Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Monday, October 24, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: ANIMALS
Final Jeopardy! clue: In Greek myth she was a half-serpent & mother of the Sphinx; in zoology it’s a weird mammal that lays eggs
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Norm Burnosky, a corporate tax analyst from Reston, Virginia
||Susan Logan, a stay-at-home mom from Glenview, Illinois
||Lani Gonzalez, a managing director of an art bazaar from Austin, Texas (1-day total: $16,800)
What is the echidna?
The four species of echidna, which belong to the family Tachyglossidae, are found in New Guinea and Australia, with the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) being the species most found in Australia (the other three, long-beaked echidna belonging to genus Zaglossus, are much rarer, and found on New Guinea).
The echidna is also found on the reverse of the Australian five-cent coin, a design that has not changed since its introduction over 50 years ago.
|Alex & Johnny & Sarah & Kelly & Jimmy!||Trebek/Gilbert 16 (Support the #Jeoparty this year!)|
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