March 18, 2007

WHAT IS: IMPROBABLE?:

3 'Jeopardy' Contestants End Up Tied (Associated Press, March 17, 2007)

All those years of answers and questions, and it's never happened before on "Jeopardy!" What is a three-way tie, Alex?

The three contestants on the venerable game show all finished with $16,000 after each answering the final question correctly in the category, "Women of the 1930s," on Friday's show. They identified Bonnie Parker, of the famed Bonnie and Clyde crime duo, as a woman who, as a waitress, once served one of the men who shot her.

"We've had a lot of crazy things happen on 'Jeopardy!' but in 23 years I've never seen anything like this before," host Alex Trebek said.

The show contacted a mathematician who calculated the odds of such a three-way tie happening _ one in 25 million.

Fix!

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 18, 2007 9:46 AM
Comments

Usually the person in the lead just bets one buck more to win it outright. The leader on Fri didn't do that. I suspect he was having some fun.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at March 18, 2007 10:44 AM

Totally off topic, but I just spotted Harry Eagar on another blog. His comment lacks any anti-Christian tirades but it does make satiric reference to a "Caribbean theologian."

http://timblair.net/ee/index.php/weblog/comments/warming_truthers_inconvenienced/#230458

Nice to know the ol' boy's still alive and kicking. We should invite him over for drinks and catching up.

Posted by: Pontius at March 18, 2007 3:33 PM

Harry also comments occasionally over at AOG's blog Thought Mesh.

Posted by: jd watson at March 18, 2007 7:24 PM
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