23 Flavors of Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game featured the return of Pour House Trivia to Ramparts Tavern & Grill! Overall, we welcomed 92 teams across nine venues.
In a break from the ordinary, the most difficult bonus question from Tuesday night was asked in the opening round, as our teams struggled to earn bonus points with a Three Clues question that began with these two facts:
- CLUE 1: This is the name of a Six Flags roller coaster that set world records among wooden roller coasters for the longest drop, the steepest drop, and the fastest speed.
- CLUE 2: One definition of this word reads: a very large, powerful, or influential person or thing.
Very few of our teams attempted to earn a two-point bonus by submitting a guess at this point. However, Dirty Stangs (Solace Outpost) was not only bold enough to venture a guess, but was also the only team to earn the bonus with the early correct answer of Goliath. The rest of the round progressed more smoothly, with the field easily answering questions on the Jack Russell Terrier and the stage musical Waitress. Thanks to the Three Clues question, none of our teams earned a perfect first round score.
Tuesday’s audio question featured film quotes from Fight Club, Psycho, and Hitch. We continued with a look at the similarly titled books of The Invisible Man (by H. G. Wells) and Invisible Man (by Ralph Ellison). After reminiscing about the 1980s television sitcom Night Court, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the first half:
- With about 1.5 million residents, what is the second most populous city in Texas?
Only 23% of the field responded correctly with San Antonio. Even after closing the second stanza with a much easier question about the San Antonio Spurs, none of our Tuesday teams ran the table by scoring 36 points.
For Tuesday’s halftime page, our teams were asked to identify guest stars from Friends and match the common names of animals to their taxonomic binomial nomenclature. Six teams recorded a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.2 points. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:
- Wyclef For President (Solace Outpost): 89
- Enough Already (Distilled): 88
- Archived! (Antietam): 87
- Birds of Steel (Dudley’s): 86
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 86
- Maryland Life Slices (Smoketown Creekside): 86
Third round topics from Tuesday night included the lyrics of the Bruce Springsteen song Born to Run, the concept known as an out-of-body experience, and various uses of the phrase Heart of Gold. The third round also featured two very difficult bonus questions. First, about 15% of the field earned bonus points by knowing that Paul Thomas Anderson directed the film Boogie Nights. Later, only 13% of the field knew that former footballer Vinnie Jones portrayed the Marvel Comics character of Juggernaut in the X-Men film series. As a result of these two questions, Hardcore Double Vaccination Scene (Solace Outpost) earned the only perfect score in Tuesday’s third round.
Before starting Tuesday’s final round, we stumped most of our teams with this NHL query that began the 6-4-2 question:
- Which city’s NHL team has played in the Stanley Cup Final on three occasions without ever winning the Stanley Cup?
While most teams elected to wait for further clues, four teams picked up the full six points with the correct answer of the Vancouver Canucks. Topics from Tuesday’s final round included French artist Marcel Duchamp (and his so-called Fountain sculpture), trigonometry terms, U.S. cities that share the nickname Queen City, and Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang. William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside) posted the only perfect score in Tuesday’s final stanza. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 160
- Wyclef For President (Solace Outpost): 159
- Hardcore Double Vaccination Scene (Solace Outpost): 155
- Archived! (Antietam): 154
- Birds of Steel (Dudley’s): 154
FINAL QUESTION (23.9% success rate):
- During the 1950s, the period (as in the punctuation mark) was officially removed from the stylized logo of which brand-name product introduced in 1885?
About one in four teams earned responded correctly with Dr Pepper. Congratulations to William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside), who posted the only Perfect 21 tonight by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Wyclef For President (Solace Outpost): 168
- Hardcore Double Vaccination Scene (Solace Outpost): 167
- Archived! (Antietam): 166
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 164
- That’s So Clavin (Antietam): 163
- Enough Already (Distilled): 160
- Title One Forever (Ramparts Tavern & Grill): 158
- Maryland Life Slices (Smoketown Creekside): 157
- Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s): 156
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Distilled): 153
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: D.C. Swampers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Hiddleston)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Quiz in My Pants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Amelia Earhart)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Title One Forever (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Celebrity Bathroom Deaths)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Wyclef For President (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arcade Games)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: William Shaqspeare (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mom and Dad Save the World)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Christmas Story)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Archived! (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Full Frontal Nerdity (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stranger Things)