Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cool: Nerd Wins 12 Straight On Jeopardy

Wilmette resident and Kenilworth native Julia Collins
From the Chicago Tribune: Answer: This 31-year-old supply chain professional from Wilmette became the third person in history to win 12 consecutive games of "Jeopardy!"
Question: Who is Julia Collins?
Though that's not an actual question posed by "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, Wilmette resident and Kenilworth native Collins indeed did celebrate her 12th victory on Monday, making her what game show officials are calling "the third-winningest" contestant on the show of all time.
"It's very exciting, because I used to watch 'Jeopardy!' after school throughout my childhood," said Collins, who attended New Trier High School before transferring to an East Coast boarding school her junior year.
"As of today, I believe I've won $245,610, for those who are wondering why I'm not looking harder for another job," said Collins, a graduate of Wellesley College and former management consultant.,0,1230654.story
Next up: A guest shot on the Big Bang Theory.
To win 12 in a row, she had to beat 24 other smart people, so what she did was quite impressive and she won an average on $20,000 a show, which is quite impressive.
But the person I would like to see on Jeopardy would be Maim Bialik from Blossom and Big Bang Theory.  She actually is a very smart person, with a Doctorate degree in Neuroscience.  She would kick butt on Jeopardy and could be a co-writer on the Big Bang show.

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