No Mandela Effect at Wednesday Trivia!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 117 teams across 14 venues, one of which was our newest trivia location: The Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville.
The first bonus question of the night was also one of its most difficult, as our teams struggled to remember the name of Harrison Ford’s character from the the film “Blade Runner”. Only 11% of the field earned two bonus points with the correct answer of Rick Deckard. Later, we gave Three Clues for the word Mercury, said “Hello… Newman”, and looked at the life of this politician (who did NOT pass away in prison):
Eight teams earned a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Wednesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three music groups whose names contain the word ‘OF’. We listened to “The Sign” by Ace of Base, “No One Knows” by Queens of the Stone Age, and “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men. Other second round topics included the world’s most valuable baseball card, the boroughs of New York City, and this article of clothing:
Just as in the opening round, eight teams posted a perfect second round score.
Wednesday’s halftime topics included notable inventors and the fictional realms of superheroes. Six teams picked up 20 points on this halftime page, while the overall average reached 16.3 points. Here is the halftime leaderboard from Wednesday night:
- Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Furnace): 92
- Satan’s School For Girls (Memories): 91
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 91
- Eat My Jorts (Quinn’s): 90
- Save the Clock Tower (Barefoot Bernie’s): 90
A three-part question regarding opening lines of novels appropriately opened Wednesday’s second half. After a quick trip back to high school geometry class, our teams encountered the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> How many years separate the passing of the English Bill of Rights by Parliament after the Glorious Revolution and the introduction of the U.S. Bill of Rights?
Even when given a range to land within, only 19% of the field earned wagering points with the correct answer of 100 years (1689 and 1789). Next, we looked at this current advertising campaign:
None of our Wednesday teams earned a perfect third round score.
Final round topics from Wednesday night included “The 1812 Overture”, the stage musical “Funny Girl”, and these comedic Canadian characters:
Only 11% of our teams earned two bonus points by knowing the 1980s comedy film “Strange Brew” was based on the Shakespearean drama “Hamlet”. As a result, only one team posted 36 final round points: What the Fork? (Quinn’s). These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams heading into the final question:
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 161
- What the Fork? (Quinn’s): 157
- Cake or Death (Black Hoof): 157
- Please Return My Pens (Memories): 156
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 154
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.8% success rate):
–> From 1901 to 1903, future U.S. President William Howard Taft served as the governor of which Eastern hemisphere nation?
Nearly two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with the Philippines. Congratulations to Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s), who posted the only Perfect 21 of the night by answering every wagering question correctly. These were your highest scoring teams at the end of Wednesday’s game:
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 170
- What the Fork? (Quinn’s): 169
- Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s): 166
- Cake or Death (Black Hoof): 166
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 164
- Nightmare Squad (Black Hoof): 164
- Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Furnace): 163
- Please Return My Pens (Memories): 162
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s): 161
- Satan’s School For Girls (Memories): 161
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON MAY 29 – First category: Clemson Football)
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Shakeweight (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones” – Season 8)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Flight Level Awesome (Next week’s first category: Amar’e Stoudemire)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Pickled (Next week’s first category: U.S. Open – golf)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Donner Party (Next week’s first category: The Beatles)
Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD: Save the Clock Tower (Next week’s first category: Stevie Wonder)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Next week’s first category: Canadian Slang)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Next week’s first category: “Avengers: Endgame”)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Ultimate Source Source (Next week’s first category: European Bronze Age)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: Cake or Death (Next week’s first category: English Premier League)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: 11:30 (Next week’s first category: “Friends”)
Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD: Party On Wayne (Next week’s first category: “Austin Powers”)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Sanitation System of Taipei)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: Please Return My Pens (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Newman or The Soup Nazi?)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Fat Bastard or Ol’ Dirty Bastard?)