Final Jeopardy 9/21/23 (First Names in Science) & Who Won Thursday September 21 2023

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 9/21/2023 (First Names in Science) – Thursday, September 21 2023

First name of the paleontologist who in 1990 noticed some large vertebrae jutting from an eroding bluff in South Dakota

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Thursday, September 21 2023

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: Sue

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Thursday, September 21 2023

Sue Hendrickson was the paleontologist who discovered large vertebrae protruding from a weathered bluff in South Dakota in 1990. This groundbreaking discovery led to the unearthing of one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found. The specimen itself was also named “Sue” in honor of the discoverer.

Sue Hendrickson made the momentous discovery during a break in her team’s fossil hunting expedition. The team, led by Peter Larson, decided to depart due to vehicle trouble, but Hendrickson chose to explore a nearby cliff. There, she noticed the T. rex vertebrae sticking out. The subsequent excavation revealed a remarkably well-preserved and nearly complete T. rex skeleton.

A long legal battle ensued over the ownership of the skeleton, involving the landowner, the federal government, and the Black Hills Institute, which was the organization responsible for the dig. Eventually, the U.S. government seized the fossil and auctioned it off.

The Field Museum in Chicago won the auction and became the permanent home for the T. rex, commonly referred to as “Sue.”

Today’s Jeopardy! Contestants – Thursday, September 21 2023

Deanna BolioDeanna Bolio is a Community Outreach Supervisor from Campbell, California.
Rob KimRob Kim is an Attorney from Portland, Oregon.
Pam SungPam Sung is a Physician-Scientist from Amherst, New York.

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Today’s Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Thursday, September 21 2023

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Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Deanna Bolio
Community Outreach Supervisor
Campbell, California

Winning Score: $16,200
Round 2 Score: $12,200
Round 1 Score: $8,200
Rob Kim
Portland, Oregon

Final Score: $3,400
Round 2 Score: $6,200
Round 1 Score: $2,200
Pam Sung
Amherst, New York

Final Score: $10,000
Round 2 Score: $18,000
Round 1 Score: $2,200

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