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This Week in iQ Trivia – 15 June 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

TEAM NAMES

You mixed up a lot of interesting movies.

The Silence of the Lambshank Redemption

Mad Mash

My Big Fat Greek Chainsaw Massacre

Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Actually

Crazy Rich Aliens

James and the Giant Octopussy

101 Reservoir Dogs

Paul Blart Robocop

Snakes on a Plane, Train, and Automobile

The Wolf of Wall-E Street

The Devil Wears Gucci

She’s the Man of Steel

Debbie Does Dallas Buyers Club

Race to Broke Back Mountain

Star Wars: The Emperor’s New Groove Strikes Back

Alien vs Bambi

Mad Max: Forrest Gump

The Pursuit of Happy Gilmore

Tupac’s Last Dancer

Knocked Up in the Air

Shaun the Sheep of the Dead

Dallas Buyer’s Fight Club

The Breakfast at Tiffany’s Club

Fear and Loathing in Seattle

Life of Private Ryan

He’s Just Not That Into Saving Private Ryan

Ocean’s 12 Years a Slave

Indiana Jones’ Diary

Who Framed Jojo Rabbit

Iron Lady Man

TriviArt

Xylophone Biscuit

Happy Brick

Devious Chopstick

Enraged Hopscotch

Tardigrade Toast

INTERESTING MOMENTS

When the batteries ran out in the mic at one venue, one team earned bonus points for being the first to produce spares so the show could go on.

We had a bunch of very blokey teams, only one of whom recognised one of the main characters in The Gilmore Girls. Guys, you need more diversity on your trivia teams.

When we asked about who got married to a 67 year old woman recently, instead of Rupert Murdoch one team said “some young hunk” which is about as far as it’s possible to get from the right answer, and another said “definitely not Leonardo DiCaprio” which is actually pretty close to bang on.

And it looks like the winners of the current quarterly tournament can’t be caught.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 10 713.5
Leader Housen 8 524
The Smith Family 6 430
Spongebob 6 426
Superstars of Yacht Rock 5 362
Shannon & Co 5 331.5
Foxolotl 4 305
Cormac’s Angels 4 304
Mara’s Angels 4 302
Bagpuss 4 297
Wine not on 4 292.5
Al’s Team 4 282.5

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 8 June 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

A French composer came up in an AFL question, and they capitalised on it.

And they won first place, AND the jackpot. So a pretty solid night.

TEAM NAMES

You showed us some pretty low dating standards.

200K in gambling debt, webbed feet

Now Herpes Free!

Criminal record isn’t that bad

She was there and I was drunk

I refuse to answer this in case my wife finds out

Lives with parents, drug addict

At least one surviving ex

Credit card debt higher than IQ

Nipples optional

Supports Collingwood but only when they‘re winning

Graduate of Andrew Tate’s University

Mama’s boy

Looking for warm body (living optional)

Kids, smoker, 40s, I’m in!

Plumber’s crack…must be hairy

Has all their teeth

Onesie wearing nosepicker

TriviArt

Hyper Candle

Legendary Girlfriend

Magnetic Fish

Whimsical Pope

Unlikely Referee Sponsor

Confused Geocache

Edge Break

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We were selling clues at a fundraising quiz, and a shocking number of people bought clues only to find out they were already right.

One team finally had members old enough to be able to actually win the 7th place bottle of wine as a prize at one venue. It was a big deal for them.

And our leaders are still on top with just three weeks left in our quarterly tournament.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 9 641.5
Leader Housen 7 449
The Smith Family 6 430
Spongebob 6 426
Superstars of Yacht Rock 5 362
Foxolotl 4 305
Cormac’s Angels 4 304
Wine not on 4 292.5
Al’s Team 4 282.5
Shannon & Co 4 264.5
Mara’s Angels 3 228
Bagpuss 3 224
Tribe 3 222
Richard Gere Appreciation Society 3 219.5
Team OG 3 217
We’re Just Here To Have A Good Time 3 215
Time travel is not good for women 3 211
Menace to Sobriety 3 201
Team Knox 3 189
Val & Leon 3 189
Bring a bucket and a mop 3 160

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 1 June 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

The new Indiana Jones film is pretty bad, but a plot point won them a jackpot.

