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This Week in iQ Trivia – 18 September 2001

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

Updated song lyrics? You came through.

Tell me more, tell me more, did you ask for affirmative consent

Dancing Queen Young and Sweet only Seven-ty

Backstreet’s back pain, not alright

Ubers on the storm

Cold Potato Cold Potato

Where did you come from, where did you go, where are my teeth

Slower, sh!t-er, softer, weaker…

It’s the end of the world and we know it

Like a Virgin – Not touched in lockdown

Starships were meant to cry

Livin’ La Vida Lockdown

Don’t dream it’s COVID

It’s the final lockdown

Chopped a line from here to COVID

Wake Me Up When Lockdown Ends

These are the voyages of Fortress Australia, and its five year mission to isolate from other worlds

He was a sk8er boi, she said stay 1.5m away

Stop right now thank you very much, I need somebody with a human touch

One thing I can tell you is you got to be free. Come together – In the park for a maximum of 2 hours and wearing masks when not eating or drinking.

She left me dildos by the stairs, surprises let me know she cares

Why does my fart feel so bad?

Device Device Baby

The Kids Still Ain’t Right

Fear the Reaper

Do you believe in love after love? No.

Oops I Hit It Again

Hit me daddy one more time

Girls just wanna have fundamental rights

Dude Looks Like A Lady, Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

Smells Like Middle-Aged Spirit

If you want to be my lover, you gotta get on Tinder

We can nap if you want to

Ground control to Elon Musk

TriviArt

SAS Cheese

Duck Pussy

Snoopy Passport

INTERESTING MOMENTS

On a “show your work” math question, once again, we got a team get every element of the question right, and then say that 6 * 2 + 3 – 5 = 8.

Two teams fell for one of our fake answers and said that the Funeral March was composed by Champignon (which is French for mushroom).

The Oscar Wilde quote “we’re all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars” was, according to one team, from High School Musical.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 11 September 2021

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

What are you afraid of?

The absurdity of existence

Being sucked into a ceiling fan. Thanks Willy Wonka

The unstoppable marching of time, slowly leading us all to an inevitable death

Cookie Monster

The Kool-Aid guy

Falling through the cracks on a pier

Being in a plane crash, surviving, and then being eaten by a shark

Swinging into space

Spiders in my ears

Flying monkeys

Butterflies

The night crocodiles in the snow pea plants will eat me

Pelicans

Quicksand everywhere

Granddad’s eye coming out when he took off his glasses

Too many women finding me sexually attractive

Disappointing our parents

The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack

The Mulligrubs lady

Clowns who hate being clowns

Mascots, because you never know who’s in there

Ronald McDonald

The Hamburgler

Headless mannequins

I didn’t play hide and seek, because I thought I would never be found

The sound a broom makes

TriviArt

Moist Fathers Day TriviArt

Secretive Treadmill

Conservative Birthday

INTERESTING MOMENTS

One of our teams said with their team name that they were afraid of Ronald McDonald… and then we asked this picture question about an early version of Ronald McDonald.

A number of teams thought this picture was from Forrest Gump.

Which would have been a VERY different movie.

One team knew a disturbing amount about how to survive a grenade blast.

The title of one of Barry White’s songs was given as “I want to f*ck you all night”, which, to be fair, is the gist of most Barry White songs.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 4 September 2021

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

What’s like OnlyFans abandoning porn?

Amsterdam closes the red light district

THC free doobies

Schitts creek is coming back for a new season, minus David

No chips at the servo

Tinder without insecurity

New Coke, just like the old coke

Take the violence out of rugby league

Lift restrictions as ICU beds hit capacity

Ikea stops selling furniture

Hipsters don’t need house plants

Favourites boxes are now all Turkish Delight

Maccas goes vegan

No drugs at the Grateful Dead concert

Electric Harley Davidson

Fox News band Trump supporters

Canberra bans roundabouts

NRL players can live without their WAGs

TriviArt

Exhausted Border

Earl Grey Television

Jazz Horse

INTERESTING MOMENTS

You know that Enid Blyton novels about The Slutty Seven? (That would have been a very different approach to children’s literature.)

(That’s the first result we came across when we googled “slutty seven”.)

A question on low lying places resulted in us having to clarify that we meant now, not in 100 years if sea levels change.

Our current events question on the Belgian woman banned from the zoo for having an emotional affair with a chimpanzee drew an answer of her giving the chimp marijuana.  No, that’s the Netherlands right next door.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 28 August 2021

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

Hot DAMN you had some petty complaints.

These tequila shots are making me drunk

Horse Dewormer didn’t cure my COVID

Bondi Beach has too much sand

My lover finished a text with “kind regards”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers didn’t play Free Fallin

This ice is too cold

Your menu has too many options

This fish is too fishy

I ordered a cheeseburger without cheese and you gave me a hamburger

McDonald’s is out of Whoppers

My well done steak was overcooked

Why does it cost so much to park in the bus lane

This mask covers my mouth AND nose

This quiz has questions I don’t know the answer to

What do you mean I can’t cheat at trivia?

