Let’s meet today’s contestants:
- Caitlin, a musician from Michigan, took off from school to go on tour;
- Rex, an information security engineer from Pennsylvania, got punched by a mama kangaroo; and
- MacKenzie, a program development director from Oklahoma, works for a tribal nation’s Department of Education. MacKenzie entered the game as a one-day champ with winnings of $26,400.
MacKenzie broke even on her two DDs in DJ, but it was a correct response on DD3 that scored a runaway at $12,400 vs. $5,400 for Caitlin and $4,000 for Rex.
DD1, $800 – ARCHITECTURE – This British style of architecture was ushered in beginning with the reign of Henry VII (Rex lost $2,600 on a true DD.)
DD2, $1,600 – RELIGIOUS IDIOMS – Something bad that later turns out to be good is one of these at first hidden signs of favor (MacKenzie lost $3,000 to fall into a tie for the lead with Caitlin.)
DD3 – $1,200 – “V” END OF THE RUSSIAN NAME – This scientist who worked with dogs also showed how the flow of the stomach’s digestive juices is controlled by the vagus nerve (With time running out, MacKenzie won $3,000 from her score of $9,400 vs. $5,400 for Caitlin.)
FJ – AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY – This West African country of 12 million doesn’t border the 1,200-mile-wide gulf of the same name
Everyone was incorrect on FJ. For the second straight game MacKenzie bet $0, winning with $12,400 for a two-day total of $38,800.
That’s before our time: The players were unfamiliar with office workers in “pools” that took dictation in shorthand were doing stenography.
Celebrity slip-ups: No one knew the rock star who married Valerie Bertinelli in 1981 is Eddie Van Halen, or could identify a photo of “Kate & Allie” star (and “SNL” legend) Jane Curtin.
DD1 – What is Tudor?
DD2 – What is a blessing in disguise?
DD3 – Who was Pavlov?
FJ – What is Guinea?