Fads: Triviaddiction

What did Louis, the prefect of police, throw into the trash can at the end of Casablanca? Who was Bob Hope's radio announcer? What was the consolation prize on The $64,000 Question? Who cares? Thousands upon thousands of Trivia players do, and to them the answers* are so much duck soup. They have made Trivia—a campy game of inconsequential questions and answers about radio, TV, movies, comic books and popular songs—a nationwide fad.

Last week 1,000 college-age students filed into Columbia University's McMillin Theater to watch Columbia's defending champions battle it out with teams from Princeton, Yale, Pennsylvania, Mount Holyoke...

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