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summary Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review Ú Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs Ken Jennings µ 3 free read 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. 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 t have close to the knowledge base he draws upon Good grief I hope I m not as know it all as that Entertaining look into the history of trivia it s current forms and festivals and a behind the scenes viewpoint of Jeopardy Enjoyable read and endorsed by Will Shortz Make Something rise fall and The Bone Man of Benares A Lunatic Trip Through Love and the World 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 The Lost Lupin 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. 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 Chrysanthemum reads like I fear I sound although I don t have close to the knowledge base he draws upon Good grief I hope I m not as know it all as that Entertaining look into the history of trivia it s current forms and festivals and a behind the scenes viewpoint of Jeopardy Enjoyable After the Falls read and endorsed by Will Shortz

summary Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

summary Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review Ú Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs Ken Jennings µ 3 free read 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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summary Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review Ú Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs Ken Jennings µ 3 free read 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


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    summary Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Ken Jennings Ken Jennings µ 3 free read 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

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    summary Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs Ken Jennings µ 3 free read PDF or EBOOK (Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs) ´ Ken Jennings I've watched Jeopardy throughout my life and Ken Jennings's spectacular run fascinated me in 2004 and still does so today I always enjoy seeing him return for new bouts I found Brainiac to be an overall interesting read There was less behind the scenes info on Jeopardy than I expected though I understand why there isn't H

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    PDF or EBOOK (Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs) ´ Ken Jennings read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Ken Jennings Ken Jennings µ 3 free 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

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    PDF or EBOOK (Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs) ´ Ken Jennings 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 writt

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    read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Ken Jennings Ken Jennings µ 3 free read summary 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 present yourself as affable and funny but what makes Brainiac stand out

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    summary Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs PDF or EBOOK (Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs) ´ Ken Jennings Ken Jennings µ 3 free read I'm no Jeopardy fan though I did watch every minute of several shows when IBM's Watson took down former all time

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