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.

JACKPOTS

They just missed out on first place, but they did get questions on comedy & mathematical symbols to take home cash.

TEAM NAMES

Children’s stupid tantrums? You had plenty of examples.

I told them staples weren’t food

Not allowed to eat sour cream like it’s ice cream

My brother threw a tantrum because he wasn’t the eldest twin

Not being allowed to eat dog food

Wasn’t allowed to play with a redback spider

Wouldn’t let him get in the washing machine

I told him he couldn’t pat the wild bear

Wasn’t allowed to push the button on the bus

Her brother air touched her teddy bear

The world will end before I grow up

I wouldn’t let him eat the dog

Why won’t you let me torture the hamster

My brother had a tantrum because we couldn’t understand what he was thinking in his head

We wouldn’t let him hold his poop

I wouldn’t let him stick a fork into a socket

Couldn’t ride the Saturn 5 rocket at NASA

This ice cube is too cold

I wasn’t allowed to put my finger in the dog’s butt (we didn’t shake their hand)

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Ghastly Ghana

Depressed Ogre

Scintillating Schooner

Moist Elf

Curious Residential Puppy

INTERESTING MOMENTS

At a corporate show, the CEO of the company failed a question ABOUT his company.

Captain Ahab’s ship in Moby Dick was NOT the Titanic.

We were looking for “Moana” as an answer, and one team went with “the Disney movie with the girl where she sings ‘and nobody knows how far it goes’ as she sails away. It’s on my Netflix to watch list but I haven’t seen it yet goddamit!” as an answer, which we deemed close enough given the level of effort & detail.

In a lightning round, for a question on female anatomy beginning with the letter V, one player could only whisper “vagina”. There’s no reason to be shy about it. It’s a medical term.

We asked a bonus question about the largest speeding fine ever levied, and one new player who hadn’t been paying attention guessed it was $44, which is only about a third of the smallest speeding fine you can get here.

The title of a Post Malone song was guessed to be “I Need Another Tattoo’. No points for that, because we’re pretty sure that’s the title of EVERY Post Malone song.

A player called one of our hosts out on their pronunciation of Launceston, claiming to be from Launceston in Cornwall loud enough for the whole room to hear him. It wasn’t until after a lot of pontificating about his hometown that he realised the question was asking about the origins of the name Launceston, and he had just given every team an easy point. NOTE TO PLAYERS: If you shout down our hosts during a show, this is likely to happen.

And the same team that just missed out on a jackpot by misspelling Golda Meir… just missed out on a jackpot for misspelling Joe Manganiello.

We’ve got two shows next week, one in Canberra & one in Sydney, and then we will have a whole week off for Christmas & the New Year.

See you in 2020.

What Presidential first name saw the biggest rise in baby name popularity during that President’s term?

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

Disney theme park employees are not allowed to do a number of things. Which of the following are they allowed to do. Have a visible tattoo, point with one finger, say I don’t know, or are they banned from doing all of the above?

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

You will frequently hear Sam before you can see her.  With a booming personality to match her loud voice, she’s a tea lover, and an adventurous & bubbly mother who won’t shut up about Japan or how smart and adorable her son is.

Known & loved for her frequent mispronunciations of words and her laughable mistakes when hosting, Sam is an IT nerd who enjoys travel, culture, fitness, dance, Sailor Moon, and games.  Her spare time is spent with her son either out or about or relaxing inside with tea and scones. Her favourite board game is Ligretto, her star sign is Taurus (which makes sense now), and she loves to make friends even if it has to be by force! She’s a halfy, sharing blood with those from our English motherland, but is a true blue Aussie deep down and is always ready to insult you at any chance she gets.

In 1989 the Dean of Johns Hopkins Medical School made the following comment. “Brightness is not everything. It would be very unfair to take a 15 year old and put them in a room alone with a 75 year old.”

What TV series was he referring to?

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

Everyone reading this either has children, or was a child at some point.

And every one of you knows that kids will have a meltdown over some pretty stupid things.

For your team name this week, we want you to give us a particularly silly reason a young child had a tantrum.

She cried because we didn’t invite her to our wedding, which took place seven years before she was born.

He was angry because his sister was looking out of the window on his side of the car.

I want the blue cup. NO! NOT THAT ONE! I WANT THE OTHER BLUE CUP THAT IS IDENTICAL IN EVERY RESPECT TO THIS ONE!”

But I want to play in the polar bear enclosure at the zoo!”

My son was angry because a tree was taller than he was.

My daughter wanted to eat crayons for dessert.

Any stupid toddler meltdowns 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.

JACKPOTS

They won banknotes, for knowing about the people on Australian banknotes.

We’re not sure if any of them were French lawyers, but they got a question on the French word for lawyer that won them cash.

And both of these teams got lucky (we’re pretty sure it was luck) on Northern Territory Chief Ministers. (One of them nearly talked themselves out of the right answer.)

TEAM NAMES

Add one word to a film to make it more fun? You really came through.

Oceans 9/11

Good Friday the 13th

Dirty Morris Dancing

The Blair Witch Art Project

Million Dollar Baby Shower

Kill Bill Lumbergh

Jelly Snakes on a Plane

Reservoir Puppy Dogs

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Duckling

Fairy Godfather

Baby Sharknado

Captain South America

The Silence of the Lamb Chop

Great Balls of Bush Fire

The Palmer Titanic

Schindler’s Shopping List

Rocky Road

Frozen Coke

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The Sound of Loud Music

50 Shades of Grey Matter

Sex Toy Story

Magic Mike McCormack

Unprotected Sex and the City

12 Years a Sex Slave

Man in Black Man

Die Hard-on

Free Willy’s Willy

Solo Sex: A Star Wars Story

District Sixty 9

Pacific Rim Job

Pile Driving Miss Daisy

and… Ilya the 40 Year Old Virgin

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Feisty Egg

Horrific Male

Ginormous Washington

Criminal Scotland

Hairy Umbrella

Lonely Axolotl

Elongated Giraffe

Spaceship Blowing Bubbles

Predatory Waffle

INTERESTING MOMENTS

A lightning round question asked about household objects beginning with F that circulate air resulted in a player having to pass, despite the fact that he was standing under a fan and we were pointing at it.

After years of bonus questions telling people the first team to write down the right answer & show it to us wins, one team immediately wrote down the right answer”. It’s cheeky, it’s clever in it’s own way, and somehow, we had never seen anyone try it. So we gave them a point.

We asked about the height of a 37m tall object, and got guesses ranging from 15m to 200m… because most people have no sense of scale.

When we asked for African countries spelled with the letter Z, one team came back with Zuid-Afrika, which is South Africa in Afrikaans. Which was a good solution, considering that we didn’t explicitly say we wanted the answer in English. Of course, on the same question, another team answered with “that fake country Eddie Murphy was from in Coming to America.”

One team held on to their answer sheet after we called on the to be handed in, and got zero points for round 2.

And finally, we’ve noticed that during lightning rounds, teams often tend to send men up to answer questions. At one point this week, in a lightning round, there were five women up at the front of the room.

See you next week.

Using IMDB keywords tagged in films nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture, what relationship most commonly features in Best Picture nominees?

Brother-Brother, Sister-Sister, Father-Son, or Husband-Wife?

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

Using IMDB keywords tagged in films nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture, what city is the most common setting for Best Picture nominees?

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

IMDB tags films with descriptive keywords.

Using those keywords, what four wars are tagged in the most films nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture?

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