Donation: Take 5 Hosts Shortest-Ever Charity Quiz


maovember 2014 charlie at take 5

“Who has the best mustache of all time?”

“Hmm. That’s a tough one. Tom Selleck.”

A single question, a moment of consideration, a definitive answer. And it raised 1000 yuan for maovember.

Maovember and manager Charlie at Take 5 have been confabbing for weeks about doing an event. With various constraints hampering the effort and time running short, Charlie simply donated 1000 yuan, we turned that into a short quiz, and everyone ended up a winner: his correct answer won him a shiny new maovember pin and our presence in a Scandinavian-themed bar and restaurant earned us shots of salmiakki, a savory and slightly viscous licorice-flavored liqueur.

Next year’s quiz question: What savory and slightly viscous licorice-flavored liqueur consumed in large quantities will make you feel the next day as though a reindeer recently and repeatedly kicked you in the head?

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Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.