FYI, You can expect team name themes will be distinctly Coronavirus themed for a while.

This week, taking up the mantle of the countless Coronavirus song parodies and Spotify playlists, we are asking for song lyrics appropriate for our current situation.

U can’t touch this

I’m down with the sickness

Don’t stand so close to me

You give me fever

I can’t feel my face

It can be actual lyrics, or you change change the lyrics a bit, but any Coronavirus appropriate lyrics will get you a bonus point.

Have an interesting week.

It’s been one hell of a week!

First of all, we have a LOT of people to thank.

Our hosts for helping with ideas and testing and moral support, our venues for trying whatever they could to enable us to stick with regular shows, our customers who are still booking us for custom shows.  (And may of whom share are somewhat warped sense of humour.

 

And our players, who have made this transition possible.  We have been simultaneously delighted, impressed, and inspired by the leve of support our players have shown in this difficult time, and that makes us even more determined to continue to deliver Australia’s most interesting trivia.

Trivia is important to us.

We can’t keep operating without people who like our style of trivia.

Anyway, here’s what you may have missed this week at iQ Trivia.

In the space of a few days, we have transitioned to operating entirely online.

A couple of weeks ago you could have gone to any of our regular venues for dinner, drinks, and Australia’s most interesting trivia. Well you still can. You just have to provide your own dinner & drinks at home.

But we’ve got plenty of quizzes still operating online with a number of our hosts, so you will never have to go without your usual trivia fix.

We’ve had players from the US, the Philippines, and Finland joining our Australian regulars, and two of our regulars playing against each other while one of them was in self-isolation.

Quizzes are generally at 8pm on our discord server. Pay attention to our Facebook page and our Online Quizzing page for more details.

WINNERS

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

TEAM NAMES

We found a way to maintain our team name theme in the online format, and you came up with a lot of new jobs people can do in the Coronavirus economy.

Barre instructor

Gravedigger

Doomsday prepper

Toilet paper manufacturer

Anti social worker

Online trivia host (by the way, that job is TAKEN!)

INTERESTING MOMENTS

One of our players got a relatively easy question on Russian geography wrong, despite BEING Russian.

Lactose is when you are missing your toes.

It’s tougher to monitor cheating on online trivia, but one player was in a video chat with our host who noted that a his face literally lit up when he Googled the answer, you know, from

Interesting typos – The Mexican Hate Dance

The darkest part of a shadow isn’t the umbra, it’s the “U can’t see me zone”.

One of our players couldn’t recall the name of James Earl Jones, so he went with “Mufasa”.

Wash your damn hands, and we will see you next week.  (Though not literally of course.)

According to an Analysis of penalty shootouts in FIFA World Cup & European Championship games, where is the best place to shoot? Top left, bottom right, or right at the keeper.

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

On a 2018 list of annoying songs as compiled by the New York Post and Rolling Stone, were the following songs among the top five most annoying songs of all time?

Baby One More Time, Dancing Queen, The Macarena, My Humps, and We Built This City.

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

When an MMA coach reviewed the fighting styles of various super heroes from films, who did he rate as being the best fighter. (Going purely on fighting style, not considering superpowers.) Was it Captain America, Deadpool, Iron Man, or Wolverine?

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

A lot of our venues have had to shut down trivia.

The situation is constantly changing, and while some of our venues are currently planning to carry on with trivia, we can’t guarantee that other venues won’t also have to shut down your weekly trivia.

First of all, if you are attending one of our shows, BE SENSIBLE! Practice social distancing, and wash your damn hands.

If you can’t attend one of our shows, we are still committed to providing Australia’s most interesting trivia, and we are in the process of moving into providing quizzes online.

We are still working out the details, and are trying to overhaul our format to work better in an online forum. Some of our hosts will be presenting these quizzes online to keep their hosting skills on point and to make sure you don’t miss out.

In the meantime, when the shows that provide income for our creators and hosts are cancelled, their income dries up too. Our people really love trivia, but many are finding themselves unemployed from this and other jobs.

We have set up a page enabling us to take donations. If you like what we do, and if you enjoy our online shows, we would ask that you contribute by donating what you would have spent on dinner or a round of drinks at one of our live shows.

We take trivia seriously, and we have every intention of returning when the current crisis clears. We don’t know what will happen over the next few weeks and months, but you can be sure that we are going to continue to provide Australia’s most interesting trivia.

Stay safe, and stay interesting.

Coronavirus is looking like it’s really going to hit the economy hard, and a lot of people are going to be looking for work.

So for your team name this week, we want you to propose jobs that are currently or will soon be in great demand.

Shelf stacker

Security for shelf stackers

Divorce lawyer (after a few weeks of quarantine)

Any new industries or jobs for the Coronavirus economy will get you a bonus point.

Have an interesting week.

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

WINNERS

We had a lot of team happy to have won toilet paper.

TEAM NAMES

Some of these new names for the Coronavirus got a bit… dark.

Boomer Remover

Hermititis

Why you shouldn’t eat bats virus.

The Worst Thing to Happen to Team Bagpuss Since Bill Virus

No Wuhandshake

Wuhand Sanitiser

Tsingtao Virus (aka TS-VID19)

Peter Dutton Christmas Island Virus

The Gladys Virus (because it shuts things down)

TriviArt

Elephant Cartwheel

Sultry Flamingo

Diseased Basketball

Virulent Nun

Ugly Scroll

INTERESTING MOMENTS

Puff the Magic Dragon lived in a land called Gallilee. (Perhaps he was friends with Jesus.)

One team mistook Mel Brooks for Mel Gibson. One of the more galling comparisons you could make.

And at one of our shows, the last place subject was “West Ham United (Things Team Bagpuss Won’t Know)”. So, to be sure, for one of our questions we individually asked every other team the question, and explicitly didn’t allow Team Bagpuss to hear the question. They could guess, but to be sure they were at a disadvantage, we didn’t let them know what the question actually was… and they still got it right, assuming that we would likely ask a question about Bobby Moore.

See you next week.

Going by distance, 52% of all international borders were first established in what century?

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

Between what two countries is the oldest land border still in existence?

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.