Final Jeopardy: Entrepreneurs
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/28/2017) in the category “Entrepreneurs” was:
In the 1960s M.T. Lott was one of the fictitious names he used to buy 27,000 acres in Florida.
2x champ Brandon Randall brought his winnings up to $42,002 yesterday. He’s trying for a third win today. These guys want to be at that first podium tomorrow: William Baldwin, from New Haven, CT; and Nathan Flynn, from Royal Oak, MI.
Round 1 Categories: Portuguese History – Bagels – Mood Music – 5 of 7 Deadly Sins, in Some Form – Paintings – Surprise!
William found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Portuguese History” under the $400 clue on the 8th pick of the round. He was in third place with $800, $600 less than Nathan’s lead. He started to go for a true Daily Double and realized he had less than the $1,000 allowance. He swiftly changed to that and got that extra $200 when he was RIGHT.
Threatened by Napoleon, the Portuguese royal family fled to this colonial capital 7 stayed there for 13 years. show
William finished in the lead with $9,400. Nathan was second with $3,200 and Brandon was last with $2,200.
Round 2 Categories: He Played Churchill – Bad-World Bookshelf – Newer Words & Phrases – African Americans – Bodies of Water – “X” Nouns
Nathan found the first Daily Double in “African Americans” under the $1,200 clue on the 14th pick. He was in third place with $7,200 at this point, $4,200 behind William’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
Serving under George W. Bush, this soldier was the first person of Jamaican descent in the cabinet. show
3 clues later, William found the last Daily Double in “Bodies of Water” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $15,000, he had $4,800 more than Nathan in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
This Turkish strait that separates Europe from Asia takes its name from the Ancient Greek for “cattle passage” show
William finished in the lead with $23,200. Nathan was next with $14,600 and Brandon was in third place with $9,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In 1964, Walt Disney sent Bob Foster to Florida to oversee the purchase of land that would eventually open in 1971 as the Walt Disney World Resort. Dummy corporations were used to buy the land so sellers wouldn’t jack up the prices. Most of these company names (M.T. Lott Real Estate Investments, Tomahawk Properties, Latin American Development, Ayefour Corporation, Bay Lake Properties, Reedy Creek Ranch Lands, Compass East Corporation) are memorialized on Main Street at the resort. Read Bob Foster’s account of throwing the media off the trail of the purchaser’s identity on Disney Parks blog.
In Oct 1965, Disney was outed as the buyer by an Orlando Sentinel reporter and confirmed it publicly the following month. Sadly, Walt Disney did not live to see his vision completed. He died a year later in Nov 1966. See Theme Park Insider for a deeper look into how they came to settle on the Florida location and more on all the secrecy.
Brandon thought it was Jimmy Hoffa. He lost his $8,999 bet and was left with a dollar.
Nathan got it right. His $3,401 bet brought him up to $18,001.
William thought it was Donald Trump. He lost $6,001. He dropped to $17,199 and that made Nathan the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
PORTUGUESE HISTORY ($1000) In 1437 this Portuguese prince navigated his way over to Tangier to take it over, but things didn’t work out
BAD-WORLD BOOKSHELF ($1600) Only women survive a mysterious plague except for Yorick Brown & his monkey Ampersand
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Doing Business Internationally”
This U.S. retailer’s 133 Canadian stores closed in 2015; its CEO said, “We missed the mark… taking on too much too fast.” show