Sunday, June 5, 2011


Last night we attended the annual fundraising Trivia Night for Performing Arts Headquarters. We had to make amends for last years disastrous effort when we came stone motherless last.

We had a different combination on our table and did a little better coming about half way in the pack. The night had a Beauty & the Beast theme in keeping with this years show. As usual there were musical questions and general knowledge and other bits of trivia that are circulating in your head and don't often come in handy.
We could have done with a super fast link to Wikipedia last night as we got stumped on a few questions.

For example, do you know the meaning of the word nictate?

We guessed to spit but it is actually to wink. Later when the question was 'What does Gaston say in his song is the thing he is the best at?' Well spitting was not our minds then and we missed the answer expectorating.

Another curly one was the word glabella.

As a nurse I think I am pretty good at anatomy but this is a bit of the body I hadn't heard of. It is the bit of skin between your eyebrows, again Wikipedia would have come to our rescue.

All in all a good night and a fun way to raise some money for the show, I think some selling of chocolates will be upon us shortly. Selling chocolates at work might be bit tricky this year as everyone is dieting and Hayley might have trouble selling hers in the Dental module.

I'll leave you with this riddle and challenge you to work it out without Wikipedia

The man who invented this doesn't want it. 
The man who bought it doesn't need it. 
The man who needs it doesn't know it. 
What is it? 


  1. Sorry I wasn't there - knew two out of three (not the song bit)!

  2. The answer to the riddle is...coffin, we couldn't get it on the night but some clever clogs did.