Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jun. 12 – Let’s meet today’s contestants:
– E.J., a project manager from New York, is afraid of butterflies;
– Ben, a pastor from Texas, ranks college football teams; and
– Dan, a forklift operator from Idaho, will be getting leather seats on his equipment with his winnings. Dan is a one-day champ with earnings of $40,600.
Dan opened the show by running the formerly dreaded football category, but took a backward step by missing DD2. Then E.J. was incorrect on DD3, allowing Dan to take a slight advantage into FJ with $15,800 vs. $14,400 for Ben and $200 for Ben.
DD1, $600 – COLLEGE TOWNS – Have a ball at Ball State University, located in this city northeast of Indianapolis (E.J. lost $1,000 on a true DD.)
DD2, $800 – QUOTING THE SHAKESPEARE CHARACTER – “I see their knavery. This is to make an ass of me.” (Dan lost $3,000 from his total of $12,000 vs. $14,200 for E.J.)
DD3, $800 – THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY PROJECT – The project has more than 1,100 of these, including George H.W. Bush’s “Memorandum of Disapproval for the Revenue Act of 1992” (E.J. lost $5,000 from his score of $14,600 vs. $10,200 for Dan.)
FJ – POPULAR PRODUCTS – This product that brought virtual tourism into homes in 1939 introduced its first virtual reality device in 2015
E.J. decided to gamble by betting everything, which paid off to the tune of $28,800 when he was the only player to be correct (sadly, the judges did not accept Ben’s response of “Sarah, Queen of Hotness”).
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew a synonym for hypnotism derived from the name of a German doctor is mesmerism.
Pavlov: Pasternak = “Doctor Zhivago”.
DD1 – What is Muncie?
DD2 – Who is Bottom?
DD3 – What are vetoes?
FJ – What is View-Master?