Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 23, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Modern Words) for Friday, February 23, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 120):

In 1994 Wired Magazine described this 4-letter word as an idea leaping “from mind to mind…as viruses leap from body to body”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Mary Kalemkerian, a human rights officer from New York, New York
Mary Kalemkerian on Jeopardy!
Kate Tucci, a blogger from Los Angeles, California
Kate Tucci on Jeopardy!
Alan Harrison, an administrative assistant from Seattle, Washington (1-day total: $15,201)
Alan Harrison on Jeopardy!


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Correct response: What is meme?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The article referred to in the question, “Meme, Counter-Meme”, was written by Mike Godwin, whose “Law” regarding Nazi comparisons in 1990s online discussions was a response to that early meme of sorts.

Godwin re-entered the news in August 2017, when he explicitly said on Twitter that refering to the white nationalists who rallied in Charlottesvile as Nazis was perfectly permissible.


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

Scores going into Final:
Alan $16,755
Kate $12,500
Mary $6,400


Tonight’s results:
Mary $6,400 – $6,101 = $299 (What is I [heart] NY?)
Kate $12,500 – $10,000 = $2,500 (What is cool?)
>Alan $16,755 – $8,246 = $8,509 (What is yike) (2-day total: $23,710)


Alan Harrison, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 23, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alan $6,200
Kate $4,500
Mary $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
Daily Double locations:
1) ROUGH WATERS $1000 (23rd pick)
Kate 3000 +1500 (Alan 4400 Mary 200)
2) MUSEUMS $1200 (3rd pick)
Mary -400 +2000 (Alan 6200 Kate 4500)
3) CHESTER A. ARTHUR $1200 (28th pick, $3,600 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
Alan 16200 +555 (Kate 12500 Mary 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 153


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: CHESTER A. ARTHUR $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,600


Game Stats:
Alan $17,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
Kate $12,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer
Mary $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000


Alan Harrison, stats to date:
42 correct, 6 incorrect
38.24% in first on buzzer (39/102)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,355)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,600


Alan Harrison, to win:
3 games: 55.06%
4: 30.32%
5: 16.69%
6: 9.19%
7: 5.06%
Avg. streak: 3.225 games.


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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 23, 2018"

  1. Friendly note:the answer is still from yesterday but meme is listed. I didn’t think that term was used so long ago 😕

  2. Friendly note: The word “Magazine” was spelled out in its entirety in the FJ! clue’s wording as displayed on the show. 🙂

  3. john blahuta | February 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm |

    Like at the Olympics, a triple Lutz, only a triple “Whiff” again (third in a row) Too bad I just missed the predictions, the game was already posted… Well, maybe next week will be better.
    Have a nice weekend everybody!

  4. Francis Scarpelli | February 23, 2018 at 8:10 pm |

    Why did the contestant #2 bet so much. She should have bet $301 to be ahead of #3 by $1.

  5. “Holy cow! I was the source for the Final Jeopardy question yesterday!” –Mike Godwin on a public Facebook post, linking to here.

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