I don’t often go to quiz nights but when I do I am usually on the winning team. The prizes are normally consist of alcohol or small amounts of cash but never rifles, hand grenades or an anti-tank mine.
According to the BBC a quiz organised by Somali Islamists did indeed give out such goodies as prizes. The quiz ran during Ramadan in the port city of Kismayo, and included questions about the Koran and Somali geography. A representative for the al-Shabab militant group said the quiz aimed to stop young men from wasting their time and focus on defending their territory.
The winning team reportedly won a rifle, two grenades, a landmine and office supplies worth $1,000 (£613). But the runners-up did not go home empty-handed, taking away an AK-47 and bullets.
The guns, grenades and land mine I can understand but the office equipment? Good for writing ransom demands I suppose... or perhaps the pen IS mightier than the sword