The Washburn-Langford-Doane expedition happened upon it in 1870 & named it for the regularity of its activity

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: The Washburn-Langford-Doane expedition happened upon it in 1870 & named it for the regularity of its activity

ANSWER: Old Faithful

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, 18 October 2023

In 1870, a team of explorers led by Washburn, Langford, and Doane discovered a geyser in what is now Yellowstone National Park and named it Old Faithful, due to its consistent eruption schedule. Erupting roughly every 44 to 125 minutes, this geyser has become a subject of extensive scientific study and a major tourist attraction. During its eruptions, Old Faithful can send hot water soaring up to 185 feet into the air, with each eruption lasting between 1.5 to 5 minutes. The energy expelled is comparable to the detonation of thousands of pounds of explosives.

This geyser is just one of more than 10,000 geothermal features in Yellowstone, but it is perhaps the most famous due to its predictability. Yellowstone, which was designated as the world’s first national park in 1872, owes some of its fame to Old Faithful, discovered just two years prior by the Washburn-Langford-Doane expedition.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Wednesday, 18 October 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
Sam Stapleton
Los Gatos, California
College Consultant

Final Score: $15,200
Round 2 Score: $12,600
Round 1 Score: $4,600
Josh Saak
Boise, Idaho
Traffic Engineer

Winning Score: $25,200
Round 2 Score: $16,600
Round 1 Score: $5,000
Lucy Ricketts
Atlanta, Georgia
Book Designer & Freelance Illustrator

Final Score: $14,200
Round 2 Score: $9,200
Round 1 Score: $4,400

Final Jeopardy Video – Wednesday, 18 October 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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