Literacy

Amy Schneider’s 40-game ‘Jeopardy!’ winning streak ends with loss to Chicago librarian

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Chicago Tribune

Amy Schneider’s historic 40-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” came to an end Wednesday after Chicago multimedia librarian Rhone Talsma finished in first place with a score of $29,600 to Schneider’s $19,600. Talsma works at the Chicago Ridge Public Library and said that being a professional librarian does provide something of an edge. “It is literally in my job description to find answers to any question directed to me at the reference desk,” he told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday. “Sitting at the desk for eight hours a day, I’m almost guaranteed to learn something new thanks to a question f…

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