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WINNER TAKES FALL

Long-running ''Jeopardy!'' champion finally loses -- Ken Jennings breaks his winning streak with by answering incorrectly with H&R Block

On Nov. 30, California real estate agent Nancy Zerg toppled 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings, giving nerds everywhere a reason to dream again. Bright side to losing: Jennings will receive lifetime financial advice from Final Jeopardy! answer H&R Block. We called the tax preparers' senior VP David Byers to find out how much of his $2.5 million Kenny Boy is gonna keep (about half), but then Byers took it a step further: ''Thank goodness he didn't win with [his incorrect answer] FedEx, because what would they have given him? Free shipping for life?'' The gauntlet has been thrown, package monkeys.

Originally posted Dec 01, 1979 Published in issue #796 Dec 10, 2004 Order article reprints
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