TriviArt

North Korean Vaccine

Crystal Lego

Nautical Fireworks

INTERESTING MOMENTS

Our bonus round asking for countries in the southern hemisphere ending in the letter A had a maximum bid of 19 (in about four bids) which resulted in a score of 9, and a bid of 16 that resulted in a score of 2, which is mathematically the worst performance we’ve ever had in the bidding round.

Who was meant to play Hagrid? The Rock, at least according to one team. (That would have been interesting.)

Shakespeare plays beginning the letter M… how about Mamlet, Momeo and Muliet, Married At First Sight, and the Mandalorian.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 21 August 2021

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’re not great at correctly spelling celebrity names.

Dicky Minaj

Shia Le Beef

Liam Hamsworth

George Clowney

Elliot Rage

Tim Cock

Elijah Wouldn’t

Osama bin Llama

Scunt Morrison

Barnaby Juice

Knickerless Cage

Quiz Khalifa

Dwayne “the Cock” Johnson

Reece Withoutaspoon

Jane Fondle

Wince Harry

Denzel Washingmachine

Michelle Pfizer

Brad Clit

Dick Astley

George Clowney

Britney Beers

Britney Speared

Lady Gag

Judy Denture

Kanye Waste

Keith Suburban

Macaulay Sulkin

Benedict Cucumberpatch

TriviArt

Rusty Penguin

Aldi Census

Punny Kangaroo

INTERESTING MOMENTS

29 teams at one online show. TWENTY NINE!

Someobdy misspelled Moneyball as Money Balls. (Which would have been a VERY different film.)

We asked a question about French words, and naturally, someone answered in French.

Someone excited about a Firefly question accidentally leaked one of the answers before we asked the question… and still most teams didn’t pick up on it.

We had to explain what the words “first”, “second”, and “third” meant. (It’s really hard not to be condescending when you ask things like this.)

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 14 August 2021

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

Medieval battle knowledge paid off.

Showgirls was a terrible film, but it resulted in money being won.

TEAM NAMES

Here’s how to combine Olympic sports.

Traditional Greek Olympics with no clothes

Running + Swimming = Jesus

Water Polo with a Shot Put

Equestrian Boxing

Freestyle Equestrian Skiers

Equestrian Fencing

Horse Wrestling

Equestrian Gymnastics

Parallel Barsketball

Butterfly Shooting

BMX Shooting

Pole Climbing

Javelin Speed Climbing

Have you even heard of the Decathlon

BMX Diving

Football Diving… oh wait, too late

Synchronised Shotput

Synchronised Wrestling

Synchronised Karate

Synchronised Weightlifting

Synchronised Javelin

Synchronised Boxing

Synchronised Luge

Synchronised Bobsled

Synchronised Surfing

The Pirate Triathlon – Sailing, Shooting, and Fencing

Artistic Wrestling

Shooting Artistic Swimmers

Pole Vault High Dive

Rhythmic Pole Vault

TriviArt

Buoyant Sloth

Singapore Spatula

Slippery Eggplant

Pummelled on the Pommel Horse

Effervescent Unicorn

Synchronised Zombie

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We had online players coming in from Singapore.

One team, having got a question on the lemurs from the film Madagascar in the first half, went on to guess “the lemurs from Madagascar” on three questions in the second half. They just… really liked lemurs.

Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy from Law & Order was described as “that old white guy from Law & Order, but not the really old white guy”, which is not exactly wrong.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 7 August 2021

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 where films are set turns into cash sometimes.

TEAM NAMES

We will have to wait and see if the Brisbane Olympic authorities take you up on your suggestions.

The XXXX Jobseeker

The XXXX Toad

The XXXX Bullshark

Bleachy the Coral

Tim the Tim Tam

Daryl Braithwaite as a centaur riding himself

Bazza Banana

Durro the discarded cigarette butt

A cane toad in a jaunty hat wearing a wife beater

A cane toad in a Clive Palmer suit

Bob Katter in a croc suit

The big Pauline Hanson

What’s Paul Hogan up to these days?

Anastasia the box jellyfish

A partially submerged cow on a flooded road

Barry the big brown snake

Root the Wombat

Crikey the Croc

Billy the Bilby

Bindi Irwin’s baby

Bindi the Drop Bear

A giant inflatable Haviana

I don’t know but it’s crawling up your neck

Syd, Ollie, and Millie, but 32 years olde, and nursing pot bellies, broken dreams, and alcoholism.

TriviArt

Crunchy Bong Goat

Strong Ball

Parched Gladys

Insufferable Lightbulb

Bleached Coral

Sparkling Koala

Smokey Bin Chicken

INTERESTING MOMENTS

When we asked about Portuguese words, one team complained it was impossible to get this mumbo jumbo… and then proceeded to get the right answer.

One team came agonisingly close to getting 5/5 on the minefield bonus round.

And to celebrate two years at one of our venues, one of the players brought cupcakes for everyone.

