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This Lady! She's Won More Jeopardy! Games Than Any Other Woman In History & Has $400K To Show For It!

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There’s no denying it!

Julia Collins is smart.

Julia Collins is rich.

And Julia Collins has made history this week, becoming not only the winningest woman in Jeopardy! history, but she’s one game away from taking the title of second place for most consecutive wins by ANY contestant, EVER!

Last night, 31-year-old Collins won her 19th game, bringing her total winnings to a jaw-dropping $410,000! That also ties her with 2005 winner David Madden, who also won 19 games in a row.

The only person to have a longer streak is Ken Jennings, who of course went on an unheard of 74 game run that netted him $2,520,700!

Her good fortune couldn’t have come at a better time either! Julia has been jobless since the beginning of the year!

But she foresaw her success on the game show circuit a LONG time ago! She predicted she’d be a Jeopardy! champ in her eighth-grade yearbook!

Julia explained:

"I was a pretty nerdy kid. I liked to shout out the answers to the TV like everybody else does.”

Tonight, Julia will be shouting out her answers while trying to stay alive for her 20th win!

Our fingers are firmly crossed for you, girl!

[Image via CBS Television Distribution.]

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Jeopardy!'s 11-Day Champ Finally Defeated! Which Clue Stumped Arthur Chu After A Record Run & $297,200?!

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Oh how the mighty have fallen!

Arthur Chu seemed unstoppable after an impressive 11-day winning streak and aggressive playing strategy on Jeopardy!. But the 30-year-old trivia whiz was finally defeated last night!

Arthur sparked some controversy last month with his renegade playing style which had him jumping all over the answer board, selecting clues from all different categories in an attempt to throw off his opponents.

And it worked!

He’s walking away with nearly $300K and a spot in Jeopardy! history - he is third in all time wins behind Ken Jennings (who had a 74-game winning streak) and Dave Madden (who won 19 times).

Not too shabby, Arthur!

He seems to be doing OK with the loss too. Not only does he get to go home and count all of his money now, but he gets to stop and make a few more TV appearances on the way!

Arthur announced on Twitter:

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Man Vs. Machine: Jeopardy! Edition!

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Oh, man. This is some I, Robot shit right here!!

According to reports, an IBM has teamed up with the show Jeopardy! to see if their supercomputer, called Watson, can beat two of the best contestants the game has ever seen!

In three episodes, scheduled to air February 14th-16th of 2011, Watson will compete against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

If the computer wins, all of its earnings will go to charity. If either of the actual people do, they will donate half of their prize.

According to IBM:

"The game's clues involve analyzing subtle meaning, irony, riddles, and other complexities in which humans excel and computers traditionally do not."

This is so crazy! Something about a computer being possibly this smart makes us very uncomfortable!

Regardless, it's still going to be SUPER inneresting to see what happens!

We'll DEFINITELY be tuning in!

Thoughts??

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Peace Out, Ken Jennings! There Is A New Winnings Champ On Jeopardy!

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It pays to have an enormous brain!

Jeopardy is in its 27th season and this week, they had a crazy, ridiculous, record-breaking win!

Roger Craig walked in a student from the University of Delaware studying for his Ph.D. and left a legend as he won $77,000 playing the game. His haul earns him the title of the biggest one-day winner in the history of the game show, beating out Ken Jennings, who won $75,000 six years ago.

But watch the video! (above) He doesn't even look mildly surprised! In fact, he's pretty damn smug if you ask us!

Congrats, dude, but if you go as far as Ken did, you might want to work on your happy face!

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