Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Law Enforcement) for Thursday, January 9, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 89):
In 1892 Francisca Rojas became the world’s first person convicted on the basis of this kind of evidence
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Katie Needle, a retail supervisor from Brooklyn, New York
|Claire Henner, a corporate recruiter from Chicago, Illinois
|Lisa Warne-Magro, a homemaker & community volunteer from Austin, Texas (2-day total: $24,500)
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Correct response: What are fingerprints?
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Francisca Rojas’ two children were murdered in 1892 in Necochea, Argentina; Rojas attempted to pin the crime on a man named Velasquez. Velasquez maintained his innocence even after torturous interrogation techniques were used; regional police, intrigued by new theories about fingerprinting (namely, no two people have exactly the same fingerprints, and they never change), decided to see if those new methods could crack the case. A bloody thumbprint on the bedroom door was found to match Rojas’ thumbprint; when presented with this new evidence, she confessed and was sentenced to life in prison.
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Scores going into Final:
Claire $4,400 – $4,399 = $1 (What is forensic?)
Lisa $18,000 + $0 = $18,000
Katie $20,000 + $16,001 = $36,001 (1-day total: $36,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MAGAZINE COLLECTION $800 (19th pick)
Lisa 1600 +1600 (Claire 2200 Katie 1200)
2) AMERICAN “CITY” $2000 (10th pick)
Lisa 12000 -2000 (Katie 6600 Claire 4800)
3) ORGANIZATIONS $1200 (23rd pick)
Katie 11000 +3000 (Lisa 16000 Claire 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 111
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 157 (1.76 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Katie $18,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Lisa $19,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Claire $4,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,800
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800
Lisa Warne-Magro, stats to date:
66 correct, 14 incorrect
7/9 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
37.95% in first on buzzer (63/166)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $600)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,067
Katie Needle, stats to date:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,200
Katie Needle, to win:
2 games: 63.460%
Avg. streak: 2.737 games.
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There was one. Thank you so much for pointing it out!
Maybe this Final is harder than I think it is, but I am kind of surprised Claire missed it. A case of overthinking maybe?
Not that it mattered, but aren’t fingerprints a subset of a forensic investigation?
I did initially think that maybe Claire could make a case… but after seeing the totals at the end, she would have still finished in third, so no biggie now.
Forensic science was my guess. Very close.
I went off of the key word evidence in the clue. That’s how I got fingerprints so quickly. I also was kind of familiar with it as it came up in a class I took.
Fingerprints are also “forensic”, but it is a term that’s way too general.
DNA would have been another choice, but that came about 80+ years later into law enforcement and trials.
Congrats to yet a new champ!!
Quite a comeback. Katie was way down partway through double jeopardy.