Final Jeopardy 5/12/23 (New Words in the 18th Century) & Who Won Friday May 12 2023

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 5/12/2023 (New Words in the 18th Century) – Friday, May 12 2023

Describing these, Captain Cook wrote “The manner in which” they’re done “must certainly cause intollerable pain”

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Friday, May 12 2023

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: Tattoos

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Friday, May 12 2023

During Captain Cook’s expeditions through the South Pacific, he discovered indigenous peoples with complex tattoos on their bodies from islands such as Tahiti and New Zealand. In Captain Cook’s Journal During His First Voyage Round the World, he noted:

Many of the old and some of the Middle aged Men have their faces mark’d or tattow’d with black, and some few we have seen who have had their buttocks, thighs, and other parts of their bodies marked, but this is less common. The figures they mostly use are spirals, drawn and connected together with great nicety and judgement. They are so exact in the application of these Figures that no difference can be found between the one side of the face and the other, if the whole is marked, for some have only one side, and some a little on both sides; hardly any but the old Men have the whole tattow’d. From this I conclude that it takes up some time, perhaps Years, to finish the Operation, which all Who have begun may not have perseverance enough to go through, as the manner in which it must be done must certainly cause intollerable pain, and may be the reason why so few are Marked at all—at least I know no other.

Captain Cook’s views and encounters with Polynesians presented the Western world with the first detailed accounts of their tattooing practises.

Today’s Jeopardy! Contestants – Friday, May 12 2023

Hannah WilsonHannah Wilson is a Data Scientist from Chicago, Illinois.

7 Day Winnings of $189,801

Skyler GailingSkyler Gailing is a Editorial & Community Associate from Exeter, New Hampshire.
Victoria FordVictoria Ford is a Independent Bookstore Owner from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Today’s Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Friday, May 12 2023

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Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Hannah Wilson
Chicago, Illinois
Data Scientist
7 Day Winnings of $189,801

Winning Score: $40,000
Round 2 Score: $29,000
Round 1 Score: $9,200
Skyler Gailing
Exeter, New Hampshire
Editorial & Community Associate

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $0
Round 1 Score: $2,000
Victoria Ford
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Independent Bookstore Owner

Final Score: $1
Round 2 Score: $800
Round 1 Score: -$1,200

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