A Rocky Monday Night at Pour House Trivia!
Monday night trivia gave us some rather impressive performances, including two teams flirting with perfect games! We began the month of April with 94 teams across 11 venues:
Monday’s game began with questions on U.S. Geography, the human jawbone, and this journalistic legend:
We closed the first round with a Triple 50/50 question regarding the two teams playing in last night’s national championship game. Most of our teams were surprised to find out the University of Michigan had won only ONE national championship in men’s basketball. Nine teams avoided that speed bump and closed the opening stanza with a perfect score of 36 points.
Monday’s audio question dealt with songs titles which mention ways of moving around, specifically “Running on Empty” (by Jackson Browne), “Walkin’ on the Sun” (by Smash Mouth), and “Crawling” (by Linkin Park). Later, we looked at this type of artistic sculpture:
Only 13% of our teams earned bonus points by knowing that American artist Alexander Calder created the mobile sculpture. We closed the first half with a question on this high school sports film:
That’s James Van Der Beek (and Paul Walker) in the film “Varsity Blues”. Five teams ran the table in the second round by earning points on all three bonus questions.
Monday’s halftime page provided some unique results. While the overall average score was on the higher side at 17.2 points, there must have been one extremely difficult answer (iRobot perhaps?), as ZERO teams scored a perfect 20 (though more than a dozen teams topped out at 19 points). Here are Monday’s top scores at the halftime break:
- Need More Trash Culture (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle): 92
- Here for the Wine (Cheesetique): 90
- Two Unsavories (DRP): 89
- Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s): 88
- Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria): 88
Monday’s second half began questions on the numerous lead singers of Van Halen and the opium poppy, before moving into a Three Clues question concerning a foreign country:
CLUE 1: Since 2010, this country has been headed by President Juan Manuel Santos.
CLUE 2: If L.L. Cool J was actually “going back to Cali”, he could be traveling to the third-largest city in this country.
Only 17% of our teams picked up two bonus points with the correct answer of Colombia. We followed that question by asking our teams about the World War I Sopwith Camel:
Six teams earned perfect scores in Monday’s third round.
–> What activity commonly enjoyed by children was illegal on Capitol Hill since 1876, until it was legalized by an act of the U.S. Congress in December of 2015?
Just under one-third of our teams earned the full six points here with the correct answer of sledding:
Monday’s final round included a question on the work of Jim Henson, as many of our players learned that he once created a series of (rather unpopular) sketches for “Saturday Night Live“:
“The Land of Gorch” did not go over well with viewers… Later, we looked at the Olympic team sports of water polo and handball, as well as Capri pants and these three celebrities who share a name:
In a rather consistent performance from the field, five teams swept the final round with 36 points. This marked the first game this season in which each round featured at least five perfect scores. Here are Monday’s top scores heading into the final question:
- Two Unsavories (DRP): 167
- Need More Trash Culture (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle): 166
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle): 161
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 161
- Free Association (Cheesetique): 160
- Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s): 160
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (9.6% success rate):
–> What film was advertised with a poster featuring the tagline “a different set of jaws”, a reference to Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster which opened earlier that year?
While most teams could peg the year as 1975 (or close to it), that was the easy part… Thinking of a notable film poster from that time which featured a set of teeth was (obviously) the difficult part. We did not break double digits tonight, as only nine teams arrived at this correct answer:
Though numerous teams were in the running for the Perfect 21 after the final round, we did not see any of those teams convert on this final question. Here are your top overall scores from Monday night:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 169
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Greene Turtle – Hagerstown): 161
- Two Unsavories (DRP): 160
- Need More Trash Culture (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle): 158
- Kelly (Morgan Inn): 157
- Fan Club (Hershey’s): 157
- Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s): 154
- Morgan Station (Morgan Inn): 154
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Greene Turtle – Hagerstown): 152
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 151 POINTS
Berkeley Springs Bowl in Berkeley Springs, WV: Five Amigos (Next week’s first category: American Automotive Industry)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Two Unsavories (Next week’s first category: Things That Taste Bad)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Give Us Your Beer Money (Next week’s first category: “Spies Like Us”)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Kelly (Next week’s first category: Stephen King)
Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails ** EIGHT WINS A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: Pink Floyd)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: “The Canterbury Tales”)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Here for the Wine (Next week’s first category: “Friends”)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Who the F is Alice? (Next week’s first category: Golden Age of Hollywood)
Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: “Duck Tales”)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Need More Trash Culture (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango (Next week’s first category: Bills of All Ages)