A Mystical Journey Awaited Our Wednesday Trivia Teams

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Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 111 teams across 12 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

The Opening Round for our Wednesday teams was no match for our stellar teams as over 95% of our teams earned their wagers in the round. We started the night with a question about the historical anniversary of Richard Nixon’s “I’m not a crook” speech.” Other subjects in Round One included a three-part question about singers and their studio albums, including Adele, AC/DC, and Weezer. Next, we asked about the comic book superhero Green Lantern and finished the round with a question about the two NBA teams named for birds, the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans.  Sixteen teams completed a perfect first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured three trailers from Tom Hanks films, including Big, Castaway, and Catch Me if You Can. In addition, we learned about Underoos, the 90s tv show, In Living Color, and the seahorse. The most challenging question of the first half was a question about World  Geography.

  • On the list of current U.N. member states, which three letters of the alphabet serve as the first letter of the names of EXACTLY one country each?

Only about 45% of our teams were able to come up with their wager, and less than half those teams earned a two-point bonus by knowing those countries all began with the letters O, Q, and Y, Oman, Qatar, and Yemen.

Twelve teams earned a perfect Second Round score.

HALFTIME:

For Wednesday’s halftime page, our topics included neighborly tv characters and musical duos. This page had an average score of 15.3, with eighteen teams earning a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Any chance of teams thinking of a perfect game was immediately dashed as Round Three opened with the most difficult question and bonus of the night on the topic of MLB MVPs.

  • Prior to Mike Trout, which MLB Hall of Famer was the most recent player to win the American League MVP Award while playing for the Angels franchise? Identify that player who won the award in 2004. 2-POINT BONUS: Your answer last made an MLB appearance with which team?

The correct answers we were looking for on this question was MLB Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero with the bonus being the Baltimore Orioles. Only around 28% of our teams earned their wager, and only 1/4 of those teams tacked on a two-point bonus.

Other topics from Wednesday’s third round included knowing that Stygiophobia is the fear of hell, we asked a three-part numerical food question, and we took a trip to Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, as it is the highest peak in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River. We finished the round with a tickle to our funny bone. As a result of the first question in the round, none of our teams finished with a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After taking a trip to Kansas for the 6-4-2 question, we began Round Four.

We touched on topics that included the film The Killing Fields that took place in Cambodia, the candy Milk Duds, the tv series Deadwood, danced to the Electic Slide and finished the round with a question about repeats that included A Christmas Story, déjà vu, and the Buffalo Bills. Round Four also featured this sports question which kept most of our teams from earning a perfect score in the round.

Three teams, Irish Beer Mafia (TGI Fridays), Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’), and Three Fingers Worth (Belles’), posted the only perfect score of Wednesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Wednesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (51.4% success rate):

  • First appearing in James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon, which fictional locale was originally described as a mystical Tibetan valley whose residents are virtually immortal?

A little over half of our teams earned their wagering points on this final question with the correct response of Shangri-La.  No teams were able to notch a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night. Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: All of Us (NO GAME NEXT WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 1st: Current Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nintendo)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NO GAME NEXT WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 1st: Triple 50/50: Boss Fights: Dark Souls or Demon Souls)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lucifer – TV Show)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sermon on the Mount)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Marco Polo and the Peanuts  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 1st: Uncharted – Video Game Series)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac Album)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Virtual Cigar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Wave Music)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Two Wheel Tricycle  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Korean Films)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Seasoned B Cups  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 1st: Baseball Films)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: What About Bob  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 1st:: World Flags)

Clarksburg Tavern in Clarksburg, MD: All About that Bass  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 1st:  Lesbian Actresses)