Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Feb. 7 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– Alan, a software designer from Missouri, sings everything as a waiter but the menu;
– Amanda, an attorney from Virginia, fed the homeless during Hurricane Irene; and
– Bif, a mathematician from Oregon, competes in Ultimate Frisbee. Bif is a one-day champ with winnings of $28,001.
Alan was able to keep it close during round one, but Bif dominated DJ in very impressive style, rolling up a runaway score of $32,800 going into FJ vs. $9,000 for Alan and $3,200 for Amanda.
DD1 ($600) – MARCH ON! – In the 1930s the endeavor known as this took about a year to complete & took its participants from Jiangxi to Shaanxi (Bif won $2,000)
DD2 ($1,200) – THE GRAND TOUR – Canaletto made pretty good money selling landscapes of this city of his birth as souvenirs for grand tourists (Bif won $3,000)
DD3 ($1,600) – A MAN OF CONSTANT – Max Planck’s constant is the ratio of the energy of this smallest unit of radiation to its frequency– what a leap! (Bif won $3,000)
FJ – PRESIDENTS & THE MOVIES – 3 presidential films, all directed by Oliver Stone, have a total of only 9 letters in their titles –“Nixon” & these 2
Only Amanda was correct on FJ and Bif clearly didn’t care for the category, standing pat with his $32,800 for a two-day total of $60,801.
Triple Stumper of the day: In a category about words that rhyme with word, a video of a blue bird that gives Alex “happiness” didn’t lead the players to bluebird.
That’s before our time: No one could provide the first name of legendary Mexican actress Dolores del Rio.
DD1 – What is the Long March?
DD2 – What is Venice?
DD3 – What is a quantum?
FJ – What are “JFK” and “W”?