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free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings review Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs 103 One day back in 2003 Ken Jennings and his college buddy Earl did what hundreds of thousands of people had done before they auditioned for Jeopardy Two years 75 games 2642 correct answers and over 25 million in winnings later Ken Jennings emerged as trivia’s undisputed king Brainiac traces his rise from anonymous computer programmer to nerd folk icon But along the way it also explores his newly conuered kingdom the world of trivia itselfJennings had always been minutiae mad poring over almanacs and TV Guide listings at an age when most kids are still watching Elmo and putting beans up their nose But trivia he has found is centuries older than his childhood obsession with it Whisking us from the coffeehouses of seventeenth century London. I found Ken Jennings a positively delightful author despite the fact that I was predisposed to love him with the loyalty of someone who watched nearly all of his JEOPARDY appearances This work is far than the 15 minutes of fame bargain book dead weight it could have easily been Instead Jennings has carefully penned a masterful yes masterful overview of Trivia in American pop culture and interspersed the narrative of his JEOPARDY experiences in a clever and un assuming way Plus there are trivia uestions throughout every chapter answered in the endnotes interactive fun for those of us who grew up with dads that alternately challenged us to yell out correct answers than they could and vocally abused Mr Trebek in ways too obscene to repeat here Make Something rise from anonymous computer programmer to nerd folk icon But along the way it also explores his newly conuered kingdom the world of trivia itselfJennings had always been minutiae mad poring over almanacs and TV Guide listings at an age when most kids are still watching Elmo and putting beans up their nose But trivia he has found is centuries older than his childhood obsession with it Whisking us from the coffeehouses of seventeenth century London. I found Ken Jennings a positively delightful author despite the fact that I was predisposed to love him with the loyalty of someone who watched nearly all of his JEOPARDY appearances This work is far than the 15 minutes of fame bargain book dead weight it could have easily been Instead Jennings has carefully penned a masterful yes masterful overview of Trivia in American pop culture and interspersed the narrative of his JEOPARDY experiences in a clever and un assuming way Plus there are trivia uestions throughout every chapter answered in the endnotes interactive fun for those of us who grew up with dads that alternately challenged us to yell out correct answers than they could and vocally abused Mr Trebek in ways too obscene to Make Something repeat here

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free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings review Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs 103 Bable 75 game run on JeopardyBut above all Brainiac is a love letter to the useless fact What marsupial has fingerprints that are indistinguishable from human ones What planet has a crater on it named after Laura Ingalls Wilder What comedian had the misfortune to be born with the name “Albert Einstein” Jennings also ponders uestions that are a little philosophical What separates trivia from meaningless facts Is being good at trivia a mark of intelligence And is trivia just a waste of time or does it serve some not so trivial purpose after allUproarious silly engaging and erudite this book is an irresistible celebration of nostalgia curiosity and nerdy obsession–in a word trivia The koala Venus Albert Brooks From the Hardcover editi. Ken Jennings is a charming author and this is a fun book for triviajeopardy fans that remember his historic run Ken takes the opportunity in this book to give a history of trivia Why it appeals to some people and what those people have in common what makes for good trivia as opposed to who cares knowledge how uestions are written to lead to a satisfying AHA moment when the figure out the answer He also explores the various forms trivia competitions take in society game shows college uiz bowls pub uizzes board games and annual city wide 50hour trivia marathonsHe also provides just enough behind the curtain info about his jeopardy run How he applied the tests they have to take the travel schedule the secrecy the physical and psychological advantages of being a returning champion and odds and ends that would exhaust anyone making 75 appearances Do you have 75 interesting stories and factoids to talk to Alex about during the post commercial break chit chatOne thing that I enjoyed was a description of his mental gymnastics to breakdown a daily double clue and arrive at the correct response I think that section beautifully shows the human mind at work as well as the terrific clue writing by Jeopardy If you want to play at home the clue was The film title Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind comes from a poem about these ill fated Medieval loversAll in all a very nice trip down memory lane Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 run on JeopardyBut above all Brainiac is a love letter to the useless fact What marsupial has fingerprints that are indistinguishable from human ones What planet has a crater on it named after Laura Ingalls Wilder What comedian had the misfortune to be born with the name “Albert Einstein” Jennings also ponders uestions that are a little philosophical What separates trivia from meaningless facts Is being good at trivia a mark of intelligence And is trivia just a waste of time or does it serve some not so trivial purpose after allUproarious silly engaging and erudite this book is an irresistible celebration of nostalgia curiosity and nerdy obsession–in a word trivia The koala Venus Albert Brooks From the Hardcover editi. Ken Jennings is a charming author and this is a fun book for triviajeopardy fans that Say Your Abc With Me remember his historic The Outcast Dead run Ken takes the opportunity in this book to give a history of trivia Why it appeals to some people and what those people have in common what makes for good trivia as opposed to who cares knowledge how uestions are written to lead to a satisfying AHA moment when the figure out the answer He also explores the various forms trivia competitions take in society game shows college uiz bowls pub uizzes board games and annual city wide 50hour trivia marathonsHe also provides just enough behind the curtain info about his jeopardy ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ run How he applied the tests they have to take the travel schedule the secrecy the physical and psychological advantages of being a Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel returning champion and odds and ends that would exhaust anyone making 75 appearances Do you have 75 interesting stories and factoids to talk to Alex about during the post commercial break chit chatOne thing that I enjoyed was a description of his mental gymnastics to breakdown a daily double clue and arrive at the correct Winning The Player response I think that section beautifully shows the human mind at work as well as the terrific clue writing by Jeopardy If you want to play at home the clue was The film title Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind comes from a poem about these ill fated Medieval loversAll in all a very nice trip down memory lane

