Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 14, 2016


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Today’s contestants:

Barbara Colberg, a Navy judge advocate from Newport, RI
Scott Bateman, a filmmaker and author from Beacon, NY
Elizabeth Troyer, a pastor from Charlotte, NC (1-day total: $3,399)

Final Jeopardy! category: 20TH CENTURY SCIENCE TERMS

Final Jeopardy! clue: This 4-letter word was introduced in London in 1905 by Dr. H.A. Des Voeux of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society

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What is smog?



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From Britannica:

The term was probably first used in 1905 by H.A. Des Voeux to describe atmospheric conditions over many British towns. It was popularized in 1911 by Des Voeux’s report to the Manchester Conference of the Smoke Abatement League of Great Britain on the more than 1,000 “smoke-fog” deaths that occurred in Glasgow and Edinburgh during the autumn of 1909.

And according to this study at the University of Washington
, where there’s smoke or smog, there’s climate change.

The new study concludes that black carbon, the soot particles in smoke and smog, contributes about twice as much to global warming as previously estimated, even by the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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5 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 14, 2016"

  1. Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Scott $17,600
    Barbara $14,000
    Elizabeth $1,200

    Final Results:
    Elizabeth $1,200 – $1,200 = 0 (no response)
    Barbara $14,000 + $11,599 = $25,599
    Scott $17,600 + $10,401 = $28,001 (1-day total: $28,001)

    Scott mentioned his “Disalmanac” in his interview.

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THE ORGANIZATION’S MISSION $1000 (20th pick)
    Barbara 3000 +2000 (Scott 2800 Elizabeth 1600)

    2) LANGUAGES 1600 (14th pick)
    Scott 7000 +3000 (Barbara 9200 Elizabeth 2000)
    3) AWARDS FOR WRITING $1600 (24th pick, $8000 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
    Barbara 9600 +2400 (Scott 17200 Elizabeth 1200)

    Unplayed clues:
    DJ! round: “MENTO”S $1200, $1600, $2000

    Game Stats:
    Scott 16,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer
    Barbara 12,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.74% in first on buzzer
    Elizabeth 1,200 Coryat, 5 correct, 4 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer

    Elizabeth Troyer, final stats:
    25 correct
    14 incorrect
    1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    28.44% in first on buzzer (31/109)
    Average Coryat: $7,000

    Scott Bateman, stats to date:
    20 correct
    0 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    27.78% in first on buzzer (15/54)
    Average Coryat: $16,200

    Scott Bateman, to win:
    2 games: 57.70%
    3: 33.30%
    4: 19.21%
    5: 11.09%
    6: 6.40%
    Avg. streak: 2.364 games.

  2. did the contestant say “Susan G Komen” or “Susan B Komen” fund?

  3. I thought that Alex wasn’t supposed to prompt a contestant for the proper form of a question during the Double Jeopardy round, but he did so for Scott. That kind of help could have provided enough for the winning margin.

    • I disagree with your interpretation of the situation, Gerald.

      I don’t think Alex prompted Scott; Alex was checking with the judges. Scott then repeated his answer, which happened to be phrased properly the first time.

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