This week we're trying something a bit new, my guest Sam from Gee Quiz is the same Gee Quiz that we host all of our quiz nights under the umbrella of and as a sort of crash test dummy / backdoor pilot for a project that Sam wants to create, we thought it would be cool for Sam to quiz me in the style of one of the Gee Quiz quizzes and see how well I did. Spoiler: Not good!
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Good morning folks, welcome back to another episode of Rambler with Ruddle. I am, as always, your faithful companion. Sometimes known as the hack in the box, but mostly known as Taylor Ruddle. I've got a real treat for you this episode. It is something kind of never been done before in the realm of podcasting as far as I'm aware. If you've listened to this podcast before, you're probably aware of the fact that I host several quiz nights throughout Christchurch and hopefully beyond. for a company called G Quiz. And my guest for this week is Sam. Now he is the owner and I guess creator of the company G Quiz. So Sam writes all the quizzes that I host throughout the week. And Sam has become sort of almost like a mentor figure to me in many ways. He is teaching me the ropes, certain aspects of dealing with venues and putting on like corporates. events and all that sort of thing as he's been around the block for a while and he kind of knows how to get it all done. And a while ago Sam mentioned to me that he thought it would be quite a cool idea to create a quiz podcast which is almost like the idea of going through a quiz with regular panelists, I guess you would call them and I thought this was a fantastic idea because to me some of the fun of going to a quiz night is the process of kind of noodling out the answer with your teammates or your friends, whatever they are. which I thought if you could get the right panelists, it would transfer quite well to the format of a podcast. And being the consummate narcissist that I am, I requested that I be the, what would we call it, the crash test dummy of this format of the quiz. And we thought it would be quite cool if Sam just quizzed me and I talked out loud and showed through my working of some of the questions. So you can consider this quiz a sort of backdoor pilot episode. to a proper quiz that is going to release hopefully within the next few weeks. I know Sam and I caught up and he said that he had recorded one session so I think he's going to go and do a bunch of them get them all kind of tidied up and edited and then he'll begin releasing them. But as for right now I think I won't waste any more of your time we can just get straight into the quiz you'll be able to see how quickly I expose myself for being kind of an idiot. And don't worry, the irony is not lost on me that as somebody who hosts a ton of quizzes, I am not very good at them. But I think the quiz was, the whole podcast, excuse me, was really entertaining. I really, really enjoyed talking through the answers, or talking through my thinking with Sam. And I hope it's as entertaining to listen to as it was to actually record. So with that, let's welcome to the podcast, Sam from G Quiz. Sam and welcome to the podcast. Hey Taylor, great to be here and looking forward to trying to stomp you with a few trivia questions for our what we call a kind of a bit of a pilot to see if a quiz podcast will work quite well. Exactly, I don't think you're going to have to try very hard to stump me because when I'm hosting a lot of your quiz nights I generally don't know the answers unless I'm reading them so... This could be a very short podcast, but we'll see how we get on. I'm sure you'll surprise yourself. You'll be all right. Yeah, we'll see how we go. We'll see how we go. So it should be, it should be interesting. So, so I'll hand it over to you and maybe you talk us through the format and, um, then we'll just, we'll see how we get on. Cool. All right. Um, so my name is Sam. I run, uh, GQWS who runs trivia throughout New Zealand. And, uh, Taylor here is one of our great quiz hosts down in Christchurch. Taylor also runs his own podcast. As most of you will know that. So what better way to test out a quiz podcast than with the podcast master himself, Taylor. He knows that. So basically what we're going to do today, we're going to run through two general knowledge rounds, uh, see how Taylor goes with 10 questions each round. Uh, if we've got time, we might do a bit of a last person standing 50, 50 questions as well. Um, so we've got, uh, as I said, 10 questions each round, each We'll go through the full round like a normal quiz and then go through the answers and see how Taylor gets on and you at home. You at home can answer them as well. So if you get higher points than me at home. Yeah, that's the challenge. See if you can beat our guest. So let's get into it. Do we want to do an icebreaker first? You asked me to bring an icebreaker. So that's right. And what we'll do before we get into the quiz, each quiz is, we've asked the guest to bring a fun fact along to make things start off well with an interesting fact. So what's your fun fact, Taylor? So this was quite a trepidation for me, is I thought a lot of the facts that I consider fun are maybe not what people are looking for when they say, give us a fun fact for the table. So here's the fact that I've brought along, They don't say it in the films, but in the books, the reason that the Fellowship of the Ring and Lord of the Rings was nine members was to counteract the nine ringwraiths and Elrond says about as much. And so they were kind of being like a force of nine light side writers against the nine dark side writers. And I always thought that was cool, but they never mention it in the movies. Oh, I'm sure the Lord of the Ring fans would enjoy that one if they didn't already know that fact. a special point. Your forte. My forte. Even though although I was a young fella down on Wellington when it was film, so I did have a extremely minor role in that film. Did you really? What did you play? A Gondorian soldier along with about 200 other people. How good. Because that movie really propped our economy up for many years, didn't it? It did. Another interesting fact is that we're running down a hill, this is a dry quarry creek in near Stokes Valley there in the hut. We're supposed to