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Postby sox 06 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:27 am

A three way tie :-B

NEW YORK (AP) - 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 US$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.

The three contestants, Jamey Kirby of Gainesville, Fla.; Anders Martinson of Union City, Calif. and Scott Weiss of Walkersville, Md; were all declared champions and taped a rematch that will air Monday.
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Postby Thursday » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV9vuKfVO04

Remember, if you talk about a video, provide the youtube clip. :-b
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Postby Madison » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:16 pm

Dork in the lead should have bet $2,601. :-b
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Postby Phatferd » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:18 pm

I like how they had to contact a mathematician to figure out the odds. I'm sure all 3 of the contestants and Trebek could have figured it out.
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Postby sox 06 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:19 pm

Thursday wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV9vuKfVO04

Remember, if you talk about a video, provide the youtube clip. :-b

My bad. :*) :-b
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Postby bleach168 » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:31 pm

Madison wrote:Dork in the lead should have bet $2,601. :-b


Yeah, that's what they ALWAYS bet. That's the only thing unusual in this case.

It might not be a bad idea actually. The "Dork" still wins $16k and he gets to come back the next day to face the same two opponents. Maybe he felt his opponents were chumps and wanted to face them again.
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Postby Madison » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:21 pm

bleach168 wrote:
Madison wrote:Dork in the lead should have bet $2,601. :-b


Yeah, that's what they ALWAYS bet. That's the only thing unusual in this case.

It might not be a bad idea actually. The "Dork" still wins $16k and he gets to come back the next day to face the same two opponents. Maybe he felt his opponents were chumps and wanted to face them again.


Good point. ;-D

He's still a dork though. O:-) :-b
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Postby thedude » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:54 pm

The guy in the glasses did look happy when both of his opponets got the same score as him.
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Postby zepfan » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:45 pm

bleach168 wrote:
Madison wrote:Dork in the lead should have bet $2,601. :-b


Yeah, that's what they ALWAYS bet. That's the only thing unusual in this case.

It might not be a bad idea actually. The "Dork" still wins $16k and he gets to come back the next day to face the same two opponents. Maybe he felt his opponents were chumps and wanted to face them again.


I bet that's exactly what happened. I have seen a lot of smart people do a lot of really bone-headed things so I was thinking this guy just forgot to add the extra dollar for the win. But I think wanting to face them again is a much more likely scenario especially considering the score.

Pretty clever guy methinks. ;-D

He would have to be pretty confident in his ability to beat them again though. :-b
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:47 am

Wasn't this thing a set up?
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