Please welcome today’s contestants:
– Ian, a video game developer from California, while being introduced did “The Whoa”;
– Karen, an online English teacher from South Carolina, instructs students located in China; and
– Jason, a math teacher from New Mexico, hosts his own music quiz at home. Jason is a 17-day champ with winnings of $472,096.
Jason led by exactly $10,000 after round one and entered FJ with a runaway at $27,600 vs. $12,200 for Ian and $2,200 for Karen.
DD1, $800 – BESTSELLERS – Baseball writer Tyler Kepner took an in-depth look at 10 types of pitches in a book with this single letter as its title (Jason won $3,000 from his leading score of $6,000.)
DD2, $2,000 – THAT’S OLD NEWS – The National Intelligencer, July 23, 1804: this man “disavows all motives of predetermined hostility” (Jason lost $4,000 from his total of $15,000.)
DD3, $1,600 – WORD ORIGINS – Partly from the Greek for “eating”, this type of coffin was made of stone ancients thought was able to eat bodies (Jason won $3,000 from his score of $14,600.)
FJ – AMERICAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES – The 1862 Morrill Act gave states federal acreage to sell for school funds, leading to the creation of 69 of these
Jason and Karen were correct on FJ, with Jason adding $2,400 to win with $30,000 for an 18-day total of $502,096.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the wounded “king” of Arthurian myth associated with resurrection is The Fisher King.
This day in Trebekistan: My viewing partner missed the introductions, and upon seeing Alex imitate Ian, thought the host had finally lost his mind.
DD1 – What is K?
DD2 – Who was Aaron Burr?
DD3 – What is a sarcophagus?
FJ – What are land-grant colleges & universities?