HOW TRIVIA MADE A MILLION

November 27, 2010

What do you call a female hedgehog?
Who shot Abraham Lincoln?
What part of an elephant has 100,000 muscles?
Who wants to be a millionaire?

“Invest a thousand bucks in our project and you could make a million,” suggested two fun-loving young Canadians as one winter 30 years ago they circulated around the bars of Nerja on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
It was an offer that was easy to refuse, especially as their main investment seemed to be in San Miguel beer. So everybody laughed and called for another round.
Everybody — except one fellow Canadian. “Why not?” he said and bought a share.
Today he’s a millionaire, for the project he invested in was Trivial Pursuit, possibly the most successful board game of all time. Read the rest of this entry »

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