15 of Ken Jennings's Funniest Kennections

Ken Jennings on the Jeopardy! set.
Ken Jennings on the Jeopardy! set.
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Twice a week, Jeopardy! GOAT Ken Jennings runs Kennections, a quiz featuring seemingly unrelated clues where the answers have one thing in common. To celebrate his 400th Kennection, Jennings scoured our archives and selected 15 of his favorite, funniest quizzes.

See if you can figure them out. (And if you're looking for more Kennections fun, check out Jennings's picks for his toughest quizzes here—or browse the full archive of more than 400 quizzes online.)

1. A clean connection

A filter-feeding ocean dweller and Philip F. Dale’s nickname have something in common.

2. A classic connection

See if you can figure out how a Shakespearean play and a 2001 book about a Boston crime lord are linked

3. Head in the correct direction

Bernie Sanders and a baseball location share a certain attribute.

4. A noble activity

The most common 4-digit PIN in the world and an American sandwich are more similar than you may realize. 

5. An honest answer

The only U.S. president to never enter the White House and the fruit of a rose plant share an honorable trait.

6. A fiery similarity

Find the link between a video game adventurer and a CW series starring Rachel Bloom. 

7. A lethal link

The canine hero in a 1957 Disney film and the 1937 leader of the Falange Española Tradicionalista share this tragic trait. 

8. A difficult test to pass

Try to deduce what Cujo’s breed and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s father have in common

9. A positively tough one

Find the connection between the activity Bhutan banned nationwide in 2005 and the nickname Christopher Wallace is called in his posthumous hit “Hypnotize.” 

10. Not quite black-and-white

The world’s tallest structure in 1885 and a popular whey cheese used in baked lasagna sure don’t seem related at first glance. 

11. Get rolling

The clue's include the demographic Sallie Mae provides loans to and the main ingredient of tahini. 

12. Don't get left hanging

The animated Disney character whose moves were based off Tony Hawk’s and a statue outside Seattle’s Safeco Field have this in common

13. Liberate your creativity

A mythological Nordic sea monster and a type of dog are two creatures with this trait.

14. A comedic connection

Spot the similarity between Hawaii’s favorite canned meat and a Parisian fromagerie

15. Not so cut-and-dry

The object Old Mother Hubbard retrieved for her dog and a cocktail made with olive brine share a common clue.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Philadelphia Is Now Home to a Yarn Vending Machine

Emani Outterbridge with her yarn vending machine in Philadelphia.
Emani Outterbridge with her yarn vending machine in Philadelphia.
Emani Outterbridge

When 24-year-old Emani Outterbridge was stuck at home with a broken foot this past spring, she got to thinking of new ways to bring her self-made designer yarn to DIYers around Philadelphia. What she landed on was the idea of a yarn-dispensing vending machine, which she floated to her followers on social media.

They responded enthusiastically, and after a whirlwind fundraising campaign, Outterbridge ordered three machines, ready to be stocked with rows of brightly colored skeins. Earlier this month, the first one made its society debut at Elements of Grooming, a Philadelphia barber shop owned by a friend of Outterbridge’s. Soon, curious customers flooded the shop, and Outterbridge (who was on a business trip to Miami at the time) received excited updates from the owner. With the first vending machine already a proven success, she’s now looking to place the remaining two at other local businesses before ordering more.

Outterbridge's vivid skeins in the vending machine.Emani Outterbridge

Outterbridge doesn’t just make designer yarn—she also crochets custom items for her fashion line under the name “Emani Milan.” She’s been crocheting since she was 12 years old, and launched her own online business at age 15 after finishing an entrepreneur course in high school. She’s even designed items for Cardi B, whom she credits with elevating her profile. Outterbridge tells Mental Floss that the best part about being a business owner is the freedom to be “completely committed to my own success.”

Part of that success comes from understanding the needs of her fellow crocheters (and knitters), which helped her come up with the innovative vending machines in the first place. “I was thinking … if I had something that’s accessible to me 24 hours, mid-project, if I need to stop and go get some yarn, a vending machine would be ideal,” she explains.

Since the first vending machine is currently housed inside the barber shop—and future ones will likely live indoors, too—Outterbridge is hoping to open her own brick-and-mortar store in order to give people round-the-clock access to yarn. “With the salons and the shops—they close," she says. “But if I had my own store, I can have it open 24/7, so that’s what I’m pushing for.”

A future crocheter checks out the goods.Emani Outterbridge

In the meantime, she’ll continue offering her vibrant yarn skeins and garments through her website. Though you might assume a career crocheter would look forward to making cozy sweaters and scarves for chilly weather, Outterbridge actually prefers the summer months, which allow for more “creative range”—items like swimsuits, coverups, skirts, and rompers.

While you’re waiting for a yarn vending machine to land in your neighborhood, you can follow Outterbridge on Instagram and check out her products here.