be running down the hill and Gandalf kind of cuts in between us. There's so many of them, I got shafted to the right and bumped and ran into the way of the horse. Then Gandalf, who I thought, I was pretty young back then and I thought this was Sir Ian McKellen. He was like, I can't work with these people. Blah, blah, blah. And I was the main guy, a person who ran in front of him. He's blown up something chronic. And I was like, geez, I pissed off Ian McKellen. This is like at three o'clock in the morning, by the way. And then the movie comes out and I'm like, hold on, that wasn't the guy that was going crazy. That was actually just a stunt. It was a stunt double. So when you, when you learned it was the stunt double, you were like, oh, that's fine. I don't care about pissing off the stunt double. Oh, no, no. So I thought it was quite funny, but nothing I could do because there was about 200 people running down this hill in this plastic armor. And, uh, and then they've got these, this, who I thought was a star, but he said he can't work with these amateurs. Well, I obviously was an amateur, but that was the one thing I do remember about, uh, it was a 12 hour shift. That was it. Yeah. So yeah, but I, uh, yes, I'm sure that fun fact. the hardcore Lord of the Rings fans will appreciate, I'm sure. I like to hope so. Yes. That's a cool story out of you. So, yeah, yeah. Yeah. Okay. So I guess we'll get onto the question, shall we? All right, let's go. First one is geography questions. So this is a question one of the first round. Okay. So Romania, Russia and Rwanda are three. How many other countries in the world start with the letter R? Oh my goodness. How many other countries start with the letter R? Okay. So Romania, Rwanda and Russia. Uh, so what else do you... And in this, for this instance, uh, Republic of doesn't count. Oh, so the Republic of Congo is not a... Okay. So just one. Okay. I need to think so far I'm at zero and other countries that start with R. Um, This is a struggle actually. I might be going into this first one with zero. Yeah, I'm gonna say, I'm just gonna take a punt because I honestly can't think of any other ones that start with the letter R off the top of my head. But I reckon there's a trick. There'll be a, I reckon it'd be too obvious to say zero. Some people get their answer, then they might add one or two, but that is always risky. That's what I was thinking of doing. What we often do is like how many, because we like, um, and our course teams to kind of work together. It's come up with an answer and it might be how many US States begin with T and they have to work together, but sometimes they come up with an answer. They add one, but it might be to their folly. So you need to make a call on that, Taylor. I'm going to, so this is how many others start with R. I reckon there's at least two, so I'm going to say two others. That's my answer for the first question. Is that your final answer? That is my final answer for the first question. Okay. Uh, you should have stuck with big fat zero. Oh, was that the answer? Yes. Damn. Well, I wasn't. There are only, there are only three countries standing with us. Wow. Well, that's a fun fact for the lessons out there. A bit of a trick question needs to start off with. Some people, some people say Rarotonga. Rarotonga is not there. Uh, Rarotonga is within the Cook Islands. So it's not a, not a country. So. Oh, not a standalone country. Now we weren't supposed to go through the answers, but that's all right. We can just do the answers one after the other. I think. Okay. I think that's good. Yeah. That doesn't make me feel so bad that I couldn't think of any other R countries. So I actually feel better now that I've heard the answer. Yes. But sometimes it is a good idea to go with your gut. Yes. And your first, you know, you have the, you know, all right, this one's maybe a straight bit more simple question. Yep. What is the colloquial name for rolling two ones in dice? Ah, I know that one. Snake eyes. Well done. It's also a professional wrestling move involving dropping the opponent face first into the corner turnbuckle. How's that? They refer to that as snake eyes. Yeah. I didn't know that. I grew up watching WWF in the late eighties. Yeah. If you remember Diesel and the Undertaker, it was one of their moves was to drop people, they'd put them up over their shoulder and they'd kind of hoist them off and the person would come down with their face first on the corner turnbuckle. And they referred to that as snake eyes. Okay. Oh, there we go. Another fun fact there. I'm one for two then, so I feel pretty good there. All right. OK. Which American that lived between 1847 and 1931 was known as the Wizard of Menlo Park? Oh, that is a great question. So there were, it was 18... Just give me the dates again, sorry. 1847 and 1931. So that's about, they lived to about 84. And this was just before... When was World War I? That was 1914. Oh, okay. Shit. I was way off there. Um, so they survived the first world war and they were the wizard of Menlo Park. Am I allowed to ask any follow-up questions to this? Yeah. That's fine. So is this person, uh, like, was that the most famous name they were known by? Is this like a celebrity that we would all know? You'd know him. Okay. So it is. Yeah. I'm a famous person. I don't know if they had celebrities back in those days. Yeah. I guess. But Wizard, smart. Okay. Menlo Park, that is where they did a lot of their work. Okay. So Menlo Park, I don't know where that is, but it feels like London to me. It's in New Jersey. Oh, okay. So which American? Okay. Which American was known as the Wizard of Menlo Park? I'm picturing a chess hustler. Um, but, but also, you know, sorry, Menlo park. I just, it's not, no, it is. There's a Menlo park in California, but there was also one in New Jersey. I think it's actually named after the township is named after this person. Wow. Okay. It's a set up his home in research laboratory there. Oh, that's a pretty big clue there. The research laboratory wizard. Oh, is it the guy? Who was the guy that cut, you know, the, he was flying a kite and he was at Tesla. Was he the one that had the, the lightning strike, the kite, and then there was a key hanging from it or something. And that was how they discovered electricity. Well, that