Here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.
If you won this week, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.
These American students have been steadily improving their scores, and this week knew enough about Czech cities through a Czech classmate to win a jackpot.
And one their first visit to iQ Trivia, this group won both first place in the quiz (despite not knowing the homework question) and a jackpot by knowing about the Zika virus.
You came up with a lot of pointlessly expensive products.
Saffron Pepper Spray
Truffle Infused Gold Flaked Caviar Tacos
Golden Escalators (like the King of Saudi Arabia)
Fair Trade Ivory Handled Toothbrush
24 Carat Gold Spray Tan
24K Gold Dildos
Gold Loo Roll
Gold Leaf Vodka
Gucci Leather Jogging Pants (which is apparently an actual product)
The United States Defense Budget
Rhinocerous Horn Cufflinks with WiFi
Jewel Encrusted Air Guitar
and perhaps the most extravagant of all… The Marriage Equality Plebiscite
When they couldn’t come up with another national capital starting with W, one team wrote Moscow upside down.
When asked where in Australia the Fortescue River was, we had to remind one team that Florean Fortuescue’s Ice Cream Parlour is both fictional, and not in Australia.
One team didn’t know who the Socceroos were playing next until an ad for the next game came up on the TV.
On a jackpot question, one team guessed (we suspect facetiously) that the longest serving Prime Minister of Israel was Yassir Arafat.
When being asked to do some math and show their work, one team got every aspect of the question wrong but still managed to get the final answer right.
Someone mistook Fiddler on the Roof for The Princess Bride.
When we were listing film roles for a bonus question and looking for Steve Buscemi as an answer, two teams who hadn’t listened to the question rushed up to us with the answer Con Air.
The blokiest team in the place turned out to be the biggest fans of Meryl Streep’s performance in The Devil Wears Prada.
The biggest cheer of the week was for the team who came in last for the second consecutive week, and has become something of a specialist is choosing the last place subject.
And finally, when reading the answers we had some help with reading the names of four Chinese provincial capitals from someone whose Mandarin is considerably better than ours.
See you next week for more iQ Trivia.