We recently discovered that the Korean equivalent of “looking for a needle in a haystack” is “looking for a Mr Kim in Seoul”.

So for your team name this week, we want you to come up with an alternative expression to “a needle in a haystack”.

Finding a Skittle in a bag of M&Ms

Finding a good argument in a comment thread

Finding a single piece of hay in a stack of needles

Any alternative to “a needle in a haystack” will get you a bonus point.

Have an interesting week.

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

This lot knew about Filipino authors for some reason, and won cash.

Two teams knew the answer to a question on 1940s cinema, but only one of them spelled it right.

TEAM NAMES

You came up with a lot of half-assed excuses.

If we tested less we would have less cases!

I’d have done better in school if the kid beside me had tried harder.

I would have passed the test, if they asked questions about what I studied

We would have won if you only counted the legal votes

We would all be friends if we didn’t all date the same guy

I’d be married by now if only I had entered into a committed relationship and proposed to somebody in a public place

I’d get to be on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here if they were cool with Nazi imagery

We would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those meddlesome kids!

If Kelly was here we’d be doing better

We would win every week if it weren’t for the stupid f*cking music questions

We would have come up with the best team name if we were the only team

We would have done better if this wasn’t being held at a pub

We’d have won if our teammates hadn’t talked us out of the right answers

We would have won if you didn’t count the scores from the other teams

TriviArt

Luminous Keg

Ignorant Garden

Saucy Octopus (NSFW)

Girthy Mollusc

Glittery Sloth

INTERESTING MOMENTS

When they couldn’t remember the name of Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, one team listed him as “the guy who was sexually harassed by Rachel from Friends in Horrible Bosses”, which is not technically wrong.

We had a team of Indian immigrants who knew very little about NRL clubs, so they came up with the Bondi Bandicoots, Gosford Gophers, Woy Woy Walruses, and Manly Manatees.

One player seemed quite distressed when we told him that “soups” was not one of the most common words beginning with SOU. He must REALLY like soup.

We had to explain to one team that this photo of Mohandas Gandhi was not Harry Potter.

Instead of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, one team guessed that it was “Bill and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Quiz”.

See you next week.

Name the following celebrities.

Also, how many of the five are Jewish?

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

In a 2013 survey, who was more likely to save their dog from a runaway bus rather than a foreign tourist? Men or women?

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

What was the hottest temperature ever for a FIFA World Cup Final?

The first new player to comment on the website within 3 degrees of the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

In a 2020 survey in Britain, what percent of people admitted to peeing in the shower?

The first new player to comment on the website within 10% of the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

In a 2018 survey of Americans, who was more likely to think they were of above average intelligence? Men or women. Also, people under 44 or people 44 & over?

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

We are having fun with hypotheticals this week.

For no particular reason, for your team name this week, we want you to explain away unfortunate events in a way that is completely self-serving.

We would have come in first if you didn’t ask those questions we didn’t know.

They only won because of all the goals they scored.

I only lost because they counted the votes.

Any irrelevant explanation for how things didn’t go your way will get a bonus point.

Have an interesting week.

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’s not often that it pays off to know a bit of Sanskrit. But sometimes figuring out what films have titles with Sanskrit origins wins you cash.

TEAM NAMES

We heard a lot of pretty bad jokes.

Why don’t they sell aspirin in the Amazon? Because it would be economically unsound to attempt to establish a pharmaceutical distribution network in such a sparsely populated area.

What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

Why did the man fall off his bike? Someone threw a brick at him.

What’s blue and smells like red paint? Blue paint.

What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? The Holocaust.

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? Because he doesn’t like crowds.

What did Batman say to Robin before he got in the batmobile? Get in the batmobile robin.

Knock knock, who’s there? A visitor, of course.

You know what makes me smile? My face muscles.

What do you call a joke that isn’t funny? A sentence.

A horse walked into a bar, was injured, and was later euthanised.

A man walked into a bar, and suffered a concussion.

How do you make an electrician sad? Kill his family.

How many Germans does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One because they are efficient and have no sense of humour.

TriviArt

Zesty Cat

Sticky Pangolin

Curious Milkshake

Demolition

Kiwi Chick

Sinister Canada

Voluptuous Leviathan

Zen Tuba

INTERESTING MOMENTS

Upon hearing the answer to a question on alternate names for Mount Everest, one player exclaimed to his teammate “oh you idiot! I TOLD YOU!” Which really is one of our favourite things to hear.

A surprising number of players at one show had to be reminded that Antarctica is not a country.

On a Google auto-complete question, one team guessed that common Google searches were “is semen good for your skin”, and more disturbingly, “is semen professional at an interview”.

An Irish player spend a good 20 minutes racking his brain trying to remember the name of “that posh twat who played Joffrey in Game of Thrones”.

A question about Jeopardy was answered in the form of a question.

And one team came in second place, but left before the prizes were awarded, so the third place team took their prize. Which is why you ALWAYS stay to the end of the show.

See you next week.

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