was a Thomas Edison, wasn't it? Yeah. Thomas Edison. That's my guess. Damn. I'm trying to throw you. Yes. Thomas Edison is. Is it really? Well done. Taylor. Yeah, it is. Yes. Oh man. Well done. I am shocked that I got that. Wow. Good effort. You got there. You got there. Holy cow. Um, yeah. So he was a, obviously probably the most famous inventor in the world. Yeah. No kidding. You know, wizard of Menlo park. That's really cool. He set up as essentially research lab in Menlo park, New Jersey, which was named after the Menlo park in California. Thomas Edison. Damn. Um, all right. Well, now we've got a, um, we've got a multi-choice now. Oh, all right. So are you familiar with the site Cameo? Yeah. You want cameo? Do you do cameos, Taylor? No one would buy them, but I'm not on cameo. All right. Maybe one day. Yeah, someday. That's the dream. Who charges $15,000 US for a cameo shout out regarded as the most expensive in the world? Is it a Floyd Mayweather? Chris Jenner, so the Kardashians mother or Chris Angel, the magician. That is a good question. So it's the most expensive cameo around 15,000 US dollars if you want a cameo from this person. So my gut feeling with that one is that does Floyd Mayweather still call himself Money Mayweather? He does. My feeling is that Floyd Mayweather has got a lot of fans who would pay that kind of money. Does it say how many of these they've sold? Cause I mean, I could just start up a cameo page and have it is 16,000. Um, true, true. Uh, it doesn't, I don't actually have those statistics. There are 30,000 celebrities. I think, yeah, 30,000 celebrities on the platform. Uh, I think that range from about five bucks to up to 15,000. It doesn't say how many this person has, uh, that's actually sold. So my, my gut feeling is still. that Floyd Mayweather's probably got fans who would pay $15,000 to have a message from him. Who was the third person on that list again? Sorry. Chris Angel. The illusionist? Yeah, I watched a lot of Mindfreak when I was growing up on MTV. Yeah. That's interesting. Chris Angel. I don't really know much about him, but he doesn't really seem like he would... have a massively self-inflated ego about himself. I could be wrong in saying that though. So my feeling is that being said, so Chris Angel's career is not exactly going that well right now. Floyd May with his career, he's retired, but he still seems like he's doing quite well. I'm going to say Chris Jenner doesn't need the money. So I'm going to eliminate that one straight away. Cause I feel like they just do all sorts of other media and stuff. Yep. Do you know what? I reckon Chris Angel needs the money. I'm going to say Chris Angel final answer. All right. Again, Taylor, maybe you should have gone with your gut. It's Floyd Mayweather. Okay. I think it's more like one of the, it's more like, I think if Chris Angel was there and he needed the money, he probably wouldn't charge that much. Right. Cause people aren't going to do that. True. For Floyd Mayweather, it's kind of like, it's got to be worth as well. Sometimes, you know, when you're booking a tradie and you get four quotes and there's one tradie that doesn't need the work and they'll charge about three times more than anyone else, but they get it. Well, that's awesome. Yes. If they don't, doesn't matter. I think it's a bit like that. Yes. So, if Floyd has to do it, has to do a 10 second cameo. I wonder what that 15 grand gets you. Like, does he do a little bit of shadow boxing and does he like, maybe you can send him a photo of your nemesis and he tapes it on a punching bag and batters it for a second. I think it'd be very minimalistic for Floyd. $15,000 probably not. I mean, the amount of money he got through that, uh, Conor McGregor fight. Yeah. Yeah, that's right. He doesn't really need the money. Yeah, I just pictured Chris Angel having to sit down with his accountant and then being like, it's not looking good, Chris. Like we need to bring in some money quick. And then so he's like, we'll go on Cameo, but no, that, yeah, fair enough. You took a stab. Uh, but again, you'll be five out of five. Sometimes you just got to, you just got to risk it. We're going to go back to the 90s. Were you, you must have been a young type back in the 90s or not even half-born? I was born in 92. So I was bottling around for some of the 90s. All right. Were you watching the Oscars when you were in Naffy's? I'm going to say no, but... Okay. Oh, give this one a crack. Okay. David Letterman, Billy Crystal, and which female actor and comedian were the only people... to host the Oscars in the 1990s. Oh, so it's a- So being a comedian. Yeah. This would be embarrassing if I get it wrong. So it's a lady comedian and she was, she was the only one to host the Oscars in the nineties. Along with David Letterman and Billy Crystal. So that was them, were they a three piece? They were- No, ah, separately. Oh, okay. So in the decade of the nineties, it was only three people hosted. Letterman might've done it like in 90, 92, 95. Billy Crystal did it. Yeah. Okay. And then there's a lady comedian. So. Well, pause it there. Pause it there. Think more of an actress, actress than a comedian. She's better known for her film, films and TV appearances rather than a stand up comedy. Okay. So let me think about this. The ones more known for TV and TV and film, but still did stand up comedy. Is this person still kind of relevant to this day? Yes. Okay. On a very, she's on a very popular television panel show. Ah, okay. That is a really good hint. I just have to think about what US panel shows they have. Cause I only watch mostly like British, British panel shows, but I guess the US would have a version of that. So my feeling is, my feeling is going for. It's not a comedy, not really a comedy panel show. That's more to discuss issues. Oh, okay. Hmm. That this is a, this is a tricky one. If I gave you another clue, she's African-American. Okay. Would that help? It might. It might African-American lady comedian who hosted the Oscars. Is it like Whoopi Goldberg? Is that your final answer? Yeah. I'm going to look in Whoopi Goldberg. Yeah, that's correct. Well, is it really? Okay. It is. I think you made it. You might have made that one too easy for me. Do you know weirdly my memories of Whoopi from the nineties were her in Hollywood