|Melissa Spencer, an adjunct physics instructor and stay-at-home mom from Des Moines, IA
||Kim Vu, an international development project manager from Washington, DC
||Steve Stoffle, a leadership trainer from Decatur, GA (1-day total: $17,599)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Final Jeopardy! clue: The 14th century citadel of the Ho dynasty in this country was added to the World Heritage List in 2011
What is Vietnam? (Steve said Korea)
Kim 6000 + 5500 = 11500
Melissa 6800 + 6800 = 13600
Steve 13600 – 1 = 13599
With ties no longer allowed, I’m OK with Steve’s bet.
That’s something that I can file under “Today I learned…” (I said Cambodia. Whoops.)
Meanwhile, I would like to remind my readers that board selection and contestant selection are performed randomly and independently of each other.
The 14th-century Ho Dynasty citadel, built according to the feng shui principles, testifies to the flowering of neo-Confucianism in late 14th century Viet Nam and its spread to other parts of east Asia. According to these principles it was sited in a landscape of great scenic beauty on an axis joining the Tuong Son and Don Son mountains in a plain between the Ma and Buoi rivers. The citadel buildings represent an outstanding example of a new style of south-east Asian imperial city.
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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