Final Jeopardy: Deadly Creatures
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/17/2017) in the category “Deadly Creatures” was:
The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal.
3x champ Gavin Borchert won $50,200 last week. He is going for a 4th win today against these two players: Graydon Mears, from San Antonio, TX; and Deborah Elliott, from Cleveland, OH.
Round 1 Categories: A Day at the Horse Races – Plastics – Schools on Screens – 7-letter Words – Hodgepodge – Authors’ Rhyme Time
Deborah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Schools on Screens” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She and Graydon both had $600. Gavin had yet to ring in. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.
Chevy Chase was Pierce Hawthorne and you were not at Greendale, this type of college that gave the show its title. show
Gavin finished in the lead with $7,400. Deborah was second with $5,800 and Graydon was last with $1,200.
Round 2 Categories: Jimi Hendrix – Journaling Journeyers – “O” Yes! – The Reign in Spain – Falls – Mainly on the Plane
Deborah found the first Daily Double in “Reign in Spain” under the $800 clue on the 7th pick. She was in second place with $7,800 now, $3,200 less than Gavin’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.
Grandson of Louis XIV of France, Philip V was the first Spanish ruler from this dynasty. show
Graydon found the last Daily Double in “Mainly on the Plane” under the $1,200 clue, with a dozen clues left after it. In third place with $5,200, he had $10,200 less than Deborah’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
The name of this international carrier, once the world’s largest airline, is right on the plane in Cyrillic letters.
Deborah finished in the lead with $21,800. Gavin was next with $18,200 and Graydon was in third place with $7,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The National Ocean Service says that the Australian box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) is the most venomous marine animal, having “tentacles covered in biological booby traps known as nematocysts – tiny darts loaded with poison. People and animals unfortunate enough to be injected with this poison may experience paralysis, cardiac arrest, and even death, all within a few minutes of being stung.” They reassuringly point out that only a few of the 50 something box jellyfish species have venom that can be lethal to humans. Apparently, your chances of running into the most deadly are slim if you stay out of the waters in the Indo-Pacific region and northern Australia.
Planet Deadly has more info on the Most Dangerous Jellyfish
Graydon got it after crossing out octopus. He bet $7,000 bet and finished with $14,200.
Gavin bet $17,500, bringing him up to $35,700.
Deborah bet $15,000 and won the match with $36,800. She is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round
PLASTICS ($200) Plastics are made from polymers; change the first 4 letters in “polymers” to get these smaller units they’re made of
JIMI HENDRIX ($2000) In this grim single from 1967, Jimi asks “Where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Poetry”
Wagner’s line “Oed’ und leer das Meer.” meaning “waste and empty the sea”, is quoted in a poem by this American-born man. show