Final Jeopardy: Classic Kid Stuff
The Final Jeopardy question (5/13/2013) in the category “Classic Kid Stuff” was:
This 1920s plaything still made today got its name in tribute to 2 famous men of the day: Marconi & Lindbergh.
2-day champ Mike Lewis has an impressive total of $62,800. Today he tries for a third win against these two players: Tobias Harris from Lincolnwood, IL; and Chris O. Cook from Brooklyn, NY.
Mike found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Cling-Ons.” He was in third place with $2,600, $3,200 behind Chris’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double, saying “all of it, baby,” and he was RIGHT.
George de Mestral invented this material after analyzing the hook shaped burrs left on his pants after a walk. show
Chris finished in the lead with $6,800. Tobias was second with $6,200 and Mike was last with $5,200.
Tobias found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Philosophy.” He was in the lead with $7,200, $1,000 more than Chris, now in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
It’s a matter of taste whether to spell this study of beauty with 2 vowels at the start. show
Mike found the last Daily Double in “Characters in the Broadway Play.” He was in second place with $13,200, $1,200 behind Tobias’ lead. He bet $2,000, and he was RIGHT.
James and Kate Keller, who need one. show
Mike finished in the lead with $19,600. Tobias was next with $14,800 and Chris was in third place with $10,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Antonio Pasin (1897–1990) was the founder of the Radio Flyer company, best known for making the Radio Flyer toy wagon. He initially made his wagons out of wood. His first creation in 1917 was named the Liberty Coaster after the Statue of Liberty. Later, “Incorporating the mass manufacturing techniques of the auto industry, Pasin began making metal wagons out of stamped steel in 1927. He was inspired by the prolliferation of the relatively new invention of radio and by Charles Lindbergh’s solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic that same year. Combining those two marvels, Pasin christened his new metal wagons Radio Flyer.” (Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them)
Chris wrote down “Fisher Price Radio” and bet all his money so he finished with zero.
Tobias got it right and added $14,799 to his total, finishing with $29,599.
Mike also got it right and bet $10,001. He won his third game with $29,601 and now has a 3-day total of $92,401.
It was grand to see Mike’s 3-day total but we have to give kudos to Chris and Tobias, too. They were great players and gave Mike the best competition he’s seen so far. Double kudos to Tobias for getting FJ right. We’re sure the little red wagon wasn’t as common a fixture in his childhood as it was for Alex and Mike.