Carter makes it onto our ToC Tracker if he wins today. Of course, now that I’ve thought of it and mentioned it, I’ve probably jinxed him.
|Margaret Miles, a librarian from Wilmington, NC
||Hannah Gage, an archivist from Newport, OR
||Carter Spires, a law student from Birmingham, AL (2-day total: $31,200)
These scores were mostly all-Coryat today! All of the Daily Double wagers were between $3,000 and $4,000!
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
Final Jeopardy! clue: Far from New England, it’s the state that has the shortest land border with Canada, only 45 miles
What is Idaho? (Hannah went for something that appeared to be close to Michigan)
Hannah 5400 – 5400 = 0
Carter 20000 + 12001 = 32001
Margaret 32000 + 8100 = 40100 (1-day total: $40,100)
Yep. I jinxed him.
Interestingly enough, Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie coastline is only 42 miles. Obviously that’s not a land border, though! Another fun border-length fact: The entire Michigan ― Canada border is either lake or river!
Each state’s border length (combined water and land) with Canada:
|*consists entirely of water borders|
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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