Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, December 16, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: The 2 Central American nations that border only one ocean
(correct response beneath the contestants)
During her run so far, Cindy Stowell has won $39,600. She had pledged to donate all of her winnings to cancer research. Unfortunately, Cindy passed away on December 5; she had competed on the show with stage IV cancer. Her friends and family will also appreciate donations on her behalf to the Cancer Research Institute. Many fans are watching the show and electing to donate $1 for each correct response they give while playing at home, an idea come up with by Chelsea Cohen, one of yesterday’s contestants!
Also, another thing I’ve seen since Cindy’s run started, as I’ve seen a few people disappointed that Jeopardy! did not move up her airing so that Cindy herself might be able to watch: After her audition, Cindy’s taping was fast-tracked so that it would happen as soon as was possible. Because the show has returning champions, the show is obviously obligated to air episodes in the order that they were taped. This week of shows was literally the earliest that Cindy’s airdates could be. Finally, do rest assured that further proving how amazing the show’s production staff is: They ensured that an advance copy of Cindy’s episodes were sent to her. Cindy was able to see her episodes before her passing.
|Michael Rollins, a corporate controller from Frisco, Texas
||Erin Williams, an attorney from St. Louis, Missouri
||Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas (3-day total: $39,600)
What are El Salvador and Belize?
El Salvador lacks a coastline on the Atlantic/Caribbean side of Central America, while Belize lacks a coastline on the Pacific side of the landmass.
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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