Ken Jennings has gone from winning $2.5 million on Jeopardy! to $11.16 on HQ Trivia

“Affable trivia genius” used to be a dependable career, the sort of steady job one could count on to support a family. For Ken Jennings, that meant winning Jeopardy! 74 times in a row and pocketing more than $2.5 million in the process. Nowadays, thanks to Silicon Valley and the so-called “gig economy,” trivia savants…

Over 33 seasons of Jeopardy!, men have earned nearly double what women have

As any regular viewer of Jeopardy! can tell you, the average game usually isn‘t complete without at least one instance of leaning forward, shouting “Bet more, you dummy!” at the screen, and then turning to whomever you’re watching the show with after the contestant gets it right and smugly reminding them, “I told them…

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