A Life in the Woods at Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 149 teams across 21 venues.


Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the video game “Tetris”, the world’s largest producers of beer, and the musical career of David Bowie.  Though the opening stanza gave us few surprises, we did close the round with a difficult bonus question dealing with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  Nonetheless, 15 teams began their night by posting a perfect first round score of 36 points.


The level of difficulty increased sharply during Tuesday’s audio question, as we examined the film work of Sharon Stone.  Most teams easily identified clips from “Total Recall” (“Consider that a divorce…”) and “Casino”, but dialogue from the film flop “Catwoman” was largely unrecognized, as only 11% teams earned a two-point bonus with three correct answers.  After a question regarding the Broadway show “Mamma Mia!”, we asked another difficult bonus question, as only 13% of the field could name any two African countries through which the Equator passes.  The full list includes São Tomé and Príncipe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (yes, those are two different countries), Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia.  After closing the first half with a look at the Da Vinci painting “Salvator Mundi”, we saw just two teams sweep the second round: Five Dollar Dissin’ Terry (The Block) and Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s).


Cereal mascots was the featured topic of Tuesday’s halftime page, but instead of simply naming the character or the brand, teams were given the more difficult task of naming the companies represented by the mascots.  With an average score of 13.7 points, more than a dozen teams earned 19 points, but no team could break that tie by earning a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s overall leaderboard at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s third round topics included the opioid drug Fentanyl, the Shakespearean play “The Comedy of Errors”, TV characters, and college sports.  With numerous teams cruising towards a perfect third round score, they dealt with this question on the topic of anthropology:

–> What was the last name of paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary, whose work demonstrated that humans evolved in Africa, particularly through discoveries made at a certain gorge in Tanzania?

Just under half of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of Leakey, but only six teams tacked on two bonus points by recalling Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.  As a result, the only perfect score of Tuesday’s third round was posted by Hunchbacks of Notre Gone (Tommy Joe’s).


We normally don’t mention many details about the 6-4-2 question unless something extraordinary occurs, but last night’s question produced an incredibly surprising result.  It began with this six-point clue:

–> In 1979, which team drafted future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Marino and John Elway?

Nearly two-thirds of the field attempted to earn six points immediately after hearing this clue, but every one of those teams turned in the wrong answer.  The most common answers were the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos, but there is a key fact in this first clue that these teams ignored.  Since both Elway and Marino played college football in the 1980s, it would have been impossible for them to have been drafted by an NFL team in 1979.  Instead, both men were drafted out of high school by the Kansas City Royals.


After opening the final round with a question regarding the voyages of Christopher Columbus, we linked this follow-up question on the subject of rock music:

–> Name the rock band whose 1999 hit song contained the lyrics “I am the Niña, the Pinta, the Santa Maria / The agents of orange, the priests of Hiroshima”.

As the most difficult wagering question of the night, only 27% of the field gave us the correct answer of Rage Against the Machine.  Nine teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that those lyrics are taken from the song “Sleep Now in the Fire“.  We continued with a look at remakes of Japanese films, U.S. history, and Three Clues for the name Dorian.  Hojo Mojo (Champion) earned the only perfect score of Tuesday’s final round.  These were your highest Tuesday scores after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (59.8% success rate):

–> Which Disney title character’s first word is ‘bird’?

About three-fifths of the field gave us Bambi as the correct answer to this final question.  Congratulations to the five Tuesday teams that answered every wagering question correctly to earn a Perfect 21: How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), D.C. Swampers (Olney Winery), Irish Beer Mafia (Funkstown), Balls Out (Quincy’s South), and Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South).  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Ton 180   (Next week’s first category: Boy Bands)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: 2019 Baltimore Ravens)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess   (Next week’s first category: Con Men)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Bonesaw   (Next week’s first category: “Jurassic Park” – film)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Dissin’ Terry   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Yoga Pose or Kama Sutra Position?)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Peary Boys   (Next week’s first category: Beethoven’s Sonatas)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  D.C. Swampers   (Next week’s first category: “Alice in Wonderland”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Rural Jurors   (Next week’s first category: Forrest Whitaker)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Bad Hombres   (Next week’s first category: Anthropology)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  B.S.   (Next week’s first category: Pre-1990s Disney Films)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Nuclear Submarines)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos   (Next week’s first category: Tropical Diseases)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Wiley Coyotes   (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK    (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Buddy Rich or Gene Krupa?)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: The Cars)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Screaming Death Monkey   (Next week’s first category: Yoga)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Pho Q   (Next week’s first category: Chicago Cubs)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Niels Bohring   (Next week’s first category: Britney Spears Song Lyrics)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Hunchbacks of Notre Gone   (Next week’s first category: Phish – AUDIO)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Three Musketeers   (Next week’s first category: Insects)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Not Knows   (Next week’s first category: “The Handmaid’s Tale”)