A Sensible Night of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 103 teams across 15 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s game with a look at the career achievements of future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.  We “kept it weird” with a trip to Austin, and discussed the world’s tallest dog:

Great Dane

That’s Zeus, a Great Dane who stood 44 inches high at his shoulders.  Ten teams earned perfect first round scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured classical instrumental versions of three hit songs: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, “Riders on the Storm” by The Doors, and “Sorry” by Justin Bieber.  About half of our teams were able to earn their wagers, but only 11% recognized all three songs to pick up two bonus points.  Next, we snacked on pitas and discussed this critically acclaimed HBO drama which is coming back to the airwaves this winter after close to a four-year hiatus:

True Detective

The most difficult wagering question on a given night is not normally included in the first half, but this second round question stumped most of our Tuesday crowd:

–> In 2007, heavily armored vehicles known by the acronym ‘MRAP’ were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan to replace Humvee utility vehicles. For your wager, what two words are represented by the letters ‘MR’ in the acronym ‘MRAP’?

Only 17% of our teams answered correctly with ‘mine resistant’.  As a result, only one team swept Tuesday’s second round: Five Dollar Boob Job (The Block).

HALFTIME:

Celebrities who have won the EGOT were pictured on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 16.8 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s third round offered up this question which resulted in some surprising outcomes:

–> In 2002, what pop singer appeared as herself in the opening sequence of the film “Austin Powers in Goldmember”, performing the song “Boys” from her self-titled third studio album?

Yes, Beyonce portrayed the role as Foxxy Cleopatra in the film, but she had not yet released a solo album as of 2002.  Dozens of teams missed high wagers on this question, as only 34% of the field turned in the correct response of Britney Spears (seen here at the 1:45 mark):

After closing with questions concerning both versions of the TV series “Cosmos” and the Cuisinart food processor.  Seven teams avoided the early speed bump to run the table in the third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After opening the final round with a question concerning Bangladesh, we asked our teams to name any two of the three cities to have featured two of its MLB teams face each other in a World Series.  While New York and Chicago were seemingly easy correct answers, only 14% of the field earned bonus points with the third answer of St. Louis, as the 1944 World Series pitted the Cardinals against the Browns (who would move to Baltimore ten years later to become the Orioles).

St. Louis

None of our Tuesday teams earned perfect final round scores.  Here are your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.9% success rate):

–> With novels that interpret, critique, and comment upon the British landed gentry, what author was featured on a ten-pound bank note in June of 2017, on the 200th anniversary of his or her death?

Just over half of our teams responded correctly with Jane Austen.  Congratulations to Wiseacres (Champion Billiards), Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), and Five Dollar Boob Job (The Block), who each recorded the Perfect 21 on Tuesday by not missing a wagering question.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Social Security)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Cuginis Now Offering Free Beer  (Next week’s first category: “American Vandal”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  JFKFC  (Next week’s first category: Pink Floyd)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: Sharks)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday  (Next week’s first category: “Halloween” – original film)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Boob Job  (Next week’s first category: “Liquid Television”)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Brain Surgery or Rocket Science)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Sloppy Seconds  (Next week’s first category: “Gilmore Girls”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Goofy Goobers  (Next week’s first category: Classic Rock – AUDIO)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: “Pokemon Go”)

Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ:  Obscurious  (NEXT GAME ON OCTOBER 23 – First category: U.S. Presidents)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: KISS – band)

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

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Crickets  (Next week’s first category: “Gilmore Girls”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Cheez-Its of Nazareth  (Next week’s first category: Geography)

Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter)