Newest measure of brain power - Pub Quiz (PQ)!

February 27th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 27 (ANI): Not good when it comes to IQ? Never mind, an alternative cerebral certificate is being offered for boasting purposes - Pub Quiz (PQ) intelligence.

In a bid to publicise its new “PQ” pub quiz, soft drink brand J2O has initiated the PQ system.

In contrast to IQ (Intelligence Quotient) PQ scores are based on the knowledge of pop culture, topical news, celebrities, soap opera and the latest scandal.

A new survey of more than 2,000 adults has found PQ is more effective than IQ when it comes to triumphing in pub contests.

In the survey a total of 83 per cent questioned managed to successfully answer questions on this year’s Brit awards.

Meanwhile, only 15 per cent knew how many metres there are in a mile.

It was noted that women were higher than men on PQ.

The game gives participants an IQ-style PQ rating based on their answers in three categories - celebrity knowledge, random facts, and topical news.

“From evaluating the nation’s PQ we realised the traditional pub quiz needs to change in line with the nation’s interests,” The Scotsman quoted J2O brand manager George Cobb as saying.

However, Hannan, from Edinburgh, the runner-up in BBC Scotland’s Scottish history and culture quiz Superscot in 1990, who has an IQ of 154, has a different take.

He said: “The move towards celebrity is really disappointing. We no longer teach kids old-fashioned facts like capital cities and important dates in history

“Pub quizzes seems to be catering for what people are talking about these days. A team is now really disadvantaged if they do not have someone who knows about soap operas and pop stars.” (ANI)

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