Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 2, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, December 2, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: MODERN MYTHOLOGY

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: A purported image of this subject of legend was published in the Daily Mail newspaper on April 21, 1934

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Tim Aten, an editor from Vermilion, Ohio
Ryan O’Shea, an engineer from Hermosa Beach, California
Asim Modi, an attorney from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $10,399)

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What is the Loch Ness Monster?


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This photograph, taken by British surgeon Robert Wilson, was to attempt to cover up the fact that on an earlier expedition, hunter Marmaduke Wetherell had attempted to hoax the Daily Mail. Wetherell, who had been sent to bag the (nonexistent) monster for the Mail, was obviously unsuccessful, but took pictures of hippopotamus prints and claimed they were of Nessie.

This Nessie had been constructed out of a toy submarine. The photograph is known to day as the Surgeon’s Photograph, from the headline London Surgeon’s Photo of the Monster.

Time Magazine’s 100 Photos has more information.

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 2, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | December 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Tim $18,000
    Ryan $17,000
    Asim $4,200

    Final Results:
    Asim $4,200 + $4,199 = $8,399
    Ryan $17,000 + $1,515 = $18,515
    Tim $18,000 + $17,000 = $35,000 (1-day total: $35,000)

    Scores after the opening round:
    Tim $6,200
    Ryan $5,200
    Asim $3,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ANIMAL COLLECTIVE NAMES $800 (19th pick)
    Tim 3200 +1600 (Ryan 2600 Asim 2000)

    2) PERFECT! $1200 (9th pick)
    Tim 12600 +2600 (Ryan 7600 Asim 2200)
    3) NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES $1200 (21st pick)
    Ryan 14800 +3000 (Tim 18000 Asim 2200)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: None!

    Game Stats:
    Tim $15,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Ryan $15,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
    Asim $4,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer

    Asim Modi, final stats:
    29 correct
    9 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    24.11% in first on buzzer (27/112)
    Average Coryat: $4,900

    Tim Aten, stats to date:
    19 correct
    0 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,200)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
    Average Coryat: $15,800

    Tim Aten, to win:
    2 games: 53.78%
    3: 28.92%
    4: 15.55%
    5: 8.36%
    6: 4.50%
    Avg. streak: 2.163 games.

  2. It looked like tonite’s winner, Tim, didn’t shake hands with Alex. Yes? Why?

    • Andy Saunders | December 3, 2016 at 9:06 am |

      It looked like Alex was focusing on talking and not shaking hands and the camera cut away before any handshakes took place.

      To claim that no handshake took place just because Alex was slow to extend his hand would be incredibly disingenuous.

    • He was a great editor and colleague of mine at Wizards of the Coast. I’m also reasonably positive he shook the hand of anyone who offered. He is genuinely one of the nicest guys you’ll meet.

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