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This Week in iQ Trivia – 25 June 2022

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

These Star Wars nerds turned a question on Chewbacca into cash.

Winning with a lucky guess about vodka still counts as a win.

TEAM NAMES

You don’t have to change things much to ruin them.

Kentucky Boiled Chicken

Whitney Houston we have a problem

Alexander the Mediocre

Mothra Teresa

Marlin never finds Nemo and just goes home

Liceberg Lettuce

Garlic Bread and Butter Pudding

John McClane leaves his shoes on

Rice Noodle Bolognese

Adding bike lanes to the city

Pillow Fight Club

Spongebill Squarepants

John Wick got fuel the next day

The Red Hot Chili Lepers

Sydney Opera Louse

Straight George Michael

Iced finger bum

James and the Giant Eggplant

Thomas the Replacement Bus Service

TriviArt

Delicious Elephant

Flat Mummy

Distracting Sport

Spicy Donald Trump

Jealous Ice Cream

Folded Elephant

Militant Rats

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We tweaked a picture question of ex-military members who have moved on to new occupations to include one of our hosts. But nobody noticed that the sharp dressed Marine was the guy hosting the quiz they were at.

We asked a question to which the answer was Jonathan Thurston, and gave the hint that he was the same height as our host. Because why not be as unhelpful as possible?

On a question about the biggest countries in the EU, we reminded everyone that England wasn’t in the EU. And three teams still said England.

The last place subject was Colin Firth at one show, and one team watched Bridget Jones’ Diary in preparation that day, right before we asked a question on the scene that introduced Mark Darcy.

And a bonus question on the proportion of Australians approved of torture ended when the first team to guess got it exactly right. How someone became such an expert on torture, we didn’t want to know.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 18 June 2022

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 legal but makes you look like a psychopath?

Knowing the age of consent in every country

Walking around the mall with a glass of milk

Stopping in the merge lane

Eating a banana sideways

Swinging on a swing at night

Sitting next to me on an empty train

Sock, shoe, sock, shoe

Kissing your parents on the lips

Changing your name to Hitler

Marrying your first cousin

Socks in the shower

High fiving the family at a funeral

Adults who love Minions

Being my autistic self in public

Owning a white van

Carpeting the bathroom

Pouring in milk before cereal

Putting Ketchup on Pizza

Carrying a shovel to the cemetery

TriviArt

Loose Scrotum

Bitter Car

Feral Berlin

Horny Jupiter

Effervescent Peru

Mischevious Ducks on Bicycles

Dysfunctional Putin

INTERESTING MOMENTS

When we were asking a question about what a set of people had in common, someone guessed “they’re all white”, just as we rattled off the name of Nelson Mandela.

In addition to the marmalade sandwich the Queen supposedly keeps in her handbag, one team guessed that she also keeps bolt cutters for cutting brake lines.

After their teammate got a particularly obscure question, one player said their performance was both impressive and sad. Hey, impressive and sad is about 90% of our business!

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 11 June 2022

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

It was either a lucky guess or expertise on iron ore exports that won them a jackpot. Either way, they walked out with $184.

TEAM NAMES

Here’s how not to enter a boxing match.

Loser

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Close to You by The Carpenters

Goodbye My Lover

Take My Breath Away

Touch Me (I Want Your Body)

Baby Got Back

Careless Whisper

Send in the Clowns

You’ve got a friend in me

Killing Me Softly

All Too Well (the 10 minute version)

I’m a Little Teapot

Silent Night

Dancing Queen

TriviArt

Spicy Teacher

Massive Glass Captain

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Bouncy Duck

Window Bears

INTERESTING MOMENTS

Guesses on how far the swaggie trudged to the Pub with No Beer in the Slim Dusty song ranged from 50 yards (which is not remotely remarkable), to 6,000 miles (which is the distance from Sydney to Perth and back… and then to Perth again.)

When did Visa first sponsor the Olympics? How about the Athens Olympics of 56 BC?

When we asked about the top billed actors in the live action Beauty and the Beast, one team answered with “that guy who was in Downton Abbey”. Sure enough, Dan Stevens was both Beast & Matthew Crawley. So they got a point.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 4 June 2022

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

Films & TV series you can eat or drink

The Shaw-lamb-shank redemption

The Soupranos

Casino Royale with Cheese

The King’s Peach

Stranger Wings

Terminator 2: Fudgement Day

Breaking Bread

Curb Your En-sushi-asm

Great Lasagna Escape

Throw Marmalade from the Train

Moby Spotted Dick

Clams Casino

Choc Top Gun

Steaks of Glory

Orange Pulp Fiction

Four Wings and a Fennel

Pan Fried Labyrinth

The Broth of Khan

Soy Story

My Big Fat Greek Salad

There will be blood sausage

Catch Me If You Canned Soup

How to Drain Your Flagon

The Rocky Road Picture Show

Bangers and M*A*S*H

Pappadum and Pappadummer

Priscilla Queen of the Dessert

The Figitive

Waffle Iron Man

Vegemitey Joe Young

A Few Good Gingerbread Men

TriviArt

Unelectable Biscuit

Rusty Words

Gone With the Wind Goulburn

Anxious Prawn

Alluring Quokka

Victorious Johnny Depp

Malicious Penguin

Lovecraftian Clown

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We have often noted the awkwardness of people cheering when they hear the name Hitler as an answer, because even though they’re only cheering that they got a question right, it still feels wrong to be cheering. So we were pleased to hear one audience boo Hitler instead.

