Guinness Book of World Records: This Day In History

Today marks the anniversary of Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! superstar & America’s sweetheart, being defeated after a remarkable 74 game winning streak.  Jennings made his first appearance on Jeopardy! in June 2004 and his loss aired on this date, November 30, in 2004.

Jennings’ run on Jeopardy! chiseled his name into the game show history books.  He broke a number of records including highest American game show winnings total ($3.7 million), most appearances on a syndicated game show (81 episodes), and highest 5 consecutive game total on Jeopardy!  ($221,200).  His records even landed him a place in The Guinness Book of World Records under “most cash won on a game show.”

As a bit of trivia for you, here is the final Jeopardy! answer that led to Jennings’ ultimate demise.  “Most of this firm’s 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year.”  The question is posted in the comments below.  (reference: history.com, wikipedia.org)

Disney Books are Fun!

Warning to all parents, these fun Disney Storybooks might cause kids to stay up later!  Pictured here is an adorable Lakeside associate’s child who just couldn’t get enough of this book.  Debbie, the mom, purchased the book at Lakeside thinking “wow my kid loves mickey and this should be a fun learning experience for him too.”  Little did she know he would enjoy it so much that he couldn’t put the book or take-along tunes away! 

The 24-page book (9-1/2″ x 8-1/8″) is packed with stories and learning activities.  The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Take-Along Tunes is an interactive book with a music player that comes with 20 preloaded tunes.  The hardcover book has the lyrics for each song, along with colorful illustrations.  The player is shaped liked Mickey, complete with feet it can stand up on.  Kids can carry the music around, or stand the player up to listen to the classic songs including “If You’re Happy and You Know It…,” “Head, Shoulders…,” as well as “Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog,” which is featured in the show.

Enjoy and remember you have been warned!  Search kids books @ lakeside for more great books at unbelievable low prices!

The Biggest Loser™ Season Finale Tonight

Are you a fan of the Biggest Loser™? 

You’ve watched contestants drop the pounds, get in shape, and learn healthy eating habits.  Now it’s time for you and your family to do the same!

The Biggest Loser™ books show you how to lose weight like the contestants on your favorite show.  If you’ve been inspired to start your own weight-loss journey, all the tools are right in The Biggest Loser™ 30-Day Jump Start book.  The experts from the show are here to walk you through a 30-day plan.  In The Biggest Loser™ Family Cookbook, you will find easy-to-follow menus, recipes, exercise plans and motivation for each day of the week.  This book shows you how to cook easy meals for the whole family without breaking the bank.  The 125 recipes in this book will satisfy every palate and include complete and affordable meal, snack and side dish options.  The Biggest Loser™ Complete Calorie Counter book offers a quick and easy guide to the calorie count of thousands of foods from grocery stores and popular restaurants.