A Holy Night of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 92 teams across 13 venues:

ROUND 1:

Tuesday’s opening stanza saw nearly every team earning points on all five wagering questions, but two difficult bonus questions kept most of the field from securing a perfect first round score.  On a question concerning the invention of the karaoke machine, only 14% of our teams knew that the word ‘karaoke’ means ‘empty orchestra‘ in Japanese.  Later, our nightly Three Clues question baffled most of our teams who were hoping for the early answer bonus:

CLUE 1: This animal is depicted in the opening scene of the comedy film “Strange Brew”.

CLUE 2: It is the current name of the NFL team once known as the Portsmouth Spartans.

The scene in question…

Only six teams earned these two bonus points, leading to just one perfect first round score: Stink Floyd (Monkey La La).  Apparently, the Japanese language and cult comedy films are their specialty.

ROUND 2:

After Tuesday’s audio question featured three “love” songs (“Addicted to Love”  by Robert Palmer, “Bad at Love” by Halsey, and “Best of My Love” by The Emotions.  We followed that by discussing the Hawaiian mountain Mauna Kea, which (when measured from its oceanic base) is actually over 33,000 feet tall, making it the tallest mountain on earth from base to summit.  After committing a flagrant foul, we closed the first half by asking our teams to name either one of the two official SI base units which are named for scientists.  Only 13% of our teams earned these bonus points with the correct answers of Ampere and Kelvin, named respectively for André-Marie Ampère and William Thomson (also known as Lord Kelvin):

Ampere Kelvin

Only three teams ran the table in the second round with a perfect score: South Street Crew (Shuckin’ Shack), How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), and Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Monkey La La)

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime page featured pictures of celebrities with the initials ‘J.A.’ and an alphabetizing section on the bottom half.  We saw 12% of our teams record perfect scores, with the overall average reaching 16.2 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:

ROUND 3:

Tuesday’s second half began with a question concerning this recent Oscar winner (and his early days on “Mad TV”):

Jordan Peele

Other third round topics included tuberculosis, abbreviations with ‘P” in them, and even the dreaded opera category, but our teams performed very well here by knowing that the Richard Wagner opera “Parsifal” centers on a quest for the Holy Grail:

Parsifal Wagner

The third round actually saw the highest number of perfect scores on Tuesday, as eight teams scored 36 points.

6-4-2 QUESTION:

We headed to the gridiron for Tuesday’s six-point clue:

–> The two most recent Heisman Trophy winners that were neither a quarterback nor a running back BOTH attended which school?

Exactly one-quarter of our teams earned the full six points by remembering that Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson each attended the University of Michigan.

ROUND 4:

Tuesday’s final round opened with this question in the category of World Geography:

–> With over 185 million residents, what is the most populous country which lies along Africa’s Gulf of Guinea?

OK… we’ll admit that this is a bit of a trick question.  With 185 million people, the correct answer to this question is actually the most populous country on the entire continent of Africa.  But, most of our teams saw through this ploy to come up with this correct answer:

Nigeria Africa

Later, we looked at the famous video game character Leeroy Jenkins, the shared name of Tiny Tim (both the literary character and the musician), and the latest update to this current advertising campaign:

Reba KFC

Three teams closed their night with a perfect final round: Tequila Mockingbird (Champion Billiards), How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), and Stink Floyd (Monkey La La).  Here are Tuesday’s top scores heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (38.7% success rate):

–> Although every member of the team is Swiss, the soccer team FC Guardia does not play in a Swiss league, but rather in a league based in what other independent nation?

Despite its minuscule size, Vatican City is home to a professional soccer league, with the team FC Guardia comprised of members of the Pope’s elite Swiss Guard.  Six teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct responses on all wagering questions.  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:

TONIGHT’S WINNERS:

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Switzerland)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  MoMo  (Next week’s first category: Knitting)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: “The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Chad’s Favorites  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on April 24: “Hamilton”)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Mindbenders  (Next week’s first category: European Countries)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Massage  (Next week’s first category: Christopher Nolan Films)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  ** NINE WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Crossword Puzzles)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: “Parks and Recreation”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Zin It to Win It  (Next week’s first category: Broadway Musicals)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Freebirds  (Next week’s first category: Geography)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  ** FIVE WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Primus)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on April 24: Opera)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: Stanley Cup Playoffs)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  TMI  (Next week’s first category: John Philip Sousa)