A Colorful Tale at Weekend Trivia!
A weekend of Pour House Trivia games was played at seven different venues for 80 total teams.
Early first-round questions dealt with topics such as the weeknight MLB All-Star Game, going to jail for rolling three consecutive doubles in Monopoly, and the Horsey Sauce condiment at Arby’s restaurants. For that latter question, only 16% of teams earned bonus points for knowing Ving Rhames is the advertisement voice of the fast food chain. The most difficult wagering question in this round over the weekend came on Friday, where just under half of the night’s teams identified the common cold from its various scientific names. The only perfect score in this round came from King Charles in Charge (South Mountain).
The audio question on Friday was another trio of instrumental tracks from popular songs but on Saturday, teams had to figure out the word anthem which was featured in all three song titles. Friday’s second round had topics like the Weimaraner hunting dog and the skeleton Olympic sport before getting to the toughest wagering chance:
- Prior to the term of Ronald Reagan, who were the only two Republican Presidents in U.S. history to serve eight full years in office?
While Teddy Roosevelt served roughly seven and a half years, it wasn’t enough to fit the clue. Instead, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight Eisenhower had those eight full years; 77% named at least one correct answer and 22% got both. On Saturday, we discussed printing pioneer Johannes Gutenberg and Peyton Manning‘s SNL skit playing a rude kids football coach in a mock United Way ad. This question, however, proved to be the hardest of the night’s second round:
- This week will see the limited theatrical release of a film which serves as a reboot of a Chevy Chase film series from the 1980s. In this upcoming film, Jon Hamm will take over the role of which title character, a comedic investigative reporter?
Friday’s halftime page featured famous pop culture captains and answers with P.T. initials. The page on Saturday dealt with faces in company logos and answers with the letters KO contained within. On average, teams scored 16.8 points on a halftime sheet, while 15 perfect scores were recorded. We got to intermission with these teams ahead of the pack:
- Nerd Birds (Pretzel and Pizza): 88
- Lone Strangers (Mason Social): 88
- King Charles in Charge (South Mountain): 87
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Springfield Manor): 87
- Useless for $100 (Springfield Manor): 87
- Better Luck Next Time (Dragon): 87
- Biscuit Snatchers (Belles’): 87
This past weekend’s hardest wagering question showed up halfway through Friday’s third round, on a Three Clues question about the Michael Jackson song You Are Not Alone. Wagering points were earned by 22% of the field, while only three teams had the right answer early for bonus points. The first question on Saturday was the most difficult of this round:
- Famous for being famous, which celebrity socialite inspired a 2014 cell phone app which made over $43 million dollars in its first quarter of sales alone? In the game, the player’s goal is to increase their fame and reputation, starting on the E-list and rising to the A-list.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was that app, and Kardashian was named by 46% of our teams. Otherwise, teams handled questions on the long Super Bowl-winning odds this year for the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons, the sparse population of Mongolia, and Bell’s Palsy’s effects on the face. There were no perfect scores in the third round this weekend.
The 6-4-2 on Friday had 19 correct six-point guesses about the gorilla, but Saturday’s frog had no teams able to name it from one clue. We had a three-parter about literary romantic duos to kick off Friday’s fourth round, followed by the historic apothecary and an ancient toothpaste recipe before handling the toughest wagering chance:
- Which 1982 sci-fi film features the Master Control Program (or MCP) as a rogue artificial intelligence operating system? This digital character does not make an appearance in the 2010 sequel.
A round-low 49% of teams named Tron, while 32% knew its sequel’s subtitle, Legacy. Saturday’s first question hit the gridiron and tackled some of our teams:
- In 1957 and 1958, which man won each of the first two NFL Associated Press MVP awards? Today, he still holds the distinction of being the only non-quarterback to win multiple NFL MVP awards.
Jim Brown was that standout, correctly named by 46% of that game’s teams. They moved on to topics such as the French souffle, the Spanx clothing brand, and Gary Cooper’s turn as Mr. Deeds decades before Adam Sandler played the role. A game-high seven teams earned all 36 points in this round. At the pre-final question break, the high score roll was populated by these teams:
- Lone Strangers (Mason Social): 159
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 158
- Beer Pressure (Doc Waters): 158
- Backyardigans (Springfield Manor): 156
- G Money (Dragon): 156
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (76.1% success rate):
- Among the 40 colors which Crayola added to the original eight to make the first 48-color box, which color has the shortest name? This does not include the eight original colors.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (7.7% success rate):
- Among works of fiction, which 1883 novel written by Carlo Collodi is considered to be the most translated work of all-time, translated into 280 languages?
While Friday’s teams were pretty on point with the correct answer of tan, Saturday’s final question played a lot tougher with that fictional work, Pinocchio. We did have a single Perfect 21 over the weekend, as Beer Pressure (Doc Waters) had the right answer for each of our 21 wagering questions on Friday. Final weekend standings can be found here:
- Lone Strangers (Mason Social): 169
- Backyardigans (Springfield Manor): 168
- Useless for $100 (Springfield Manor): 166
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor): 162
- That’s No Moon (Flying Ace): 162
- No MSG (Flying Ace): 161
- Beer Pressure (Doc Waters): 160
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Springfield Manor): 160
- G Money (Dragon): 159
- Squircle Jerks (Flying Ace): 159
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Backyardigans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Princess Bride)
P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: ON HIATUS (FIRST CATEGORY AFTER HIATUS: Cryptozoology)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Only Murders in the Building)
Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Beer Pressure (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons)
Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: That’s No Moon (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Slava Ukraini)
South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: DC Swampers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current U.S. Supreme Court Justices)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: PB & J (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Thrash Metal)
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Nerd Birds (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Cats)
Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Astrophysics)