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'Jeopardy!' Has a New Genius: Grad Student Surpasses Ken Jennings' High One-Day Total (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 14th 2010 10:30PM
Jeopardy'Jeopardy!' has been plugging along since 1984, winning 28 Emmys and improving cocktail conversations the world over with their interesting trivia tidbits. But on Sept. 14, one smart contestant made history.

Reigning champ and record-breaking winner Ken Jennings has been dethroned as the show's highest one-day winner. Roger Craig, a 33-year-old graduate student from the University of Delaware, now holds that title.

Jennings held the highest one-day record of $75,000 for more than six years; Craig's $77,000 win today puts his two-day total at $114,000. It's still nowhere near Jennings' total lifetime 'Jeopardy!' winnings of over $3 million, but it's definitely a start.

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