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Not My Job: We Quiz A Member Of The '7 Up' Series About The Number 8

The men and women from the "Up" series pictured in their 20s. Nick Hitchon is on the far right.
The men and women from the "Up" series pictured in their 20s. Nick Hitchon is on the far right.

Back in 1964, a British TV company filmed a group of 7-year-olds basically being 7, for a half hour special called 7 Up. Then, every seven years, filmmaker Michael Apted went back and made another film about the group: 14 Up, 21 Up, and most recently, 56 Up.One of those kids was Nick Hitchon, and — spoiler alert for 63 Up —he is now a professor at the University of Wisconsin.

Since Hitchon's life has been chronicled in increments of seven, we've invited him to play a game called " 8 Up." Three questions involving the number 8.

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