Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ken Lost

Ken Jennings lost
, finally! In his 74th title defense, Ken stumbled on a cream puff question in Final Jeopardy after bagging both Double Jeopardy questions. He was still in the lead, $14,400 to $10,000, going into Final Jeopardy. (The third contestant, a local boy from MN, finished in the red, so was ineligible). The query:
Business and Industry

Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year.

I grew up in the home of an accountant, so it was easy to know what season lasts 4 months, tax season. She got it right, Ken said Fed Ex.

75 Games, 74 wins, 2.5+ million dollars. He says he won't quit his job, but may cut down on the hours. We'll see.

Ken will be making the talk show rounds this week, so his 15 minutes aren't over yet.

His complete statistical breakdown is here.


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