Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 22, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Cary Finkelstein, an attorney from Los Angeles, CA
Megan Mills, a teacher from Fairfax, VA
Laurie MacDougall, a cancer registrar from Medford, MA (1-day total: $26,700)

Considering the sit-in currently taking place by Democratic representatives in the House of Representatives right now (#NoBillNoBreak), I want to say that today’s episode had perfect timing. One of the categories tonight was titled DO YOUR “OB”! I’m sure some people somewhere on the political spectrum will be offended, but it’s Jeopardy’s job to riff on pop culture and politics on any side of the spectrum. It’s what makes the show more fun!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Laurie $29,200
Cary $7,400
Megan $6,800

Final Jeopardy! category: EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY

Final Jeopardy! clue: Excluding Russia, it has the longest mainland coastline of any European country, 15,626 miles

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What is Norway? (Incorrect responses, if any, and full game stats, will be found in the comments section.)



Megan 6800 – 5599 = 1201
Cary 7400 + 0 = 7400
Laurie 29200 – 4200 = 25000 (2-day total: $51,700)

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The countries (other than Russia) with the longest coastline (as per the CIA World Factbook):

  1. Norway 15,626 miles
  2. Greece 8,498 miles
  3. United Kingdom 7,723 miles
  4. Italy 4,722 miles
  5. Denmark 4,545 miles
  6. Croatia 3,626 miles
  7. Iceland 3,088 miles
  8. Spain 3,084 miles
  9. France 3,016 miles
  10. Estonia 2,357 miles

Of course, if you were watching yesterday, you knew that Monaco, at 2 miles, has the shortest!

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 22, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm |

    Incorrect responses to Final Jeopardy:
    Megan: Sweden
    Laurie: Italy

    Game Stats:
    Laurie 23,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 0 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer
    Cary 7,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
    Megan 6,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer

    Laurie MacDougall’s stats through 2 games:
    41 correct
    4 incorrect
    5/5 on Daily Doubles
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
    Average Coryat: $17,800

    Laurie MacDougall, to win:
    3 games: 61.47%
    4: 37.78%
    5: 23.23%
    6: 14.28%
    7: 8.78%
    Avg. streak: 3.595 games.

  2. Matt Carberry | June 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm |

    Given that the episode was taped months ago, there’s no good reason for anyone to be offended, as TPTB couldn’t have possibly foreseen the sit-in on this particular day – just as they couldn’t have foreseen Troy Tulowitzki being traded the day before he appeared in a clue as the TOM for the Blue Jays.

    Besides, what if it’s really pro-New England Patriots bias?

    • Andy Saunders | June 23, 2016 at 12:28 am |

      After NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS / DIE FLEDERMAUS last season, I’d be surprised if there was a pro-Pats bias. 😉

      But I’d also say that the sit-in was fortuitous timing.

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