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November 30, 2004

Ken Jennings loses on Jeopardy after winning more games than anyone in history.

 Why does it matter?

Jeopardy, the long-running quiz game show, once allowed contestants to win only a limited number of times before asking them to retire. A change in the rules led to Ken Jennings' amazing 74 game winning streak. All together, he won over $2.5 million for his ability to answer trivia questions correctly and quickly. In the process, he became a pop culture icon.

For more information...

ABC News: Who is Ken Jennings?
An ABC News story about Jennings and his incredible Jeopardy winning streak.

Ken Jennings
A quick biography of Ken Jennings.

This is Jeopardy!
Official home site of Jeopardy. There is a virtual tour of the set and information about upcoming contests and shows.

Ken Jennings - Official Site
Ken Jennings' own site, mostly advertising his new book "Brainiac."