Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 28, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Phrase Origins) for Thursday, March 28, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 144):

One theory says a phrase for euphoria comes from Plate No. 9 in an 1896 meteorological “Atlas” of these

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Kenji Shimizu, a biomedical engineer from Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kenji Shimizu on Jeopardy!
Sarah von Oeyen, a librarian from Troy, Michigan
Sarah Von Oeyen on Jeopardy!
Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $21,600)
Steven Grade on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are clouds?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The International Cloud Atlas was first published as a cloud classification guide in 1896, which contained 28 colored plates, accompanied by definitions. This gave meteorologists a standard nomenclature to refer to cloud formations. (Who will be on cloud nine after winning this game? Come back here to thejeopardyfan.com after the game airs!) Plate number 9 in the original atlas referred to “cumulonimbus”; the tallest of the cloud formations, rising many miles into the sky. It’s from that where we get the familiar phrase “on cloud nine”.


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

Scores going into Final:
Steven $27,000
Kenji $17,800
Sarah $9,200


Tonight’s results:
Sarah $9,200 – $0 = $9,200 (What are the stars)
Kenji $17,800 + $9,201 = $27,001
Steven $27,000 + $8,601 = $35,601 (2-day total: $57,201)


Steven Grade, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 28, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Steven $8,200
Sarah $5,200
Kenji $2,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) NAME THAT NOVELIST! $1000 (17th pick)
Sarah 1800 +1000 (Steven 5400 Kenji 400)
2) DIET LAND $1600 (23rd pick)
Kenji 9200 +5000 (Steven 18200 Sarah 9200)
3) FOR THE BIRDS $1200 (27th pick; $5,600 left on board)
Steven 21000 +4000 (Kenji 14200 Sarah 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 129


Unplayed clues:
J! round: WE ALSO WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED… $800
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $800


Game Stats:
Steven $24,200, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 51.79% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Kenji $14,400, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Sarah $9,200, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,800
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400


Steven Grade, stats to date:
64 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
52.25% in first on buzzer (58/111)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,700


Steven Grade, to win:
3 games: 77.30%
4: 59.76%
5: 46.20%
6: 35.71%
7: 27.61%
Avg. streak: 5.406 games.


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 106 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.2985 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4814).
An average of 5.7989 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8042).

An early cutoff took place 1.944% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Steven Grade qualified 50.552% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 90.989% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 76.200% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 51.608% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 24.601% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 7.067% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 0.982% of the time.


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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 28, 2019"

  1. Can you explain the category Diet Land

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