Ken Jennings



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The "Kennections" trivia puzzle, which debuted in the newsprint-y pages of Parade magazine back in 2012, is now a regular interactive quiz on the website of my old friends at mental_floss magazine. The interface is much nicer, but the rules are the same. First, answer five challenging quiz questions. Then see if you can figure out the "Kennection" between them--the secret theme that all five answers have in common. Get it, Kennections? Like "connections" but named for "Ken." It's a pun!

The Slate News Quiz

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Every Friday, Ken writes a quiz on the past week's events for Slate magazine. Twelve multiple-choice questions will test your knowledge of the week's news events, both big and small, including happenings in science, sports, politics, and culture both high and low. Answer as fast as you can, because time is ticking away! Each week, a Slate editor or contributor takes the test as well, so you can see if you've mastered current events as thoroughly as the people who report on them.

Trivia Death Match

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For the first time, it's possible for know-it-alls to challenge Ken for trivia superiority! Trivia Death Match with Ken Jennings is a no-holds-barred Mexican-wrestling style extravaganza in which Ken takes on all comers to his trivia throne. The gang (the geniuses behind the popular MovieCat game) held Ken hostage in their state-of-the-art trivia facility and made him answer each of the game's 1,000 questions, while recording his answers and timing. So as you play each of the game's fifty quizzes, you can see exactly how you stack up against Ken, head-to-head. ¡Buena suerte, luchadores! Available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and coming soon for Android.

At the Intersection

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Ken hosts At the Intersection, a video series highlighting the ways that big data and cloud computing technologies are changing business all over the world. Sponsored by EMC and Intel, the series profiles clients like Jaguar Land Rover who are using these powerful new technologies in exciting ways. Ken, of course, has been an admirer of big data solutions himself ever since a certain IBM big data technology demolished him on Jeopardy! in 2011.


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Read Ken's weekly column "The Debunker" on the blogs at, an Internet deal-of-the-day site that also happens to own a gigantic foam version of Ken's head...on which they no doubt practice devilish voodoo experiments. Every week, Ken debunks a different myth or misconception or lie that they taught you in school. Everything you know is wrong, and Ken Jennings is here to help!

Condé Nast Traveler

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Ken blogs regularly for Condé Nast Traveler, the world's premier travel magazine. His usual weekly column, "Maphead," introduces travelers to little-known but geographically cool and unique destinations all over the world.