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Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

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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 “ri
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Published January 15th 2008 by Villard (first published January 15th 2007)
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Nov 19, 2008 Mindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alright, I haven't read all 7,777 questions. (By the way, there are more than that! Ken just thought 7,777 sounded good in the title.) What's more I can not answer very many of the questions. I actually would like to give this book a lower rating because it interfered with my trip to Italy- Ken was correcting proofs. On the other hand the advance helped to pay for the trip to Italy. Alright, 5 stars it is.
Jun 05, 2009 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are a whole lot of trivia books out there, but most are cheapie collections of stuff compiled from all the standard sources, not organized in any interesting way, and not a lot of balance given to try to keep a good fraction of the questions doable. Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac is head and shoulders above these, the first real masterpiece of the trivia world. The day-by-day organization is quite compelling; you can make it like a daily trivia devotional, or just get in a day or two with e ...more
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May 15, 2014 Blaine DeSantis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of info, which is good, but not overly thrilled with the organization of the book
Jul 15, 2010 Rory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pub quiz nerds unite!
I really enjoyed Jenning's "Brainiac" and really enjoy his blog and, wow, does this compendium deliver, too! Jennings is obviously very smart, but he's also down-to-earth, funny and connected to people who--like him--just love knowing stuff for the sake of knowing it. Especially knowing strange and amazing and surprising and obscure things. This is set up as a daily almanac of facts and questions and it's really well put together. I wish I owned it!
Jun 22, 2008 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trivia
My wife and I love trivia games. Ken Jennings has masterfully created a great book of questions and answers on everything from sports to politics to geography and some even very random categories. My wife and I quiz each other in the car or whenever we have a few minutes to kill. It's not a book you read cover-to-cover, but it's great for ocasional perusing. We love it!
Nucking Futs the Fire Fairy Book-a-holic
This is probably the most fun trivia book i've read so far. The trivia questions are really interesting and the organization of the segments is entertaining. My only problem here is the position of the answer key. I wish the author had made it easier to check the answers.
Feb 18, 2008 Missy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys the trivia
Recommended to Missy by: Jen and Raj
Shelves: reference
I'm a little confused by the icon as the book I have contains 8,888 trivia questions... but it appears to be the same book described. It's cleverly written and organized and Raj helped edit it!
Oct 20, 2012 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like the way it was laid out - you had to keep looking up the correct answers in the back of the book...
Krystle Kouture
Nov 29, 2011 Krystle Kouture rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trivia-books
Not really done, just sick of seeing it on my Currently reading shelf:P

Love what i've read to far though!
Sarah Murphy Traylor
OMG. This trivia is LEGIT, son.
Jul 19, 2011 Ricky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
brain overload
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Kenneth 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 Tour ...more
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