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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Cash Cab Is Coming to San Francisco: Uber's cashPOOL

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM

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If you watched Cash Cab, the "There are 13,000 cabs in New York City, but there's only one that pays you!" game show, you probably always wished Ben Bradley would have come to San Francisco before they went off the air in 2012. But you're in luck! Uber is hosting a Cash Cab-like experience — tonight! 

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, unsuspecting passengers would hail a cab, and once inside the ceiling would turn into something that resembled a disco-floor, and the host of the show (Bradley), who was also the driver, would ask general knowledge questions. For every question the players got right, they earned cash, but if they answered three wrong they were kicked to the curb — literally, he made the passengers get out wherever they were in Manhattan. 

Tonight's cashPOOL goes like this: open your Uber app in San Francisco anytime between 4-7 p.m., and choose uberPOOL, enter your destination and request a ride. You might receive a regular UberPOOL ride, or you might be greeted by an Uber Quizmaster, where he or she will test you with trivia for a chance to win up to $500! 

No word yet if they'll kick you to the curb if you get an answer wrong. Good luck!

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