Matt Jackson is a strange bird. Smart as hell, but DEF a strange bird.
Cool thing is Matt is using his oddness for good, as the extremely smart 23 year old has been beating the bricks off folk on Jeopardy for two weeks now.
Funny thing is, the weirder stuff he does, the more people root for him.
In a profile posted to Jeopardy‘s website this week, Jackson says he was encouraged to try out for the show by his friend Sam Spaulding, who finished second place in the 2010 College Championship, winning $50,000.
One of the things that grab Jackson (outside of his stellar play on the show) is his odd smile during his intro on the show, which grows gradually with the camera zoom. He also holds up a growing finger count during the zoom which marks each day he has won.
One fan caught on and had a theory on another meaning for the fingers:
"I am now convinced that the number of fingers directly correlates to the number of bodies in his backyard #jeopardy " said a fan on Twitter.
I wonder what Matt will do next!