A player turned up on crutches with back & neck pain, because he didn’t want to miss the show.

Our leaked current events question didn’t get through to one team, who guessed that instead of having his finger bitten off by a lion, a Jamaican zookeeper burned down the zoo while smoking a joint. Another thought he failed to qualify for the Jamaican bobsled team.

And one of our venues was named pub of the year. PIC. Is it any wonder when you have Australia’s most interesting trivia on your side?

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 28 May 2022

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 diseases on The Simpsons paid off.

Who knows about pesto? THEY know about pesto. To the tune of over $300.

TEAM NAMES

Edible bands & musicians. You really came through.

Kebabba

David Baguetta

Peter, Paul, and Rosemary

Dim Sum 41

The Leeknd

Backstreet Boysenberries

Jamiroquiche

Durian Durian

Maxibon Jovi

Kylie Meringue

Sashimi Hendrixx

Baby Formulana Del Rey

Tim Tam Minchin

Boston Cream Pie

Bun DMC

Buns & Roses

Challah and Oates

(W)Ham!

The Meatles

Kendrick LCM Bar

Talking Head Cheese

Choc Top Hoods

Lady Baba Ganoush

R. E. M&Ms

Bruschetta James

Cold Cheezel

Kanyeast

Picnic! At the Disco

Frankfurt Valli and the Four Seasonings

Frankfurter Ocean

Michael Snackson

Celine Dijon

Kingsley’s of Leon

Fleetwood Big Mac

Food Fighters

Rib Eye Blind

Bread Zeppelin

Peanut Eminem

The Eleven Secret Herbs & Spice Girls

Pumpernickelback

Hall & Oatmeal

N.W.Aioli

Post Baloney

Paramoreo

Chili Eilish

Radiobread

TriviArt

Shaved William Wallace

Smelly French Fry

Angelic Beard

Shiny Bear

Sexy Flower

Erotic Aardvark

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Tomato

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We had a player finally get a bonus question with the correct answer of “Denmark” after dozens of wrong guesses from all parts of the pub, despite the fact that she was wearing the word Denmark on her shirt. All she had to do was stand up and point to herself.

Who shot John Lennon? Lennon Harvey Oswald apparently.

What kind of lettuce is named for the way it was transported to market? Rocket thought one team. Well, that would explain the recent inflation.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 14 May 2022

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

An educated guess about the movie Troy got them a jackpot after also winning first place.

TEAM NAMES

What would you do with $1,000?

Bribe the host for the win

Buy iQ Trivia (we’re not for sale by the way)

1 week’s rent

A bad nosejob

Buy smarter friends

Buy 1,000 $1 scratchies

Three more beers at the Ivy

1,000 frozen cokes

Uber surge

Croissants all round

Two chicks at the same time man

All on Red

A punnet of blueberries

We’d buy the rights to Bagpuss to become the official Team Bagpuss, and spend the remaining $900 on beer

Buy $1,000 worth of shares of Twitter

Fill up my car all the way for once

2,000 soft serves

Not voting in the election 50 times

20,000 texts to Craig Kelly

TriviArt

Bouncy Dog

Chilly Opera

Melted Numbat

Lonely Nauru

Heinous Book

Doggy Day Spa

Rotund Fredrick

Abdicating Pumpkin

Spiky Vase

Lazy Bumblebees

Worm Zarf

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We gave people three options on men’s Australian Open winners, and one team decided to go with a fourth option.

Answering a homework question on American Speakers of the House, one team forgot to do their homework and improvised. Their answer… “Nancy Pelosi, white guy, old white guy, straight old white guy.” Which is not exactly “wrong”.

And one team knew there was going to be a “Holiday” question, and found ways to get “holiday” as a guess into about a dozen questions… but not the one where we played a song by Billie Holiday.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 7 May 2022

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 the former names of African capitals won them cash.

And Nicholas Cage related expertise came in handy for them.

TEAM NAMES

What would you do with $44 billion?

Therapy for Elon

Remake all the Star Wars sequels

44 billion trips to the dollar store

Spend it all on beers

Erect my own penis rocket

Find out the truth about aliens

Fill a kiddie pool with lollies

End world hunger

I can finally buy a PS5

366,666,666.667 bottles of scotch

Buy the world a Coke

Buy the catholic church

Buy some asteroids

Buy a bunch of nuclear submarines

Buy houses for everyone

Buy Tasmania & rename it

Buy Space X

Put it all on red

Put it all on black

Play the jackpot round 11 billion times

Donate it to iQ Trivia

Get a lap dance from a sexy Canadian iQ Trivia host (hey, it’s not our job to stop you from making TERRIBLE finanial decisions)

TriviArt

Jumping Elvis

Spiky Dog

Slippery Watermelon

Flying Pig

Sticky Eiffel

Kinky Llama

Vibrant Sweden

Superstitious Sith Lord

Clock Gameshow

INTERESTING MOMENTS

Someone guessed that Invictus, the film about the 1995 Rugby World Cup, was directed by Michael Bay. That would have been a VERY different film!

