Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 25, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Numeric Groups) for Tuesday, April 25, 2017:

This numeric group was the subject of an April 20, 1959 TIME magazine article titled “Rendezvous with Destiny”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Meike Olin, a retired insurance broker from Wilmington, North Carolina
Dan Atherton, a fundraising data analyst from Quincy, Massachusetts
Alan Lin, a software engineer from Santa Barbara, California (1-day total: $24,000)

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Who are the Mercury Seven?

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Though the TIME magazine’s article title is now shared with a famous quote from Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” 1964 speech in support of Barry Goldwater, the 1959 article described the first seven American astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.

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19 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 25, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | April 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm |

    Predictions:

    1. At least one wrong answer will be Apollo 11.
    2. We will have a new champ again.

  2. Galapagos Great Escape secret word: EXPEDITION

    Scores going into Final:
    Dan $18,600
    Maike $17,000
    Alan $16,000

    Final results:
    Alan $16,000 – $4,000 = $12,000 (What is the Seven Samurai?) (2-day total: $36,000)
    Meike $17,000 – $15,001 = $1,999 (What is the Apollo 11 crew?)
    Dan $18,600 – $15,401 = $3,199 (What is Apollo 1?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Meike $5,400
    Dan $4,200
    Alan $4,200

    Opening break taken after: 14 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) DOG BREED NAMES $800 (9th pick)
    Meike 1800 +1800 (Dan 1000 Alan -200)

    2) “D” IN GEOGRAPHY $1600 (10th pick)
    Meike 7400 +2000 (Dan 8200 Alan 5800)
    3) POETS & POETRY $800 (27th pick, $4,800 left on board)
    Alan 6600 +6600 (Dan 18600 Meike 17000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH $600
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $600

    Game Stats:
    Alan $10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
    Dan $18,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
    Meike $15,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

    Alan Lin, stats to date:
    42 correct
    5 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,800)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    36.28% in first on buzzer (41/113)
    Average Coryat: $15,900

    Alan Lin, to win:
    3 games: 54.23%
    4: 29.41%
    5: 15.95%
    6: 8.65%
    7: 4.69%
    Avg. streak: 3.185 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $67,418

    ToC projection update:
    With a projected 78 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 2.9442 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3305).
    An average of 4.5646 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.6169).

    An early cutoff took place 11.998% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Alan Lin qualified 19.031% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 65.135% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 23.440% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 4.922% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.855% of the time.

    (Note: Due to the possibility of a WGA strike, I feel that it is more accurate for ToC projections to add 20 games to the end of the previous projected qualifying period.)

    Miscellany:

    • The most recent game with less Lach Trash: June 16, 2016 ($4,600).
  3. John:

    You have made a bold prediction, especially #2, after seeing Alan yesterday!

    • Well, John, you were half right.

    • john blahuta | April 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm |

      Yes, but a runaway overall showed that he was good overall. He did not get FJ yesterday, not today either.But due to his cautious wagering he won the game. I guess he had an inkling that it would be a strikeout …so congratulations to a smart wager and the win.
      As far as the leader (actually nobody) got FJ it sees to become a general trend…. And it was the third time in a short period that EVERYBODY missed …
      Apollo 11 was a given, almost got it twice.

      • john blahuta | April 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm |

        I meant of course “the leader (actually nobody) did NOT get…..” sorry for the misconstruction!

  4. john blahuta | April 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm |

    I predict today already however that we will have a new champ tomorrow, not even knowing the category or the players’ professions(except Alan’s). Once the category is known I will tell you at least one wrong answer….I know, I might eat my words but given the recent pattern I don’t think so….Apollo 11… How soon we forget!! Not even 50 years ago that the eagle has landed!!! And the preparations (Mercury etc disappeared into oblivion!) Sad. At least imo.

  5. Alan’s percentages have really dropped since yesterday.

  6. I’m breathing big sings of relief.Thank god alan won again!! We need to have a long lasting champ for a change. I’m so relieved he’s still going

  7. Dal Higbee | April 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm |

    This is the tenth game in a row that the leader going into Final Jeopardy! has missed the clue. What do you say, Andy?

  8. Meike should’ve known better, given her age and the year in the clue. This old guy remembered. I was hoping she’d knock off the kid! Quite a contrast between his two performances…

  9. Enos Williams | April 25, 2017 at 11:35 pm |

    For me, it helped tremendously that I watched Hidden Figures over the weekend. I’m not sure I would have had a clue otherwise.

  10. Deb Gordon | April 26, 2017 at 9:32 am |

    There is probably no one who has watched more Jeopardy than me!

  11. I like to see “mature” peoples competing on the show. Also I like the show with married couples competing for a change. Refreshing!! I am very mature, but I would love to join you for the “Great Escape to the Galapagos Isles”.. As a former teacher of reading who will always love to learn wherever, whatever, and whenever I can add to upgrade my brain. !!!

  12. Joseph and Virginia Scioli | May 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm |

    Will a list people who were/are winners of the may contest “Trip To The Galapagos” be published? If not how will winners be notified? Thanks Joe.Scioli

    • per https://www.jeopardy.com/Assets/jeopardy/galapagos-2017/TheGalapagosGreatEscapeSweepstakesRules.pdf:

      All prize drawings will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent judging organization, at its offices in Burbank, California USA. Each potential winner (or his/her parent/legal guardian if he/she is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor) will be notified within two (2) weeks of being selected in a drawing. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been exerted, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner will be disqualified, and an alternate potential winner for such prize may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion, time permitting. Sponsor will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Sweepstakes, and of selection of the winners. Decisions of the Sponsor as to the selection of the winners will be final.

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