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I once won a gas boiler from The Guardian. Tell us about times you've won, and the excellent and/or crappy prizes you've lifted.

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(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 14:08)
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Last place winners.
Me and my friends would often attend local pub quizzes and the likes when we were younger. We always give our best and end up in a respectable but none prize winning position. There was one quiz were I noticed an old school mate on an opposing team.

His team was doing alright up until the second last round were they began to earn little or no points at all plummeting them to the bottom of the table. Afterwards I was chatting to him not failing to mention how much better my team did than his. He grinned at me and pointed to a rather tasty crate of wine on his table. Losers consolation prize.

He confided in me that him and his friends would attend table quizzes and deliberately come in last always gaining them a decent runners up prize. Needless to say that this tactic was immediately employed by me and mates in all quizzes to follow.

However it was not to last and the quiz throwers became wise. Our last quiz was an unmitigated success were we failed miserably coming in last place. At prize giving time we were called up after the winners to receive our runners up prize. We were each presented (in front of the crowded pub of locals) with our very own wooden spoons of failure each with our names engraved. We were also quietly informed everyone was now wise to our shenanigans and sent on our youthful ways.
(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 18:04, 1 reply)
The booby spoon!
It's traditional to be given a wooden spoon if you come last.
(, Thu 28 Apr 2011, 20:17, closed)

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