'Jeopardy!' champ challenges parental wisdom
Ken Jennings pens new book
- Duration 4:31
- Date Dec 5, 2012
Ken Jennings pens new book
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-- excuse once the reigning champion of -- game show jeopardy and the links champion ball topping rival contestant 74 times and walking well with a record amount of wings remember.
Can puts America the beautiful and we're in the yellow pages and it was awesome power and whose previous can put the Power Rangers -- was on the town -- -- the gastric I mean risk 5800 -- right.
-- -- -- -- Yeah today that it brings his total -- so -- plus.
If I was ever on a game show he'd be my phone a friend -- You eight -- -- but he's not returning my phone calls until today since his successful run on jeopardy.
Can has become the best selling offer of not one not two -- three books and in his latest he challenges the notion that mom and dad know best -- dissecting common myths.
Parents tell their kids and Ken Jennings joins us live -- -- morning.
You know I you I guess you have your to your son Dylan.
And a purple tootsie pop to thank for this book don't -- I didn't use turn around the corner one day at a kitchen with a lollipop in his mouth and I was like well all you're gonna -- on you know.
That's gonna push into the your brain or something you know I had this vague idea that a -- a lot of your mother yes.
And I I'm turning into my mother of -- so that's yeah.
Well I he asked me he's like really and I suddenly realized I have not -- just carry all these things I heard when I was ten years old I can.
I never actually looking them up and I don't what if there was a book where you could look -- -- -- Now how -- let me ask -- in doing so.
A -- that out it's an unbelievable -- -- really correct everything that you try to get across your kids yeah so don't deal in our children if they have a chance to read this but there's some of the things that -- about some academic -- us senate -- actually that's stroke okay we don't need to reverse what -- -- these are some of the actual topic study about.
Yes that you guys tell me true or -- is good -- and African stay away from the Christmas points out of because believes -- -- That was false I read your book explain why -- it.
It's just an accident the people assumed the points that as a -- a kid you know he won once and you know had a heart health problems -- assumed that was the problem but certainly went up for not.
For dogs to actually -- -- as people are worried about that document -- time they felt like.
Pounds of them to routes and they didn't -- it was get get it.
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Also anybody anybody I'd say it's true because -- -- radio yes I.
Yeah it is true actually tickets it doesn't tend to do better for colds and other hot liquids all right public -- government I was -- I was gonna say speaking of liquids.
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Newborn it's actually false -- -- caffeine doesn't do a thing for for kids that's you know it'll recommended not you don't get your kids got it but it won't.
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Maybe a higher concentration hundred mile an office that's pretty much pretty much a relatively little -- and President Obama.
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And that's why this kind is going to be an interest in one so given a shot don't suck your thumb it's bad for you expect your -- Exactly right it is bad for your -- for a long time psychiatrist what the kids like their -- it's comforting to the dentist one.
Psychiatrists and dentists and -- my campaign for a pound expanded.
The final question no soda the sugar always makes you hyper.
Know all the false and he wanted to secure true -- -- say no soda.
Sort of might be a good idea because you know -- market for kids that actually did not connect to the hyperactivity I think I think parents are -- -- be -- for the storm but does the McCain.
See I I liked it in the way we ended yesterday on the -- is he's the big picture.
You believe these things like Google and all these devices are hurting us because we don't look things up anymore what to do it hurts our memory there's -- to do is Google -- we get the quick answer.
What happened forget any Ken Jennings for.
That's everything I -- -- -- we don't know facts anymore because we just look at if I need that and then we never do so and GPS also we don't know the roads anymore because we just have somebody talked -- I can't -- -- how many times we played Trivial Pursuit at Christmas time at our house I think I'm gonna take this home in -- the children and my wife and we're gonna have a who now we'll watch -- telling your kids my -- credit now he -- my wife not.
I'm I'm fine -- Because I said so by Ken Jennings can't thank you very much less regulation on the record of --