The smartest actuarial minds in the North West clubbed together on 4 December for the annual North West Actuarial Society (NWAS) pub quiz, hosted by quizmaster Nigel Jones at the Ape and Apple.
Eight teams battled it out to be crowned the brainiest eggheads, with team names including 'Small Lumps Mmmm', 'I Can't Read This One Out', and 'The Winners' (who unfortunately did not win).
Questions covered an array of topics, including past Eurovision winners, the ingredients of a Waldorf salad and Belphegor's prime. A favourite question was "Name three Oscar-winning films with an animal in the title," with many disappointed to find 'Slumdog' was disallowed.
Well done to the Mercer team 'Trivial Commutes', for beating off the competition and winning the quiz, and also for being the only team fully resplendent in festive hats.
The battle of the brightest in the North West will take place again next year.