Larissa Kelly to play in Jeopardy Finals

update: the evil King George III of England prevents Larissa from winning the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, fulfilling what has never been fully understood before in the Declaration of Independence:

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

The only fact that Larissa did not know was that baby George had been born in Germany – the last British monarch not to have been born on the British Isles.  Dan did know this, so he wins in Final Jeopardy the $250,000. Larissa wins $100,000, the reward for second place, and Aaron comes in third. Alex Trebeck said it was the best Finals ever. Long live President Arthur and down with King George III!

 

Larrisa Kelly is in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions Finals on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24, 2009.  The winner takes home $250,000. She holds the record for most money won in a week of regular play – $179,797, which broke the record formerly set by Ken Jennings.

Here are some of the Final Jeopardy’s she got and nobody else did:

One of history’s largest refugee migrations, about 15 million people, took place 1947-1951 between these 2 countries.

One of the contestants said Israel and Jordan! The correct answer that Larissa got was India and Pakistan. The migration to and from Israel in the late 1940s was about 800,000 to Israel and 800,000 from Israel – a lot fewer than in India and Pakistan.

Thursday’s game  to get into the Finals- Final Jeopardy was “gods of Ancient Egypt”

Appropriately, the center of cult worship for this ancient Egyptian god was in Cynopolis, “City of the Dog”

Larissa: Who is Anubis?

to get into the semifinals, category French Classical Music

This 1928 work repeats a theme, almost entirely in C major, in an unvarying rhythm & has a crescendo lasting 17 minutes

 Larissa: What is Bolero?

So because Larissa is quite beautiful and very, very smart, she is the To the Moon choice to win the Tournament of Champions.

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