Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Brits
The Final Jeopardy question (1/12/2015), in the category “20th Century Brits” was:
Dr. Hugh Cairns, who tried but couldn’t save the life of this man in May 1935, became a pioneer in the use of motorcycle helmets.
2x champ John Schultz has amassed $57,600 in winnings so far. In the first game of the week, he pits his knowledge and buzzer skills against these two players: Lauren Gambier, from New York, NY; and Ricardo Pineres, from Herndon, VA.
Round 1: Ricardo found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “2015 Anniversaries” under the $600 clue. He was in third place with $400, $4,800 less than John’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
The 75-year-life of this Disney film includes an excerpt given to schools subtitled “A Lesson in Honesty”. show
Lauren finished in the lead with $5,200. John was second with $4,600 and Ricardo was last with $2,400.
Round 2: John found the first Daily Double in “Symbols” under the $1,000 clue. He was in the lead with $6,200, $600 more than Lauren, now in second place. He bet it all and looked more than a bit shook up there. Then he took a last second shot that was RIGHT.
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Lauren found the last Daily Double in “Hit the Road” under the $1,200 clue. She was in second place with $6,000, $13,600 less than John’s lead. She also made it a true Daily Double and she was also RIGHT.
Used by more than 50,000 people between 1841 and 1860 and winding 2,000 miles, this route crossed the Continental Divide and included Fort Hall and Fort Vancouver. show
John finished in the lead with $24,400. Lauren was next with $16,000 and Ricardo was in third place with $6,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“On the morning of May 13, 1935, [T.E.] Lawrence was speeding down a narrow county road on his motorbike, when he suddenly swerved to avoid hitting two boys on bicycles and was thrown forward over the handlebars…. and he sustained a skull fracture and massive head injuries. He was taken to Bovington Camp Military Hospital in a coma, where the best specialists in the country were rushed to save him, one of them the young neurosurgeon Hugh Cairns. Lawrence died 5 days later, without regaining consciousness. Cairns was so profoundly moved by the tragedy of this famous First World War hero’s tragic death from severe head trauma, that he devoted his career to head trauma in motorcyclists. (Lawrence of Arabia and the Motorcycle Helmet)
Carlos wrote down Thomas Boker. He lost his $6,750 bet and finished with $50.
Lauren came up with Howard Carter. She lost everything but $1.00.
John thought it was (Neville) Chamberlain. He lost his $8,000 bet but still won the game with the remaining $16,400. His 3-day total is $74,000.
Boker is how Alex read Carlos’ answer. Might have been Bokey. Don’t know who he meant either way. Carter, famed “Tut’s tomb” archaeologist, died in 1939 and British PM, Chamberlain died a year later.
During the chat, John talked about meeting his wife as a freshman in college. She was the roommate of the girl he was already dating. Alex asked if the two roommates are still friends and John got a big laugh with his reply, “Not particularly.”
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Countries of the World”
2 of the 3 countries that are completely encircled by one other country. show