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

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

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by Ken Jennings
 

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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,”

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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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

When all-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings was interviewed on The Colbert Report, he was unable to remember how many pages are in his memoir, Brainiac. That minor failing aside, Jennings's recall seems beyond reproach. In this cleverly conceived combination calendar/trivia book, he puts readers to the test, challenging practicing savants with brow-tightening questions: Two-thirds of all people tilt their heads which way to kiss? From what country did Kuwait in 1961 declare its independence? And most important: Where did Colonel Sanders fry his first chicken?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345504722
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
848,538
File size:
21 MB
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Meet the Author

Ken Jennings broke game show records in 2004 with his unprecedented seventy-four game, $2.52 million victory streak on Jeopardy!. 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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Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Ralph Hernandez More than 1 year ago
But very difficult and time consuming to get to the answers at end of each month on Nook as you have to bypass so many pages
MrOldGuy More than 1 year ago
Although this is a terrific trivia book, without a friendly method to move back and forth between the questions and the answers, it is less than a useful format. The questions are grouped by month with all of the answers for any month after the questions for the last day of that month. There is no mechanism (e.g., hyperlinks) that I can find to flip back and forth between a question and its answer. If you want this book, buy it printed on paper.
Matthew_Goff More than 1 year ago
The headline above says it all. The trivia is divided into 365 days, giving you trivia facts relevent to each day of the year, and plenty plenty of trivia questions to last easily for 2 years.
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As a trivia host I was very happy to find a book that I could find many different categories and knew that I could trust the answers to be accurate. it has been a lifesaver many times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yup
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*enters* hy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ookkk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*waits*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*kills ken* btw i might have killed the innocent ken but whatever! Jk jk
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IMPOSTER!