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Young History Whiz Hopes to Cash in with Trivia

Neil McCalmont and his mother, Gina.
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Neil McCalmont and his mother, Gina.
Boxes of Neil's board game, U.S. Presidents: Not Your Typical Trivia Game, in the McCalmont's house.
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Boxes of Neil's board game, U.S. Presidents: Not Your Typical Trivia Game, in the McCalmont's house.

Neil McCalmont, 8, knows more about U.S. presidential history than most American adults. Hoping to boost awareness about America's past -- and maybe get rich, too -- he's created a trivia board game difficult enough to stump at least one acclaimed presidential historian, Robert Dallek. Sean Cole of member station WBUR reports.

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