Final Jeopardy: 1960s Science Books

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11 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    Does anyone know the state bird category question where the answer in Delaware and Rhode Island?

    • VJ says:

      This was it, Dan —

      STATE BIRDS ($200) These 2 smallest states both have a variety of chicken as their state birds

  2. Dorothy says:

    The title of Rachel Carson’s book is Silent Spring, not The Silent Spring. Erin should not have won.

    • VJ says:

      @Dorothy, far as I know and have seen they don’t penalize the players for something like that as long as the title is put down correctly (and that was Debbi who won, not Erin)

      Conversely, they have accepted “Catcher in the Rye” before and the title of that is “The Catcher in the Rye.” You can see that in the Final Jeopardy answers on J-Archive in this 3/11/2014 match.

  3. VJ says:

    Well, Myron was right about a player possibly being too young to know this one. We also learned today that Alex Trebek is a fan of snakes during the chat, when Debbi related how she helped a snake cross the road to get to the other side. (lame, I know, ha ha ha)

    I have 14 clues from this match online now (including the Tarantino category).

    Today may possibly be the last day of this year that it hits 90 degrees in Houston. Please, let that be true!!!!

  4. jacob ska says:

    After wagering a prime number in fj and losing the game, I wonder if Shannon will still have an affinity for prime numbers. Just a thought!

    • VJ says:

      LOL, Jacob, I had a similar thought. Seriously thought he would go all in. He would have had a 3-day total of $73,062, not a prime number but it would have put him ahead of Susan Cole on the ToC list.

      • jacob ska says:

        I want to see what Eric has to say about the wagering in fj. He normally has some good insightful thoughts on wagering. There might be some rationale I’m missing.

        • EricS says:

          Thank you Jacob. I was actually going to shake my head and know that Keith was going to hit the bourbon hard on this one. My best guess is that Debbi thought that she was freezing Erin out (a wager of 2099 or less would have). This strategy makes a lot more sense if the wager by the player in 2nd might cover a zero bet by the leader and also freeze out the player in 3rd. In this case, that would be if Erin had 4349 less. Debbi must have thought it was going to be a more challenging stimulus (FJ) than it was.

  5. Leena says:

    This clue was easy for me. I get Shannon’s wager, covering a $0 wager from Debbi, but hers? She put a win at risk with such an easy clue. The category only narrows it down to a few alone. If Shannon went for the martian (check j! archive) wager, Debbi would lose a perfectly set game.