Final Jeopardy: Adventure Literature

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  1. Nullifidian says:

    Ellen should have been given the $1,000 for souvlaki. It was clear that she knew what the correct answer was, but she was just having difficulty pronouncing it.

    “A Musical Offering” is one of my favorite Bach pieces, so that DD was easy for me. Friedrich der Grosse was also a composer in his own right, composing many works especially for the flute, which was his instrument. Here is a recording of his flute concertos:

    I’m surprised nobody got “mitt” or “San Simeon”. I thought everybody knew where Hearst Castle is.

    Disappointed that nobody got “In Search of Lost Time” (“Remembrance of Things Past”) after it had been the subject of one of the Final Jeopardy questions.

    I’ve swum with a whale shark when I went diving in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), so I would have got that DD too. Instead, all I have is the bragging rights from swimming unprotected next to the largest shark in the world. It sounds impressive so long as the person you’re telling it to doesn’t know that the whale shark is a filter-feeder that eats plankton. It’s an awesome spectacle anyway. The one I swam with was the size of a full-length bus.

    • VJ says:

      Swimming with the whale shark still sounds impressive to me even after reading that it eats plankton :):)

    • EricS says:

      Thank you for providing a beautiful alternative to the monsterous sea world.
      Please watch Blackfish for more background into the horrific conditions sea world uses to enslave.

  2. aaaa says:

    Ben would have caused the first regular game tiebreaker question had he been right on FJ!

    • Cece says:

      I was hoping Amelia also had bet it all so we’d have a 3-way tie!

      • EricS says:

        So much better!! Then maybe the winner would be the one who didn’t answer the tie-breaker question.

    • SG says:

      Wait, what? When did they change the rule? I hadn’t heard that they were going to go to tie breakers now instead of co-champions. I thought Amelia was wise betting zero because worst case, she would be co-champion.

      • VJ says:

        They changed the rule after a string of games where contestants were deliberately betting to tie. It was happening enough that I made a bet to tie tag! It’s never been announced on the show, to my knowledge, but contestants have confirmed that they are told there will be a tie breaker question in the event of a tie.

      • EricS says:

        Yes! But we were talking about fun, not wise.

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    STILL NO 4 OR 5-TIME CHAMPION!!!!!!! Come on, We need a 4 or 5-time champion. I want Amelia to win tomorrow and Monday…. and then Tuesday.

  4. EricS says:

    I am glad that they didn’t make Amelia wager something.

  5. Leena says:

    I was scared that Amelia gave in a house (farm), because we need a ToC contestant!

    • VJ says:

      Crazy as it may seem, Amelia would have had a runaway if she knew this $2K clue in “Antonym & Cleopatra” after Ben’s reply was deemed wrong

      “Cleopatra’s nose is believed to have been this antonym of “straight”, referring specifically to an eagle’s beak”

      Ben said crooked which is listed as a synonym for the answer they wanted, along with hooked and curved. Bad clue.

      • Cece says:

        Jeez! Yaaawnnn. Maybe I should watch WOF instead.

        Alex’s rambling at the beginning of the shows are getting longer and longer.

        Stromboli, I specially like it with mushrooms. Yummy.

      • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

        I think the important part of the clue is “referring specifically to an eagle’s beak”.

        • VJ says:

          I know, Marilyn, I said aquiline myself, but I still don’t think it was a good clue and the other one –repellent/seductive– stunk too. :):)