JohnniE pointed this 54 hour trivia event out to me last night, and I did a little research on it today. Pretty interesting. It’s been going on since 1969, and I still haven’t completely figured out how it works, but apparently, people play in teams of like 25, there are 450 teams, and the radio station asks questions on-air. The teams then figure it out, and get points awarded on some convoluted scale depending on how many teams there are. It’s going down this weekend. The video above is the trailer for a movie they did about it a few years ago. Here’s some more info:
- Here’s the basics of it. Here are some sample questions from 1987-1995, and they are downright impossible.
- If you are a complete and total trivia nerd (and you are) you can listen to this years contest via live streaming.
- Here is the official website.
- Finally, I think we should do a trivia marathon. Like the 24 hours of Le Mans, except with trivia. Don’t ya think?