Follow Friday: @KenJennings

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Nobody has won Jeopardy! more times in a row (74) or made as much coin from the program ($3,172,700) than @KenJennings, so it’s safe to say he is much smarter than you. Unfortunately he may also be funnier, if his tweets are any indication. Here’s something else that’s interesting about Ken Jennings: He hates me.

When Hurricane Irene was about to hit New York last August, Jennings from his comfortable home in the Pacific Northwest tweeted this:

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I was a bit annoyed.

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I was actually being sarcastic, which Ken did not pick up on.

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A month later, on September 23rd, I had the pleasure to correct the all-time Jeopardy! champion on something, and zing him while doing it. (One of the happiest moments of my entire life.)

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He put me in my place, however.

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After being told that it wasn’t a good idea to troll one of the very few people in the world that can teach himself telekinesis and will all kitchen utensils from 3,000 miles away to attack me, I never bothered Ken Jennings again. It was probably a coincidence, but not soon after Jennings stepped up his game, spewing out 8-10 twitticisms a day, eventually being as reliably funny as some seasoned comedians. Occasionally he’d make fun of his own specific celebrity.

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Jennings had an idea for an urban Game of Thrones spinoff.

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Ken recognized what we were missing from our lives before the Black Eyed Peas came along.

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He ruined silly putty forever.

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Jennings can’t help himself sometimes and loves to drop crazy knowledge on us dumb peons.

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Ken’s mind isn’t always in the gutter. Sometimes he relaxes and plays video games with his children.

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He values life.

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Jennings proves that writing checks is not only still a thing, it can be fun!

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Ken remembers one of the greatest pop songs ever written.

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I would assume they would add a middle initial like they do in SAG, but Jennings noticed a potentially major problem.

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Jennings is a great dad.

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Ken should work for a political campaign.

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He has a favorite sibling in the Brown family.

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Jennings thought Linsanity could have been timed better.

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He would use a time machine wisely.

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Jennings is a genius, but that doesn’t mean he knows everything.

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Ken isn’t afraid to call out a hipster.

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Ken Jennings is the author of three books. His most recent book is titled Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks.

Roger Cormier won the Mathematics award at his elementary school graduation, so that’s something he guesses.

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