Squares? Oh yeah. I think she was, um, she was a bit panellist there. I vaguely remember that. Never understood how that show worked as a child, but, um, Was that the one where they stood up in the, Yeah, the big cubes. And then they had to, um, they had to, they had to answer questions or something. And I think it was like, Did they lie? They could lie? I think that was a, they had to answer. I remember the Simpsons parodied at once where they, um, and the tsunami came. Yeah. Homer's sitting on it and he's like, wait, do I read from the panel? Do I read from the sheet that's labeled jokes are answered? And then they're like, ah, you idiot, you've spoiled everything. That was kind of my only knowledge of Hollywood squares. Well, I remember on the Simpsons, I wasn't there a tsunami and they're not on the beach. They all crawled up to like Ron Howard square cause he was in the top row. So that's right. Yeah. Okay. Well, whoopi gawburg. That's, um, I think, I think there might've been a New Zealand version, a New Zealand version of that. Something like that. Yeah. Well, I don't think it went there. I could be wrong. Yeah. Um, well, let's move on to another geography question. Yep. Uh, which tiny European country has a national anthem named high above the young Rhine? Rhine's a river, sung to the same tune as God saved the king. Okay. God save the Queen. Now I'll tell you a clue, the country has a population of just under 40,000. Okay. So a tiny European country and they have a song called High Above the Rhoyne. Now this is going to be really embarrassing because I know I recognize the Rhoyne from something and I feel like my recognition of that comes from Julius Caesar's conquest of So my feeling is it's somewhere in like that kind of France, Belgium, Germany, part of Europe. So the Rhine is the second longest river in central and western Europe. Okay. After the Danube. So you're right. It goes through Swiss countries, German cities, German cities, and obviously high above the Young Rhine, this country, small country sits. high above the river, I dare say. And it's sung to the same tune as God saved the king. Interesting. So it would be sung in this country's native language, presumably, or would it be sung in English? I'd say it would be the- They're probably not both, haven't they? Potentially, I'd say probably the main language. So my feeling is it's gonna be one of those countries like Switzerland or like- Remember it's got 40,000, 40,000 population. Yeah, so the small thing. I'm going to say Estonia. That's my final answer. OK. Is Liechtenstein. Oh, OK. I was way off. Liechtenstein. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But Liechtenstein, a lot of people put this one, put Luxembourg. Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, both very small countries around the same area. But oh, that's all right. Liechtenstein was always one of those countries that, you know, those names of countries that sound like they're made up like Timbuktu, I think is a real place, right? Yeah. It's in Mali. It's a city in Mali in Africa. Yeah. And people always... So yeah, Liechtenstein. That was another one of those ones. People were like, I'm going to end up in Liechtenstein or something. It was always like Timbuktu, Liechtenstein, something like that. One of those far off countries that no one's ever been to kind of thing. Yes. Yeah, exactly. All right. You into cycling? I, um, I'm gonna say... Watching Tour de France? I like the idea of it, but I wouldn't say I, I wouldn't say I watched. So let's see how this one goes. All right. In the Tour de France, the Lantern Rouge is the title given to the cyclist who finishes in which place? Oh, okay. This is a great question. The Lantern Rouge. So my rudimentary knowledge of French makes me feel like Rouge is a red color because that's the makeup that, uh, there's like a type of makeup called Rouge. That's correct. Yes. So then what does that correspond with a place in the race? Um, Lant- Lantan Rouge, is it what it is? Lantan Rouge. Yeah. Lantan Rouge. Lantan is in like a hanging lantern. Correct. Okay. The re- so it feels like a red light or something. Yeah, it's dead right there. I feel like, um, I feel like this means that they are somebody. who's like blocking or slowing down other races. Cause a red light, you stop at a red light, right? So I reckon the question was specifically which place throughout the race is the Lantern Rouge? Yeah. Okay. So it's a fairly specific place. So it's not like 78th or anything like that. Yeah. I reckon, so my feeling is that it's third place because I know cyclists race in teams and I'm sure there's some strategy involved with like certain races like trying to stay in front of other people to keep like rivals back while somebody else heads, heads. Yeah. I'm going to say fourth place because I feel like it's the person that helps hopefully someone from your team get first place. First, second, or third are the ones that run us. I'm going to say fourth. Okay. Oh, I like your working out there. The answer is actually last place. Yeah. So that was my next, I thought like it was going to be that, or it was going to be something really specific. So do you know where the origin of that term comes from? Yeah. It comes from the, what means red lantern and refers to the red lantern hung on the rear vehicle of a passenger railway, uh, you know, train. Yes. So the, or a freight train, uh, signalman would look for in order to make sure none of the couplings had been disconnected. So. There's a little, you still a little red lens used to hang down. So it's kind of like in a similar way to lighthouse, you know, a little red lens, it's a signify. Yeah. Um, it signified the last carriage. I love that question. That's really interesting. Yeah. I love languages though. So learning about the or at like etymology, whatever they call it is really fascinating to me. Michael Morkov was the last winner of the Lansin Rouge. Do they give them like a little medal or something for being Lansin Rouge? Awesome. I think that day, which is quite cool. So in a quiz, we don't like to, um, you know, sometimes we get prizes for second to last. The reason why we don't do last place is because people, if they know there's a prize in the line, they'll tank it. We still get people that tank it