Greenwich Brain Teaser
Posted by jonathanfryer on Saturday, 16th February, 2008
Greenwich LibDems tonight hosted quite the most surreal quiz I have ever attended. Apart from the fact that we would have needed to stay around until after midnight to get through all the scheduled rounds, the questions themselves were quirky and obscure, with two leitmotifs: numbers and sex. Even if our brains were like spaghetti by the half-way point, at least we all had a lot of fun. And prizes were distributed after every round, not to mention the copious raffle booty. So just about everyone left laden with goodies. I departed with enough body lotion to see out my mortal coil, a box of smarties and four blackcurrant muffins.
What is it about the British and quizes? They are not just the mainstay of many political fundraisers; they pack in the punters in pubs up and down the country. It’s not as if we’re all trying to be Mastermind, as knowing the answers to many of these brainteasers is often a matter of luck. But hats off to Anthony, who organised this evening’s marathon — in which one correct answer was to leave it blank!