|Christie O’Shaughnessy, a math & science educator from Princeton, NJ
||Addie Kluemper, an aerospace engineer from Peachtree City, GA
||Harris Stutman, a medical informaticist from Huntington Beach, CA (3-day total: $63,500)
Buzzy Cohen sent me a note a couple of nights ago. You can file this one under “small world”, but Buzzy and Harris actually sat beside each other at their audition! I want to see more footage of that audition!
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. STATE GEOGRAPHY
Final Jeopardy! clue: Of the contiguous states, these 2 coastal states have elevation changes within them of more than 14,000 feet
What is California and Washington? (Incorrect responses and full stats will be in the comments.)
Addie 3600 – 3558 = 42
Harris 7200 + 7000 = 14200
Christie 14000 + 401 = 14401
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Of the Atlantic coastal contiguous states, the largest elevation span belongs to North Carolina (Mount Mitchell is 6,684 feet tall).
Along the Gulf of Mexico, that distinction belongs to Texas (Guadalupe Peak is 8,751 feet tall).
The smallest elevation span belongs to Florida, as Britton Hill is 345 feet above sea level. Even Delaware (the Ebright Azimuth) is 447 feet above sea level!
Additionally, California (Death Valley, 279 feet below sea level) and Louisiana (New Orleans, 8 feet below sea level) are the only states with land below sea level.
(For the record, Oregon, the third Pacific coastal state? Mount Hood is 11,249 feet above sea level.)
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