TRY this quick question: What is the most mass-produced aircraft in the world?*
That’s just one of the teasers you’re likely to come up against if you’re up for the Battle of the Brains in Tamworth.
It helps to know trivial things and if you’ve got an an ear for music, with the ability to identify songs played on a ukulele, then you could also be ahead of the pack.
Last year after a break of 18 years, the Rotary Club of Tamworth Sunrise reintroduced The Battle of the Brains to assist with its charity work.
The night attracted 160 competitors and organisers are hoping this year’s battle will attract a few more.
The Battle of the Brains is at Wests’ Diggers on Friday, October 12 and the upmarket trivia quiz has already seen some of its prizemoney at work in the community.
Last year’s winners, Tamworth Southside Uniting Church, received $1713 to give to the charity of its choice.
Church spokeswoman Denise Adams said a final decision on where it will be dispensed hasn’t been made.
Some funds will probably be sent to missions in Africa and Asia to assist in providing employment, which helps move people out of poverty and helps aid to rescue children. Some was also to be given to local projects.
The remaining $5139 raised from the evening was used to support the Rotary Club of Tamworth Sunrise project, which was the renovation of a health clinic in Malaita, in the Solomon Islands.
The clinic is located in the remote village of Fauabu which provides medical services to more than 1200 people. It is dilapidated and lacks basic medical equipment.
Your quizmaster for the night is Richard Frazer
Amounts of $2000 and $500 go to the winner’s table and runners-up to be donated to the charity of their choice.
The club has resolved that the remainder of the profits from this year’s battle will be donated to local charities.
*And now for the answer: The C130 Hercules. It is used by most air forces around the world.