Lufkin High School senior world champion in Jeopardy style smart phone game

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's got 100,000 questions and more than 250 categories. But the smart phone trivia application called QuizUp has proved to be no match for one Lufkin High School senior.

Cody Carter has only been playing the game for two weeks and is now the reigning world champion in the Art category of the game.

Carter's brain is like a powerful moving machine, a human machine that has helped him climb to the top on QuizUp.

"I think that's Picasso because he does Cubism and he paints as he sees and all different angles," Carter said while playing the game.

QuizUp is like a modern-day "Jeopardy" type application that anyone can play on their phone.

"It's a really fun trivia app. They say it's the largest trivia in the world and basically there is over 250 categories so you can go and pick which one you want to play," Carter said.

Two weeks ago, Carter decided to give QuizUp a try.

"Jesus and Mary…Michelangelo had a really good Pieta," Carter said.

Without even really trying, he beat out 81 levels becoming the world champion in the art category and the runner up? A grown man in Jamaica.

"I'm number one in my class so I really like anything that challenges me. Anything that helps me study and so I saw the quiz app and I thought I would give it a try and I was hooked immediately. It's a lot of fun," Carter said.

His secret to winning each level? Simple…his studies.

"We'd go on trips with large groups of people so I've actually been to a number of museums, a number of foreign places. I've seen several of the artwork in person and since I'm so familiar and it made me love it," Carter said.

In fact, Carter has been to the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, art museums in Istanbul, Greece, Germany and Egypt.

But as far as his future, Cody hasn't really decided what he wants to do, but isn't ruling out a chance to compete on the real Jeopardy game show.

"If I had the chance, I would take it," Carter said.

But for now, QuizUp is just another fun game he can play before bed.

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