Trivial Pursuits

Wendy wrote about the trivia marathon that took place at KVSC, St Cloud State’s radio station had a 50 hour trivia marathon a few weeks ago. I participated on the same team that Wendy did. It was a lot of fun. We were a remote team out of our friends house in Apple Valley, and because of the internet it seems there were many other remote teams. We had 10-12 people helping at its peak, with 4-6 of us around at any given time.

A lot of the questions were un-googleable. The question writers found questions that were simply not out there for a search engine to find. A lot of questions were also audio oriented, where all you need is a few people with solid music backgrounds. One of the more entertaining rounds was early in the morning on Sunday – name all the artists in a mash-up. Some had other artists not played that you had to use the internet to figure out who all of the artists were in the mash-up. A lot of the audio questions were obscure.

Boyd Huppert did a piece about it that aired on KARE-11 last week. The video is here. It does a pretty good job of describing the competition. It also made me realize that there’s a lot of teams who are way more hardcore than we can ever probably hope to be.

Our team finished 42nd out of 80 teams – a respectable finish for a team who had no solid “St Cloud” resources. The winning team, Pull Start Diesel even has their own website.

I’ll definitely be doing it again next year – it was that fun.

1 Comment so far

  1. Reanne (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    Thanks for the recap. I really didn’t get how the contest worked when I first heard about it. Its cool that instead of making the contest super easy, it ups the difficulty level.

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