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Test your knowledge of pop culture flops with this week's trivia

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In the format war, Betamax wound up losing to VHS tapes, and its name became synonymous with failing. On the anniversary of the Betamax format's release, take a look at other pieces of pop culture that ended up falling by the wayside. File/Kalyn Oyer/Staff

In all things, there are winners and losers. In a perhaps unfair maligning, the video cassette recording format Betamax wound up receiving the brunt of this mockery: Its name became synonymous with failing.

This week marks the anniversary of the release of the Betamax format. Let’s take a look at a collection of other pieces of pop culture that ended up falling by the wayside.

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