Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Word History) for Thursday, June 13, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 199):
This word for a bug or malfunction was popularized in the 1962 book “Into Orbit” by the Mercury astronauts
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jim Napier, a poker dealer from West Des Moines, Iowa
|Adrienne Griffin, an attorney from Alexandria, Virginia
|E.J. Wolborsky, a freelance project manager from Brooklyn, New York (1-day total: $28,800)
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Correct response: What is “glitch”?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
While the term “glitch” has been used prior to being popularized by the Mercury astronauts, with a usage dating back to radio, referring to an on-air mistake (and the word coming from Yiddish). In Into Orbit, Glenn wrote:
Another term we adopted to describe some of our problems was “glitch.” Literally, a glitch is a spike or change in voltage in an electrical circuit which takes place when the circuit suddenly has a new load put on it. You have probably noticed a dimming of lights in your home when you turn a switch or start the dryer or the television set. Normally, these changes in voltage are protected by fuses. A glitch, however, is such a minute change in voltage that no fuse could protect against it.
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Scores going into Final:
Jim $10,800 – $4,200 = $6,600 (What is “FUBAR”)
Adrienne $12,700 + $12,000 = $24,700
E.J. $22,800 + $2,601 = $25,401 (2-day total: $54,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MEXICAN GEOGRAPHY $400 (19th pick)
Adrienne 3400 +1500 (E.J. 3800 Jim 200)
2) ELEMENT NAMES $1600 (2nd pick)
E.J. 7200 +2000 (Adrienne 6300 Jim 2400)
3) 5 NOBEL TRUTHS $1600 (9th pick)
E.J. 14400 +4000 (Adrienne 6300 Jim 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100
J! round: HISTORY $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $200
E.J. $20,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 41.07% in first on buzzer
Adrienne $11,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jim $10,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $42,400
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200
E.J. Wolborsky, stats to date:
49 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
41.59% in first on buzzer (47/113)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,200
E.J. Wolborsky, to win:
3 games: 60.920%
Avg. streak: 3.559 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 61 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,001 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 1.7916 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.119).
An average of 3.2531 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3782).
An early cutoff took place 0.111% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
E.J. Wolborsky qualified 24.263% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 91.716% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 71.530% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 36.988% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 9.244% of the time.
- Jim’s only chance of winning would be if he bet at least $9,400.
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