Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days

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Random House Publishing Group, 2008 - Games - 531 pages
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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle.

For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” 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 “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****?

In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” 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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Ken Jennings Trivia Almanac

User Review  - heidi5522 -

I needed something different for my mothers birthday and when I saw Ken Jennings talking about this book I immediately had to buy it. I am glad I did. If you are a Jeopardy fan this is a must have. If ... Read full review

A fun book

User Review  - akd07 -

Lots of fun pieces of trivia and the book is organized in a unique daybyday format. I am very happy with my purchase. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Ken Jennings was born outside Seattle, but grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show "Jeopardy!". In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show, and went on an unprecedented seventy-four game victory streak worth $2.52 million. Jennings's book "Brainiac", about his "Jeopardy!" adventures, was a critically acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller, as was his follow-up, "Maphead". He is also the author of "Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac". Jennings lives in Washington with his wife Mindy, his son Dylan and daughter Caitlin, and a deeply unstable Labrador retriever named Banjo.

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