Final Jeopardy: Famous Women
The Final Jeopardy question (6/30/2015), in the category “Famous Women” was:
On January 5, 1939, in a Los Angeles probate court, this national heroine was declared legally dead.
New champ Brandon Powell won $15,388 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Adrian Perez, from Suwanee, GA; and Amy Hollis, from Akron, OH.
Round 1: Brandon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Dr. Who” under the $1,000 clue, with 4 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $4,600, $2,000 more than Adrian in second place. He bet $400 and he was RIGHT.
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Brandon and Adrian wound up in a tie for the lead at $5,000 each. Amy was next with $2,600.
Round 2: Brandon found the first Daily Double in “Oxygen” under the $2,000 clue. He was in the lead with $10,600, $2,000 more than Adrian in second place. He bet $1,000 but didn’t have a clue so he was WRONG.
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Adrian found the last Daily Double in “Name the 19th Century Decade” under the $1,600 clue, with 3 clues left after it. In second place with $11,400, he had $1,000 less than Brandon’s lead. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
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Brandon finished in the lead with $12,400. Adrian was next with $11,600 and Amy was in third place with $6,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Amelia Earhart’s daring round-the-world-flight was cut short when her Lockheed Electra disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on June 2, 1937. Within hours, rescue workers began scouring the area for signs of the famed aviator and her navigator, Fred Noonan. The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard launched the largest and most expensive air and sea search in American history. When their efforts failed, Earhart’s husband of six years, George Putnam, financed his own search but came up equally empty-handed. A living legend had vanished into thin air.
In an official report, the U.S. government concluded that the two seasoned flyers, unable to locate their destination of Howland Island, ran out of fuel, crashed into the water and sank. Earhart was declared legally dead on January 5, 1939. The question of why and where her plane went down, however, has never been put to rest.” (History.com)
Amy got it right. She bet it all and finished with $12,400.
Adrian wrote down “Rosie the Riveter”. He lost his $4,600 bet and finished with $7,000.
Brandon also got it right. His $11,000 bet gave him a winning total of $23,400 today. His 2-day total is $38,788.
At the start of the game, Alex Trebek shed some light on Brandon’s $12 FJ bet yesterday, noting that it was his number on his basketball team. During the chat, Brandon talked about getting in the local newspaper, the Anniston Star, during a rainstorm when he and his college roommates decided to go outside with their shirts off and pretend they were taking showers with a bar of soap.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “20th Century Music”
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