this one thing: Don’t ever grow up”
Everyone was correct on FJ, with Jackie adding $1,000 to win with $14,200.
Triple Stumpers of the day: No one knew the five-letter word for a loss by a sports favorite is “upset”, the legal phrase “corpus delicti”, or the nickname given to artist Jackson Pollack, “Jack the Dripper”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex told the world about the shame confessed by previous day’s contestant Mary Kate Moriarty for missing a DD about Arthur Conan Doyle.
DD1 – What is the Kraken?
DD2 – What is palimony?
DD3 – What is “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”?
FJ – What is Toys “R” Us? (Extra credit to Jackie for writing the “R” backwards.)