Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 21, 2016


Today’s contestants:

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:
Laurie $13,700
Ben $13,400
Sally $1,800

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

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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):

About the ride known as a helter-skelter:


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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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 21, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm |

    Incorrect responses to Final:
    Sally: Yellow Submarine
    Ben: Yellow Submarine

    Game Stats:
    Laurie 11,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Ben 18,400 Coryat, 28 correct, 6 incorrect, 50.87% in first on buzzer
    Sally 5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer

    Sally Neumann’s final stats:
    22 correct
    7 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    17.54% in first on buzzer (20/114)
    Average Coryat: $7,700

    Laurie MacDougall, to win:
    2 games: 44.33%
    3: 19.66%
    4: 8.71%
    5: 3.86%
    6: 1.71%
    Avg. streak: 1.796 games.

  2. Andy Saunders | June 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm |

    Tonight’s OUT OF THE BALL GAME $400 clue detailed Lou Gehrig’s removing himself from the Yankees lineup. It’s one of the unpublished chapters from my second book, “The Games That Changed Baseball”.

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