Teenager Leonard Cooper emerged victorious in the “Jeopardy! Teen Tournament” finals this week, and his final answer to the “final Jeopardy” question has made him somewhat of an Internet sensation.
After an extremely entertaining performance, including boldly betting all of his winnings on a Daily Double question, Cooper goes into the last question very confident about his chances of winning. He was so confident, in fact, he phoned in his brazen answer to the final “Military Men” category.
The clue: “On June 6, 1944, he said, ‘The eyes of the world are upon you.’”
Cooper’s answer: “Who is…some guy in Normandy. But I just won $75,000!”
While the tournament offers lump sum awards to contestants, Cooper’s plan was not foolproof. Should contestant “Nilai” have wagered all his money and gotten the answer right, Cooper would have probably looked like an idiot.
But it certainly worked out for him. Watch the clip below:
(H/T: Now This News)