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New Jersey Democrat Beats IBM's Watson in Trivia Challenge

rep. rush holt Last night, five members of Congress thought it would be fun to stage a trivia challenge against Watson -- the IBM supercomputer that made the world feel stupid last month on 'Jeopardy!'. As it did brainiacs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, Watson absolutely bulldozed its Congressional competition -- with one notable exception. Rep. Rush Holt, a New Jersey Democrat, actually defeated the machine by 2,400 points, as cheers of "Go Humanity!" rained down from the audience. It should be noted, though, that Holt happens to be a five-time 'Jeopardy!' champ. Oh, and he's a nuclear physicist, too.

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