because they don't want to come second to last. They're going to get six and five in the first couple of rounds. They're all, we're not going to win. So let's try and get the prize and then they'll kind of half ass it. Yes. Uh, but yeah, it's a bit risky, but, um, yeah. So that's why we don't do last place. So you wonder if someone wants to win the Lance and Rouge, they just go real slow. Yes. Yeah. Who knows? I wonder if we should come up with a term for quizzing the second to last, like the Lance and Rouge, maybe a project for this year as we come up with a name for that position and, um, like at my Moemoe quiz, the prize is two churros. So maybe I could play something, what call the churro? For second to last. Yes. Yeah. Double choice vouchers. It's not a bad voucher to be honest. I'll take that. Yeah, definitely. Better than seven out of 12 teams in that. Exactly. No one remembers you. All right. Okay. Now we're going into the early 2000s when you were just a bit older than the 90s. It's a multi-choice, uh, the Von Dutch clothing brand known for its popularity during the trucker hat explosion of the early 2000s. features which body part with wings as its logo. Okay. Is it A, a foot, B, an eyeball, or C, a heart? Okay, so Von Dutch, by trucker hat explosion, I'm guessing you mean in popularity, not that there was literally like a silo full of trucker hats that exploded. Correct. That actually happened, but in this instance, everyone was wearing a trucker hat. Von Dutch trucker hat back in the, it was a fashion back in the early 2000s. Yes. Lasted maybe a good year and Von Dutch were the main brand that rolled out. So this little logo had a body part with wings. Yes. So was it a foot, eyeball or heart? Okay. Von Dutch. Um, I feel like I have seen a type of trucker hat that is popular nowadays. but I believe it has a wheel with a single wing on it. So I'm going to say that's not Von Dutch. I'm going to, somebody, this is one of the ones where my instincts tell me it's the foot. However, a heart with wings is quite a, quite an aesthetic design that I think people would really latch onto. But when you say foot, The foot doesn't have a shoe on it or anything like that. Would it just be like a, you could see the toes and everything like that. A bare foot. Okay. Ah, that makes me, that's a little bit of doubt. A little bit of toe jam. Yeah, exactly. That puts a bit of doubt in my mind. Cause I don't know who would actually wear this design was the, oh, cause it was the logo of the company. So I was going to say if it was the most popular design, could I really see a hat with a foot on the front of it becoming really popular? I think I'm going to have to. I'm going to have to just go out on a limb. Good pun. Cause it's a foot. Uh, I'm going to go out on a limb. I'm going to say it's the foot. Uh, that's my final answer. Okay. Uh, it's actually the eye. Oh, no. Eyeball. Oh dear. I was way off. Von Dutch. I'm just going to quickly Google that, um, and see what it looks like. Cause that could either be really cool or really creepy. Von Dutch. You might have to type in eyeball because, uh, it's literally like a, it's like a veiny. That's a lot more detailed than I thought it was going to be. Wow. You learn something every day. It made the brand made a resurgence in 2016 when none other than Kylie Jenner was seen wearing the famous trucker hat, jackets and two piece sets around the show. So yeah, made a bit of resurgence cause it had a massive decline after, I think in 2004. So, anyway. I've just got the alert saying we've got 10 minutes left. I may chop this bit. So I'm just going to click my mic a little bit. How far into the questions are we? Uh, we've done nine. So maybe after this one, we'll do the last question. Oh yeah. Yeah, maybe. Yeah. Yep. We'll just do one session and then do some TSA. Cause it's been, it's been a lot of fun doing this quiz. So it has, it has, it's actually gone a lot better than I thought with one person. Like you're working, sounds really good. Yeah. So, all right. So take it away. All right. Seems to be a few fashion questions in this one, uh, and style. Well, you looked at me and you were like, there's a man that knows this fashion. Well, you might even use one of these bad boys. This next question, better known as GHD. What is the full name of the well-known hair straightener company? I actually know this, um, because an ex-girlfriend many years ago told me what it means and it's good hair day, isn't it? Final answer. You are correct. That's, um, You can thank your ex-girlfriend for that one. Yeah, exactly. So if she's listening, cheers, Koba. Um, that's, I thought that was a great name for it. And it's one of those weird little bits of information that's stuck with you all these years. Yeah. Well, interestingly enough, when I, when I was an actual cause before I started running trivia, our team name, we had a cause team for about three years down here in Thorndon, Wellington, and our team was bad here day because it was back when I had a bit more here. So right. You know, uh, but yeah, good here day. So quite a popular hair straightener company. Yes. Yeah, absolutely. I think, um, we could almost probably fill a whole nother podcast on the mythology of the quiz team name, because there are so many different, um, patterns that you see popping up in different quiz nights, like, uh, we had Christmas. The Christmas ones that we did, we just finished up a run of Christmas ones. And every time I did one, I had to. separate about three teams who all submitted Santa's Little Helper as their quiz name. Oh really? Yeah. Because I don't know if I even got that one. I had dozens of teams for our Christmas because I don't know if I even saw that one. But I just see a lot of nice puns. I like the puns on the original, Christmas puns on the original names because a lot of teams have the same team name every week. Yes, that's true. And they may have a Christmas pun on it. Yes, that's a good idea. You could do a full podcast on team names. Cause there are certain stock ones like you've probably received the one where the person sets their name is, I wish this microphone was a penis. Uh, I ha I saw that one, uh, down at Moemoi and I laughed because I've, I hardly ever see that one. Interesting. But we get, I'll tell you what, every week there's quiz on my, quiz on your face, a quiz on my face. Every week. Yep. And the funny thing with that one is a new team will hand it in and they'll like they'll look at me to start cracking up laughing. You know, when you're seeing it about 50,000 times over the course of years. