A Peachy Monday Night of Trivia!
Monday night featured the arrival of Pour House Trivia in the great state of Georgia, as we began our tenure at Bareburger in downtown Atlanta. This new venue is so excited to have a trivia night, that it is actually hosting two nights each week! If you have friends or family in the Atlanta area, be sure to let them know that this venue will be hosting trivia Monday and Tuesday night EVERY week! With that latest addition, Monday’s game featured a total of 87 teams across 11 venues:
Monday’s opening round looked at the ‘bromance’ between these two TV stars:
We also offered up a Three Clues question for the name Murray and discussed the fact that dalmatians don’t develop their signature spots until well after they are born. Nine teams began their night was a perfect 36-point first round.
The films of Chris Farley were featured in Monday’s audio clue, as we heard clips from “Tommy Boy”, “Black Sheep”, and “Billy Madison”. Next up, we visited the statue of St. Peter in Vatican City before heading back to DC to stop in at the home of the U.S. Vice President:
Only 11% of our teams earned bonus points by knowing that Walter Mondale was the first U.S. Vice President to take up residence at Number One Observatory Circle. After concluding the first half with questions regarding Chinese food and the location of Nike headquarters, only Unsavories (DRP) posted a perfect second round score.
Animated horses from Disney (and Pixar) films were depicted on Monday’s halftime page, while the bottom half dealt with items that share their names with those of Pro Football Hall of Famers. Eight teams notched 20 points on this page, while the overall average landed at 16.4 points. Here is your halftime leaderboard from Monday night:
- Blumpkin Spice Latte (Flanagan’s): 90
- Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s): 88
- Unsavories (DRP): 87
- His and Her Peas (Rockwell Brewery): 87
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
Our second half began with a literary-themed Triple 50/50 question before moving on to a quick look at the recent partnership between the video game Fortnite and the board game Monopoly. With teams starting strongly, we moved onto this wicked question in the category of explorers:
–> This Spanish explorer sailed into the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen the Pacific from the New World. For your wager, either name this explorer or name the country whose official national currency is named for him.
Both of those tasks proved to be daunting, as only 19% of the field earned wagering points with either correct answer of Vasco Nunez de Balboa or Panama. Seven teams picked up two bonus points by turning in both correct answers. We closed the third round with a question regarding the multiple incarnations of this TV character:
The third round did not yield any perfect scores.
Monday’s final round started with a one-two punch that most of our teams could not dodge. After a question regarding the ancient Labyrinth of Knossos, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> For the new NBA season, the league has made several rule changes, including shortening the 24-second shot clock after an offensive rebound. How long does a team now have to shoot after rebounding?
Only 17% of the field was familiar with this new rule shortening the shot clock to 14 seconds after an offensive rebound. Other final round topics included the frequent soundtrack contributions of Kenny Loggins, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and fictional U.S. Presidents in film:
Killer Snails (Hershey’s) recorded the only perfect score during Monday’s final round. These were your highest scoring teams after four rounds of play:
- Blumpkin Spice Latte (Flanagan’s): 160
- Unsavories (DRP): 158
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 156
- Hibernators (Il Forno): 154
- His and Her Peas (Rockwell Brewery): 153
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (63.7% success rate):
–> The use of which three-word phrase describing an impossible situation resulted in aviation pioneer Lord Brabazon carrying the world’s first live cargo on an airplane?
About two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with the phrase “when pigs fly”. Despite the relatively easy final question, only Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s) managed to secure the elusive Perfect 21, as every other team missed at least one wagering question. Here is your final Monday night leaderboard:
- Blumpkin Spice Latte (Flanagan’s): 166
- Unsavories (DRP): 165
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 165
- MAJ (DRP): 164
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 163
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 162
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 162
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 162
- Hibernators (Il Forno): 161
- H.R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 158
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Unsavories (Next week’s first category: Elections)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Next week’s first category: “Boogie Nights”)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: I Don’t Know Who (Next week’s first category: Best Picture Oscar Winners Since 1960)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Neil Young – AUDIO)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: This is How We Go Down (Next week’s first category: Christmas Music – AUDIO)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Kitten Mittens (Next week’s first category: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Ask Jeeves (Next week’s first category: “Channel Zero” – Season 4)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: His and Her Peas (Next week’s first category: “Justice League Unlimited”)
Bareburger in Atlanta, GA: WGB
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Blumpkin Spice Latte (Next week’s first category: “Diablo 2”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Hibernators (Next week’s first category: World War I)