Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, December 2, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: MODERN MYTHOLOGY
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: A purported image of this subject of legend was published in the Daily Mail newspaper on April 21, 1934
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Tim Aten, an editor from Vermilion, Ohio
||Ryan O’Shea, an engineer from Hermosa Beach, California
||Asim Modi, an attorney from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $10,399)
What is the Loch Ness Monster?
This photograph, taken by British surgeon Robert Wilson, was to attempt to cover up the fact that on an earlier expedition, hunter Marmaduke Wetherell had attempted to hoax the Daily Mail. Wetherell, who had been sent to bag the (nonexistent) monster for the Mail, was obviously unsuccessful, but took pictures of hippopotamus prints and claimed they were of Nessie.
This Nessie had been constructed out of a toy submarine. The photograph is known to day as the Surgeon’s Photograph, from the headline London Surgeon’s Photo of the Monster.
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