On your marks, get set...Brain Drain!
It's one of the social highlights of the year for all age groups - the annual Rotary Brain Drain is on again - Friday, October 20 from 6pm at the State Primary School Assembly Hall
The theme this year is “The Commonwealth Games”, so teams can come dressed as a sport, a country, competitors, officials - even the Royal Family. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed Teams, and the place-getters have the opportunity to donate their prize money to their nominated charity.
Quizmaster Lew Verney is looking forward to another great night, and is urging teams to register early at the Argus office. "The Brain Drain is one of those great Gundy events that has been held for many years - whether you're in it to compete, to get dressed in costume, or just to have a drink and a good time; you've got to be there !"
There will be questions to suit everyone, including some on the Games theme, some of our regular brain-teasers, and the popular music questions to finish off each round. Registration fee is $50 for a team of six - great value for an evening of fun and friendly competition.
Rotary will be running a barbecue from 6pm to grab a feed before the questions start at 7pm, and there will be a table service from the bar, because answering those questions can be thirsty work !
Funds raised on the night go towards supporting local and international Rotary projects, including Days For Girls - the program that supplies hygiene kits to girls in third world countries to encourage them to attend school.
To get you into training, here are some questions from last years' Brain Drain for you to work on
Which well known poem starts with the line “I had written him a letter” ?
According to the Rolling Stone Magazine list of the 100 Greatest TV shows of all time, which is the Number One show – MASH, Star Trek, The Sopranos or The Simpsons?