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Grad Student Beats Mark Set by ‘Jeopardy!’ King Ken Jennings

Sep 16, 2010  •  Post A Comment

All things come to an end, including one of Ken Jennings’ "Jeopardy!" records–his mark as the top single-day winner ever with $75,000.

A graduate student from the University of Delaware has topped that mark, reports TV Guide.

Roger Craig, a 33-year-old student, appeared on the show Tuesday and collected $77,000 by wagering $30,000 on Final Jeopardy.

In the category "Literary and Movie Title Objects," Craig’s clue read, "The inspiration for this title object in a novel and a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River." His answer-in-the-form-of-a-question–the correct one–was: "What is ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai.’"

Jennings’ overall “Jeopardy!” total of $3.02 million in winnings, earned by competing in 74 games, remains unchallenged.

3 Comments

  1. Such an easy question (I mean, answer)!

  2. Come Tuesday the 21st, his reign will be over, defeated by a sports clue and a sports writer.

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