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When not Head Funkstering, Jonathan can usually be found down at the pool, road or track. He is a triathlete of almost 25 years. He has represented GB age group team and is a 3 time Ironman finisher.

If you think you are FUNKY and you know someone FUNKIER, read this…

Registration is now open for the FunkQuest tag team challenge. Watch the video below and send your details.

Here are the rules.

1. Two FUNKSTERS in a team.

2. Team captain (Team Head Funkster) picks the question.

3. Each team gets a few seconds to decide who has the FUNKIEST answer.

4. Winning team based on audience votes goes through to the next round.

Note: The FunkQuest tag team challenge is a separate competition to FunkQuest season 2 which is ongoing. If you are still in that - (or even if you have been knocked out), you can still enter this. If you have never been on FunkQuest before, you can still enter this.

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FunkQuest -Season 2 – Round 2 – Episode 21 – Bryan Falchuk v Terry Fox

In this FunkQuest, Season 2 round 2 - Bryan Falchuk and Terry Fox go head to head in what turns out to be a quick Round.

Terry, as a relative newcomer to the FunkQuest game chose the Gears Icon, and said that after a recent house move his basement was full of stuff and he would therefore not be letting any guests into that room.

Brian revealed that he did not own any Dictionaries, except for a Chinese one, which he had used when teaching in China.

For Question 2, Bryan and Terry were agreed in that they prefer small gatherings to large parties, although outwardly showing confidence in what they do professionally, both felt that they themselves were introverts and smaller gatherings allow a better building of relationships

When asked in his next quest who was his prefered Magician - Terry chose Gandalf the Grey (a wizard rather than magician) - becase of his love of reading fantasy fiction.

In his question, Question 3, Bryan admitted that he binged on TV series programmes - giving information that Disney were concerned about how quickly people are getting through programmes - so he's not the only one, especially at this time.

Bryan gave a great tip in his answer to Question 4 - If you hold the spacebar on your computer, while using the mouse, the curser moves straight to where you want it (like a track pad).

Living in the Rocky Mountain Region - Terry was able to make a snowman as soon as the snow fell - he also packed snow to make ice bricks.

The Treasure Chest question allowed Terry to say how he had played against his son at Super Smash Brothers on Nintendo Wii. His son was a good loser.

Quite a deep, final question for Bryan as he revealed that two of his friends had left him at some time - although his friendships did survive eventually.

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What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky icon has a Funky question.
The question shown may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet. The winner is decided by the audience and goes through to the next round.

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ?

Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

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To vote for your FUNKSTER to go through to the next round, either leave a comment below or vote in the twitter poll.

FunkQuest – Season 2 – Ann Zaprazny v Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis – RESULT

Episode 20 of FunkQuest saw Ann Zaprazny go up against Dr Kimya Nuru Dennis. Which FUNKSTER got through to the Quarter Finals of FUNKQUEST season 2?

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FunkQuest – Season 2 – Round 2 – Episode 20 – Ann Zaprazny v Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis

After starting her FunkQuest journey with a walkover, this episode was Ann Zaprazny's first debut into the real game. Dr Kimya Nuru Dennis was, in this case, a veteran.

Ann Zaprazny v Dr Kimya Nuru Dennis - episode analysis

Ann began the game with Question 1; about her knowledge of CPR (Cardiopulmmonary Resuscitation). She learned how to do it for a babysitting couse when younger and although not used for used for years, felt sure it would kick in when needed.

Kimya was excited about the fact that technology is helping to reach those who are in need.

Question 2: Ann found that she rolled her eyes, mostly because her children were very critical of her even when she has been helping them. (Just Typical).

Kimya answered the same question, rolling her eyes at people who constantly say things like 'we're all in the same boat' especially in the times of Coronavirus. She felt that to have a unifying experience, people need to understand their differences.

Question 3 was about Radical Action - and Kimya felt that being able to challenge the key decision makers of the world and speaking out was good.

Ann was asked where she would like to visit - citing Iceland and Alaska as places she would go.

Kimya chose the Elephant Icon for her 4th question. He prefers to be 'stuck in time' in the here and now.

From the happenings of the Corona Pandemic, Ann talked about what we might learn to 'stop us using more than we need'.

Question 5 and Kimya was regretting having given up learning a second language, but felt that with more resources and perhaps a push for people to learn differnt languages (not just mainstream french, spanish, german) it would help combat Xenophobia.

In her final question; Ann told her motherhood story of staying awake more than 24 hours, giving birth.

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What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky icon has a Funky question.
The question shown may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet. The winner is decided by the audience and goes through to the next round.

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ?

Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

To vote for your favourite FUNKSTER

Either Ann Zaprazny or Dr Kimya Nuru Dennis is going through to the quarter finals.

There are TWO ways to vote. Head over to the twitter poll or leave a comment below.

Both methods will be taken into account by the judges.

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FunkQuest – Season 2 – Round 2 – Episode 19 – Alison Donaghey v Lisa Marie Platske

​Both Alison Donaghey and Lisa Marie Platske are old pioneers of ​FunkQuest game, as such, episode 19, ​in season 2 of FunkQuest, should be a good one.

Alison began this game choosing the 'Box House' icon and answering the question - "Which is the most underused room in your house?"                           Filled with innuendo, as well as finding out she has trouble sleeping Alison's ​bedroom was the answer.

In her first question we found that; unlike most people, ​Lisa Marie has no interest in going shopp​ing she finds it painful and unlike Alison, 'hanging out' in a mall or shopping centre is something she can't stand.

