Brian takes his love for trivia to the streets
THE Halcyon Lakeside community at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast won’t let anything stop their weekly trivia night, taking the game to the streets!
Brian Glennon, homeowner Halcyon Lakeside and trivia host, said after the social distancing laws came into effect, it meant they had to say goodbye to their usual popular Wednesday trivia nights.
“We wanted to be safe but stay connected as a community, and so street trivia was born!” Brian said.
“We all sit in our driveways with a chair, drinks and nibbles and play five rounds of trivia.
“It’s been a lot of fun so far, and something we’re all enjoying in the community.
“The best thing about playing trivia is it keeps your mind active, and it makes you think.
“I also love that if you’re not too good at a particular subject, there’s bound to be something you can score on,” Brian said.
Going from regular trivia to street trivia hasn’t come without its challenges for Brian, who said he had to put extra thought into how he compiled the questions.
“As we’re all playing from a distance and unable to talk, I made the answers multiple choice or true and false with all answering done via hand signals which are quite fun.
“There are five rounds of categories such as general knowledge, history, geography, food and drink and entertainment,” Brian said.
Street trivia is now gaining popularity, with other Halcyon neighbouring streets getting in on the action.
“By playing trivia, I hope we can all get some fresh air, have a laugh and stay connected as friends and neighbours.”
Brian hosted trivia nights at the local bowls club in Victoria before moving to Halcyon Lakeside in May 2019.
“It was a big move, and we looked at just about every lifestyle community before settling on Halcyon Lakeside,” Brian said.
“It’s been fantastic, and we love the lifestyle that Halcyon offers and exploring South East Queensland.
“We’ve made great friends and being part of a community really comes into its own during times like this.”
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How many questions can you guess correctly?
How many ships were in the First Fleet? a. 10, b. 11, c. 12, d. 15
What is the second-largest city in NSW? a. Wollongong, b. Newcastle, c. Dubbo
Who was Australia's longest living prime minister? a. Bob Hawke b. Gough Whitlam, c. Malcolm Fraser
Which of these real estate agencies did not originate in Australia? a. Ray White, b. LJ Hooker or c. Century 21
In global terms, by land area, how big is Australia? Is it: a. 4th largest, b. 5th largest, c. 6th largest
Music and Entertainment
Crowded House has won more ARIA awards than Midnight Oil? True or False
From which country did French horns originate? a. England, b. France, c. Germany
Who entered a contest to find his own look-alike and came third? a. Michael Caine, b. Elvis Presley, c. Charlie Chaplin
Who said "Losing my virginity was a career move”? a. Mae West, b. Lady Gaga, c. Madonna
How many strings does a mandolin have? a. 4, b. 6, c. 8
Laszio Biro invented the ball point pen? True or False
Ice cream cones were first eaten in which decade of the 20th century? a. 1900s, b. 1910s, c. 1920s
Only two men have walked on the moon? True or False
In which year did the Suez Canal open to traffic? a. 1848 b. 1869 c. 1898
What nationality was Christopher Columbus? a. Italian, b. Portuguese, c. Spanish
Sports and Games
The Olympic flag was used for the first time at the 1916 Games? True or false
Which chess piece cannot move diagonally? a. Rook b. King c. Bishop
How old is a horse when it changes from a filly to a mare? a. 3 years, b. 4 years. c. 5 years
Which former Formula1 champion has played golf in the Australian Open? a. Alan Jones, b. Jack Brabham, c. Nigel Mansell
What is the national sport of Canada? a. Ice Hockey, b. Lacrosse, c. Canadian football
1. b. 11
2. b. Newcastle
3. b. Gough Whitlam (98 years)
4. c. Century 21
5. c. 6th after Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil
Music and Entertainment
6. True. Crowded House (11-10)
7. c. Germany
8. c. Charlie Chaplin
9. c. Madonna
10. c. 8 strings
12. b. 1910s
13. False. 12 American astronauts have
15. a. Italian
Sports and Games
16. False. 1920
17. a. Rook
18. b. 4 years
19. c. Nigel Mansell
20. b: Lacrosse