Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Inventors & Inventions) for Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (Season 37, Game 207):
In 1899 James Atkinson patented his new & improved one of these, including its spring-powered snapping action
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Alex Lamb, a data scientist from Lake Forest, California
|Lauren Fisk, a teacher originally from San Antonio, Texas
|Tim Moon, an attorney originally from Syracuse, New York (1-day total: $28,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Tim put up a very strong performance with over $22,000 going into Final Jeopardy! yesterday; however, if your Coryat score is over $20,000 and you go 3 for 3 on Daily Doubles, you really need to go into Final Jeopardy! with a runaway, and that didn’t happen yesterday. Tim obviously has the skill, he needs to do a better job of betting on himself and bet the Daily Doubles more aggressively. I could see him going on a long run if this happens.
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Correct response: What is a mousetrap?
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Atkinson’s mousetrap, a flat snap mousetrap with spring loaded bar, is known as the “Little Nipper” and is still sold today by Proctor Bros.; it is the most popular mousetrap in the UK. There is some confusion among some sources as to the date of Atkinson’s invention. However, the patent for Atkinson’s mouse trap was not granted in the U.K. until March 4, 1899.
Interestingly, a design similar to the Little Nipper was patented in the United States in 1894 by William C. Hooker.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Lauren $8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000 (What is a mousetrap?)
Alex $22,200 – $22,200 = $0 (What clothespin)
Tim $26,200 + $18,201 = $44,401 (What is a mousetrap?) (2-day total: $72,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) “E” BOOKS $1000 (clue #5)
Tim 800 +1000 (Lauren 400 Alex 0)
2) SUN & MOON $1600 (clue #9)
Alex 10600 +4000 (Tim 6600 Lauren 4000)
3) 2011: 10 YEARS AGO $1200 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Tim 11400 +10000 (Lauren 6000 Alex 21000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 225
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.96 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Tim $17,400 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Lauren $8,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Alex $19,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,200
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600
Tim Moon, career statistics:
49 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (44/114)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,700
Lauren Fisk, career statistics:
9 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Alex Lamb, career statistics:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,800
Tim Moon, to win:
3 games: 80.682%
Avg. streak: 6.177 games.
- $22,200 is tied for the 11th-highest second-place score after Double Jeopardy! since the dollar values were doubled in 2001.
- Tim is the 22nd player to win at least $70,000 over his first two wins on Jeopardy!, and the first since Jennifer Quail in Decmeber 2019 to do so.
- Through George Stephanopoulos’ hosting stint, $78,601 has been donated to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. $2,222,621 has been donated in total through all hosts.
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