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This Week in iQ Trivia – 14 August 2021

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


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


Medieval battle knowledge paid off.

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


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


Buoyant Sloth

Singapore Spatula

Slippery Eggplant

Pummelled on the Pommel Horse

Effervescent Unicorn

Synchronised Zombie


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.


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


Knowing where films are set turns into cash sometimes.


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.


Crunchy Bong Goat

Strong Ball

Parched Gladys

Insufferable Lightbulb

Bleached Coral

Sparkling Koala

Smokey Bin Chicken


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.


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


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


Screaming Apples

Sturdy Chicken

Chonky Frog

Masked Ravioli

Stinky Banana

Moon Landing

Phat Straw

Beautiful Kangaroo

Infectious Slug


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.


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


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


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


Lumpy Hot

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

Flourescent Beer

Malignant Car

Preantepenultimate Yam


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.


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


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


Enraged Lion

Saucy Belconnen

Deranged Penguin

Acerbic Castle

Coffee Time

Frothing Gnome

Vacant Smurf


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.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 3 July 2021

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


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


We will be looking for petitions like these over the next few weeks.

Free Britney

Retail workers are now allowed to fight Karens

Naked sunbaking in deer habitats should be an excuse to leave the house

No “thank you wave” when someone lets you in… your license is gone

Anyone going slow in the fast lane loses their license

Hoarding toilet paper is now a capital offence

Ugg boots worn outdoors are banned

Vegans should be deported

No fish in the breakroom microwave

Mandate mask wearing at orgies

Bring Harambe back

Rebel Wilson has to stay in America

People who chew with their mouths open get their mouths taped shut

People who leave skid marks get a swirly

National Party members get turned into coal when they die

Prison terms for Truck Nuts

Teachers should be paid as much as doctors

People standing on the wrong side of the escalator have to go back to the bottom

No more Fast and Furious movies

Death Penalty for people who talk at a urinal

Make trivia an Olympic event

Americans are no longer allowed to host trivia

It should be against the law to have to change your team name every week.


Angry Potato

Lovely Giraffe

Computerised Bizzle

Voluptuous Olive

Vibing Rake

Punk Daisy


All of our live shows had hosts and players masked up. Hey, it’s only temporary.

Capitals that contain the name of an animal? How about MUMbai and MontrEEL.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 26 June 2021

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


Knowing about Vodka paid off to the tune of $214.


Some of your team names would have made for interesting (and terrible) watching.

Mel Gibson as Oskar Schindler

Adam Sandler in Braveheart

Jeffrey Epstein as Kindergarten Cop

Tommy Wiseau in Harry Potter

The Terminator with Michael Cera

Mary Poppins starring Ron Jeremy

King Kong starring Harambe

Mike Myers as James Bond

The Rock as Frodo

John Ratzenberger in The Full Monty

Mulan featuring Pauline Hanson

Knocked UP featuring Barnaby Joyce

Donald Trump in Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Donald Trump as Gandhi

Donald Trump as Slumdog Millionaire


Rigorous Ferrari

Black Pitbull

Nice Meatball


Phenomenal Plant

Discombobulated Kermit


A player from Argentina didn’t get a geography question… to which the answer was Argentina.

And the bartender at one show decided to play along as a team of one in between pouring drinks… and finished in 3rd place. Apparently we’ve got some pretty clever bar staff at our venues.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 19 June 2021

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


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


Winning other people’s money put a smile on their faces.


We’re pretty sure none of these pick up lines would work.

I see you ordered the pasta. Can I interest you in something equally pale, floppy, and disappointing?

My Wallet May Not Be Fat But I Sure Am.

I’m like a Rubik’s cube. Hard to figure out and you’ll give up on me quickly.

You remind me of my hairline. I want to hang on to you for as long as possible.

My mum can’t wait to make you breakfast in the morning.

I put the STD in stud. All I need is U.

I’m a four, but a lot of blokes here are twos so you could do worse.

If you like punctuality I’m your man. I’m always early.

Hey girl, you may already know me. They call me the fastest man in the west.

I hope you like winners, because I always come first.

I’m falling for you because I’m clumsy.

Do you like things on a massive scale? Great! Because I’m a massive disappointment.

Are you my mum, because I’m going to disappoint you.

I pooped my pants. Can I get in yours?

Roses are red, violets are blue. I don’t have any money, I’m hoping you do.

You’re about to have the best two minutes of your life.

Got the nickname skidmarks despite not owning a car.

At least you know I’ll never cheat.

I’m 6 feet 2 inches. That’s two measurements.

Are you a dog person, because I’m a bitch.

Are you my shower, because I want to cry inside you.

Is it hot in here or do I have COVID?

What I lack in charm, I make up for in body odor.

I’ll buy you dinner. Just needs to be less than my dine & discover vouchers.

