Final Jeopardy: Beatles Songs
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/20/2016) in the category “Beatles Songs” was:
Later a book title, the 2-word title of this 1968 song is a British name for a spiral slide seen at fairgrounds.
New champ Sally Neumann won $10,900 yesterday. Today her competition comes from: Laurie MacDougall, from Medford, MA; and Ben Foley, from New Orleans, LA.
Round 1 Categories: Take Me Out of the Ball Game – Organizations – Scientific & Medical Abbrev. – Words with Friends – The Disaster of the Century – The 5 W’s
Laurie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Scientific & Medical Abbrev.” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $1,000, $800 more than Ben in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Abbreviated TM, it separates the outer ear from the middle ear. show
Ben finished in the lead with $5,200. Laurie was second with $4,800 and Sally was last with $1,000.
Round 2 Categories: Famous Elephants – Memory – Countries with Short Coastlines – As Easy As C-D-E – Books & Authors – Big Screen Character Mashups
Ben found the first Daily Double in “Short Coastlines” under the $1,200 clue on the 8th pick of the round. He had answered 6 of the first 7 clues right and was in the lead with $10,400, $5,600 more than Laurie in second place. He bet $5,000 and thought it was Malta. That was WRONG.
This principality has only about 2.5 miles of coast on the Mediterranean Sea. show
Laurie found the last Daily Double in “Books & Authors” 4 picks later under the $800 clue. She was in second place with $5,200 now, $2,200 less than Ben’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.
Hemingway’s 1936 Esquire essay “On the Blue Water” formed the basis for this 1952 story. show
Laurie finished in the lead with $13,700. Ben was next with $13,400 and Sally was in third place with $1,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS “HELTER SKELTER”?
The top entry for this track from “The White Album” on Songfacts says it came about because “Paul McCartney wanted to write the ‘loudest, nastiest, sweatiest rock number we could’ after reading a Pete Townshend interview describing a Who track (possibly “I Can See For Miles”) as ‘The most raucous rock ‘n’ roll, the dirtiest thing they’d ever done.’…”
In a Time interview, Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi explained that he titled his book on the case “Helter-Skelter” because he believed Manson thought the term meant a race war that the Beatles were in favor of. Even though it was one of the phrases scrawled in blood at one of the crime scenes, Manson denied that theory (per Songfacts), saying “that doesn’t even make insane sense.”
Sally wrote down “Yellow Submarine.” She didn’t bet anything today so she remained at $1,800.
Ben had the same response. That got him a “boo hiss” from Alex and it cost him $9,000. He was left with $4,400.
Laurie got it right. She bet $13,000 so she won the match with a hefty $26,700 and she is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
THE DISASTER OF THE CENTURY ($800) The destruction of Pompei
FAMOUS ELEPHANTS ($1600) In the late 19th century a circus elephant named for this bare-knuckle champ boxed with a glove on his trunk.
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “2004”
Watching the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the head of this Govt. Agency kept saying, “My day is going to” be lousy “tomorrow.” show