Final Jeopardy: Historic Relatives

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11 Responses

  1. Jordan Abrams says:

    Shannon should wager $8,001.

  2. CaKiwi says:

    Did anyone else notice that Shannon had $4200 at the end of the first half of the Jeopardy round, but early in the second half his score showed as $2400 changing to $2600 as he was selecting the next clue? It seems like they must have edited the order that the clues were selected.

  3. lou says:

    Congrats to Shannon. I wonder if that name is a girls name. Do most men have names like that? I wonder why men have girls nanes though? Also how much do you remember about the battle of new orleans

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, Shannon is a unisex name. Like a lot of names that are thought of just as girl names now, it started out as a boy’s name. It’s really not all that popular anymore. Last year, according to the Social Security Administration, 248 girls and 81 boys were named Shannon.

      All I needed to remember on the clue was 1815 (Waterloo). The song that Myron and I were referring to on the CotD post is called “The Battle of New Orleans” and it starts out “In 1814, we took a little trip.” The Battle of New Orleans was actually in Jan 1815, but I knew that too. Here’s a link to the song

  4. VJ says:

    Tough break for Marianne on that Imprisoned Authors DD. I guess in the end it didn’t make a difference though.

    I’ve got 11 more clues from the match up now, including the Grammy category

  5. aaaa says:

    Shannon’s interview was about how he likes prime numbers, Alex asked at the end of FJ! if 8031, his wager in FJ!, is a prime number. It’s not as 3 divides it 2677 times.