It's about time someone became toast of the water cooler again just for being really smart.
Roger Craig, a graduate student at the University of Delaware (stay with us...), won $77,000 on tonight's episode of Jeopardy!, thereby besting the one-day record set in 2004 by software engineer Ken Jennings, who went on to win $3,022,700 in 76 appearances.
But Jennings only snagged $75,000 in one day.
Heading into Final Jeopardy, Craig had $47,000 and wagered $30,000 on the category "Literary & Movie Title Objects." Perhaps a film buff as well, the 33-year-old PhD candidate correctly guessed, "What is The Bridge on the River Kwai?" and made history.
So now he has a two-day total of $114,000, but whether or not he ends up with endorsement deals and a snazzy pop-culture nickname like KenJen remains to be seen.