Canadian geography wipes out contestant on Jeopardy
A Jeopardy contestant was heading into the final column of clues in the second round of the game show recently when he ran into big trouble.
It seems Randy Pike has not spent enough time on Canadian geography while studying for his appearance on the trivia show, as the "Canadian Cities" category quickly knocked him from $5,600 in the black to $2,600 in the red, keeping him from competing in the show's "Final Jeopardy" round.
Pike's biggest mistake was going big on the Daily Double in the category, waging almost his entire winnings on one answer.
When Ontario native Alex Trebek read the clue: "The swan is a symbol of this Ontario city; each year, white & black swans are released into the Avon River," the contestant responded with Edmonton, while the correct response is Stratford.
After that big blow, Pike continued to flounder until there were no more questions and he had somehow lost $7,000 in just a few moments.
- Brendan Maloy