FJs for the 7/2/12 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 7/2/12 week?

Poll ended at Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:56 pm

In 2011 his daughter Svetlana, living in the U.S. under the name Lana Peters, died in Wisconsin at age 85
70
73%
"The Man on Lincoln's Nose" was a working title for this 1959 film
79
82%
On May 18, 1974 this country tested its first nuclear device, nicknamed "Smiling Buddha"
68
71%
With only 58% of residents, this U.S. state has the lowest percentage of licensed drivers
46
48%
In a play subtitle she's called "The Chinese Sphinx"; in a later opera her suitor calls her "Principessa di Morte"
22
23%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
7
7%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
3
3%
STATE THE NATIONAL PARK $1000: Lassen Volcanic National Park
42
44%
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHAELOLOGY $2000: In 1923 this British archaeologist published "The Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen"; fitting, 'cause he found it
65
68%
THAT'S TOTALLY HOT! $800: These features, like one at Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, can reach more than 2,000 degrees internally
90
94%
I guessed China for the Wednesday FJ clue.
21
22%
I guessed Alaska or Hawaii for the Thursday FJ clue.
39
41%
 
Total votes : 96

FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:56 pm

7/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS RELATIVES

7/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2011 his daughter Svetlana, living in the U.S. under the name Lana Peters, died in Wisconsin at age 85

7/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
1950s MOVIES

7/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"The Man on Lincoln's Nose" was a working title for this 1959 film

7/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NUCLEAR NATIONS

7/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On May 18, 1974 this country tested its first nuclear device, nicknamed "Smiling Buddha"

7/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FACTS & FIGURES

7/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
With only 58% of residents, this U.S. state has the lowest percentage of licensed drivers

7/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OPERA CHARACTERS

7/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a play subtitle she's called "The Chinese Sphinx"; in a later opera her suitor calls her "Principessa di Morte"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Joseph Stalin
North by Northwest
India
New York
Turandot


The players were 11/15 (73.33%) with a 3-3-1-3-1 success pattern.

The players were correct on each of the extra clues.

STATE THE NATIONAL PARK $1000: Lassen Volcanic National Park

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHAELOLOGY $2000: In 1923 this British archaeologist published "The Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen"; fitting, 'cause he found it

THAT'S TOTALLY HOT! $800: These features, like one at Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, can reach more than 2,000 degrees internally

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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California
Howard Carter
Volcano
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:58 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Hawaii

I live in CA and couldn't place Lassen even though I knew it sounded familiar.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby seaborgium » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:02 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

"South by Southwest," switched from India to China, considered New York but settled in Florida. But then I switched from Madame Butterfly to Turandot, at least.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby Volante » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:07 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Alaska over NY, Madame Butterfly instead of Turandot.
But go me for getting all bonuses for a change!
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby econgator » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:07 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

No clue on Stalin and barely heard of Turandot. Wrote down M. Butterfly, knowing it was wrong.
Never heard of Lassen and couldn't recall Carter quickly enough.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby davey » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:09 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
First 5/5 week for me since early May. Only Thursday was a problem. I was far from sure NY fit the bill - I live in Queens and a lot of neighbors have cars. But then mass transit swayed me. But then I thought how big upstate is. But in the end I stayed with it.
Only 50/50 on volcanoes this week, though. Boo! for two clues on volcanoes...
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby Paucle » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:13 pm

Thanks to my love for Sir Alfred, I don't have to check the "missed'em all" box.
Got all 3 extras though. Yes to China, no to the non-contiguous.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby TenPoundHammer » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:24 pm

:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

No guess, no guess, swapped out India for a blank, Alaska, no guess.

Could've gotten Howard Carter with more time.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby StevenH » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:25 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
no
yes, with Hawaii

The FJs that I got were basically instant gets; the only one that I was absolutely sure of was Friday's, and the other two were educated guesses.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:30 pm

davey wrote:Only 50/50 on volcanoes this week, though. Boo! for two clues on volcanoes...


For Lassen I wanted to see if I was the only Californian not to get it.
For Iceland I wanted to see if it could hit 100% since it was up for discussion just back on June 26th. WTG, Hammer.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby dhkendall » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:36 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Was kind of hoping to see the Kursk clue as one of the additional clues ...
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby hbomb1947 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:42 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Alaska for the state with lots of unlicensed drivers (in the game thread I discussed the reasons why NY wasn't at all an obvious choice); and Madame Butterfly for the opera.

For the rest, I said Alaska for the state containing Mt. Lassen. The Last Frontier really messed me up this week. :D

ETA: I'm not surprised that, as I write this, "non-contiguous states" is tied with people who answered with New York on Thursday's FJ.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby Rackme32 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:31 pm

I'm 0-10 on FJ's the last two weeks... :cry:

Turandot?????? I've heard of the opera, have heard the most famous aria FROM that opera (Nessun Dorma), but never actually knew the story. Turandot doesn't sound like a name to me, male, female or otherwise, so I never even considered it.

Guessed "Geyser" for the Iceland q, got the other extras.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby Andromus » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:55 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No on China, yes on Alaska. Also answered with Madame Butterfly on Friday.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby MaureenK » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:24 pm

This week I was 5/5 AND 3/3! First time ever, and first time I've ever felt the need to post.
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby Swift'sSecondCourse » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:03 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Why'd I guess Delaware?
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby dhkendall » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:04 pm

MaureenK wrote:This week I was 5/5 AND 3/3! First time ever, and first time I've ever felt the need to post.


I'd say that's an excellent reason. Congrats!
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby alietr » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:33 am

Swift'sSecondCourse wrote:Why'd I guess Delaware?


Maybe you figured people were dissuaded from driving because of the damn toll? (Here's hoping that the next holidays I pass through there, those new EZPass express lanes actually help matters.)
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby mswanson » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:01 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :mrgreen:
Oh sure, this week I know 4/5 immediately. Thanks for nothing, Jorpady! :evil:
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Re: FJs for the 7/2/12 week

Postby nserven » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:39 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Madame Butterfly on Friday.
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