ዷ Free Hardcover Download ಲ Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days ፗ By Ken Jennings ፵

ዷ Free Hardcover Download ಲ Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days  ፗ By Ken Jennings ፵ ዷ Free Hardcover Download ಲ Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days ፗ By Ken Jennings ፵ Ken Jennings was born in Seattle, Washington, but spent much of his childhood in Seoul, South Korea A graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, he worked as a computer programmer until becoming an unlikely celebrity due to his unprecedented record breaking streak on the television quiz show Jeopardy He lives outside Seattle with his wife and children.Introduction It seemed like it was going to be so easy I spent most of 2005 submerged in the world of trivia nuts, writing my book Brainiac I was and still am writing a weekly Tuesday Trivia e mail quiz for visitors to my website As a result, I was seeing trivia everywhere I looked While driving by the Olive Garden restaurant by the mall hmm, the Olive Garden logo is a fruit thats not an olive While looking at a fistful of change at the grocery store hmm, two different state quarters have George Washington on their tails side as well as on the heads While my wife was in labor hmm, childbirth contractions are measured in units named for the capital of Uruguay Um, sorry, honey, my mind was elsewhere Go ahead and push now I needed to get all this trivia out of my system, cleanse myself of all the clutter The book you now hold in your hands would, I thought, be my trivia enema In fact, Ken Jenningss Trivia Enema was its original working title, before wiser heads prevailed I pictured a 365 day trivia almanac, stuffed to the gills with odd historical facts from every day of the year, each tied to a related trivia quiz What could be easier, in a world packed with exotic little factoids It would be like gaily skipping through an alpine meadow, picking whatever wildflowers of trivia happened to catch my eye A fact here, a question there, and pretty soon Id have a book, right As it turned out, a better title for the book might have been Ken Jenningss Trivia Aversion Therapy Math was never my strong suit in school, but it turns out that twenty or thirty trivia questions for each day of the calendar year runs to about nine thousand questions in total Nine thousand Thats two whole boxes of Trivial Pursuit Thats most of a season of Jeopardy As far as I can tell, this is the biggest single assembly of trivia questions ever published in this country, in any form And writing nine thousand trivia questions comes with challenges beyond mere volume, it turns out In case you have professional curiosity, or just want to feel my pain Ken Jenningss Trivia Pity Party here are a few of the difficulties inherent in writing an ber trivia book of this scale Over easy or hard boiled My favorite trivia questions arent simple fact retrieval They involve a little bit of workforehead furrowing, lip chewing, tossing the question around with friends and familybefore the sudden flash of insight that produces the answer Whos the only U.S president with a four syllable surname is probably not the kind of question you can answer off the top of your head, but its not annoyingly esoteric either But a book of nine thousand brain straining questions like that might be, well, a little exhausting So Ive sprinkled in some of the easy, quick response kind of questions What countrys national carrier is Qantas Airways as well asIll admita few maddeningly abstruse ones that just happen to have interesting answers Dolbears Law relates air temperature to the speed of what So dont flip to the answer section too quicklygiven a moments thought, you may surprise yourself with how much you actually know The generation gap A 15 year old trivia buff and a 65 year old trivia buff are going to have different ideas of what pop culture and what oncecurrent events constitute fair game for quizzing To someone of exactly the right age, the sentence Bill Laimbeer played one of the Sleestaks on Land of the Lost will elicit a smile of happy recognition To anyone else, it will only elicit a puzzled Bill Laim who played one of the what staks on Land of the what now Ive tried to avoid the hopeless minutiae of any generation, evenas tempting as it seemedmy own Gen X childhood But rest assured that, no matter what your age, youll probably feel too old for some of the questions herein and too young for others Equal time Quiz show and board game questions are produced by staffs of dozens of diverse writers, but this book all poured out of one head mine So Im terrified that the questions will reflect my own personal preferences and prejudices Are there too few NASCAR questions Too much breakfast cereal What if theres twice as much Beatles as Elvis or CSI NY than CSI Miami What if there are two questions on the SinoJapanese War and only one on the Russo Japanese War Aaaargh Hakuna errata Finally, theres accuracy Ive been over this book with a fine toothed comb, and so have many other trivia gurus of my acquaintance, but I know from experience that we couldnt have caught every possible error in a book this size Trivia is an odd field the very best finds are the odd and nearly unbelievable facts, and those are also the ones most likely to have been misreported or exaggerated or, sometimes, simply made up Also, times changethis book may have been current when I finished it in the summer of 2007, but I cant vouch for all its facts if youre reading it in some remainder bin of the far flung future of 2009 or beyond If you spot goofs or have other comments or questions, drop me a line via Ken Jennings.com so we can fix em in any future editions I hope you enjoy this endlessly overstuffed clown car of trivia Ken Jenningss Trivia Clown Car Trivia, Ive always thought, has the wonderful side effect of making knowledge seem fun, or even sexy It can bring back fond memories, or spark new interests, or inspire marvel at the wonderful strangeness of the world around us Maybe some of the facts in the nine thousand odd questions that follow will do something like that for you But even if these quizzes just provide a momentary rainy day diversionwell, theres nothing trivial about that, either You know, I just searched the manuscript one final time for the letters TK a publishing speak placeholder abbreviation for To Come and immediately got back a great list of legitimate trivia answers with the letters tk in them Dick Butkus, OutKast, Kamchatka, the Atkins Diet, Latka Gravas And my first thought, even after eight grueling months of question writing, was, Wow, what a great idea for a quiz I wonder if I can squeeze it in somewhere So much for getting the trivia jones out of my system Maybe theres still TK. 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    • Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days
    • 4.2
    • 463
    • Hardcover
    • 544 pages
    • Ken Jennings
    • English
    • 27 July 2017

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