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19 Jan, 2016 20:53

Final Jeopardy question wipes out all contestants’ prize money (VIDEO)

Final Jeopardy question wipes out all contestants’ prize money (VIDEO)

It’s rare that game shows get away with not forking out at least some cash, but that’s what happened on Jeopardy! when the final clue bamboozled gambling contestants.

The popular US programme has been on the air since the 1960s and sees contestants answer questions based on a range of subjects, like history, current affairs, art, and literature.

Ken Jennings holds the record for Jeopardy! prizes with more than $3.1 million in the bank after he won 74 games in a row.

But on Monday the show’s three contestants were not so lucky, or capable, as they bet a total of $33,600 only to lose out on a question involving school segregation.

The offending clue 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 response was Little Rock, Arksansas.

For those interested, it referred to President Bill Clinton honoring the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were initially prevented from enrolling in an all-white high school in the city back in 1957.