Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 18, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Toys) for Monday, June 18, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 201):

This toy was patented in the 1960s as a “liquid filled die agitator”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Erik Johnson, a packaging engineer from Plymouth, Minnesota
Erik Johnson on Jeopardy!
Sara Nies, an editorial assistant from New York, New York
Sara Nies on Jeopardy!
Deirdre Thomas, an attorney & editor from Seattle, Washington (1-day total: $16,399)
Deirdre Thomas on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Magic 8-Ball?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In spite of the Magic 8-Ball existing in some form since 1950, the patent for the updated device was filed in January 1962. It is ubiquitous today as holding a 20-sided die inside a dark blue dyed liquid. The properties of the liquid are such that it is able to randomize the response without shaking (in fact, shaking the ball interferes with its performance).

Will I make a prediction as to how many people get this Final right? Don’t count on it. (But you’re certainly welcome to in the comments before the results get posted!)


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

Scores going into Final:
Deirdre $10,400
Erik $8,400
Sara $5,200


Tonight’s results:
Sara $5,200 + $5,200 = $10,400
Erik $8,400 + $6,000 = $14,400
Deirdre $10,400 + $6,401 = $16,801 (2-day total: $33,200)


Deirdre Thomas, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 18, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Deirdre $5,200
Erik $5,200
Sara $400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) REVOLUTION NOW! $400 (24th pick)
Sara 5400 -5400 (Deirdre 4200 Erik 3400)
2) IN THE LOUVRE $800 (4th pick)
Deirdre 7200 -2000 (Erik 5200 Sara 1600)
3) ECONOMICS $2000 (27th pick) ($4800 remaining on the board)
Sara 8000 -2800 (Deirdre 9200 Erik 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -163


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: CHEMICAL PROCESSES $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,600


Game Stats:
Deirdre $12,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer
Erik $8,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer
Sara $13,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 6 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $8,000(on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200


Deirdre Thomas, stats to date:
35 correct, 3 incorrect
29.09% in first on buzzer (32/110)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,100


Deirdre Thomas, to win:
3 games: 49.84%
4: 24.84%
5: 12.38%
6: 6.17%
7: 3.08%
Avg. streak: 2.994 games.


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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 18, 2018"

  1. Is this the thing that picks out winning lottery numbers? I don’t know if I could come up with the correct name, not paying a whole lot of attention to the broadcasts, but Jeopardy players are gamblers of a different sort and might have that nugget in their heads. We’ll see.

    • No, it’s the toy that answers your yes,no questions..but you could ask “will I win the lottery?” Don’t count on it” would be the most accurate answer to that.

  2. I never knew it as a toy; we kids didn’t have loads of toys, and kept busy doing all kinds of other things. I’m glad that everyone knew the correct answer.

  3. Shocked that all 3 were right! I had no clue.

  4. Please provide a link (other than this site) that associates liquid dye agitator with magic 8 ball.

    • The details of the 1962 patent are linked to in the post.

    • You made the same mistake I did when I first heard the clue. (Emphasis on “heard”—I was working on cooking dinner, and only heard the clue, didn’t see it.). The clue didn’t include the word “dye”—it was “die”.

  5. The responses that appear inside a standard Magic 8 Ball were a category on Complete the ListEpisode 28, Round 5.

  6. Very disappointed episode today. 3 wrong answers on the Daily Double resulted a shutout. Let’s hope that tomorrow’s episode will be better.

  7. Gail Bourque | June 18, 2018 at 8:07 pm |

    I was puzzled by the word die in the question. When I researched what a Magic 8 Ball is made from_ I found this as part of it: alcohol dyed dark blue. So should the question have used the word dye instead of die?

  8. Whoa—I’m a packaging engineer, from Plymouth, MInnesota. But I’m not Eric Johnson. Still, it was a bit trippy, when it sounded like Johnny was introducing me…

  9. Paul Okarma | June 19, 2018 at 9:24 am |

    I didn’t get it … And I have a Magic 8 Ball in arm’s reach right by me here on my computer desk! I just asked, “will I get Final Jeopardy tonight?”

    “Better not tell you now” 🙂

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