Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Business History) for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (Season 37, Game 108):
David McConnell’s cosmetics & perfume co. was rebranded in 1939 with this name, honoring the home of his favorite playwright
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|Ken Shen, an astrophysicist from San Francisco, California
|Andrew Vaughn, a Ph.D student from Moraga, California
|Aaron Craig, a business litigation attorney originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $22,027)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Aaron picked up victory yesterday after getting a difficult Final Jeopardy! clue correct; though he was strong on the buzzer, he’ll probably need some more gets near the bottom of the board in order to pick up win #2 (17 of his 19 correct yesterday were in the top three rows of the board).
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Correct response: What is Avon?
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The company known today as Avon Products was founded in the 19th century as the California Perfume Company; suggested because David McConnell’s business partner at the time lived on the West Coast and California had an abundance of flowers. In the 20th century, the company began branding some of its products as Avon, as McConnell’s favorite playwright was William Shakespeare—from Stratford-upon-Avon in England. The company took the name Avon in 1939.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Andrew $14,500 + $5,000 = $19,500 (What is Avon?)
Aaron $17,400 + $11,827 = $29,227 (What is Avon?) (2-day total: $51,254)
Ken $18,500 – $16,301 = $2,199 (What is Mac? :()
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CITIES OF THE MIDWEST $600 (clue #17)
Aaron 3600 +2000 (Andrew -200 Ken 3200)
2) PAINTINGS $2000 (clue #5)
Andrew 6000 +2500 (Aaron 11400 Ken 4800)
3) HORSE & WRITER $1600 (clue #14, $16000 left on board)
Ken 7200 +3700 (Aaron 13400 Andrew 10900)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 149
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.43 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Aaron $16,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Andrew $14,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Ken $16,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $46,400
Lach Trash: $5,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,800
Aaron Craig, career statistics:
43 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600
Andrew Vaughn, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000
Ken Shen, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,700)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400
Aaron Craig, to win:
3 games: 43.145%
Avg. streak: 2.759 games.
- Ken Shen is the brother of Wen Shen, 1990 Teen Tournament wildcard semifinalist, and Gwen Shen, 1995 Teen Tournament quarterfinalist.
- Aaron bets in Final Jeopardy! with $27 on the end because of his two children, aged 15 and 12.
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