If I could rearrange the alphabet I’d put U and I together, with a T in the middle because I have a urinary tract infection.


F*cked Hairy Apple

Boisterous Lawnmower

Curly Beach

Succulent Dildo


Pretty Tony Abbott

Splendid Rainbow

Lincoln Ballet Shoes

Classic Bondi

Shakespearean Australian Prime Minister


A bonus question had the answer of 33% of Australians who had consumed no alcohol in the previous four weeks. One player was about to guess 33%, but as she did a team mate told her that was stupid and nowhere near correct. We insisted he apologise to her immediately. And he did, immediately.

We asked a question about how many calories there were in an average human body, and some of you showed a frankly disturbing amount of knowledge about how long you can live on human flesh.

Apparently the second highest weight class in boxing isn’t cruiserweight, but chonkyweight.

Who is the father of actress Rashida Jones? Indiana Jones, according to one team.

Of course, Rashida Jones featured in the TV series Parks and Recreation, which was set in… Indiana.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 12 June 2021

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


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


Knowing about German soccer clubs and Australian actors is an odd combination, but it paid off.


Most of you got a bit passive aggressive.

You’re pretty smart for a last place team.

How did you get such a hot girlfriend?

You’re funny for a chick.

I can see you worked really hard on that.

Most people your age can’t pull that off.

You’re kind of hot for a fat chick.

That’s a brave choice.

My little sister is a big fan of yours.

You have a face for radio.

Do YOU like your haircut?

You’d do great in an outback beauty contest.

I really like your dress but I think I’m too skinny to wear something like that.

You drive well for a woman.

You look great. I didn’t recognise you.

That’s as smooth as a vaccine rollout

You did better than I thought you would.

I just love how you don’t care what people think about you.

You’re the hottest girl on the street… depending on the street.

You look great for your age.

It’s a nice starter home.

Congratulations. I didn’t think trivia host was a career.

Team Bagpuss thinks Bill is a c*nt. What does passive man?


Damp Napoleon

Grey Stocking

Prestigious Cloud

Juicy Salsa

Embarrassing Crimes

Belligerent Avocado


We were set the task of finishing trivia in time for State of Origin kickoff at one of our shows, and we finished in 1:25 with 15 minutes to spare.

Four teams got the first jackpot question, three of them spelled it right, then two of those three got the second, but neither of those two got the third. (Maybe we need to make them tougher.)

On a one guess only bonus question, one team got the right answer right away, showed us, and immediately said “oh not that’s not it” before changing their answer. 20 seconds later, someone else cracked it. Yes, we have no qualms about letting you talk yourselves out of a right answer.

See you next week.

This Week in iQ Trivia – 5 June 2021

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


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


They won both first place AND the jackpot so it was a pretty good night.

We’re pretty sure they got lucky on a question about Qatari towns, but it still counts.

And this guy didn’t need any help to win based on his knowledge of AFL songs & French composers.


We’re not sure if any brands will be taking up your underwhelming slogans.

McDonald’s – I’m regretting it

McDonald’s – It’s ok I guess

McDonald’s – I’m lovin’ it… at the time

Red Rooster – Because this airport has no other fast food

Apple – See you in 2 years to replace everything

Apple – Underdesigned & overpriced

Malaysia Airlines – 60% of the time it works everytime

De Beers – A shiny rock is forever

Rugrats – Because Spongebob wasn’t on

Maybe it’s Maybelline… but probably not

Rio Tinto – Respecting sacred rocks

Tinder – Get f*cked

Tinder – Which one are you?

White Lady Funerals – We kinda help you

Immodium – Doing you a solid

Pepsi – For when there’s no Coke

Commonwealth Bank – Charging for life insurance… even when you’re dead

Holiday Inn – There will be a bed. Bedbugs are free

Woolies – Eggs are in the back

L’Oreal – Because you’re unworthy

L’Oreal – Are you worth it though

L’Oreal – Because you look like sh!t

Old El Paso – It’s Mexican but bland, just the way you like it

Harvey Norman – Lowest wages guaranteed


Bubbly Tree

Gleeful Balloon

Receding Skull

Perspicacious Whiskey

Putting on Makeup

Thirsty Lamp

Hopeless Meerkat

Blazing Boat

Wobbly Building

Commercial Tetris


We asked about countries with the highest Jewish populations, and had to remind a couple of teams that Bondi is not a country.

A team with French speakers in regular attendance suffered through a question on the French language, because the Francophones chose this week to be absent.

And our bonus round which asked people about a famous place that was 135 metres high and cost £70 million to build… resulted in one team guessing “The Maldives”. You know, the country made up of over 1,000 islands and was apparently built for the low price of £70 million. (This is what happens when you don’t pay attention.)

See you next week.