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. That's that's why, you know, I love the really original ones. I love the really original ones, but I mean, a lot of teams do think that's original, but unfortunately we have seen many, I mean, cause you rascals a big one. Yep. I see that a lot. Cause team Aguilera or cause team Aguilera, uh, all the kind of quiz puns. Yeah. Anyway, I'm sidetracking you. Let's, let's do these, um, these 50 questions and then that'll basically be us. I think. All right. We'll just count up your scores. Oh, yes. How do we do? Uh, you got snake eyes one, Thomas Edison two. We actually missed the question, Taylor. Did we? I missed the question. So I've got one more quick question. Yeah. Which animals cry out in the night and the song Africa? Oh Christ. Um, okay. Animals cry out in the night and the song Africa. By Toto, yeah. You know the song obviously. Yes, yes, of course. Um, I don't know the song that well though, apparently. Um, let's go with, um, let's go with hyenas. Close. Yeah. Wild dogs. Oh, they're different. They're different. They are different. Um, they're not actually scavengers. Wild dogs, they look like hyenas. They're not actually scavengers. Uh, they're more hunters. No, they're more bigger as well. Yeah. I'm, Wellington Zoo used to have a couple of wild dogs and they were cool. I. when they, I don't know if they died or they no longer there, but it was really cool. So wild dogs cried in the night. So we won't count that one. So we've got snake ice, Thomas Edison. You got right. You got whoopee Goldberg. You got a good head. So solid four. You're going so well. A solid four and a 10 tailor. I'll take that. I'll take that any day. If you went zero, if you went zero in Floyd, you would have got six. But, uh, yeah, it's just, you know, when you're a team of team of six smart people, I'm sure, uh, Yeah. But good start. Not, not too bad. Not too bad. You're pretty close to some of them. Yeah. Not, not, yeah, just, just close enough. Take it. Take, take it's first time, you know, so. Yeah, exactly. Take it. Um, all right. So now we're just going to do last person standing until you get it wrong. So how this works, we're going to give you a question with two possible answers. If you think, uh, let us know which answer you think it is. If you get it right, you go to the next question and so on. The aim obviously is to get all 10. If you do that, you're a legend. So let's go through it. In which year was Pepsi Cola introduced? Was it 1893 or 1936? I'm going to say it is 18. I'm going to say 1936 for that one, just because I don't feel like Pepsi is that old. Actually, I'm going to change my answer there and say it's 18. Sorry, I completely spoiled that. Should we just let them know what's happened there? I did a bit of a shake of the head, didn't I? Yeah, I could see it very clearly on your face, but... Just to keep the game going. Yeah, well, let's pretend I got that one right, so the audience knows what to expect. Oh, you mean 1893 for that one, didn't you? Yes, that's what I meant to say. Yes, yeah, yeah. Yeah, and you obviously know about Caleb Bradham. Who, sorry? Yeah, Caleb Bradham, the man who invented it. Yeah, of course, and I know actually... It was originally called Brad's Drink. Oh, I thought... I thought it was named after, um, like pep the gulses or something like that. It was, it was, uh, it was advertised to relieve, uh, dyspepsia. Dyspepsia. Which is in the, in the gesture. So yeah, Brad's drink, uh, 1893, five years later changed to Pepsi Cola. Brad's drink, not sure if it would have taken off. Nah, not really. But Pepsi. Yeah. Hand me a nice cold Brad's drink. Yeah. That doesn't sound that appealing. And you know, cookies wasn't invented back then. So if you had indigestion, just suck down some Brad's drink. So you can become Pepsi. Old medical advice. Like doctors would tell you to go and have a smoke to relieve stress or something like that. Yeah. I love it. Love it. Um, all right. Let's get that one. Okay. All right. Kate Sheppard, the most prominent member of the woman's suffrage movement in New Zealand was born in which country? New Zealand hands on. Oh, I usually say hands on heads, hands on hips. You don't need to do that. New Zealand or England. Where was Kate Shepard born? I'm going to say New Zealand, cause she's a big point of pride for us. And I'm going to feel really stupid if it's not, but yeah, New Zealand. Okay. Um, this is awkward. She's not really awkward. No, she's born in England. Wow, man. I'm over too. I'm really sucking at this round. That's all right. You want to just, in a real cause you just want to sit down with the 50% of the other people. That's all. Yeah, exactly. Uh, yeah, Kate Shepard, uh, she came over here as a young tyke. Yeah. Youngster. Oh, she moved here. Cause she was in New, she's a New Zealand figure, right? Born in Liverpool. Uh, settled in, you should know, it's cause she, she lived in a cross-church. Oh crap. That is really embarrassing. Yeah. Um, I'm not sure when she came over here, actually. Maybe it wasn't, she wasn't young. I don't know, but, um, yeah. Kate Sheppard, born in Liverpool, England in 19, in 1848, lived to the ripe old age of 86. She did pretty well. I think we've got about a minute left. So let's get one more. Okay. All right. Here's a foot question for you. More than one quarter of human bones in the feet. True or false? Quarter of human bones. Quarter. Yep. Now I'm going to say false. Okay. It's actually true. Oh my God. I suck at this. Oh dear. Lots of little bones there. I think it's 236 bones. Is that right? In the human body? 206, yeah. I'll turn it six. We'll get the extra 30 from him. I'll give you my logic there is my logic was that, um, it was hands and feet was a quarter of the bones. Cause they both have a lot of small ones. I had no idea it was a quarter of the bones in the feet though. I guess it's both feet there. All right. Hey, that's true. Yeah. Two feet. I didn't think of that. Didn't think of that. Alrighty. So that is