Final Jeopardy: American Inventors

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  1. VJ says:

    @Rhonda, I meant to ask you if you got the Rachel Thorn Birds clue? I didn’t know she dated RFK’s son, but I remember she married Bryan Brown, the actor who played her husband (second fiddle to Father Ralph LOL) in the mini-series

    • rhonda says:

      Yes, VJ, I did get that clue. I loved the book and the mini- series, loved her as Meggie. I didn’t know that she dated RFK’s son either but I know that she married Bryan Brown, I believe they are still together.

  2. aaaa says:

    MN doesn’t have a university of Rochester, too.

    • Mathwiz100 says:

      No, they just have a regular Rochester… but that’s as close as “Mayo” comes to being right, so…

  3. VJ says:

    @Mathwiz100, one thing that helped Harris was getting 3 of the $2,000 clues, including this one in the Metaphors category: The poem “Invictus” says, “My head is bloody, but” this, so I’m still standing tall.

    Yay! Harris! You are the master of your fate :)

    Another thing was Afam missing 2 clues in “Hiding Places.” I’m going to put that one up in a little bit.

    Meantime, here’s a link to 9 clues from this game.

  4. jacob ska says:

    Mathwiz100, you are correct about the Mayo brothers. You are also right about Carnegie in that there is no connection with any Rochester to my knowledge. When I think of him I think Pittsburg, PA & his founding TIAA (now TIAA-CREF) retirement funds for educators.

    Harris has not missed a fj clue yet. Slow & steady wins the race it appears. :) :)

    • Mathwiz100 says:

      Now that you mention it, Harris has been the ONLY person to get FJ right in each of three wins… and thank you for confirming those wrong FJ answers.

    • VJ says:

      I loved Harris’ poker face when Trebek said “The most important part of that clue was Rochester.” But when his 3-day total was shown, he broke out with the biggest grin

      • Cece says:

        When Alex said that, I was like, yeah, okay Alex; sure thing. No idea whatsoever. :)

        I loved the Hiding Places” categories.

  5. Mathwiz100 says:

    No idea how Harris went from 3rd place at the end of Round 1 to almost a runaway going into FJ, but… good for Harris.
    By Mayo I assume that the reference is to one of the Mayo brothers (who both died in 1939). The Mayo brothers did help found the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota.
    Carnegie died in 1919… not sure what he has to do with Rochester. He donated about $350 million dollars, though.