Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 29, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Christie O’Shaughnessy, a math & science educator from Princeton, NJ
Addie Kluemper, an aerospace engineer from Peachtree City, GA
Harris Stutman, a medical informaticist from Huntington Beach, CA (3-day total: $63,500)

Buzzy Cohen sent me a note a couple of nights ago. You can file this one under “small world”, but Buzzy and Harris actually sat beside each other at their audition! I want to see more footage of that audition!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Christie $14,000
Harris $7,200
Addie $3,600

Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. STATE GEOGRAPHY

Final Jeopardy! clue: Of the contiguous states, these 2 coastal states have elevation changes within them of more than 14,000 feet

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What is California and Washington? (Incorrect responses and full stats will be in the comments.)



Addie 3600 – 3558 = 42
Harris 7200 + 7000 = 14200
Christie 14000 + 401 = 14401

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Of the Atlantic coastal contiguous states, the largest elevation span belongs to North Carolina (Mount Mitchell is 6,684 feet tall).

Along the Gulf of Mexico, that distinction belongs to Texas (Guadalupe Peak is 8,751 feet tall).

The smallest elevation span belongs to Florida, as Britton Hill is 345 feet above sea level. Even Delaware (the Ebright Azimuth) is 447 feet above sea level!

Additionally, California (Death Valley, 279 feet below sea level) and Louisiana (New Orleans, 8 feet below sea level) are the only states with land below sea level.

(For the record, Oregon, the third Pacific coastal state? Mount Hood is 11,249 feet above sea level.)

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10 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 29, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 29, 2016 at 4:57 pm |

    Incorrect responses to Final Jeopardy:
    Addie: California and M (going for Maine)

    Game Stats:
    Christie 13,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.77% in first on buzzer
    Harris 8,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer
    Addie 5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer

    Harris Stutman’s stats:
    70 correct
    13 incorrect
    2/5 on Daily Doubles
    4/4 in Final Jeopardy
    32.58% in first on buzzer (72/221)
    Average Coryat: $13,200

    Christie O’Shaughnessy’s stats:
    18 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    30.77% in first on buzzer (16/52)
    Average Coryat: $13,000

    Christie O’Shaughnessy, to win:
    2 games: 47.90%
    3: 22.94%
    4: 10.99%
    5: 5.26%
    6: 2.52%
    Avg. streak: 1.919 games.

  2. Well…you were right on one thing on yesterday’s blog. You did jinx him. However, the road to finding the 15 qualifying players for the next ToC is still a long way. 8-9 players waiting in the wings to see if they’re gonna be safe. Most importantly, Philip Tiu’s case. We just better hope he’s gonna be a good spot for the 2016-2017 ToC.

  3. Ben Carley | June 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm |

    Last clue before the final was incorrect. Dwarfs that have a high rate of spin ARE WIDER THAN THEY’RE TALL. Centrifugal force Cause’s them to bulge around the equater, faster they spin the greater the bulge.

    • Andy Saunders | June 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm |

      um, I don’t know enough about the subject to say whether or not the above comment is correct.

      (for the record: this is a fan site. I have zero affiliation with the show.)

    • Andy Saunders | June 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm |

      To reply further: I inquired with some expert-friends of mine, including the host of an astronomy podcast, who tell me that there were no issues whatsoever with the clue.

  4. allenbeech | June 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm |

    con·tig·u·ous definition: sharing a common border; touching.

    California & Washington are not contiguous. California & Oregon are contiguous.

    So how is CA & WA the correct answer on final on Jeopardy 6/29/16?

  5. Ben Carley | June 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm |

    Go to (link removed). And find truth first hand. The clue referred to a planet that was twice as tall as it was wide, the reverse is clear to see on the video at this website. Perhaps Wikipedia might convince you.

    • Andy Saunders | June 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm |

      From the link you sent:

      The dwarf planet’s rapid spin keeps it from attaining a spheroid shape, instead causing it to look more like a slightly flattened football spinning end over end, as though it had been kicked.

      To me that description matches what the clue said.

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