Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World License Plates) for Monday, October 12, 2020 (Season 37, Game 21):
Around 2010 the state license plate for Michoacan, Mexico featured these insects
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Barbara Giesser, a neurologist originally from The Bronx, New York
|Michael Zannettis, a medical writer originally from Astoria, New York
|Kevin Walsh, a story analyst originally from Williamstown, New Jersey (2-day total: $42,900)
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Correct response: What are (monarch) butterflies?
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The Mexican state of Michoacán (located generally between Mexico City and Guadalajara) is home to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, located on its eastern border with the State of Mexico. Millions of butterflies travel south from northern climes into the region every winter. The 56,000-hectare reserve is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From 2007 to 2011, Michoacán put a graphic of numerous monarch butterflies on its state license plate.
This is a bit of a trivia chestnut, but Canada’s Northwest Territories is well-known for its vehicle registration plates being in the shape of a polar bear; 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of its introduction.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Barbara $3,000 – $1,500 = $1,500 (What are grasshoppers?)
Michael $4,746 – $1,711 = $3,035 (What are the cricket and the ant?)
Kevin $22,600 – $2,600 = $20,000 (What are cockroaches?) (3-day total: $62,900)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) FRANCE $400 (clue #7)
Michael -200 -854 (Kevin 800 Barbara -800)
2) ANAGRAMS OF EACH OTHER $1600 (clue #8)
Kevin 9800 +2800 (Michael 1746 Barbara 1400)
3) UNIVERSE $1200 (clue #20)
Michael 6546 -5000 (Kevin 15400 Barbara 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -133
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: FESTIVALS OF LIGHT $2000 CAT’S ENTERTAINMENT $2000
Total Left On Board: $4,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 44 (2.10 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Kevin $21,400 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 45.45% in first on buzzer (25/55), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Michael $10,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Barbara $3,000 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000
Kevin Walsh, career statistics:
76 correct, 7 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
42.60% in first on buzzer (72/169)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,800)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,933
Michael Zannettis, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,854)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Barbara Giesser, career statistics:
7 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,000
Kevin Walsh, to win:
4 games: 69.789%
Avg. streak: 5.310 games.
- I found the FURNITURE $400 clue amusing; the “podium” v. “lectern” distinction has been an inside joke dating back to the days of there being official message boards on the Jeopardy! website over a decade ago.
- Kudos to Michael for giving a go of it on Daily Double 3, even though it didn’t work out for him.
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