Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 23, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Photo Sharing) for Friday, August 23, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 180, encore presentation):

Publishing its first photo in 1889, today it has more than 4 billion likes & 100 million followers on Instagram

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Sara DelVillano, a middle school instrumental music teacher from Lanham, Maryland (Yesterday’s total: $4,800)
Sara DelVillano on Jeopardy!
Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York (Yesterday’s total: $20,400)
Francois Barcomb on Jeopardy!
Conor Quinn, a high school world history teacher from Albany, New York (Yesterday’s total: $5,600)
Conor Quinn on Jeopardy!

Today’s scores get added to yesterday’s to determine the $100,000 champion!

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Correct response: What is National Geographic?


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National Geographic was first published in September 1888, shortly after the founding of the National Geographic Society. It did not become well-known for its photography until 1905 until Gilbert Grosvenor, needing to fill pages in the January 1905 issue, published 11 pages of photographs from Tibet, including one of a 600-year-old monastery on Minya Konka mountain.


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

Scores going into Final:
Francois $21,200
Sara $14,800
Conor $13,400


Tonight’s results:
Conor $13,400 + $13,000 = $26,400 + $5,600 = $32,000 ($50,000)
Sara $14,800 + $0 = $14,800 + $4,800 = $19,600 ($25,000)
Francois $21,200 + $0 = $21,200 + $20,400 = $41,600 ($100,000)


Today's Jeopardy! results (for the May 17, 2019 game.)

Francois Barcomb, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 17, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Francois $7,000
Conor $5,800
Sara $4,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) AND A BOOK $1000 (30th pick)
Francois 6000 +1000 (Conor 5800 Sara 4200)
2) V.I.P.! V.I.P.! $2000 (12th pick)
Sara 8600 +3000 (Francois 9800 Conor 9000)
3) FIRE & ICE $2000 (20th pick)
Francois 13000 +1000 (Conor 12600 Sara 12400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 59


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Francois $22,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Conor $13,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Sara $14,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $49,400
Lach Trash: $2,000 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600


Francois Barcomb, stats to date:
96 correct, 10 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
39.56% in first on buzzer (89/225)
4/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,600

Conor Quinn, stats to date:
77 correct, 10 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (75/225)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$900)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,550

Sara DelVillano, stats to date:
64 correct, 12 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
26.75% in first on buzzer (61/228)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • In this Final Jeopardy! betting situation, Sara had a guaranteed $25,000 and a freeroll at $50,000, simply by betting at least $12,801. Conor’s bet should have been capped at $12,200, in case Sara bet to cover and missed.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 23, 2019"

  1. The answer was “Bob Marley”. The question was something like “This reggae star died in 1982, but is still active on Twitter and Bluecheck.”

    I’m almost 100% sure it read “Bluecheck” and yet I’ve never heard of it, nor can I find any reference to a site by that name on line. Did I misread this?

    • You did.

      The clue text was: “Despite passing away in 1981, this reggae legend is quite active on Twitter, blue check & all (his estate manages the account)”

      “blue check” refers to Twitter’s verification system.

  2. Thank you!

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