Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fashion) for Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 227):
Debuting in 1946, it was deemed “four triangles of nothing”; some critics even found it sinful
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Tara O’Byrne, a senior advisor on aviation security from Ottawa, Ontario
|Beth Schoenbach, a communications director from Washington, DC
|Dave Mattingly, a director of technology from Old Forge, Pennsylvania (2-day total: $48,800)
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Correct response: What is the bikini?
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The bikini was created by French fashion designer Louis Réard in 1946; it got its name from Bikini Atoll, the location of a recent French nuclear test, because it was so earth-shaking. Because Réard knew it would make headlines, the first bikini (worn by Casino de Paris dancer Micheline Bernardini at the Molitor pool in Paris) was made out of a newspaper-print fabric. The original bikini required less than 30 square inches of fabric; Réard always said that a swimsuit wasn’t a true bikini unless you could slip it through a wedding ring.
Originally viewed as very indecent, it took a few years for it to truly catch on; even a decade later, Modern Girl magazine said “it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing”.
Reflecting back in 1974, Reard said, “In 1946, France had just come out of the war and people had need to live again, I felt I had to design something that would make people understand that life can start over and be beautiful.”
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Scores going into Final:
Beth $200 + $199 = $399
Tara $9,000 – 0 = $9,000 (What is)
Dave $28,600 + $0 = $28,600 (3-day total: $77,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 2-TERM CABINET OFFICERS $1000 (23rd pick)
Dave 9600 +4000 (Tara 1800 Beth 1400)
2) A RATIO $1200 (7th pick)
Dave 16600 +4000 (Tara 6200 Beth 600)
3) NEO GEO $1200 (18th pick)
Tara 5400 +2000 (Dave 23400 Beth 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 103
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Dave $22,800 Coryat, 29 correct, 2 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer
Tara $8,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Beth $200 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $31,200
Lach Trash: $15,200 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
Dave Mattingly, stats to date:
86 correct, 8 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
47.95% in first on buzzer (82/171)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,467
Dave Mattingly, to win:
4 games: 83.79%
Avg. streak: 8.170 games.
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Wow! I’m assuming there have been previous players with runaways in their first three games, but I wonder if there have been any who wagered ZERO in FJ in all three?
I did a quick check on Ken Jennings’ stats at j-archive.com, While half or more of his archived games seem to have been runaways, it doesn’t look like he EVER bet zero in FJ.
Lani Gonzalez had locks in her first 3 games and $0 bets in all 3 in October 2016.
Ryan Chaffee was the same in December 2009.
Thanks for the info, Andy!
Although I was only 5 in 1946, the category and description (very clever) made the answer a no-brainer. Would never wear one, though.
I understand. I would never one, either.