Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Phrase Origins) for Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (Season 35, Episode 144):
One theory says a phrase for euphoria comes from Plate No. 9 in an 1896 meteorological “Atlas” of these
This episode originally aired on March 28, 2019.
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kenji Shimizu, a biomedical engineer from Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Sarah von Oeyen, a librarian from Troy, Michigan
|Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $21,600)
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Correct response: What are clouds?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The International Cloud Atlas was first published as a cloud classification guide in 1896, which contained 28 colored plates, accompanied by definitions. This gave meteorologists a standard nomenclature to refer to cloud formations. (Who will be on cloud nine after winning this game? Come back here to thejeopardyfan.com after the game airs!) Plate number 9 in the original atlas referred to “cumulonimbus”; the tallest of the cloud formations, rising many miles into the sky. It’s from that where we get the familiar phrase “on cloud nine”.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Sarah $9,200 – $0 = $9,200 (What are the stars)
Kenji $17,800 + $9,201 = $27,001
Steven $27,000 + $8,601 = $35,601 (2-day total: $57,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NAME THAT NOVELIST! $1000 (17th pick)
Sarah 1800 +1000 (Steven 5400 Kenji 400)
2) DIET LAND $1600 (23rd pick)
Kenji 9200 +5000 (Steven 18200 Sarah 9200)
3) FOR THE BIRDS $1200 (27th pick; $5,600 left on board)
Steven 21000 +4000 (Kenji 14200 Sarah 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 129
J! round: WE ALSO WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED… $800
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $800
Steven $24,200, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 51.79% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Kenji $14,400, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Sarah $9,200, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,800
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400
Steven Grade, stats to date:
64 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
52.25% in first on buzzer (58/111)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,700
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