Prepare Yourself For the Million Second Quiz

Million Second QuizI’ve been hear­ing more and more these days about a crazy-sounding new game show called the Mil­lion Sec­ond Quiz. How crazy, you ask? Well, it’s sort of a Big Brother meets Jeop­ardy meets the Tru­man Show. But weirder.

Con­tes­tants will sit in a giant hour­glass (!) some­where in Man­hat­tan, play­ing a live, ongo­ing 24/7 trivia game, until they are beat out by another con­tes­tant. Until they are elim­i­nated, they live inside the hour­glass, vis­i­ble to any passersby.

The game will run 24 hours a day for 12 days straight. You can watch it online any­time, but NBC will air it live on TV for 1 hour each night, start­ing Sep­tem­ber 9.

Here’s the best part: you don’t have to just watch the play­ers, you can actu­ally play along at home using the web site and/or an app (not sure which app yet). If you do well, you just might earn “Line Jumper” sta­tus and be invited to play in the hour­glass. The final prize is a whop­ping $10 million.

I’m not sure I’ve got what it takes to win a 24-hour-a-day trivia game, but since I live in NYC I’ll prob­a­bly swing by the hour­glass site and par­tic­i­pate as a gawker/live viewer. For more hardy trivia buffs, this could be your big chance to jump the line and become America’s newest real­ity star. Bring it, people!

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