It took them two questions to get past everyone else to be the sole winners of the jackpot.

TEAM NAMES

What are you looking for in dates?

Must be a Leo, naturally blond and have a PhD in microeconomics

Doctorate, under 30, has been to space

Disgustingly rich, 97 years old, 3 weeks to love, non-flatulent

Emotional intelligence, hand eye coordination, active listening, single

73 Bitcoin in a St George Bank Account

I only date people who were born in leap years

Eyes of Chadwick Bozeman, body of Linda Cardellini, feet of Natalie Portman

Big biceps, white teeth, 6’4’’, Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize

Owns a home and buys smashed avocado toast

6’8″, wears turtlenecks, has the accent of a French person who just moved to America

Looking for a man who would choose the bear, goes to therapy, and respects his mother

Big calves, wears shorts, strong jaw, runs pub trivia

5’10’’, shaved head, enchanting voice, quiz guy… hang on, this sounds suspiciously like one of our hosts!

TriviArt

Moustache Anxiety

Sex at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Hairy Tattoo

Rat Turbulence

Astute Godzilla

Nose Dive

Slippery Flaps

Panthers Falafel

Chiroptera Egg

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We had a huge turnout at the final show of one of our hosts at one of our venues, with many teams coming in themed dress.

Don’t worry, Joe is still hosting on Tuesdays.

We had a guess that Henry Ford was born before the founding of Baghdad, which is off by about 1,100 years.

And our tournament leaders are maintaining their lead as we get closer to the end of the quarter.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 8 580.5
Spongebob 6 426
Leader Housen 6 382
The Smith Family 5 364
Superstars of Yacht Rock 5 362
Foxolotl 4 305
Cormac’s Angels 4 304
Wine not on 4 292.5
Al’s Team 4 282.5
Mara’s Angels 3 228
Tribe 3 222
Team OG 3 217
We’re Just Here To Have A Good Time 3 215
Shannon & Co 3 213.5
Time travel is not good for women 3 211
Team Knox 3 189
Val & Leon 3 189
Bring a bucket and a mop 3 160

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 25 May 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

Knowing about Harry Potter actors paid off.

And Mad Max locations are a useful nugget of information.

TEAM NAMES

Here’s what you claimed to have invented.

I invented this thing where a woman lives in my house and does the cleaning and emotional labour and call it marriage.

I invented risking money on the outcome of sport. It’s called investing in sport.

I put on baggy clothes and fell asleep. I invented PJs.

Stuck a fork in a toaster and created the perm

I put a meat cylinder in bread and called it a hot dog.

Tennis but on a table

Cheese on Toast

We started a fight in a pool and invented water polo.

White People Taco Tuesday

A guy escaped from his tomb. I call it Easter.

I had toast and invented breakfast in bed

I invented a country with Americans that people actually like. I call it Canada.

Sharing dumb facts about obscure topics. It’s called trivia.

TriviArt

Whiskey Tights

Tall Flower

Sexy Fish

Moist Feet

Sketchy Chocolate

Heavy Eiffel Tower

Magic Martian

Sad Pogo Stick

Squelchy Origin

Homesick Fire

Snoop Dogg Tennis

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We had a team from France, which meant one of our hosts spent a considerable amount of time translating questions into French.

One team was missing their Greek player on the night when we asked about Greek terms.

We asked what city It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is set in, and one team got it wrong.

A player from Colombia DIDN’T get Colombia as a South American country on the Pacific Ocean.

And our quarterly tournament winners are holding their position.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 7 511.5
Leader Housen 6 382
Superstars of Yacht Rock 5 362
Spongebob 5 354
Foxolotl 4 305
The Smith Family 4 298
Al’s Team 4 282.5
Cormac’s Angels 3 231
Mara’s Angels 3 228
Tribe 3 222
Wine not on 3 219
We’re Just Here To Have A Good Time 3 215
Time travel is not good for women 3 211
Team Knox 3 189
Bring a bucket and a mop 3 160

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 18 May 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

TEAM NAMES

There are plenty of things that are scarier than a bear in the woods.

