Final Jeopardy: 18th Century British Scientists

The Final Jeopardy question (4/19/2016) in the category “18th Century British Scientists” was:

In 1705 he wrote, “And, if it should then return, we shall have no reason to doubt but the rest must return too.”

2x champ Andrew Pau has now won $65,202 yesterday. In Game 3, his challengers are: Lindsey Ziegler, from Crystal, MN; and Hilary Hinzmann, from New York, NY.

Round 1 Categories: The State’s Richest Man – Brit Names for Veggies – Extinct Creatures – Olympic Athletes – America the Historical – First Names in the Dictionary

Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Extinct Creatures” under the $1,000 clue on the 10th pick of the round. He answered every one of the 9 prior clues and was in the lead with $5,000, while his opponents were still at zero. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

It was best not to visit the clan of this two word animal of the Pleistocene. Check out its reared up skeleton.  show

Andrew finished in the lead with $11,800. Hilary was second with $2,400 and Lindsey was last with $800.

Round 2 Categories: Shakespeare’s First Lines – Take Me to the Combat Pilot – Musical Instruments – Pick a “Card” – A Midnight Movie – Capital City Overlaps

Andrew found the first Daily Double in “Capital City Overlaps” under the $1,600 clue on the 6th pick of the round. In the lead with $14,600 now, he had $12,600 more than Hilary in second place. He bet $10,000 because he had this category down cold and he was RIGHT.

Afghanistan & Mongolia. show

Andrew found the last Daily Double in “Take Me to the Combat Pilot” under the $1,600 clue. There was only one clue left after it. He was in the lead with an eye-popping $39,400 now, $33,800 more than Lindsey in second place. Alex informed him that he had a chance to set a new one day record with his bet. He demurred and bet $600 and, of course, he was RIGHT.

Between 1941 & 1946, 992 pilots graduated from the training program in this Alabama city. show

Andrew finished with $40,000, a super runaway. Hilary was next with $6,800 and Lindsey was in third place with $5,600.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


British astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742) didn’t actually discovery the comet named after him: “Instead, he believed that a comet that he observed in 1682 could be the same comet that had been observed in 1607 and 1531. He believed that comets actually orbit the Sun just like planets and that the comet he had seen would return in about 76 years later if it was to follow the same pattern. It returned in 1758 as he predicted. Although he had died by the time this happened, the comet became known as Halley’s Comet.” (Ten Facts about Halley’s Comet)

You can see the sentence in the clue in Halley’s “Miscellaneous Curiosa” online in Google Books.

Lindsey thought it was Isaac Newton. She lost her $1,201 bet. That left her $4,399.

Hilary got it right. He bet $6,700, finishing with $13,500.

Andrew came up with Newton, too, but he didn’t bet anything. So he won this one with $40,000 and his 3-day total is $105,202.

Final Jeopardy Results for April 19, 2016

Two triple stumpers from this game:

Olympic Athletes ($2,000) This 1920s star was nicknamed “the King of Runners” & “The Flying Finn”

America the Historical ($2,000) On May 31, 1889 a dam collapse led to this Pennsylvania City’s flood, killing 2,200 people.

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Baseball”

Vine Line is the official magazine of this major league baseball team. show

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15 Responses

  1. Maori says:

    VJ, it is May 31, 1889 the dam collapse caused the Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania.

    Not on May 31, 1989.

  2. jacob ska says:

    Andrew ran the categories as if they were elementary to him. What a contestant. A joy to watch.

  3. rhonda says:

    My cable went out so now I don’t even know if Jeopardy was on here! What a game to have missed!!

  4. VJ says:

    That Capital City Overlaps performance was something else. He rolled out that Daily Double answer while I was still trying to figure out how to say it. LOL!

    • Cece says:

      I guess the writers were in a sadistic mood when they came up with that DD .But they totally messed with the wrong contestant. I can never get the number of “a’s” right in the capital of Mongolia., lol.

  5. lou says:

    Andrew Pau is going to be the next arthur chu and with that high one day record, he has supassed Michael Bilow and Philip Tiu. If tiu and andrew faces off in the toc it will be something to see

  6. William Weyser says:

    Congratulations, Andrew! Welcome to my 7th version of the Tournament Of Champions, buddy!

    • William Weyser says:

      Incredibly, Andrew Pau ran 4 categories today. 2 in the Jeopardy! round and 2 in the Double Jeopardy! round.