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Whoopi Goldberg's "Head Games": "View" Co-Host Producing Science Channel Trivia Show

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NEW YORK — Whoopi Goldberg says she's always been a geek and that comes in handy for a new science trivia show she's producing.

"Head Games" on the Science Channel is a cheeky take on the game show genre. Goldberg says it's a mashup of an "endless" number of games. It uses humor, facts and videos to test the intellect of contestants and viewers alike, with questions about astronauts burping in space and how Tennessee meat goats react to stress. (They faint.)

Goldberg calls that segment fantastic because it leaves viewers wondering why. Why don't goats get "gassy or something?" she said. She added that that's the "kind of stuff that I think about."

Goldberg says she has many interests and considers herself a curious person.

"Where there are places you can ask questions and get answers, those are places I like to dwell in, and science is one of those things because its not just science with beakers, theres all kinds of science."

"Head Games" premieres on the Science Channel on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST.

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