Two bears vs Bear

A slightly bigger bear vs Bear

Cocaine bear vs Bear

James Corden v Bear

Bruce Lehrmann vs Bear

Harrison Butker vs Bear

Yarra Valley Grammar School student vs Bear

Vegans vs Bear

Catholic Priest vs Bear

Men who work in finance vs Bear

Men who podcast vs Bear

Jar Jar Binks vs Bear

Xenomorph vs Bear

Mum when I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer vs Bear

Jojo Siwa vs Bear

Brad Banducci (CEO of Woolworths) vs Bear

Lawyer vs Bear

Nickleback vs Bear

Drake vs Bear

Diversity and inclusion officer vs Bear

Trump vs Bear

Full volume iPad kids in restaurant vs Bear

Man in bear suit vs Bear

Bear in man suit vs Bear

TriviArt

Gin Lamp

Sexy Bottle

Fluffy Teletubby

Miracle Flex

Missing from the Budget

Thirsty Margaret

Heroin Buttocks

Inebriated Eyeball

Pygmalion Poker

INTERESTING MOMENTS

When we dropped a hint that one of the bar staff was from a country that was the answer to a question, a couple of teams suddenly became very interested in where the bar staff were from.

A question about South American geography led off one quiz, and wrong footed a guy from Chile who only got 2 out of 5.

When we asked about the oldest player to ever win the FIFA World Cup, one team immediately guessed 17. Yes, 17 was the OLDEST they said.

And our leaders in the quarterly tournament are still a win clear.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 6 432.5
Leader Housen 5 317
Superstars of Yacht Rock 4 291
Spongebob 4 284
Cormac’s Angels 3 231
Mara’s Angels 3 228
Foxolotl 3 223
The Smith Family 3 222
Wine not on 3 219
Al’s Team 3 205
Team Knox 3 189
Bring a bucket and a mop 3 160

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 11 May 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

Knowing about bright stars really helped them.

And we got a reminder that precision is important in the jackpot.

TEAM NAMES

Gwyneth Paltrow may be trawling our trivia nights for possible products.

Sparkling water bidet

Diamond Bidet

A house in Vaulcluse

Gianni Versace Sandlewood Scented Hemorrhoid Cream

Apple’s Afterbirth Face Mask

Submarine Controlled with a Playstation Controller

Solid Gold Drinking Straws

Solid Gold Chris Martin

Joe’s Bath Water

Rose Gold Butt Implants

Baby Blanket made of Swarovski Crystals

CBD Vaginal Falvoured Gummies in the shape of Gwyneth

Herpes by Gwyneth

White Rhino milk cleanser

Lube that guarantees your kids get into private school

Platinum HDMI cables

Cat hair dog sweater

Tears of Orphans

TriviArt

Leprechaun Pasta

Furry Phone

Voluptuous Mother

Dense Jupiter

Lively Barrel

Tremendous Box

Gorilla Mullet

Slippery Cruise Ship

Emu Squeeze

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We asked about people who walked on the moon, and one player was absolutely certain that Mark Watney was one of them… only to find out shortly thereafter that not only had Mark Watney not walked on the moon, he wasn’t even real. He was Matt Damon’s character in The Martian.

One team mistook Mr Darcy for Mr Bean. That would have been a very odd literary choice.

One team knew the answer to four out of the five bonus round questions right, but when we asked for the role of Ken, they wrote down the film of Barbie. Which is a reminder to listen to the damn question at all times.

And our leaders maintained top spot in our quarterly tournament, one win clear.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 5 361
Leader Housen 4 261
Cormac’s Angels 3 231
Mara’s Angels 3 228
Wine not on 3 219
Superstars of Yacht Rock 3 218
Spongebob 3 217
Al’s Team 3 205
Bring a bucket and a mop 3 160

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 4 May 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

Knowing Greek doesn’t come in handy often, but it does in trivia jackpots.

Being a navigator in the navy really pays off when we ask a jackpot question on fathoms.

TEAM NAMES

We won’t be incorporating any of your terrible trivia questions.

