My resourceful regular teams are constantly thinking of new ways to lose.
Take Vegetable Zoo who are frequent visitors to the Reverie.
Veg Zoo are fairly American and therefore don’t win the quiz that often as they struggle on the unavoidably British-weighted nature of the quiz.
So, when they have four correct answers in the jackpot round, that’s good going. It’s just a shame that they got mashed on the easiest question of the five:
Q. True or False: the crown of the King of Borneo is a top hat that was stolen from a missionary in the 19th century.
Asking this question depends on images like this popping into people’s heads:
Of course, the answer is FALSE.
Why is this a bad answer? Well, apart from anything, I don’t think missionaries were particularly well known for their top hats. Also, Borneo isn’t a country on it’s own – it’s a large island split between Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. And the top hat thing… well.
The closest thing to the King of Borneo would be the Sultan of Brunei (formerly world’s richest man) and he doesn’t really have a crown. The usual hat you see him wearing looks like this:
The Newsroom jackpot went boom on Thursday night, falling to Jason from LIQUOR & POKER, who came from behind to win the main quiz and then blasted away 5 true/false animal questions to win da money.
Would you have got all of these true/falses right? (Answers at bottom).
A rat can longer than a camel without drinking water?
According to an RSPCA list, the poodle is in the top 5 vicious dogs in Britain?
Albatrosses can fly for a week at a time, non-stop?
Albatrosses can fly and sleep simultaneously?
An alligator cannot walk backwards?
Jason buried them all and took the ton but unfortunately I missed snapping the other half of his quiz team, so you have to make do with the ladies from CUDDLE JACKET who got several extra points during the evening for being ginger, shouting the loudest, and sharing their cigarettes with strangers.
Back to £10 next week. I might bring back the golf for a while.