The scientific name of Jamaica’s Ackee fruit honors this captain who brought it to England in 1793

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CATEGORY: Names in History

CLUE: The scientific name of Jamaica’s Ackee fruit honors this captain who brought it to England in 1793

ANSWER: William Bligh

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, 30 January 2024

The scientific designation for Jamaica’s Ackee fruit, known as Blighia sapida, commemorates Captain William Bligh, who introduced the fruit to England in 1793. Widely recognized for the notorious Mutiny on the Bounty, Captain Bligh also made notable contributions to botany, notably by bringing the Ackee from Jamaica to Britain. This act of naming the fruit after him is a nod to the historical tradition of attributing botanical names to individuals instrumental in discovering or transporting species to new regions. Ackee has since become an integral part of Jamaican cuisine, most famously in the dish Ackee and Saltfish.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, 30 January 2024

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
Juveria Zaheer
Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Winning Score: $25,200
Round 2 Score: $18,200
Round 1 Score: $7,400
Alec Chao
Originally Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Management & Program Analyst

Final Score: $20,000
Round 2 Score: $10,000
Round 1 Score: $1,200
Robbi Ramirez
Orlando, Florida

Final Score: $8,600
Round 2 Score: $22,600
Round 1 Score: $1,600

Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, 30 January 2024

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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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