If I have one cow, how many cows do I have?

What is the highest number?

Who is Bruce Willis’ favourite hairdresser?

Where is Harold Holt?

How many films does Tom Cruise run in?

What is the IQ of a rubber duck?

What colour socks was Lincoln wearing when he was shot

How many Biebers to reach the moon?

What is the meaning of life?

What is my mother’s maiden name?

What significant sporting event took place on 31 February 1983?

How many members are in the Fantastic Four?

What is the average number of letters in a Welsh town?

Is water wet?

How long is 60 seconds?

How many colours in yellow?

How many darts does it take to pop an inflatable dartboard?

How long does it take to get milk?

What city are the Canberra Raiders based in?

On what date did that thing happen?

On a scale of 1-10, what is the capital of France?

Did OJ do it?

TriviArt

Sparkle Waste

NBN on the Moon

Pickled Plate

Fluffy Ball

Bubbly Armadillo

Ostentatious Football

Bodacious Apple

Restless Rabbit

Communist Mario

Impressionist Canada

Orwellian Bagel

INTERESTING MOMENTS

One player had been carrying around the Welsh origins of the word penguin for twenty years before it finally paid off on a bonus question.

Teams that have won the NRL Minor Premiership and the Grand Final in the same year? How about Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin?

And when we ran the categories bonus round, we had guesses for the category of “things that are sticky” including oil, and hand lotion. Yeah, those things are the opposite of sticky.

Our quarterly tournament is still going, with one team a win clear in first place.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 4 281
Cormac’s Angels 3 231
Superstars of Yacht Rock 3 218
Spongebob 3 217
Leader Housen 3 202
Foxolotl 2 154
Met-C 2 152
The Smith Family 2 150
Mara’s Angels 2 149
Time travel is not good for women 2 145
Shannon & Co 2 143.5
The Fellas 2 143
Whale Emoji 2 142
Wine not on 2 141
Richard Gere Appreciation Society 2 140.5
Thor’s Thundercats 2 139
Al’s Team 2 136
Tuxedo 2 135
Team Knox 2 132
Val & Leon 2 128
S Club 7 2 124
Bring a bucket and a mop 2 105

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 27 April 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

Living next to a Maltese bakery for years got them a jackpot on Maltese pastries.

TEAM NAMES

There’s a lot of bad advice in song lyrics…

Jump (we had dozens of variations on this)

All you need is love

They tried to make me go to rehab and I said no, no, no

I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more

Travel back in time to the 1830s

Come on Eileen

You can brush my hair, undress me anywhere

Everybody Wang Chung tonight

Wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy

Don’t worry, be happy

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

Send in the clowns

F*ck the police

Smack my bitch up

Run to the hills

Beat it

Sell the kids for food

Murder on the dancefloor

I’d catch a grenade for you

When I think about you I touch myself

Hips don’t lie

Don’t take no for an answer

Hit me with your rhythm stick

Shot through the heart and you’re to blame (is victim blaming)

I fell under a bus, I got hit by a train

Hit me baby, one more time

TriviArt

Enlightening Lemon

Hairy Beer

Feral Blancmange

Ugly Disease

Comma Deforestation

Dashing Stethoscope

Toxic Ex

Cheeky Shed

Play Doh Wheelchair

Photophobic Comedian

INTERESTING MOMENTS

One player got one look at one of our picture questions, and knew the answer, because it was a picture of a video game he had played earlier in the day.

We played an Ariana Grande song, and one team mistook it for Cannibal Corpse. You know, because they sound so familiar.

Beginning with O, what’s a group of peacocks called? An orgy. It’s wrong, but about half of teams went with it. Hey, if enough people use it, we can make it a thing.

And we’ve got two teams on three wins at the top of the table in our quarterly tournament.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 3 206
Leader Housen 3 202
Cormac’s Angels 2 155
Foxolotl 2 154
Superstars of Yacht Rock 2 152
Mara’s Angels 2 149
Time travel is not good for women 2 145
The Fellas 2 143
Whale Emoji 2 142
Al’s Team 2 136
Tuxedo 2 135
Team Knox 2 132

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 20 April 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

Knowing James Bond themes really paid off.

