Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3

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Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsS at an age when most kids are still watching Elmo and putting beans up their nose But trivia he has Adventures in the Curious Competitive ePUB found is centuries older than his childhood obsession with it Whisking us from the coffeehouses of seventeenth century London to the Internet age Jennings chronicles the Adventures in the PDF/EPUB 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 s; and the s 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 Adventures in the Curious Competitive ePUB He goes head to head with the blowhards and diehards of the college uiz bowl circuit the slightly soused faithful of.

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Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 ¸ ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs By Ken Jennings ✍ – Tushna-hram.ru One day back in 2003 Ken Jennings and his[PDF / Epub] Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs By Ken Jennings Tushna hram.ru 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 m One day in the PDF back in Ken Jennings and his college buddy Earl did what hundreds of thousands of people had done before they auditioned for Jeopardy Two years games correct answers and over 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 Brainiac Adventures MOBI : his newly conuered kingdom the world of trivia itselfJennings had always been minutiae mad poring over almanacs and TV Guide listing.

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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 improbable 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 edition..

Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Kenneth Wayne in the PDF Æ Jennings III born May holds the record for the longest winning streak on the US syndicated game show Jeopardy Jennings won games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his th appearance His total earnings on Jeopardy are US in winnings a consolation prize on his th appearance and in the Jeopardy Ultimate Tour.

10 Comments on "Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3"

  • Bandit

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsI’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


  • B Schrodinger

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsCross 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 previous book of his 'Brainiac' which deals with the history and obsession of trivia and the events that made Ken a household name in the USFor those of you not from the US or who like 'Jeopardy' Ken shot to fame by being a carry over champion on the game show a record 74 times But that is not like being a champion on 'Wheel of Fortune'


  • Jess

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsI 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


  • Eh?Eh!

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsLearn 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


  • Beth Cato

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsI'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 His long run blurred together for the most part Much of the book is about the nature of trivia itself how it became a thing how the fad has ebbed and flowed over the decades and how it is celebrated in various forms today I found the early portions on the history of trivia to read as slow but perhaps that was also my


  • Diane

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsIf 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


  • Abtin

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsKen 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


  • M.liss

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsYes 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


  • Mac

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsI'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 Entertainment So why did I enjoy Brainiac so muchThat's because Brainiac is an interesting story well presented The content is the story of Jennings's audition for Jeopardy his narrow victory in the first game his long successful run and his ultimate loss Along the way Jennings provides some backstory his interest in trivia since childhood his participation in college contests and his maniacal preparation for the show He also throws in history of trivia references to other famous game shows of the early TV era some local trivia competitions in bars and schools the Trivial


  • C

    Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs review ☆ 3 Brainiac Adventures in the Curious Competitive Compulsive World of Trivia BuffsHe 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 Jennings was definitely getting paid Kinda a funny dude though