Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 24, 2016

If Claudia wins tonight, she makes it onto our ToC list!

Today’s contestants:

Sarah Thompson, an art history professor from Rochester, NY
Vivek Srikrishnan, a graduate student from State College, PA
Claudia Stucke, a former writer & high school English teacher from Decatur, GA (2-day total: $30,600)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Vivek $15,200
Sarah $13,000
Claudia $9,000

Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY AMERICANS

Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1872 he wrote his thesis “Diseases of the Teeth” & soon after moved west to a drier climate for his health

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is “Doc” Holliday? (Claudia said Colgate; Vivek said Walter Reed.)



Claudia 9000 – 4001 = 4999
Sarah 13000 + 3999 = 16999
Vivek 15200 – 10801 = 4399

Fun Fact: In 1872, it was still known as the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery; it was soon more or less absorbed into Penn’s Department of Dentistry by the end of the 1870s. More info

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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 24, 2016"

  1. Ooh, I knew this because the National Museum of Dentistry is in Baltimore and they had an exhibit on Doc Holliday! The other great 19th century dentist I learned about there was Painless Parker, who had a traveling dentist show inspired by PT Barnum and legally changed his first name to Painless so he couldn’t be charged with false advertising.

    • Andy Saunders | March 25, 2016 at 9:29 am |

      Interesting! I got it as well, even though my first thought was Joseph Lister (of, you know, Listerine), the fact he is British notwithstanding. My brain soon went towards the “Oh, yeah. Doc Holliday was a dentist” thought, though, and all was well.

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