13 FACTS WHY QUIZZES ARE AWESOME!
Recently the team has been busy scheming our next quiz night. I’m going to be honest here, I love all the planning including coming up with ideas for rounds and questions. QUIZZES ARE ACTUALLY THE DOG’s BACK LEGS! Here’s my take on why everyone should attend at least one quiz night in his or her life:
1. THE LADIES LOVE A CLEVER CLOGS
Remember that daft as a brush lad in college? Nobody does… because let’s face it, what better way to make a lady fall for you than by impressing them with your wide range of knowledge. A quiz is the ideal way to flaunt your mental skills – invite your better half to a fun night out in a relaxed environment…ahem…ahem…ahem! and make an impression. For added brownie points win the entire thing and give her the prize money!
For all those ladies out there – fear not, boys are equally blown away by an intelligent girl so a quiz is the ideal alternative to a date with a bit of a difference.
2. THE IDEAL TEAM BUILDER
Lately companies have started to realise the importance of their employee dynamics and are forking out quite a bit of money on planning team-building events. A quiz night is perfect for this and they are a much cheaper option too – a great night out for the office but also a good opportunity to get staff to work together.
3. A GOOD EXCUSE TO GO OUT
Another reason to go out to a quiz night is simply that it is no fun just sitting at home. Why sit indoors when you can get out with some friends. Quiz nights are all about teams and having a good time in a social environment. When you have a group of friends out with you at a quiz, it is going to bring everyone that much closer together. Once the main event gets going, the drinks are flowing, and the food is plentiful, you’ll all have smiles on your faces and be happy you are there together. DISCLAIMER! Anyone taking part in a quiz do so at their own risk – they have been known in the past to ruin friendships due to not agreeing on a particular answer! Be warned! True friends hold grudges for many moons to come….
4. PANIC STARTS TO SET IN
Two days before you’re scrabbling to find a team that covers music, sport, food and drink, history and current affairs. You engage in a frantic cramming period that encompasses trivia books of all sizes, read every Sunday newspaper, Google all power tools beginning with the letter L, you download 48 different news apps and tune into countdown in the early hours. Your family fret you’re taking this far too seriously, and tell you it isn’t an exam. Of course it isn’t – it’s far more important than that. We can go top of the Thirteen Quiz League!
5. YOU LOVE STARING OUT THE OPPOSITION…
On the night you size up the opposing teams. There’s one with just two lads wearing football training shirts and are half cut. You will annihilate them. There’s another with seven studious-looking teaching assistants, varying in ages from 19 to 30. A smirk travels across your face and cue the “DEATH STARE”. NO WAIT! The grandparents arrive and that demographic goes to 19 to 70. You then realise you don’t have a cat in hells chance. Boooooo!
6. THERE’S ALWAYS ONE…
At least one group will choose an offensive pun as their team name. Please be original people! Some people have NORFOLK IN IDEA!
7. BUNGS, BUNGS, BUNGS
You’ve resorted to bribery to get the Silverstone season ticket holder on your team and it’s cost you a fair few pints! Only to find that the total number of sports questions in tonight’s quiz consists of a single question and that happens to be about speed skating.
8. I AM VERY SNEAKY SNEAKY…
There will, somewhere, be at least one person sneakily legging it to the bathroom to Google search an answer. Upon arrival back to the table the team whisper and all 7 players smile at the same time. Behave you lot! 1 point deducted
9. THE DREADED….”PLEASE SWAP PAPERS”
Three seconds before handing over your sheet to be marked, you scrub out the correct answer to a question and replace it with the wrong one. It will haunt you for weeks.
10. FOUR WORDS, TEN LETTERS STARTS WITH
cue Johnny Big Bananas in the corner
You know you’re right about the top selling single of all time, but the rest of your team vetoed your answer. When the round is marked, you’re vindicated and you give yourself MAD PROPS!
11. OH NO! I’M SO SORRY ABOUT HIM/HER/THEM….THEY HATE LOSING….
Someone gets into a dispute with the quizmaster. Points are docked. Tempers are frayed. Panic buttons are dangerously close to being pressed. You then realise it’s your MD that has kicked off.
12. YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
You have the right answer but it’s marked wrong?, because the other team couldn’t decipher your spidery handwriting. You consider challenging them to a hip hop burn off.
Social media fallout when one of your friends posts the Wikipedia entry that confirms that ‘Jockeys’ was the correct answer, which in turn sparks another argument about whether his / her information is up to date, and whether it would have made any difference to the overall points. The argument is resolved when one of you blocks the other.
NEED I SAY MORE?? Join us at our next Quiz Night on the 26th of September. All the details are available on our Facebook page and website. Alternatively you can e-mail us to reserve a table at firstname.lastname@example.org