Lucy Yuan, a lawyer from Vancouver, B.C., was among three contestants vying for the top prize in a recent episode of the TV game show Jeopardy!
Five clues about worldwide stamps were given by host Alex Trebek, who was born in Sudbury, Ont., for a “World Stamp News” category during the first round on Dec. 20.
The second clue, valued at $400, stated, “Drawings of the head of a bearded man & of the skeleton are 2019 U.K. stamps commemorating the 500th anniv. of this artist’s death.”
After returning champion Eric Smith, of Arizona, responded incorrectly, Yuan stepped up with the correct response, “Who is Leonardo da Vinci?”
With another Canadian reference, an $800 clue stated, “Hallelujah! In 2019 Canada issued stamps honoring this Canadian singer-songwriter who passed in 2016.” Claire Marinello-Fisher, of New Jersey, correctly responded with “Who is Leonard Cohen?”
Smith ultimately retained his champion status and moved on to compete in the next episode.