Final Jeopardy: Non-Profit Organizations
The Final Jeopardy question (1/1/2014), in the category “Non-Profit Organizations” was:
This intellectual forum started in 1984, bringing together people from 3 different industries, hence its 3-letter name.
Current champ Jerry Slowik is ringing in the New Year on a rich note — with $98,800 in winnings from 4 games. On his fifth go-round, he is up against these two players: John Coulter, from Henderson, NV; and Bridget O’Donnell, from Burlington, VT.
John found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Portraits in History” under the $1,000 clue, before the first break. He was in a tie for the lead with $1,000 with Jerry. He made it a true Daily Double but drew a blank so he was WRONG.
Jerry finished in the lead with $5,600. Bridget was second with $3,400 and John was last with $2,600.
Jerry found the first Daily Double in “Writers in Prison” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $7,200, $1,400 ahead of John in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
He spent 30 days in jail for vagrancy in 1894 before heading to the Klondike, the setting for some of his best stories. show
Bridget found the last Daily Double in “Botany” under the $2,000 clue. In second place with $10,600, she had $9,800 less than Jerry in the lead. She bet $3,400 and said she had no idea so she was WRONG.
In the scientific name of the common onion, Allium cepa L., the “L” stands for this botanist. show
Jerry finished in the lead with $21,600. Bridget was next with $10,000 and John was in third place with $5,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right. Alex Trebek acknowledged that it was a tough one, “but,” he said, “finals are supposed to be tough”.
WHAT IS “TED”?
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference and TEDGlobal — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.” (About TED)
John wrote down NSA. He lost his $5,001 bet and finished with $799.
Bridget wrote down GMC. That cost her $4,200 and she finished with $5,800.
Jerry got it right. His $1,400 bet brought this win up to $23,000. Jerry’s 5-day total is $121,800. Way to go, Jerry!
Best wishes to all for a Happy and Healthy 2014.