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Lawrence's 46th Annual Trivia Contest Kicks Off Friday


APPLETON, Wis. (WTAQ) - They call it an "homage to the insignificant" -- Lawrence University's 50-hour trivia contest kicks off Friday night.

The contest's grand master this year, Derrell Acon, describes it as "very intense."

"A lot of people like that stressful aspect, I would call it," he said.

It started in 1966, originally broadcast on the campus radio station. Five years ago, it moved online and now teams from all over the world compete. Acon says the questions start out mildly obscure.

"Near the end of the contest, we have "Garuda Hour," with a very, very hard question ending the contest," Acon explained.

He expects 60+ teams to compete. Anyone can do it, and teams can have as many or as few contestants as they want.

Contestants can sign up at the Lawrence University website.