On Sunday afternoon, Jeopardy! GOAT Ken Jennings amusingly made fun of Switzerland for letting a golden opportunity to create chocolate fondue pass the country by.
Jennings is the most decorated contestant in the popular game show’s history. He holds a 74-game win streak that is still the record to this day. In addition, he has the record for the highest average correct responses per game in Jeopardy! history.
If that isn’t enough, Jennings also won the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time tournament. The special event brought together the greatest contestants ever on the game show to decide a true champion. Not only did Jennings take home the bragging rights, but he also won a $1 million first-place prize.
While Jennings is a master trivia player, he’s also equally talented at posting hilarious thoughts on Twitter. The former contestant posts daily, and is almost always lighthearted with what he shares on the social media platform. Occasionally he’ll even trade good-natured verbal jabs on Twitter with other former Jeopardy! champions. However, today’s target was a bit more unexpected.
Jennings’ lighthearted ire was directed at Switzerland for one reason. The European country has had great chocolate and fondue for centuries. Yet somehow the Swiss didn’t think to combine the two. According to Jennings, it’s a travesty to say the least.
7-Game ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Matt Amodio Says His Strategy is Just ‘Do Whatever Ken Jennings Does’
Reigning Jeopardy! champion Matt Amodio is currently on a seven-game win streak of his own. He’s earned $268,800 during his streak, which already puts him in the Top 10 most winningest contestants ever.
The 30-year-old Ph.D. student who attends Yale University recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly. While chatting about his experience on the game show, he opened up about his strategy and gameplay. He said he’s looked to Jeopardy! icon Ken Jennings for inspiration, which is never a bad idea for any contestant.
“I think that my strategy going in was watch Ken [Jennings], and try to do whatever Ken does,” Amodio explained. “He’s done TED talks, he does podcasts, and he drops a little bit of knowledge here and there.”
You could have a far worse plan than looking at the Jeopardy! GOAT for tidbits of knowledge. Every little bit helps when it comes to competing on the trivia game show. Amodio also shared some specific advice he took from Jennings. Some fans may not realize it, but figuring out a solid buzzer strategy can make all the difference.
“When I was trying to get in on the buzzer I would just listen to the cadence of the voice and try and view it like a musical meter and get the rhythm and stuff,” he added. “So, I would just take any notes I could from him.”