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You will lose an entire day to this Google Maps game, but hey, it's edutainment

Google combined the joy of dropping pins on a map with pop culture, sports, history and geography trivia to create Smarty Pins.

I cannot stop playing this damned game, and I know that's because the questions are relatively easy — at least early on — so I feel smart and flattered. But damn if it doesn't gradually get tricky, tossing in a question about a 2002 Jennifer Lopez movie, then one about architecture in India, zapping my confidence with its trivia death ray.

Try Smarty Pins for yourself. The game's free, minus the cost of time you'll never get back, but hey, file this under edutainment.

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