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Thursday, June 5: Tom Nissley

University Place Pierce County Library

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Amazon employee Tom Nissley ended an eight-episode Jeopardy winning streak in December 2010 when he answered a question about American landmarks incorrectly. Alex Trebek asked: "Finding the spot for this memorial caused its creator to say, ‘America will march along that skyline.'" All three contestants wagered the correct answer was the Lincoln Memorial. "Oh, I'm sorry. The correct answer is Mount Rushmore." (Audience moans.) Don't feel too bad for Nissley. He won more than $250,000, making him the game show's third biggest winner. This personable, bookworm specimen from the next phase of human evolution will be at University Place Pierce County Library June 5, signing his book, A Reader's Book of Days, and generally reminding you what a moron you are by comparison.

TOM NISSLEY, 7 p.m., University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Pl. W., University Place, free admission, 253.548.3307

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