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Bizarre Jeopardy Result: Everyone Loses

In the final round of Jeopardy yesterday, the three contestants went in with winnings ranging from $13,800 to $6,000. In the category of state capitals, the answer was:

A 1957 event led to the creation of a national historic site in this city, signed into law by a president whose library is now there too.

The correct question was "What is Little Rock, Arkansas?" That's where the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum is located.

All three contestants answered wrong. All three wagered all of their money. So all three lost.


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Alex Trebek handled the unusual result with perfect aplomb. He explained that the next day's show would begin with three new contestants.

-via Adam Baldwin


They might have mentioned what the 1957 event was. I bet it was the integration of the Little Rock schools. The governor brought out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent black students from entering the city schools, and the president sent the 101st Airborne in to escort them in.
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