Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Population) for Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (Season 38, Game 43):
This Asian nation is the world’s most populous country that lies mostly in the Southern Hemisphere
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California
|Mary Kamela, a school librarian from Buffalo, New York
|Dane Reighard, an editor from Los Angeles, California (2-day total: $34,799)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
It was no surprise that today’s game made it onto a “best of Season 38” set of episodes—in case this game is new to you, scroll down, and look at the scores! Dane Reighard came into today’s game as a 2-day champion.
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Correct response: What is Indonesia?
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At over 270 million, Indonesia is the world’s 4th-most populous country, and the most populous whose land is located mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. Brazil is the 6th-most populous overall and the second-most populous mostly-Southern Hemisphere country – the northern reaches of both Indonesia and Brazil do extend north of the Equator.
I know personally that geography is a strong point of mine, but I’m also at a loss to determine what any incorrect responses to this clue might be from a player. There aren’t that many Asian countries whose land is mostly south of the Equator in the first place, and certainly not any with any sort of population. I feel as though adding the continent nerfed this clue. On the flip side, this is the exact sort of clue that I talk about when it comes to “keeping the Final Jeopardy! wagers honest” (i.e. that there needs to be easy Final Jeopardy! clues in order to prevent players from betting too conservatively as a rule). Considering Dane’s choice on Monday not to bet to completely cover second place, this is the sort of clue that could prove to be his undoing—especially if a more strategically minded player took note of what happened.
(Categories: First Things First; Lakes & Rivers; Celebrity Entrepreneurs; “B” + 2 Letters; Up All Night; Mythical Misses)
The fireworks started early in today’s game — Andrew got off to a rocket start, only to fall back to $0 after a missed True Daily Double. However, he did pull things back and nearly tied for the lead after 30 clues!
Statistics at the first break (17 clues):
Dane 5 correct 1 incorrect
Andrew 10 correct 2 incorrect
Mary 0 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Dane 10 correct 1 incorrect
Andrew 16 correct 3 incorrect
Mary 1 correct 3 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: They Turned My Book Into A Movie; Caribbean History; The Shirley Booth; Sitcoms; Science & Nature; Word Origins)
Mary was able to pull herself out of the hole during this round; however, Dane and Andrew continued their slugfest. Both Dane and Andrew successfully converted True Daily Doubles north of $10,000 to put up incredible scores going into Final Jeopardy. The scores going into the final clue were Andrew at $30,000, Dane at $26,000, and Mary at $4,800.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Andrew 28 correct 4 incorrect
Dane 21 correct 3 incorrect
Mary 5 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (0 today).
Dane and Andrew both got Final correct, which means that as Andrew made the standard cover bet, Myron Meyer’s record from 2002, for the most amount of money won in a player’s first win, fell in this game; the record is now held by Andrew He at an incredible $52,001.
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Mary $4,800 – $0 = $4,800 (What is India?)
Dane $26,000 + $25,999 = $51,999 (What is Indonesia?)
Andrew $30,000 + $22,001 = $52,001 (What is Indonesia?) (1-day total: $52,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 17 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LAKES & RIVERS $600 (clue #13)
Andrew 4800 -4800 (Dane 2200 Mary -1400)
2) SCIENCE & NATURE $800 (clue #20)
Andrew 12400 +12400 (Dane 13400 Mary 3200)
3) WORD ORIGINS $1200 (clue #25, $5200 left on board)
Dane 13800 +13800 (Mary 4800 Andrew 25200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.09 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Andrew $23,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 4 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dane $13,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mary $4,800 Coryat, 5 correct, 3 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,400
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Dane Reighard, career statistics:
67 correct, 9 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
39.77% in first on buzzer (68/171)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,867
Mary Kamela, career statistics:
5 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800
Andrew He, career statistics:
29 correct, 4 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,200
Andrew He, to win:
2 games: 82.571%
Avg. streak: 5.738 games.
Andrew lived downstairs from the cofounder of Instagram as a sophomore.
Mary had a first word of “Book”.
Dane had a yacht party for his 30th birthday; he and his friends got seasick.
- Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: This poison gets its name partly from the Greek for “dark blue”; it was in the category Word Origins. The correct response: What is cyanide?
- $26,000 is the second-highest non-leading score going into Final Jeopardy! in the history of the show, behind only Adam Levin on April 29, 2019.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Andrew $30,000 Dane $26,000 Mary $4,800)
Dane: Bet between $8,001 (covering any of Andrew’s conservative range) and $16,399 (to make sure you keep second place over Mary). (Actual bet: $25,999)
Mary: If Andrew bets to cover Dane and is incorrect, he falls to $7,999. In order to have any hope of winning, you must bet at least $3,200. (Actual bet: $0)
Andrew: Standard cover bet over Dane is $22,001. (Actual bet: $22,001)
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