Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 13, 2016

If Jason wins this game, he’ll find himself on the ToC Tracker tomorrow morning!

Today’s contestants:

Benn Millman, a banking operations manager from Vancouver, BC
Sue Baker, a medical coder from Madison, WI
Jason George, a management consultant from Philadelphia, PA (2-day total: $53,600)

Final Jeopardy! category: THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Final Jeopardy! clue: Discovered in 1535, this island group on the equator got perhaps its most famous visitor exactly 300 years later

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What are the Galapagos Islands?



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With regards to the Galapagos, they were discovered in 1535 by the Bishop of Panama, Tomas de Berlanga. He was en route to Peru and his ship drifted off-course.

When Charles Darwin visited in 1835, the island’s unusual species contributed to his research and theories on natural selection as published in On The Origin Of Species in 1859. Their giant tortoises have life spans of up to 150 years!

(The islands’ second-most famous visitor? Clearly, Alex Trebek, when he went in 2009 with Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic!)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 13, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Jason $13,600
    Sue $9,600
    Benn $9,400

    Final results:
    Benn 9400 + 9396 = 18796
    Sue 9600 + 9400 = 19000 (1-day total: $19,000)
    Jason 13600 – 5601 = 7999 (What are the Cook Islands?)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) BEFORE THEY WERE FIRST LADIES $600 (28th pick)
    Sue 2000 +2000 (Benn 5000 Jason 4000)

    2) LEARN TO FLY $1600 (2nd pick)
    Jason 4000 +4000 (Sue 4800 Benn 4200)
    3) POLYSYLLABIC $1600 (9th pick)
    Jason 8000 +4000 (Sue 5600 Benn 5400)

    Game Stats:
    Sue 8,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
    Benn 9,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Jason 9,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer

    Jason George, final stats:
    60 correct
    8 incorrect
    4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 15,400)
    2/3 in Final Jeopardy
    34.50% in first on buzzer (59/171)
    Average Coryat: $15,400

    Sue Baker’s stats:
    12 correct
    0 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 2,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
    Average Coryat: $8,200

    Sue Baker, to win:

    2 games: 35.14%
    3: 12.35%
    4: 4.34%
    5: 1.53%
    6: 0.54%
    Avg. streak: 1.542 games.

  2. Harris Stutman | July 14, 2016 at 2:05 am |

    Andy –
    I’m not sure the Coryat score you have for Jason for today’s game is correct. He wound up with 13,600 total, with 4800 of that coming from Daily Double wagers in excess of the value of the underlying clue. How could that come out to a Coryat for the game of $13,600?

    • Andy Saunders | July 14, 2016 at 11:02 am |

      Oops! You are correct, Harris. I was looking at the wrong number on my chart when transcribing. His Coryat was 9,200 (I’ve corrected it. His average was correct.)

  3. Medical coders (myself included) are rooting for Sue Baker to win again! Too bad she wasn’t first on the buzzer for the ACL question – there’s no way she would’ve missed it.

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