Because we regularly draw the best trivia players.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 24 July 2021

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

We’ve got some very petty people at our trivia nights.

Put coffee in the shower head

Suck out the cream filling & inject mayonnaise. That’ll teach you to steal my donut.

Not making a tea for my sister

Taking the batteries out of the remote

Pooping in your toilet and not flushing

Correcting someone’s grammar while talking to them

Removing your precious bookmark

Making half the bed

Paying my bar tab entirely with 5 cent coins

Glitter bomb your foes

Answering the door naked to protest being stuck in quarantine

Accidentally” pulling the power cord on the console when I’m losing at Mario Kart

Shrimp tails in curtain rails

Calling the CEO of Pfizer

I’ll sign you up for 1,000 spam e-mails

If you smoke near me, I’ll fart near you

Plugging a wireless mouse into a colleagues PC

Tightening container lids after an argument

Chili in the shower gel

Tabasco Lube

Tailgate me and I’ll just go slower

My husband cheated on me, so I suggested we get matching tattoos. He went first, and then I left.

Scheduling a news conference at 11am to clash with NSW

TriviArt

Screaming Apples

Sturdy Chicken

Chonky Frog

Masked Ravioli

Stinky Banana

Moon Landing

Phat Straw

Beautiful Kangaroo

Infectious Slug

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We were given “turkey” as the last place subject, and so wrote questions on the bird. It turns out they meant the country. (This is why you should be specific when choosing last place subjects.)

We were pleased to see that the only team to get a special subject question on Parks and Recreation was the team that chose Parks and Recreation as the special subject, which meant that the special subject did exactly what it’s designed to do.

And we had a couple of one off trivia shows to make up for the fact that a lot of our live venues are shut down. If you need online or live trivia for your next event, you know how to contact us.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 17 July 2021

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

Maybe they just got lucky on a population question. At any rate, they still won cash.

TEAM NAMES

We’d kind of like to see some of the updated films & TV series you suggested.

The Trojan Horse gets an X-ray

The Good, the Bad, and the Botoxed

Amadeus with Spotify

It’s called Tinder Mr Casanova, I think you’d like it

Shakespeare in Love on Tinder

Driving Miss Daisy in my Tesla

Give ET an iPhone

Schindler’s Pinterest

Schindler’s List with Microsoft Excel

Pride & Prejudice with mobile phones

A Spaceship Named Desire

Give Cinderella Nikes

Marie Antoinette Goes Gluten Free

Give the Titanic an icebreaker

Oedipus uses ancestry.com

John Snow gets ancestry.com

Little Women with scarlet fever vaccinations

TriviArt

Lumpy Hot

Handsome Cake (DAMN he’s good lookin’!)

Flourescent Beer

Malignant Car

Preantepenultimate Yam

INTERESTING MOMENTS

When we asked about countries beginning with I, one team put Iran… twice. They must have been very confident on that.

Bjork’s eyes were mistaken for the eyes of “one of the guys from BTS”.

The answer to our find the connection round was silent Ls. One of our hosts pointed out that if you pronounce the L in salmon, you are wrong in this quiz and in life. If you pronounce the L in walk, you can walllllk on out of here.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 10 July 2021

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 found a lot of ways to get lockdowns into film & TV titles.

10 Things I Hate About Lockdown

101 Lockdowns

The Fault in Our Lockdown

Black Lockdown

White House Lockdown

The Land Before Lockdown

Sherlockdown Holmes

Eternal Lockdown of the Spotless Mind

Dr Strangelockdown

Eat Pray Lockdown

The Lockdown Identity

Bridget Jones’ Lockdown Diary

Lockdownton Abbey

The Lockdown Games: Catching ‘Rona

America’s Next Top Lockdown

The Passion of the Lockdown

The Texas Lockdown Massacre

State Wars: Return of the Lockdown

Star Wars: A New Lockdown

My Big Fat Greek Lockdown

Lockdown Actually

The Silence of the Lockdown

Four Lockdowns and a Funeral

Lockdown on Elm Street

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Lockdown

Fear and Loathing in Lockdown

127 Hours Lockdown

The Never Ending Lockdown

Seven Years in Lockdown

TriviArt

Enraged Lion

Saucy Belconnen

Deranged Penguin

Acerbic Castle

Coffee Time

Frothing Gnome

Vacant Smurf

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We asked for three of the five artists we played in a supercut. A couple of team asked for bonus points if they could name them all. We agreed, with the proviso that if you named more than 3, you had to get all of them right or your would get zero points. One team got the first four, but then mistook Whitney Houston for Celine Dion and that cost them.

At an online corporate show, one team slipped up and posted the answer to a four point question in the chat… and sure enough, literally every team got 4/4.

The most common word beginning with MAC? How about macaron?

First place at one show had to be decided by the fact that one team got the homework question, but spelled one of the answers wrong. It doesn’t matter very often, but if it comes down to it, spelling can be the difference between a win & second place.

See you next week.