Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 17, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Deadly Creatures) for Monday, July 17, 2017:

The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Graydon Mears, an analytics director from San Antonio, Texas
Graydon Mears on Jeopardy!
Deborah Elliott, an educator from Cleveland, Ohio
Deborah Elliott on Jeopardy!
Gavin Borchert, a writer & editor from Seattle, Washington (3-day total: $50,200)
Gavin Borchert on Jeopardy!

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What is the jellyfish?


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The specific species of jellyfish: The Australian box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri). That being said, only a few of the 50 or so species of box jellyfish have venom lethal to humans.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 17, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Deborah $21,800
    Gavin $18,200
    Graydon $7,200

    Final results:
    Graydon $7,200 + $7,000 = $14,200 (What is octopus jellyfish?)
    Gavin $18,200 + $17,500 = $35,700
    Deborah $21,800 + $15,000 = $36,800 (1-day total: $36,800)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Gavin $7,400
    Deborah $5,800
    Graydon $1,200

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SCHOOLS ON SCREENS $800 (4th pick)
    Deborah 600 +1000 (Graydon 600 Gavin 0)

    2) THE REIGN IN SPAIN $800 (7th pick)
    Deborah 7800 +4000 (Gavin 11000 Graydon 2000)
    3) MAINLY ON THE PLANE $1200 (18th pick)
    Graydon 5200 +4000 (Deborah 15400 Gavin 14200)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 228

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Deborah $18,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Gavin $18,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
    Graydon $4,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.53% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200

    Gavin Borchert, final stats:
    85 correct
    11 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
    3/4 in Final Jeopardy
    38.60% in first on buzzer (86/223)
    Average Coryat: $16,100

    Deborah Elliott, stats to date:
    20 correct
    1 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
    Average Coryat: $18,400

    Deborah Elliott, to win:
    2 games: 62.65%
    3: 39.26%
    4: 24.59%
    5: 15.41%
    6: 9.65%
    Avg. streak: 2.678 games.

    With a projected 29 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 0.98807 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.78327).
    An average of 1.5779 4+-time champions (standard deviation 0.9416).

    An early cutoff took place 2.880% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Deborah Elliott qualified 20.522% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 66.363% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 16.602% of the time.

  2. Dal Higbee | July 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm |

    Hello, Cleveland!

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