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YouTube Stars and Hasbro Team Up With 'Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It'

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Among nerdier interests, your writer is very much a fan of Trivial Pursuit. (What other activity would demand the entirely pointless knowledge that Dr. Pepper debuted at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in 1904? Sadly, none.) Game-maker Hasbro has lately been working its way into the digital realm (notably with the buggy and entirely underwhelming iPhone version of Pursuit), and its most recent venture is a partnership with YouTube, which pits the knowledge of Internet users against the creators of classic video memes in a Web-based game called Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It.

Used as an advertising plug for the new version of the Pursuit board game, Bet You Know It asks users three questions, in series, as they try to rack up "chips" for the 'The People.' You then use those chips to bet against meme-makers like Tay Zonday and the Numa Numa guy, gaining points for The People if you correctly guess whether or not the particular Web-celebrity knows the answer to a question.

So, if you've got ten minutes, head over to the YouTube site to play for The People. Questions like "Who played Rose DeWitt Bukater in the 1997 film 'Titanic'?" should only stump the most slack-jawed of players. All in all, Bet You Know It is a silly (while pretty) incarnation of the game, and it still massages that ol' trivia brain... if only with a feather touch.

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