The Chase is an American television quiz show based on the British
program of the same name. It premiered on August 6, 2013, on the Game
Show Network, hosted by Brooke Burns and featuring Mark Labbett as a
quiz show genius called the "chaser". The American version of the show
follows the same general format as the original UK version, but with
teams of three contestants instead of four. Each player who stays ahead
of the chaser on the gameboard retains the winnings for that round.
Successful contestants advance to the Final Chase, in which they answer
questions as a team playing for an equal share of the prize fund
accumulated during the episode. The Chase earned positive reviews, as
did Burns and Labbett individually, and the pacing of the game was
mentioned favorably. At the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, the series was
nominated for Outstanding Game Show, and Burns was nominated two years
later for Outstanding Game Show Host.

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Today's selected anniversaries:


Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania
achieved one of the greatest Lithuanian victories against the Tatars in
the Battle of Kletsk.


At Auburn Prison in Auburn, New York, U.S., William Kemmler
became the first person to be executed in an electric chair.


World War II: The U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber Enola Gay
dropped an atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan, killing
as many as 140,000 people.


British computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee first posted files
describing his ideas for a system of interlinked, hypertext documents
accessible via the Internet, to be called a "World Wide Web".


Mauritanian President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was
ousted from power by a group of high-ranking generals that he had
dismissed from office several hours earlier.

Wiktionary's word of the day:

nudge nudge wink wink:
(idiomatic, humorous) A phrase used to hint that the speaker is
euphemistically referring to something else.

Wikiquote quote of the day:

     O purblind race of miserable men How many among us at this very
hour Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves, By taking true for
false, or false for true; Here, through the feeble twilight of this
world Groping, how many, until we pass and reach That other, where we
see as we are seen!       
  --Idylls of the King

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