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Lawrence trivia contest to kick off its 48th year

4:17 PM, Jan. 23, 2013
Ethan Landes will lead the trivia masters at this weekend's trivia contest at Lawrence University.
Ethan Landes will lead the trivia masters at this weekend's trivia contest at Lawrence University.
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Lawrence's annual siren call to all lovers of the most arcane information - The Great Midwest Trivia Contest, the nation's longest-running salute to all things obscure - celebrates its 48th birthday this weekend with another 50-hour marathon dedicated to mindless minutia.

Beginning at 37 seconds past 10 p.m. Friday, the contest runs continuously through midnight Sunday. As it has since 2006, the contest will be webcast at wlfmradio.com.

Ethan Landes got his trivia contest baptism as a Lawrence freshman in 2009, manning the phones for answers for 12 straight hours. Seeing all the fun the ...

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