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LeadingEdge

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And potential stars just lose some times


Ken Jennings could have lost his first show. The final jeopardy answer was "Marion Jones." He answered just "Jones." There was about a 10-minute wait while the judges decided whether that was specific enough. His answer was ruled correct because there were not other people with the same surname who were plausible answers to the question. If ruled against, he's never famous.

Beyond rulings, we've certainly had other contestants with the stuff for a long run who just didn't quite catch the breaks in their one or few games.

(In response to this post by Wahoo2K8)

Posted: 10/13/2021 at 09:41AM



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