Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Disasters) for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 102):
On the radio in 1937 this 3-word exclamation came after “The smoke and the flames now…not quite to the mooring mast”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Niño Yosinao, a development assistant data analyst from San Francisco, California
|Chris Whalen, an editor from Austin, Texas
|Jill Regan, an auditor from Dedham, Massachusetts (1-day total: $31,601)
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Correct response: What is “Oh, the humanity!”?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Uttered during Herb Morrison’s radio broadcast on May 6, 1937, reporting on the Hindenburg disaster (he had been assigned to cover the docking by WLS Chicago). It burst into flames when docking in Manchester Township, New Jersey.
There have been many takes on the “Oh, the humanity” phrase in popular culture, including Les Nessman’s “Turkeys Away” episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, and even Scott Rogowsky turning it into the catchphrase “Oh, the HQmanity” during “savage” questions on HQ Trivia.
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Scores going into Final:
Niño $5,800 – $4,201 = $1,599 (What is
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Tora! Tora! Tora!)
Chris $10,000 + $4,401 = $14,401
Jill $14,400 + $5,601 = $20,001 (2-day total: $51,602)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HAMBURGERS $1000 (24th pick)
Jill 4400 -3000 (Chris 4400 Niño 1600)
2) ART & ARTISTS $1200 (13th pick)
Chris 8000 -3000 (Jill 9200 Niño 5000)
3) BUILDING BIG $800 (23rd pick)
Chris 11000 -1000 (Jill 11600 Niño 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -115
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: RUSSIAN LITERATURE $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Jill $17,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
Chris $14,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Niño $5,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $37,200
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,400
Jill Regan, stats to date:
43 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
36.04% in first on buzzer (40/111)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,300
Jill Regan, to win:
3 games: 45.79%
Avg. streak: 2.845 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 138 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.9515 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.6662).
An average of 7.1731 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.0614).
An early cutoff took place 6.801% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Jill Regan qualified 10.360% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 79.307% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 59.681% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 33.682% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 11.919% of the time.
John Presloid qualified 3.105% of the time.
Jackie Fuchs qualified 0.399% of the time.
- For the projections above, I have elected to implement Version 3 of the prediction model, which takes into account historical player performance in the subsequent game given performance in previous games, as Version 1 and Version 2 of that model was overrating players in that respect.
- With regards to Jill’s performance: The good news? 0 unforced errors. The bad? She’s 0/2 on Daily Doubles.
- Niño is 3-for-12 in escape rooms? I am 3-for-3 in them.
- Am I the only one outside of New England to find New England-style hot dog buns weird?
- I’m sure that there are going to be two camps of people on the Internet tonight: Camp A, consisting of people happy that the show accepted “Sears Tower”; and Camp B, consisting of those upset that the show did not insist upon Willis Tower. (For what it’s worth, the clue made reference to the completion date of 1973, thus, the old name should be and was accepted.)
- For the second day in a row, we see the “Portions of the program not affecting the outcome of the competition have been edited” disclaimer.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: Jill 42.55% (20/47), Chris 38.30% (18/47), Niño 19.15% (9/47).
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