Teachers make the best trivia night hosts in Massachusetts bars, reports the Boston Globe.
. . . the host one recent evening, Joel Bates, is an assistant principal at Florence Sawyer School in nearby Bolton; the scorekeeper, Steve Grant, works for him as a second-grade teacher. At least a half-dozen other teachers were in the standing-room-only crowd.
. . . “When you think about it, it makes sense,’’ said Bob Carney, a trivia night organizer with “about 10’’ teachers in his stable of hosts. “Teachers are knowledgeable. They know how to control a room full of people. And if you can handle a 10-year-old, you can handle the occasional drunk.’’
Via Education Gadfly.
Darren of Right on the Left Coast competes with a team of teachers at a Sacramento trivia night. Years after he learned that Nunavut is the name of a Canadian territory, his team was asked: Iqaluit is the capital of what Canadian territory or province?
My trivial knowledge of the existence of that Canadian territory has finally paid off!
The team won a $100 gift certificate. And deep and abiding satisfaction for Darren.
I still cherish beating all the guys to answer a science question in the try-outs for It’s Academic. I don’t remember the question but the answer was kelp. That was 40 years ago.