Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Namesakes) for Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (Season 37, Game 98):

This aircraft was named for the second president of the Weimar Republic

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Jared Wilke, a teacher from Half Moon Bay, California
Jared Wilke on Jeopardy!
Tiffany Seitler, a finance manager originally from Garfield, New Jersey
Tiffany Seitler on Jeopardy!
John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas (2-day total: $58,800)
John Focht on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Hindenburg?

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The LZ 129 Hindenburg was a famous German zeppelin in service in 1936 until its very famous fire in New Jersey while attempting to land on May 6, 1937; 36 people died in the accident. The ship was named after Paul von Hindenburg, who was the President of Germany; Hindenburg is infamous today for appointing Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany in 1933. Upon Hindenburg’s death in 1934, Hitler announced the dissolution of the office, thereby removing any impediment to Hitler become a totalitarian leader of Germany.

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Scores going into Final:
John $21,900
Tiffany $8,000
Jared $5,800

Tonight’s results:
Jared $5,800 – $2,201 = $3,599 (What is the Plane)
Tiffany $8,000 – $7,900 = $100 (What is the Waldheim??)
John $21,900 + $3,100 = $25,000 (What is the Hindenberg?) (3-day total: $83,800)

John Focht, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 10, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
John $8,700
Tiffany $3,200
Jared $2,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) CROATIA $800 (clue #14)
John 3200 +2500 (Tiffany 800 Jared 1400)
2) 3-NAMED AUTHORS $1600 (clue #10)
Jared 8000 -5000 (John 10300 Tiffany 5200)
3) PUBLIC SCULPTURE $1600 (clue #26, $3600 left on board)
John 19100 +2000 (Tiffany 8400 Jared 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 26

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 152 (1.55 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
John $19,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jared $10,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Tiffany $8,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000

John Focht, career statistics:
79 correct, 5 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
40.94% in first on buzzer (70/171)
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,733

Tiffany Seitler, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000

Jared Wilke, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

John Focht, to win:
4 games: 74.908%
5: 56.112%
6: 42.032%
7: 31.485%
8: 23.585%
Avg. streak: 5.985 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, February 10, 2021"

  1. The easiest ones are the ones that you know. This was one of those. The fact they specifically said aircraft I right away thought, “It’s not a plane”.

  2. John certainly had control of the buzzer. I wish he would be just a tad more daring on the DDs.
    Do we see ToC in his future..?

  3. This was easy for me because the hindenburg disaster was well remembered on May 6th 1937 in Lakehurst New jersey. There is a memorial over there to honor the 35 lives lost. Though I definitely think John has a chance to be in the toc.

  4. Jim Cardillo | February 10, 2021 at 7:49 pm |

    Was this the second time in about a week that “what is a fief” was a question?

  5. Why couldn’t they have named the airship for Friedrich Ebert, who was the FIRST president of the Weimar Republic (and no doubt the generally LESS familiar name of the two, although he actually did positive things for the republic)–his name came to me right away in connection with the WR…By the time Hindenburg became the second President it was obvious the title was destined to become a cruel joke…In fact, I’m thinking his name was chosen more for its connection to Germany’s military and imperial glory…

  6. Randy Skretvedt | February 10, 2021 at 10:42 pm |

    I was amazed that only one of the contestants correctly answered “What is the Hindenburg?” — I’m 62, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve heard the landmark broadcast of Herb Morrison from Lakehurst, New Jersey, describing the landing of the zeppelin and the unexpected explosion. (“Oh, the humanity!”) I guess this isn’t taught in schools anymore. Did anyone remark that Jared Wilke could be a double for Leonardo DiCaprio?

  7. My wife and I both immediately said to each other that Jared looks a lot like Ricky Gervais. Doesn’t anyone else think so?

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