Especially Big Data : Gameshow Edition

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Local trivia nerd and friend of Fathom, Nicholas Berube, with Alex Trebek in 2015, and Chris Harrison in 2018.
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95% of contestants cleared the $5,000 threshold, but only 8% made it up to or beyond $50,000.
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The majority of contestants got the $50,000 question wrong, losing $25,000.
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It’s helpful to use this lifeline first; the audience is less accurate when the questions become insanely hard.
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So much confidence! This was a lucky question; we’d gone over a lot of U.S. history.
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NIck runs backwards through U.S. presidents, in a rare instance where this particular skill has tangible value.
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Nick & Michael, trivia creeps, list who died where and when. Note me watching anxiously in the background.
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Map of Moscow, Jerusalem, Bangkok, and Sydney. Bangkok is 12 hours ahead of NYC during Standard Time.

Trusting what we had seen in the numbers just a hair more than he trusted his instincts, he walked away.

Odds of guessing for each question, calculated from 100 contestants on Who Wants to be a Millionaire
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fathominfo

We build platforms and products for understanding data. See the full archive of our writing on process, client work, and curiosities at fathom.info/notebook.

Fathom Information Design

Written by

We build platforms and products for understanding data. See the full archive of our writing on process, client work, and curiosities at fathom.info/notebook.

fathominfo

We build platforms and products for understanding data. See the full archive of our writing on process, client work, and curiosities at fathom.info/notebook.

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