First name of the paleontologist who in 1990 noticed some large vertebrae jutting from an eroding bluff in South Dakota

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CLUE: First name of the paleontologist who in 1990 noticed some large vertebrae jutting from an eroding bluff in South Dakota


About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, 21 September 2023

Sue Hendrickson, the paleontologist in question, stumbled upon large dinosaur vertebrae in a South Dakota cliff back in 1990. Her team was temporarily sidelined due to mechanical issues, offering her the opportunity to explore the vicinity. What she found became one of the most comprehensive T. rex skeletons ever discovered, appropriately named “Sue” in her honor.

Ownership of this invaluable find became a legal quagmire, embroiling the land’s owner, federal authorities, and the Black Hills Institute, which conducted the dig. After federal seizure of the specimen, it was auctioned and acquired by the Field Museum in Chicago. Now, this well-preserved T. rex, fondly known as “Sue,” resides in the museum, captivating the public while serving as an important resource for scientific study.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Thursday, 21 September 2023

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Deanna Bolio
Community Outreach Supervisor
Campbell, California

Winning Score: $16,200
Round 2 Score: $12,200
Round 1 Score: $8,200
Rob Kim
Portland, Oregon

Final Score: $3,400
Round 2 Score: $6,200
Round 1 Score: $2,200
Pam Sung
Amherst, New York

Final Score: $10,000
Round 2 Score: $18,000
Round 1 Score: $2,200

Final Jeopardy Video – Thursday, 21 September 2023

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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