Invented in 1816, it takes its name from Greek for “Chest” & “Observe”

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CATEGORY: Inventions

CLUE: Invented in 1816, it takes its name from Greek for “Chest” & “Observe”

ANSWER: Stethoscope

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, December 19 2023

The stethoscope, invented in 1816 and deriving its name from the Greek words for “chest” (stethos) and “observe” (skopos), was developed by the French doctor René Laennec. Originally crafted as a basic wooden tube, this device was designed to enhance the sounds of the heart and lungs during medical examinations.

Through time, the stethoscope has undergone significant advancements, yet its core purpose has remained consistent: it serves as a crucial instrument for medical professionals to audibly detect the internal functions of the body, particularly the sounds emanating from the chest area, like heartbeats and respiratory noises. The term “stethoscope” itself encapsulates its primary role in health assessment – to inspect and listen to the chest.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, December 19 2023

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Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, December 19 2023

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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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