Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 21, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Kyle Murphy, an I.T. support specialist from Charlotte, NC
Dan Marsh, a supply chain analyst from Corinth, MS
Pranjal Vachaspati, a PhD student from Shaker Heights, OH (2-day total: $41,589)

Final Jeopardy! category: RELIGION

Final Jeopardy! clue: Letters mailed to “God, Jerusalem” are placed in this alliterative landmark

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What is the Western Wall (or the Wailing Wall)?



As always, the final results will go up late afternoon in the comments section!

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From The Telegraph:

God has his own postbox and address, and thousands of people send letters to it every year asking for his assistance.

All you need to write on the envelope is “To God, Jerusalem”; the postman is obliged by international law to deliver it and the correspondence will be sent to the holy city’s dead-letter office, which deals with undeliverable mail.

There post room workers open the envelopes addressed to God and carefully fold up the notes before slipping them between the cracks of the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem’s holiest site.

Also known as the Western Wall, or Kotel to Israelis, it is venerated as the last remnant of King David’s temple.

The people who send the letters have one thing in common, they usually want something from God.

One man once sent his lottery ticket numbers in the hope that God could help him out while another, from Russia, asked for God’s assistance in bedding a Hollywood actress.

(Avi, head of the Dead Letter Office) Yaniv said: “They ask God for everything. But last month I found a letter from a person who didn’t ask for anything. On the contrary, he thanked God for what he had. He had a good wife, a good house and a good job.”

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1 Comment on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 21, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Pranjal $20,600
    Dan $7,800
    Kyle $4,400

    Final Scores:
    Kyle $4,400 + $4,398 = $8,798
    Dan $7,800 + $1,001 = $8,801
    Pranjal $20,600 + $4,999 = $25,599 (3-day total: $67,188)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES $800 (5th pick)
    Dan 1400 +1400 (Kyle 0 Pranjal -200)

    2) WHAT AILS YA? $1200 (9th pick)
    Pranjal 1800 +2000 (Dan 7800 Kyle -1600)
    3) “S” FIRST & LAST $1600 (19th pick)
    Pranjal 11800 +4000 (Dan 7800 Kyle 2400)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: NEW TO THE OED $200; POETS & POETRY $400

    Game Stats:
    Pranjal 17,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer
    Dan 7,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer
    Kyle 4,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer

    Pranjal Vachaspati’s stats:
    70 correct
    16 incorrect
    5/5 on Daily Double (Net Earned: 13,210)
    2/3 in Final Jeopardy
    46.63% in first on buzzer (76/163)
    Average Coryat: $17,133

    Pranjal Vachaspati, to win:
    4 games: 61.76%
    5: 38.15%
    6: 23.56%
    7: 14.55%
    8: 8.99%
    Avg. streak: 4.615 games.

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