Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 21st Century Thought) for Friday, July 28, 2017:
The title subject of a 2007 bestseller, it was discovered in Australia where today it’s a state emblem
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Dan Viafore, an audio engineer from Los Angeles, California
||Mary Duffy, a games editor from Louisville, Colorado
||Shadi Peterman, a high school history teacher from St. Louis, Missouri (1-day total: $6,800)
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What is the black swan?
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The Black Swan is a 2007 book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and focuses on the possible extreme impact of highly improbable outlier events. Examples focused on in the book include the September 11 attacks, the rise of Google, and World War I. It spent 36 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
In Australia, the black swan is the state bird of Western Australia as it is common in the wetlands of both southwestern and eastern Australia, where it was discovered. They were then introduced as ornamental birds into New Zealand and Europe where they have often escaped into the wild.
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