Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Apr. 25 – Today’s contestants are:
– Alix, a student from Louisiana, as a baby was held and sung to by Francis Ford Coppola (Alex too, just last month!);
– Tim, a data analyst from Washington, D.C., came down with malaria at Mr. Kilimanjaro; and
– James, a professional sports gambler from Nevada, can’t understand why everyone isn’t reading children’s reference books. James is a 15-day champ with winnings of $1,135,175.
James scored on all three DDs and had $55,695 going into FJ vs $9,600 for Alix and $2,600 for Tim.
DD1 (video), $600 – ROUGE’S GALLERY – Depicted here is a gang of bushrangers, the sometimes romanticized bandits of this country (James went all-in for $6,600 and was correct.)
DD2, $800 – ICONIC PAINTINGS – Botticelli’s “Primavera” has this Roman goddess flanked by the 3 Graces with her son Amor overhead (James won $11,381 from his total of $22,800.)
DD3, $1,200 – ENERGY – This type of gasoline has had tetraethyl substances removed from it in accordance with regulations (James picked up $11,914 from his total of $40,981.)
FJ – THE ELEMENTS – Oddly, mining of this rare Earth element with a geographic name, atomic no. 63, is mostly in Asia and with some in South America and Australia
Only James was correct on FJ, adding $35,117 to win with $90,812 for a 16-day total of $1,225,987.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the novel in which an insurance agent turns to murder after meeting “a woman he loves like a rabbit loves a rattlesnake” is “Double Indemnity”.
This day in Trebekistan: Alex almost can’t count as high as the amount James has won.
One more thing: I guess big-time gamblers have a blind spot for “Pulp Fiction”, as strangely both James and Alex Jacob (in the recent All-Star Games) missed clues about that hugely popular film.
DD1 – What is Australia?
DD2 – Who is Venus?
DD3 – What is unleaded?
FJ – What is Europium?