If Jason wins this game, he’ll find himself on the ToC Tracker tomorrow morning!
|Benn Millman, a banking operations manager from Vancouver, BC
||Sue Baker, a medical coder from Madison, WI
||Jason George, a management consultant from Philadelphia, PA (2-day total: $53,600)
Final Jeopardy! category: THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Final Jeopardy! clue: Discovered in 1535, this island group on the equator got perhaps its most famous visitor exactly 300 years later
What are the Galapagos Islands?
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With regards to the Galapagos, they were discovered in 1535 by the Bishop of Panama, Tomas de Berlanga. He was en route to Peru and his ship drifted off-course.
When Charles Darwin visited in 1835, the island’s unusual species contributed to his research and theories on natural selection as published in On The Origin Of Species in 1859. Their giant tortoises have life spans of up to 150 years!
(The islands’ second-most famous visitor? Clearly, Alex Trebek, when he went in 2009 with Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic!)
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