Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Mammals) for Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 107):
A drawing of it by John Hunter, naturalist & governor of New South Wales, published in 1802 labels it Ornithorhyncus paradoxus
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Nipun Tulshian, an investment analyst from New York, New York
|Kathryn Flucht, an accounting student from Canton, Michigan
|Travis Gaylord, a management consultant from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $14,801)
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Correct response: What is the (duck-billed) platypus?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Hunter described the platypus as “An amphibious animal of the Mole kind which inhabits the banks of the fresh water lagoons in New South Wales”. It’s now known as Ornithorhynchus anatinus is one of the few species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young.
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Scores going into Final:
Kathryn $2,400 – $2,399 = $1 (What is the kiwi)
Travis $5,000 + $201 = $5,201 (2-day total: $20,002)
Nipun $5,200 – $5,200 = $0 (What is a kangaroo?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WHERE DOES IT HURT? $1000 (13th pick)
Kathryn 0 -1000 (Nipun 2200 Travis 1600)
2) ADMIRABLE ADMIRALS $1200 (3rd pick)
Nipun 4200 -3000 (Travis 2200 Kathryn 1600)
3) APOSTOLIC NAMES $2000 (9th pick)
Kathryn 2000 -2000 (Travis 4200 Nipun -800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -271
J! round: IN THE ENVIRONMENT $400 & $600
DJ! Round: NEWER WORLD HERITAGE SITES $1200 & $1600; I ALSO COMPOSE FILM MUSIC $400
Total $ Left On Board: $4,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 216 (2.02 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Travis $5,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Kathryn $5,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 5 incorrect, 23.08% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Nipun $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.69% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $18,600
Lach Trash: $18,200 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,000
Travis Gaylord, stats to date:
25 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
23.30% in first on buzzer (24/103)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Travis Gaylord, to win:
3 games: 25.437%
Avg. streak: 2.341 games.
- Especially considering that Kathryn had occasion to bet what she did, Nipun’s choice to bet everything seemed to be an unnecessary risk, in my opinion.
- Today’s combined Daily Double Efficiency of -271 is the second-lowest regular-play efficiency on record, dating back to October 2004.
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