TEAM NAMES

What minor superpowers did you want?

The ability to walk through 50% of walls (But you never know which walls until you try)

One inch telekinesis

Always knowing the best cubicle in a public restroom

Picking perfect avocados every time

Cooking perfect poached eggs

Accurate lolly jar guesses

Strong nails that never break

Able to chop onions without crying

Waking up with perfect hair

Take a 20 minute nap, wake up totally refreshed

Instant sleep

Perpetual mozzie repellent

Always catching the eye of the waiter

Always being able to find Wally

Always win TriviArt without drawing dicks

Always have $3 in your wallet

Fresh fries every time at Maccas

Never push a pull door

Predict the past

No paper jams

Make all turn signals around you sync up

Insert USBs first time every time

Remember every password you ever created

Your pillow is always cold

Always get the gambler’s question right

TriviArt

Cactus Toilet

Jumping Pizza

Articulate Umbrella

Dead Dinosaur

Chicken Faceoff

Spongey Brick

Bad time for something to break

Slow Turnip

Disco Chihuahua

Unicorn Pizza

Bewildered Lobster

Pickle Syzygy

INTERESTING MOMENTS

When we asked about five letter words ending in OPE, we found it distressing that a majority of teams came up with “grope”. Whether that reflects on our players or on society as a whole is a question unto itself.

One team declined to gamble any points on the gambler’s question, stating instead that “gambling is bad”.

And we have one team at the top of the table of our quarterly tournament with three wins.

Team Wins Score
6 Go Crazy 3 206
Foxolotl 2 154
Superstars of Yacht Rock 2 152
The Fellas 2 143
Whale Emoji 2 142
Tuxedo 2 135
Leader Housen 2 134
Cormac’s Angels 1 79
Mara’s Angels 1 78
Wine not on 1 78
Erko 1 77
Prime Head 1 77
The Smith Family 1 77
Spongebob 1 75
Triv Laugh Love 1 75
Bagpuss 1 74
Jojo Siwa 1 74
The Saints 1 74
Tribe 1 74
Who deserved to win the first Australian Idol 1 74

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 13 April 2024

Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

WINNERS

If you won, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.

JACKPOT

They keep winning jackpots. Lucky? Perhaps.

They didn’t win the quiz, but they did win cash.

TEAM NAMES

Who would make an awful James Bond?

Jojo Siwa

Stephen Hawking

Danny Devito

Donald Trump

Chadwick Bozeman

Boris Johnson

Barnaby Joyce

Tony Abbott

Kid Rock

Melissa McCarthy

Christopher Walken

Ru Paul

Literally any woman (this team got pretty heavily booed)

Steve Buscemi

Nick Cage

Jason Alexander

Dua Lipa

Susan Boyle

Lizzo

Clive Palmer

Mr T

Prince Andrew

TriviArt

K-Mart Twink

Large Corgi

Dizzy Rat

Bermuda Squirrel

Litigious Flamingo

Yucky Cap

Rainbow Hairspray

Champagne Zoo

Brontesque Green

INTERESTING MOMENTS

Most of the room spontaneously did the Chicken Dance when we asked a question about it.

We asked about locations of Big Bash League cricket teams and got guesses including Darwin, Broome, Cairns, and Cape Tribulation.

The biggest cities in the world in 1900? How about Pompeii? Yeah we think you may be off by a couple thousand years there.

And we’ve got four team with two wins in our current quarterly tournament.

Team Wins Score
Superstars of Yacht Rock 2 152
The Fellas 2 143
6 Go Crazy 2 135
Cormac’s Angels 1 79
Erko 1 77
Foxolotl 1 77
Prime Head 1 77
The Smith Family 1 77
Spongebob 1 75
Triv Laugh Love 1 75
Jojo Siwa 1 74
Tribe 1 74
Who deserved to win the first Australian Idol 1 74
Pebs & Pud 1 73
Regicide 1 73
Trivia La Vida Loca 1 73
Whale Emoji 1 73
Olivia Newton Trivia 1 72
Time travel is not good for women 1 72

See you next week.