Sisyphus was punished in the underworld by having to answer trivia questions for all eternity.

It wasn’t Gandhi who made the salt march, it was RuPaul. And we have a picture to prove it.

We asked a question about countries close to Helsinki, and a number of teams didn’t notice that one of the picture questions showed a full map of Europe. They seemed to prefer drawing their own horribly inaccurate maps.

We asked about cold temperatures in Australia, and someone asked if Antarctica counted as part of Australia. No. No it doesn’t.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 30 April 2022

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 19th century Spanish wars won cash.

TEAM NAMES

We got a lot of insight into what makes you irrationally annoyed.

Fake pockets

Finding Kleenex in the laundry

People who don’t keep left unless overtaking

People who hit reply all

Silent letters

Autocarrot

American pronunciation

Poor technique for chopping vegetables

Children

Bringing 4 ears of corn to a BBQ with 10 people

People not using their indicators

Asking tall people to get things down from a shelf

The word “hearsay”

A steadily dripping tap

Wet socks

Sh!tty f*cking music questions

When someone steals your trivia booking

Coming in second at iQ Trivia

If you stand still after stepping off the escalator I will trample you

When someone takes their phone out at a dawn service

TriviArt

Ravenous Elon Musk

Smelly Imbecile

Thirsty Scotland

Scornful Cow

Pointy God

Aggressive Chairs

Absent Minded Chauffeur

Hairy Limousine

Gym Nun

INTERESTING MOMENTS

What does CH stand for in the .ch domain for Switzerland? Chocolate.

In our lightning round, we asked about borough of New York City that start with the letter B, and got Manhattan as an answer.

Countries on the road between California & Panama? The Dominican Republic according to one team. Which is on an island.

And the beardiest player at one of our shows aced a question on the most iconic beards in film. Because of course he did.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 23 April 2022

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 Chilean geography, and being able to do math quickly wins jackpots.

TEAM NAMES

It was a welcome change to have team names not steeped in bitterness and cynicism.

Untying a double knot with one pull

When you get a shrimp in your chicken pad thai

Green lights all the way home

Drawing a perfect circle

Got free pizza

Mum’s lasagna

Hugs

Being unable to go to Adelaide because of border closures

Getting away with a fart

Fresh sheets

Spongebob performing at Superbowl halftime

My personal trainer remembered my name

A perfect parallel park

Getting a parking space right in front of the bar

Fitting everything in the boot like Tetris

When you wake up thinking it’s a work day but it’s the weekend

Winning iQ Trivia

Coming second in iQ Trivia

TriviArt

Farcical Dog

Convulsing Moss

Election Poster

Silly Snow Leopard

Dirty Cabbage

Worried Harbour

Frustrated Dolphin

Ukrainian Chewbacca

INTERESTING MOMENTS

We had a venue flood and had to shout out the answers & results, but we still finished the show.

When we asked about countries of birth of Muslims in Australia, one team asked us if Australia counts as a country.

We asked a question about an American city, and saw that one team gave Mississippi as an answer, so we pointed out that it’s a state not a city. So they changed it to Louisiana… which is also a state not a city.

A team of accountants got a math question horribly wrong, and blamed it on the fact that they didn’t have a spreadsheet.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 16 April 2022

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 nearly didn’t win the jackpot, but they managed to correctly spell Wollongong.

And they knew about Eric Clapton’s dubious past.

TEAM NAMES

The James Bond franchise is set for super villain schemes for a while given your team names this week.

Buy Twitter and make it worse

Stealing everyone’s charging cables

Steal all the left shoes

Destroy all the methods of wiping ass

Give everyone receding hairlines

Hoard all the Ritalin

Escalators will all be single laned and only descending

Spike the water with flouride to put dentists out of work

Owning the rights to 007

Kidnap the Easter Bunny

I will raise global temperatures by 3 degrees unless you give me $1 million

Vaccinations come with extreme laxatives

Switch all chocolates for laxatives

Make all coffee decaf

Replace all choc chips with raisins

Everybody Loves Raymond on all channels all the time

Baby Shark on repeat on every speaker

Men get periods now

TriviArt

Wombat Throwing

Supple Wombats

Twerking America

Magic Banana

Leafy Stone Pig

Average Coral

Phat Meat Patty

Exciting Tyre

Amazing Gravy

Armadillo Chupa Chup

INTERESTING MOMENTS

One team guessed that Ralph Fiennes and Edward Norton were both in this scene in The English Patient.

Which either meant they were hedging their bets, or they really recalled the scene this way.

After getting every element of one of our practical math questions right, one team forgot to actually do the math.

On a question about the most common words ending in OO, one player was wearing a t-shirt with the word “voodoo” on it, and sure enough that was an answer… that his team didn’t go for.

See you next week.