basically all the time we have for this session. That was a whole heap of fun on my end. How did you, how did you feel about it, Sam? Yeah. Well, I, I. I thought it went a lot better than I originally anticipated. Look, my original idea was to have at least two people on. I think three people answering questions might be a bit much. I think two is a sweet spot where the two participants can bounce ideas off it. But I thought you explained your thinking really well to get to your answer, whether it was right or wrong. It does help that you were a very lenient quiz master. Oh, a couple of times, but there was a couple you knew, which was good. Others that you took an educated guess and you got correct. And there's others you're a bit way off, which is basically what a full round of trivia we want to have. You know? Yeah. It really exceeded my expectations as to how interesting it was. Like I knew. And to me, part of the fun of doing a trivia night is that you learn interesting things about the world. And so I think we were just talking about this a little bit off air, but the conversation about the L'Anse en Rouge to me was like, oh, this is great podcast right here. Like that to me is exactly what I want to hear when I listen to a podcast. It's like a little bit of world history, a little bit of banter, and then you learn something at the end of it. Yeah, exactly. I think the beauty of the podcast, you can kind of expand on. the questions and answers with some interesting facts like why is it called the L'Anse en Rouge? I never knew that. So yeah, that was fun. Yeah, so your plan is this was sort of like a backdoor pilot. We're talking about this kind of a road test, the crash test dummy, whatever you call it. You're planning, you're hoping to do something like this in the future. Yeah, so I've been thinking about it for a bit. quizzes, mainly regulars that come every week that I think would be fantastic. Guests to bring on and answer questions in the same vein as we just did to you, Taylor. And have a bit of a, I guess, competition to see if you can get the highest score. And over maybe a season of 10 quizzes. And then maybe drip feed around a day. and maybe do one round per day, which might be 20, 25 minutes, which is a digestible podcast dropped every morning. So you can listen to it on the way to work or whatever it is. It's like a great drive to work sort of podcast. Exactly. And as you say, a bit of banter, a bit of interesting facts. You were surprised with a couple of that you got right. I was, yes. Like, you know, Thomas Edison one. Yes. Like this out here in New Zealand could be wrong. I haven't really done any research on it. There's not a lot of podcasts in New Zealand, to be honest. Like a lot of them are just done by the big companies like ZM have a podcast, but that's just them podcasting their usual radio show. So exactly, exactly. I think it's well worth doing. So the people want to find out it's not live yet. This, like we said, this is kind of our crash test dummy experiment, but if people would like, if they like the sound of that and they would like to know when need to be notified of when the podcast drops, they can follow you on Facebook GQiz. Yeah, I think that would be the best way. Well, once we get it up and running, we will advertise it on our Facebook page. You're just GQiz. I'm sure I'll give it a share on all of my pages when it comes out as well, because I think it's a great idea. I've got a couple of two regulars, two pairs of regulars that have said they'd be keen to come. They're local in Wellington, so they'll come into the office. But hopefully distance with Zoom, distance won't stop it. Like, you know, if I needed, I'd like to do it again with you, Taylor, or just, you know, a couple of people at Moemoi or Bridies or one of the other quizzes down there. Absolutely. That would like to participate in the quiz. Well, I'm such a... I'm such a narcissist. I would just enjoy doing this kind of thing three or four times a year where I just answer questions like I had a lot of fun doing it. Yeah, yeah, no, I think it would be a fun podcast. So as you can see with the stuff quiz, the chase, etc, etc. And yeah, it means you kind of can do it and people at home can kind of answer the questions as well as we go along. Absolutely. It might be a little bit quicker than you there as well, Taylor. So I think that's almost a definite. Um, well, yeah. So thanks. Thanks very much for joining me on the podcast, Sam. And, um, I look forward to hearing when the full thing comes out. Anything else, any closing thoughts you want to leave the audience with? No, no, I just appreciate, uh, you Taylor for, um, kind of, oh, obviously we've bounced a few questions off you over the last couple of months about podcasting, cause it's very, very new to me on used to just running trivia. at a pub. Yeah. Obviously I did a little bit of online stuff during COVID, but, you know, a little bit of trepidation, how's it going to go? So I kind of didn't really want to, was a bit, had a bit of trepidation in terms of getting off the ground. So I appreciate you kind of, let's do it and I had a great time. So appreciate it. I'll encourage anyone to get out there and do stuff because there's Like we said, there's nothing in New Zealand at the moment. No one's really doing homegrown kind of podcasts. I mean, they're, they are out there, but they're trying to get to a certain level. So it's, um, yeah, no. All right. Well, thanks for joining us. The rest of your week goes well. And, um, yeah, we'll, we'll have to do it again sometime. Appreciate it. Thanks, Taylor. Alrighty, and we are back. How was that? Did you enjoy listening to that? I did warn you, I told you I am not very good at quizzes, so I... It was frankly embarrassing how badly I messed up that last bit, given that Sam literally told me some of the answers to try and, you know, make sure the last round got a little bit of exposure. But anyway, I hope you enjoyed that. As of right... the recording of this podcast, the quiz podcast or whatever Sam chooses to call it. He may call it the G Quiz podcast. I'm not quite sure. But if you want, if that format that we just did was enticing to you and you'd like to be informed as to when a proper version of that podcast comes out, then go ahead and follow the G Quiz page on Facebook. I'll chuck the link to that in the show notes and you can find that. If you're a regular quiz goer. of the quizzes that I host. That'll be nothing new to you, and I look forward to seeing you at our next Quiz Night. If you're not, I'd love to see you at one of the Quiz Nights. They are a lot of fun. As you can tell, there's a good mix of questions. They kind of give you a chance to get where the answer is, kind of work it out with your team. They're just a really, really good quiz format. So through Kandu Comedy, we run one every Tuesday, and they're both in Christchurch every Tuesday. 