Pour House Trivia Weekend Wrap-Up!

Last weekend featured five games of pub trivia spread across all three nights, as 31 teams took on some challenging questions as the fourth week of the Summer Fling Season came to a close:

ROUND 1:

The first round of our weekend games covered such diverse topics as Charles Dickens, the classic jazz tune “Jeepers Creppers”, and the Battle of Waterloo.  But the crowd favorite was Sunday’s OVER / UNDER question, which asked about the world’s fastest 300 game in bowling.  Here’s the amazing video of the Guinness world record:

The only perfect Round 1 of the weekend was recorded by Shakeweight, who scored 36 points at Tilted Kilt on Sunday.

ROUND 2:

The second question of Sunday’s round gave us our most difficult first half wagering question of the weekend:

–> Developed by linguist Paul Frommer, which language is spoken by the inhabitants of the planet Pandora in the film “Avatar”?

Only two of our 11 Sunday teams came up with the correct response of Na’vi (which was also the name of the alien race of the planet Pandora:

Avatar

Across all three days, only two teams scored a perfect 36 points in the second round: Abraham Drinkin’ (Vanish Brewery) and Uncle Jack (Belles’).

HALFTIME:

Our weekend halftime pages covered topics such as American Olympians, films of 2003, and Nobel Prize winners in Literature.  Across the entire weekend, none of our teams managed a perfect score, but six teams recorded 19 points, with an overall average of 14.8.  Here are the weekend’s top overall scores after the first half:

ROUND 3:

Our Friday and Saturday players encountered the most difficult second half questions of the weekend with these two queries:

–> As found in the names of numerous breeds, which three-letter word means ‘dog’ in Japanese?

–> Stephen Hawking was the first person to use the name of which food to describe the process by which an astronaut would theoretically be stretched when passing through a black hole?

In each case, only two teams arrived at the correct responses of Inu (as in Akita Inu or Shiba Inu) and spaghetti (as in the process of spaghettification)

ROUND 4:

Our final round hit on topics such as famous Ashley’s (Judd, Graham, and Tisdale), and taught many teams that the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 is more commonly known as the G.I. Bill.  We also discussed these delectable treats:

Red Lobster Biscuits

Here are the weekend’s top overall scores after the fourth round:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):

–> Just after his death in April of 1994, Time Magazine put this man on its cover for a record 55th time.  More than 20 years later, this person still holds that distinction.  Who is this man?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> Which Caribbean island was named for the New World crop which was cultivated there by the Spaniards starting in the 16th century?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.7% success rate):

–> Which Founding Father was the only person to sign the three documents that established the United States: the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, and the U.S. Constitution?

Respectively, the correct answers were Richard Nixon, Tobago, and Benjamin Franklin.  No team was able to score the Perfect 21 this weekend.  Here are the top ten scores overall from this weekend’s three nights of trivia:

THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Shakeweight  NEXT GAME – JULY 21 (First category: “The Twilight Zone”)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Snoopy or Snoop Dogg?)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:   Arrondissements of Ouagadougou  (Next week’s first category: Islands of the World)

Captain Benders in Sharpsburg, MD:  Fat, Drunk, and Stupid  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD:  Racks and Sacks  (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)