Happy Cinco de Cuatro! (Here’s some money. Go see a Star War.)
|Ian Miller, a high school history, government and economics teacher from Woodland Hills, CA
||Hannah Krug, a high school math & physics teacher from Laurel, MD
||Jill Gilbert, middle school English teacher from Des Moines, IA
Big groans on my end at the “O” 2 “B” and JUNG categories in Double Jeopardy. Clearly, they should have gone with “TONIGHT” and “WE ARE” before JUNG. That would have been more fun.
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Final Jeopardy! clue: Its surface features include ones named for Margaret Mead, Josephine Baker & Cleopatra
What is Venus? (Ian was going for Pluto, Hannah Mars, and Jill Ganymede).
Hannah 6200 – 6199 = 1
Ian 6400 – 6400 = 0
Jill 14800 – 0 = 14800
Semifinalists & Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Chris Tempro
Tuesday: Jason Sterlacci
Wednesday: Jill Gilbert
1. Lauren Gilmore $11,000 ($9,200)
2. Nicole Throckmorton $5,000 ($10,000)
3. Dianne Lee $100 ($2,600)
4. Hannah Krug $1 ($6,200)
5. Ian Miller $0 ($6,400)
5. Greg Greenzweig $0 ($6,400)
Professor Steven Dutch at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a number of photographs of the surface of Venus, including one of Mead, which happens to be the planet’s largest crater.
From his site:
The only pictures ever returned from the surface of Venus were sent back by the Soviet Venera spacecraft. A number of early missions failed to survive the atmospheric pressure of Venus and were crushed before reaching the surface. Venera 9, 10, 13 and 14 survived to transmit pictures. Venera 11 and 12 landed but failed to transmit pictures.
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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