Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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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?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345504722
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 442,134
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Book itself is very good, electronic version is unusable

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Great trivia

    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

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

    A Treasure Trove of Trivia

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    accurate and diverse

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Hush

    Eh. My quiestion ish.....

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Luna

    *enters* hey hey.

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Golden

    *enters* hy.

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    Posted December 27, 2012

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    Here

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Seth

    Ookkk.

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Loneblood

    *waits*

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    Posted December 27, 2012

    Sasha

    Seth spin zee bottle first.

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    Posted December 26, 2012

    Ken

    IMPOSTER!

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    Posted December 26, 2012

    HALEY

    *kills ken* btw i might have killed the innocent ken but whatever! Jk jk

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    Posted July 5, 2012

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    Posted July 5, 2012

    Ken

    * moans and frenches* ive gtg ttyl ily bye

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