Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Toys & Games) for Thursday, September 19, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 9):
Invented in 1974 as a model to teach 3-D problems, it became one of the bestselling toys of all time
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Adam Clark, a police officer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Nilla Sivakumar, a college student from Dublin, California
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (14-day total: $399,543)
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Correct response: What is a Rubik’s Cube?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
While the Rubik’s Cube didn’t become popular until the early 1980s, Ernő Rubik invented his eponymous Cube in 1974 while he was working at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. Rubik was also attempting to solve a problem of moving the parts of the cube independently (without the entire cube falling apart; he didn’t realize his invention doubled as a puzzle until he scrambled it one day and attempted to unscramble it.
While I personally here at The Jeopardy! Fan have never really gotten into the Rubik’s Cube craze, there was a resurgence in the 21st century of the toy after the original fad of the early 1980s subsided.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Nilla $3,400 – $3,270 = $130 (What is Play-doh???)
Adam $6,667 – $134 = $6,533 (What is Lego?)
Jason $16,800 + $2,000 = $18,800 (15-day total: $418,343)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) FERDINAND $400 (21st pick)
Nilla 200 -1000 (Jason 7200 Adam 5000)
2) ONE-WORD BOOK TITLES $1600 (8th pick)
Adam 9000 -4133 (Jason 10800 Nilla 3000)
3) WE INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS $1600 (16th pick)
Adam 8867 -5000 (Jason 13200 Nilla 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -202
J! round: NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES $200; IN THE OCEAN $200
DJ! Round: BRITISH NICKNAMES $400 & $800; TRANSPORTATION $800; WE INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $2,800
Number of unplayed clues thus far in Season 36: 29 (3.22 per game average)
Jason $16,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 41.18% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Adam $15,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.41% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Nilla $4,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.53% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,000
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
436 correct, 34 incorrect
24/26 on rebound attempts (on 54 rebound opportunities)
48.77% in first on buzzer (397/814)
26/32 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $83,500)
9/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,440
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
16 games: 85.359%
Avg. streak: 20.830 games.
- This was the first game since June 12 that the players went 0-for-3 on Daily Doubles.
- At $418,343, Jason moves to #5 in the regular-play winnings list (passing Austin Rogers and Matt Jackson; #4 is Jula Collins at $428,100) and #14 on the winnings list including tournaments. (#13 is Alex Jacob at $424,802)
- At 436, Jason is now tied for 7th with Roger Craig on the list of most correct responses given on the show.
- Jason was only in first on the buzzer 6 times during Double Jeopardy; I really get the sense that he’s tiring.
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