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free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings review Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs 103 To the Internet age Jennings chronicles the ups and downs of the trivia fad the uiz book explosion of the Jazz Age; the rise fall and rise again of TV uiz shows; the nostalgic campus trivia of the 1960s; and the 1980s when Trivial Pursuit® again made it fashionable to be a know it allJennings also investigates the shadowy demimonde of today’s trivia subculture guiding us on a tour of trivia hotspots across America He goes head to head with the blowhards and diehards of the college uiz bowl circuit the slightly soused faithful of the Boston pub trivia scene and the raucous participants in the annual A marathon in Stevens Point Wisconsin “The World’s Largest Trivia Contest” And of course he takes us behind the scenes of his impro. If you re any kind of a Jeopardy geek this is reuired reading as uberwinner Ken Jennings tells the tale of how he came to be on the show and win his historic 74 gamesBut beyond that Brainiac is a thoroughly entertaining history of trivia or of the universally addictive pastime of asking and answering obscure general knowledge uestions Jennings did great research and writes with a densely packed brevity and wicked sense of humorAnd best of all there are great trivia uestions sprinkled throughout the narrative so you can test your knowledge


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  1. says: characters Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings ò 3 summary

    free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings ò 3 summary I’ve had on and off love affair of the mind with Jeopardy for ages I always enjoy it but don’t always watch it for practical uninteresting reasons although this year I’ve watched every episode thus far I play along on Jeopardycom and once a year completely mess up the Jeopardy test due to inexplicable inability to perform under strict time limit The pinnacle of this decades long passion has certainly been Ken Jenn

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    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Cross posted from my blog The Periodic Table of ElephantsKen Jennings stamped himself onto my psyche with 'Maphead' a book about geography and geo geeks which I read last year I adored this book for many reasons and I connected with Ken's sentiments about learning obsession and being a nerd I've now gone back to a previ

  3. says: [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ characters Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ I found Ken Jennings a positively delightful author despite the fact that I was predisposed to love him with the loyalty

  4. says: free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings ò 3 summary

    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Learn about Ken Jennings and the subject of trivia Jennings' gentle nerdy self deprecating humor is a soothing balm for an overexposure to Chicago snarkiness present Chicago buds excluded of course o He reads like I fear I sound although I don'

  5. says: characters Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs Ken Jennings ò 3 summary [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ

    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings ò 3 summary characters Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs I've watched Jeopardy throughout my life and Ken Jennings's spectacular run fascinated me in 2004 and still does so today

  6. says: characters Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings ò 3 summary

    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ If you're any kind of a Jeopardy geek this is reuired reading as uberwinner Ken Jennings tells the tale of how he came to be on the show and win his historic 74 gamesBut beyond that Brainiac is a thoroughly entertaining history of trivia or of the universally addictive pastime of asking and answering obscure general knowledge uesti

  7. says: free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ

    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings is a charming author and this is a fun book for triviajeopardy fans that remember his historic run Ken takes the opportunity in this book to give a history of trivia Why it appeals to some people and what those people have in common; what makes for good trivia as opposed to who cares knowledge; how uestions ar

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    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ characters Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs Yes it’s about Jeopardy and Ken Jennings’s experience on the show and how it affected his life but it’s not going to teach you how to study in the way that Bob Harris’s book does Jennings touches on his study habits study broadly use a makeshift buzzer create mnemonics and gives some tips for auditioning know the game and its rules

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    [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings ò 3 summary free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings I'm no Jeopardy fan though I did watch every minute of several shows when IBM's Watson took down former all time champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter However then I was interested in the computer's prowess than in acuainting myself with the game What's my trivia knowledge is mixed; in Trivial Pursuit I used to move around the board fairly comfortably only to grind to a permanent standstill on Geography or Entertainmen

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    free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Ken Jennings [Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs] EBOOK READ Ken Jennings ò 3 summary He talks about trivia a lot I guess that makes sense it wasn't really a memoir Maybe I thought it'd be memoir Some of the trivia sections are good some are way too clearly bought and paid for by Trivial Pursuit My editor usually asks Are they paying you? when somebody uses a corporations name in their work Ken

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  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs
  • Ken Jennings
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 9780812974997