7.30pm at Brighties Bar and Bistro. That one has really been picking up in the new year, which is fantastic. So knock on wood, that one will continue for a long time. And then as always 6.30 on Wednesdays at Moi on Well Street. That is my regular quiz that I host. By the time this podcast drops, I will have been and gone to Dunedin. Somehow it's turned into this kind of yearly pilgrimage with me and two other lads. We make the drive down the two guys, Steve King. No, not that one. and Tim Kelly, another very, very funny young man. Somehow it turned into a sort of, we did it once, we were gonna go with a few of us, but then COVID happened and people couldn't make it and it ended up just being me, Stephen, Jesus, me, Stephen, Tim that went down. And yeah, apparently it's becoming a yearly tradition. So keep an eye on the Dunedin comedy page next year, where we'll probably do it again. The other one to announce before I sign off is we are doing a couple of shows for the Kansas Society of Canterbury. So it is on the 15th of February at seven o'clock, which is a Thursday. It is going to be taking over our normal Laugh Seller show. So if you're already planning on coming along to the Laugh Seller, you don't have to do anything else. Just, just, you know, show up. And it's pretty much just a normal comedy show, except we're going to be donating 100% of the tickets. like ticket money to the Kansas Society of Canterbury. And we're doing it under the show name of Chuckles for Charity, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I've always wanted to have a sort of regular charity show, give it a sort of generic name like Chuckles for Charity. We pick a new charity each time we do it, or we can do repeat ones, whatever it is. This particular time we are donating to the Kansas Society, which is I think a good cause. Apparently it affects one in three New Zealanders and probably... Worldwide, I imagine the statistics are the same. But they predict that's gonna go up to one and two at some point, so very, very worthy cause to get behind. Send them a little bit of money. Hopefully we can figure out, well, not we, hopefully with the money we send, they can use that in treating people. And they also donate to research, so hopefully we can figure out how to, you know, if not cure cancer, just mitigate it so it's not such a devastating. Um, condition illness. I'm not quite sure what the correct word is. The, we all know what cancer is. Uh, I just, yeah, I don't know. I hope, I hope we can help, uh, in some small way by donating a couple of bucks. Uh, you know, two or three times a year. Um, I think that's a good cause for us to get behind. Uh, and then on the Saturday following that the 17th, we are going to be doing a sort of private show for a lot of the patients, uh, actually in. the treatment facility they've got. There's people staying there while they're receiving treatment. They've got family members, volunteers, staff members. We're gonna do a sort of, you know, just a comedy show for them to try and give them a couple of hours of escapism and hopefully give them a good kind of Saturday evening. But as of right now, that one's not a public event. It's just gonna be a kind of private thing for their internal list of volunteers and staff and everything. But... It may one day be open to the public, so flick us a DM on Can Do Comedy's Facebook page if that's the kind of thing you would like to get behind. Maybe we could sort of combine the two together. If the charity show and the In Your House show kind of, if they both go well, maybe we could sort of combine them and do like a combined charity In Your House kind of show at the Cancer Society. We're not really too sure what we're going to do yet. These are all just a trial run, but I'm feeling very optimistic about it. It's been really cool. It's been weeks, weeks of work and planning, and I'm just stoked to be able to announce these shows. Oh, one more thing, of course, we've got the live Roddle Me This on the 13th of February as well. So that same week, it's going to be a big week for me. I'm going to have the live Roddle Me This on Tuesday, Wednesday, the Quiz at Moi Moi, Thursday, the show for the Cancer Society. Friday, don't think I can announce it yet, but I have got a quite a cool little surprise coming for that. And then Saturday, the other show at the Cancer Society. So it's gonna be a very, very big week for me. Alrighty, I have rambled for far too long. It is another, actually another tiny little quick update I can give you before I sign off. And this is the one for the people that have been following me since day one, like back in Fukuoka, Japan, is once I pretty much once I edit this, I'm gonna get up, have a shower. And then another very good friend of mine, John Bear. or Yon, is people from back in the day in Fukuoka. We'll remember, he was one of the comics I sort of came up with over there. He's gonna be visiting New Zealand, so big shout out to Yon there. Check out John Beer, the YouTube channel. He's a really, really talented, YouTubey, filmmaker kind of character, and a very, very good friend of mine. So if you've been following since the comedy Fukuoka days, that name will mean something to you, but it's others, maybe not, but go and check out what John does anyway. He's a very, very talented filmmaker. All right, that's enough for me. I'm just wittering on now. Appreciate you listening, of course, as always. We're back next week with a new episode on Monday and potentially a very exciting announcement for the podcast. Can't really say too much about it just yet, but keep your eyes peeled and I'll talk to you again very, very soon. Have a lovely week. Ruddler out.