Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 20, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Animal Kingdom) for Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 117):

In Portuguese this bird is known as beija flor, or “flower kisser”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Damien Marzocchi, a museum security guard from Kew Gardens, New York
Damien Marzocchi on Jeopardy!
John Carlson, a clinical social worker from Omaha, Nebraska
John Carlson on Jeopardy!
Rob Worman, an escalation manager from Edina, Minnesota (4-day total: $92,298)
Rob Worman on Jeopardy!

With 4 wins, Rob Worman has made it onto our ToC Tracker! How does he stack up compared to the others?


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Correct response: What is the hummingbird?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Hummingbirds, members of the family Trochilidae, are among the smallest birds. They’re called hummingbirds in English due to the sound that their wings make when they beat; it’s a frequency audible to humans.

Due to the fact that they consume so much energy in their flying, they need to constantly visit flowers, hence the “flower-kisser” translation from Portuguese. The Old Farmer’s Almanac estimates that they visit over a thousand flowers a day.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Rob $15,200
Damien $10,800
John $8,200


Tonight’s results:
John $8,200 + $1,000 = $9,200
Damien $10,800 + $10,000 = $20,800
Rob $15,200 + $6,401 = $21,601 (5-day total: $113,899)


Rob Worman, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 20, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
John $3,000
Damien $2,000
Rob $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) DEATH AMERICAN STYLE $600 (11th pick)
Damien 3000 -3000 (John 600 Rob 0)
2) LANGUAGES OF INDIA $1200 (6th pick)
Damien 4400 +1200 (John 4600 Rob 1000)
3) NEW WORDS IN 1988 $2000 (21st pick)
Rob 9800 +5000 (Damien 10400 John 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -22


Unplayed clues:
J! round: MARCH $200, $400 & $600, OF DIMES $200 & $400
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800


Game Stats:
Rob $12,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer
Damien $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 34.62% in first on buzzer
John $8,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400


Rob Worman, stats to date:
89 correct, 16 incorrect
32.81% in first on buzzer (83/253)
8/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $29,200)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,840


Rob Worman, to win:
6 games: 57.15%
7: 32.66%
8: 18.67%
9: 10.67%
10: 6.10%
Avg. streak: 6.334 games.


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 20, 2018"

  1. I got this one right away. I guess at least 2/3, 3/3, or however many we have left/however many we have left.

  2. “Nicht schlecht, Herr Specht”. It rhymes and means ” Not bad Mr. Woodpecker” Thought I throw that in, since Rob is on a roll and the category was about birds……:):)

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