The second question for Lisa Marie was about the picture on ​her desktop - everyone has something - and for Lisa Marie; a picture of a girl running along the beach inspires peace and tranquility. Alison interrupted Lisa question knowing her desktop thing was a little less tranquil. (See below)

​Question 2 for Alison was about eating dropped food. She has dogs in her house ​so any dropped food would be snatched up​. ​On the subject in general she felt it was ok to pick up if it wasn't sticky. As a child she had eaten lots of unsavoury things and not been hurt - while an immunity to germs had boosted her health.

Next Alison revealed that any time of day was good for her,​ athough it depended on the day

Lisa Marie picked the 'board game' next with the question about what was uniquely hers. Her reply was ​a great answer about her life and experiences.

Question 4 also saw a good answer from Lisa Marie; Investing in yourself - doing whatever you have to do, depends on preparation​, not LUCK

After a brief discussion on the psychology of the picture ​icons picked by people, Alison ​then ​said she would not have a picture on her wall, but revealed that ​she had put a piece of junk on it which she liked. (see below)

​Alison chose the 'pig' icon for question 5 and answered that her first real journey into alcoholic drinks did not go well. ​Tequila however is her favourite. ​ 

Lisa Marie's final question became a different answer than expected.

​Alison - Wall art.

​​Alison - ​Desktop picture​

What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky icon has a Funky question.
The question shown may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet. The winner is decided by the audience and goes through to the next round.

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ?

Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

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​To vote for the winner is easy. Either vote in the twitter poll, or leave a comment with who you are voting for below.

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FunkQuest – Season 2 – Round 2 – Episode 18 – Kam Knight v Kerry Wekelo

​Kam Knight and Kerry Wekelo both came into ​​Season 2, Round 2 of FunkQuest as '​​Sheriffs'. Both were knocked out in the first round but resurrected after the unavailability of two other players.

Kerry chose the first icon and ​question and Kam chose to answer the same question. For Kerry the answer to having given a blood donation was a simple 'Never', although she has a rare blood type, she has a condition which means that she tends to pass out​.

Kam acknowledged he had given blood once and was ​hounded by blood drive organisations. His blood is good to use, but in the USA, blood drive organisations get paid for the amount of blood they collect - which put him off.

Question 2  "Street Fighter 2" was the game ​Kam played for hours as a kid and he got to be very good at it.

Kerry was asked to make us believe something about her we didn't know. We now know that she has written books on​ the subject - Yoga for Kids.

With​ Question 3 we also learned that Kerry likes to 'waste' time training and walking and is ​enjoying the car free atmosphere, ​of this present coronavirus lockdown.

Answering the bugs and mini-beast ​question - Kam explained how he had travelled a lot in Jungle type areas and the bugs and beasts like millipedes and centipedes are the most repellent to him.

Kam is not the greatest singer and in ​his next question - about doing Karaoke he told us about the time he wanted to start a New Year being bold -​ ​ with disastrous results.

Kerry answered her 4th question ​with an account of a r​oad trip she made from Virginia to Maine - 13 hours, with scenery breaks, but ​without planning where to stay on route.

Kerry's ​question 5, was about ​her best boss ​who she named Liza; for the strict attention to detail ​a​nd tough training, who she now sees was a critical friend and mentor.

Kam also took the best boss question and used it to pay homage to all the bosses who took a youth with problems and showed him the strong fundamentals of how things should be done.

What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky icon has a Funky question.
The question shown may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet. The winner is decided by the audience and goes through to the next round.

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ?

Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

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​VOTE for your favourite FUNKSTER to go through by tweeting...

​We know that not everyone has a twitter account. The Funky Thinkers adjudication team will take account of comments left on this blog also in deciding who goes through to the quarter final.

FunkQuest – Season 2 – Round 2 – Episode 17 – Alyson Lex v Ron Chapman

​Alyson and Ron were the first players of the second round of the second season​ and th​erefore the first to play with the new FunkQuest Rules. ​This allowed them to choose a different icon, ​from the board and ​answer different questions.

Alyson revealed from her first question; that she often steps out of her Comfort Zone, as she feels that ​you should do  "something that scares you " everyday.

Ron found that while most people us​e Dating Agencies, his experience was one that put him off, after receiving repeated mailings of people only interested in Barbeques on a Saturday night.

​Rons second question was about kids eating dropped food and he countered that with the fact that, ​chidren especially, should be exposed to stuff - so they can ​get a healthy immune system.

Alyson was asked 'who last gave her advice'  and she treasures having and taking advice from, a "Business Buddy" a confidante she has known for years.

Question 3 - Alyson chose the 'spider' icon; ​we found her favourite time of day, was 4.30 am - her quiet time.

Ron told us that he is enjoying sculpting and sculpture, he has a unique piece made just for him. With question 4, he also revealed he has a painting on his wall ​called 'The Bird Lady'. (see below)

Alisons answer to; 'When is it Skill not Luck' was that practice and determination leads to skill.

The final question ​for Alyson was about ​her first adventure into alcoholic drinks. She and her friend ​would drink at her friend's house refilling the bottle with water - needless to say she is now tee-total.

Rons final answer showed that he would rather stand ​and not sit, on most public transport vehicles.

Ron Chapmans  Bespoke sculpture

  ​    Ron Chapmans Bird Lady

What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky icon has a Funky question.
The question shown may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet. The winner is decided by the audience and goes through to the next round.

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ?

Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

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FunkQuest – Season 2 – Episode 16 – Lora Cheadle v Pablo Gonzalez RESULT

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What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky icon has a Funky question.
The question shown may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet. The winner is decided by the audience and goes through to the next round.

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ?

Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

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