Thursday, 23 April 2015: The day that all the smartypants among us had been longing for was finally there. Pub Quiz at Oscar’s!
Shiny eyes and rosy cheeks brightly lit the room and showed the excitement of the 30 highly motivated participants, some of whom tried to give themselves liquid courage or calm their bellies with some spicy snacks. The 30 people were divided into 10 teams, and with the various prompters (don’t worry James, I won’t tell the names) and the enthusiastic members of the Charity SC there were around 40 people gathered in the quiz room as the atmosphere was slowly getting tense. And then, finally – the starting signal!
The questions covered the most important fields of knowledge (thank God there was no sports category!) from movies, music, food, history, geography, politics and religion to random trivia questions. Many a participant’s smile suddenly froze in view of the tough questions that were presented to us (poor Michael Collins didn’t get to walk on the moon!).
Some other fields, on the other hand, could be solved with the blink of an eye (of course everyone knew that the Currywurst was invented in Bulgaria) or with the help of some other teams that seemed to be willing to share their knowledge about Goulash and thus their victory with the others (again: don’t worry, I won’t tell the names, Zoltán). While some participants could show off their brains answering questions about long rivers and the European Parliament, some others (including me) were happy to finally be in the position to make use of their diligently gathered useless knowledge and list the Spice Girls’ nicknames and the houses of Hogwarts.
Finally, the wait for the results came to an end and all the winning teams were named – of course, every single team was a winner, this was for Charity! But like in every game, there had to be a numberone team …drum roll… the best, smartest and most handsome team, “Scared Hitless”! (We’ve got some very objective reporting here.) After the prize was shared among the teams, a successful and exciting evening came to an end.
Thank you very much dear Charity SC for organizing this event, and please – we want more!
Photos by Jernej