A Snack Pack of Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 95 teams across ten venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday night included college nicknames, mood rings, and the upcoming remake version of the television series The Wonder Years. A dozen teams posted a perfect score of Tuesday’s first round.
Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify ‘WIDE’ as a common word among three song titles. We listened to With Arms Wide Open by Creed, Wide Open Spaces by The (Dixie) Chicks, and Wide Awake by Katy Perry. Other second round topics included Singapore, the comedy film When Harry Met Sally…, the phases of the moon, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside) and Marshfellows (Solace Outpost) posted the only perfect scores of Tuesday’s second round.
Fictional pets and toys the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page. Falling on the more difficult side, the overall average reached 14.3 points, with three teams posting a perfect score. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Enough Already (Distilled): 89
- FCPS Meteorologists (Smoketown Creekside): 88
- Woof (Solace Outpost): 87
- EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 85 POINTS
Third round topics from Tuesday night included the Concorde, singer James Taylor, and actress Hilary Duff. A pair of difficult wagering questions kept most of the perfect scores off the board:
- Roman military commander Lucius Artorius Castus is considered to be one of the people who provided the basis for which legendary figure?
- Before becoming the 14th state to join the Union, which U.S. state existed as an independent republic for 14 years?
Both yielded a success rate under 25%, the respective answers to these two questions were King Arthur and Vermont. Killer Snails (Olney Winery) and Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s) each earned 36 points en route to a perfect third round.
Monday’s final round began with the most difficult wagering and bonus questions of the night:
- In the film Punch-Drunk Love, Adam Sandler’s character mimicked the real-life story of a man who amassed a million frequent flyer miles by buying enormous quantities of which food item?
- 2-POINT BONUS: Which English actress portrayed Sandler’s love interest in that film?
Apparently, Sandler’s foray into dramatic acting was not well-received, as only ten teams responded correctly with pudding. Furthermore, just three teams tacked on two bonus points with the correct bonus answer of Emily Watson. From there, we discussed the chemical element cobalt, NFL teams that have played in both the NFC and AFC, and the Renaissance painter El Greco. Thanks to the first question, none of our teams posted a perfect score in Tuesday’s final round. After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 155
- Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts): 153
- A Tribe Called Quiz (Solace Outpost): 151
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 150
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 148 POINTS
FINAL QUESTION (27.4% success rate):
- The surname of which U.S. President is identical to the names of 30 cities and towns across the country, though none of these places were named in his honor?
Just over one-fourth of our teams responded correctly with Clinton. Congratulations to Killer Snails (Olney Winery), who earned the only Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Sexual Chocolate (Upper Deck): 160
- I Believe I’m Confined (Solace Outpost): 160
- Woof (Solace Outpost): 159
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 158
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 158
- Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts): 157
- DINK (Distilled): 156
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 156
- Lasers (Ramparts): 156
- Wiseacres (Distilled): 155
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Palestra)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ocean’s 11 – original)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Inconceivables (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airplane! Quotes)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Danish People)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: I Believe I’m Confined (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Norm Macdonald)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s New York Yankees)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: DINK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Phil Mickelson)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Wish You Were Beer (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Botanical Gardens)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Events)