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Book Title: Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days|
The author of the book: Ken Jennings
Edition: Villard Books
Date of issue: January 15th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780345499974
Format files: PDF
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Ken Jenningsâ€™s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questionsâ€“and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle.
For exampleâ€“February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase â€œhat in the ring,â€ so Ken Jennings fires off a series of â€œringâ€ questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the â€œgothâ€ music scene was born in London, so hereâ€™s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoeâ€™s Black Knight*** or Men in Blackâ€™s Agent M****?
In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature â€œThis Day in Historyâ€ factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as â€œEasy,â€ â€œHard,â€ and â€œYeah, Good Luck.â€ Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge.
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Read information about the authorKenneth Wayne Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) holds the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! Jennings won 74 games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US$3,022,700 ($2,520,700 in winnings, a $2,000 consolation prize on his 75th appearance, and $500,000 in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions). Jennings held the record for most winnings on any game show ever played until the end of the Ultimate Tournament of Champions (first aired on May 25, 2005), when he was displaced by Brad Rutter, who defeated Jennings in that tournament.
After winning, he began working on a book, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, which explored American trivia history and culture. Ken also appeared as a member of the mob sitting in podium #13 from the new game show 1 vs. 100 in 2006, and in 2007 Jennings was the champion of the first season of the US version of Grand Slam.