A Little Mandarin Flavor at Wednesday Trivia!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 93 teams across 12 venues.
Opening round topics from Wednesday’s game included the Americans with Disabilities Act, the history of the Big Ten athletic conference, the U.S. Civil War Battle of Antietam, and the musical nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep. Six Tuesday teams posted a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Wednesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three songs that include sound effects. We listened to Money by Pink Floyd, Paper Planes by M.I.A., and Bury a Friend by Billie Eilish. We also discussed the flower commonly known as baby’s breath, the television sitcom Scrubs, the derivation of the chess term checkmate, and the comedy film Me, Myself and Irene. With a slightly easier set of bonus questions, fifteen teams achieved a perfect second round.
Celebrities with September birthdays and U.S. rivers were the featured topics on Wednesday’s halftime page. With about one-third of the field earning a perfect score, with the overall average reaching 18.6 points. These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams at the halftime break:
- Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish): 91
- Pterodactyl (Memories): 90
- Cash Money Hoes (Sully’s): 90
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’): 89
- Archived (GearHouse): 89
- Mack Attack (Vanish): 89
Wednesday’s second half began with a question regarding the recent Baseball Hall of Fame inductees of Derek Jeter and Larry Walker. We also discussed the video game series Ratchet and Clank, the recent passing of long-time television personality Willard Scott, the Lloyd’s of London insurance company, and political nicknames. Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’), Pterodactyl (Memories), and Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish) each earned 36 points en route a perfect third round.
Wednesday’s final round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only 14% of the field recognized both both The Yalta Conference and the Potsdam Conferences of World War II. Other final round topics included characters from the Hundred Acre Wood and Johnnie Walker scotch whisky. Sexual Chocolate (Memories) earned the only perfect score in Wednesday’s final round. Here is your overall leaderboard heading into Wednesday’s final question:
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’): 165
- Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish): 164
- Something Bacon (Belles’): 160
- Archived (GearHouse): 159
- Titanic Was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 157
FINAL QUESTION (59.1% success rate):
- In its home country, which landmark was once known by informal names translated into English as Purple Frontier and Earth Dragon?
Just over half of the field earned points with the correct answer of The Great Wall of China. None of our Wednesday teams earned a Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard included these teams:
- Something Bacon (Belles’): 172
- Pterodactyl (Memories): 165
- Cash Money Hoes (Sully’s): 165
- Nightmare Squad (Sully’s): 165
- Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish): 165
- Scott Looks Different (Memories): 164
- Mack Attack (Vanish): 164
- Titanic Was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 163
- Stinkfist (Idiom): 161
- Marco Polo and the Peanuts (Idiom): 161
Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Nerd Immunity (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Math)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Alcoholics Unanimous (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Supreme Court Decisions)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Something Bacon (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Motorcycles)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Contranyms)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50 – Star Trek or Star Wars?)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Stinkfist (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Clinton)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minnesota Vikings Hall of Famers)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: India)
Meinelschmidt Distillery in Hagerstown, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Celebrity Gossip)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Nightmare Squad (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)
T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Let’s Have Another Round (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)