Ken Jennings


February 1, 2013

I plugged this on Twitter the other day but here’s the scoop if you missed it: puzzle god Mike Selinker has announced The Maze of Games, “a full-length, limited edition, hardback puzzle novel with over 50 puzzles and a deeply engaging story, all woven together in a ‘solve your own adventure’ style which will keep you jumping from page to page.” If that sounds as great to you as it does to me–and Mike is very good at what he does–here’s the relevant Kickstarter where you can contribute to and secure your own copy of this forthcoming “gorgeous illustrated tome.” Since the puzzle has already cleared its $29,000 “stretch goal,” one of the supplemental puzzles will be a quiz by yours truly.

Also: I was just reading something about the Oscars and noticed that, if Anne Hathaway wins the Best Supporting Actress prize as she is widely expected to do, she will be handing Sally Field her first Oscar loss. Yup: two-time Oscar winner Sally Field was, until this year, also two-time Oscar nominee Sally Field. Norma Rae and Places in the Heart were her only two nominations, and she went two-for-two.

There are only five other multiple-acting-award winners who also have a 100% batting average at the moment. How many can you name?

Posted by Ken at 3:44 pm