|Laurie MacDougall, a cancer registrar from Medford, MA
||Ben Foley, a structural engineer from New Orleans, LA
||Sally Neumann, a mental health counselor from Seattle, WA (1-day total: $10,900)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: BEATLES SONGS
Final Jeopardy! clue: Later a book title, the 2-word title of this 1968 song is a British name for a spiral slide seen at fairgrounds
What is “Helter Skelter”? (Incorrect responses, if any, and full stats, will be in the comments.)
Sally 1800 – 0 = 1800
Ben 13400 – 9000 = 4400
Laurie 13700 + 13000 = 26700 (1-day total: $26,700)
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Here’s some more info about Final Jeopardy (I probably should credit my Google Adsense consultant, Mykle, who suggested this idea for TJ!F a few months back):
A helter-skelter originated in Blackpool in the early 20th century, as pictured above, it’s a building with a slide nestled around the outside. You climb stairs inside of the tower and ride down to the bottom on the slide.
The book in question: Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry wrote the 1974 book about the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of Charles Manson. Manson had very much been fascinated by the Beatles’ “White Album” (“Helter Skelter” was the sixth song of Side Three of that album).
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