Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Ancient World) for Thursday, May 19, 2022 (Season 38, Game 179):
New research suggests a device now called the Archimedes screw helped maintain this one of the 7 wonders of the world
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Julie Ann Crommett, a diversity and inclusion strategist from Atlanta, Georgia
|Bradford Pearson, a journalist & author from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4-day total: $86,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Ryan Long goes for his fifth victory today after a dominant performance yesterday, picking up win #4. Today’s challengers are another Philadelphian—Bradford Pearson—and Atlanta’s Julie Ann Crommett.
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Correct response: What is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
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In order to best irrigate the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the site used a water screw, later described by Archimedes of Syracuse, to successfully lift water from the ground to the level of the gardens. It was used to properly irrigate the area. Interestingly, the Hanging Gardens are the one ancient wonder where its location has yet to be definitively identified in the modern day.
Jeopardy! Round categories: Lit Bits; Asian Museums; Containers; The Drugs of Humanity; It’s a Word! It’s a Name!; Blooperman
Ryan had a dominant Jeopardy! round, picking up 14 correct himself, as well as the Daily Double! Bradford played well picking up 8 correct himself, while Julie Ann struggled with 3 incorrect responses.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: The Vice President Who Said…; Let’s Take a World Tour; Physics; Welcome to Britain; TV Personalities; Starts or “A” or Ends with “Z”
In a bit of a frustrating Double Jeopardy! round for the strategic types, Bradford, after getting a minute-to-go signal, went across the $400 row instead of going to the one clue where the Daily Double was overwhelmingly likely to be. (And yes, it was there). Ryan struggled a bit in this Double Jeopardy! round, but he did hold a lead going into Final. Julie Ann struggled further, but did get out of the red going into Final. Scores going into Final were Ryan at $16,200, Bradford at $9,600, and Julie Ann at $400.
Only Ryan got Final correct, which makes him a 5-time champion! He goes for win #6 tomorrow!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, May 19, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Julie Ann $400
Julie Ann $400 – $0 = $400 (What is the leaning tower of Pisa?)
Bradford $9,600 – $9,600 = $0 (What is the Colossus of Rhodes?)
Ryan $16,200 + $3,001 = $19,201 (What are the Hanging Gardens) (5-day total: $105,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Julie Ann $200
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CONTAINERS $800 (clue #14)
Ryan 6600 +2000 (Bradford -600 Julie Ann -1000)
2) THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO SAID… $1200 (clue #14)
Julie Ann 1400 -1400 (Ryan 14200 Bradford 5000)
3) WELCOME TO BRITAIN $2000 (clue #30, $0 left on board)
Bradford 10600 -1000 (Ryan 16200 Julie Ann 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -49
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 73 (0.41 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Ryan $15,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Julie Ann $1,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Bradford $10,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,400
Lach Trash: $15,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600
Ryan Long, career statistics:
117 correct, 16 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
39.79% in first on buzzer (113/284)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,000)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,280
Bradford Pearson, career statistics:
18 correct, 6 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Julie Ann Crommett, career statistics:
9 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,800
Ryan Long, to win:
6 games: 61.828%
Avg. streak: 6.620 games.
Julie Ann defeated an unnamed celebrity in a charity poker tournament.
Bradford recently had his first book published.
Ryan is really glad he hunkered down on Beat Generation literature.
- I don’t understand why Bradford wouldn’t just take the Daily Double out of play himself if he didn’t like it, instead of potentially giving Ryan multiple chances to put the game out of reach himself.
- Link to the box score: May 19, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Ryan $16,200 Bradford $9,600 Julie Ann $400)
Ryan: Standard cover bet today is $3,001. (Actual bet: $3,001)
Bradford: If you want to guarantee second place, bet no more than $8,799. Going all-in is fine, though, because Ryan has shown a propensity not to cover (albeit in closer games before). (Actual bet: $9,600)
Julie Ann: Not much you can do today. Bet whatever you like, with the knowledge that the chances of you finishing higher are better with the more money you have. (Actual bet: $0)
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