We'll take, "This is absolutely insane," for $100, Alex.
On Tuesday's "Jeopardy!," May 27, Julia Collins became the third person in the history of the show to win 17 consecutive non-tournament games, earning her a total of $372,700 and making her the show's winningest woman ever, according to the AP.
The 31-year-old resident of the Chicago suburbs has gone on record saying her historic run feels like "a daydream come true." If that's so, this "daydream" has been a long time in the making. Collins' former junior high classmate recently took a scan of their eighth-grade year book predictions and posted it online, showing Collins amazingly prognosticated her "Jeopardy!" run years ago.
We know that technically Collins predicted she would win only 10 consecutive games, but since she was in eighth grade at the time, we'll cut her a little slack.
The "Jeopardy!" champ goes for her 18th straight game Wednesday, May 28, and may have a chance to tie for second in all-time consecutive wins on Thursday's show, May 29. After that, she can focus all her attention on Ken Jennings, who is the all-time winningest contestant in "Jeopardy!" history with 74 straight games.