Discovery's Cash Cab game show is one of my favorite afternoon television programs. I often have it on in the background while grading student work or writing blog posts. Most of my students and probably many of yours will never take more than one or two NYC cab rides in their lives, but that doesn't mean they can't play the Cash Cab quizzes.
The Discovery Channel website lets you test your trivia knowledge while playing the same quizzes the contestants on Cash Cab play. Play the Cash Cab quiz game and earn fictitious money for every question you answer correctly. Answer three questions incorrectly and the game is over.
Applications for Education
The Cash Cab game is good website to have in your bag of tricks for those "down times" that sometimes occur when one student finishes an assignment earlier than her classmates and you're waiting for everyone to finish before moving on.