A Stormy Night of Tuesday Trivia!

Our busiest night of the week brought in some big crowds once again, as we welcomed 136 teams across 21 venues.


It goes without saying that the opening round tends to have the easiest questions of the night, but we took a sharp detour from that philosophy on Tuesday.  After opening the game with a look at the recent reboot of “The Twilight Zone”, we stumped most of the field with this question on the topic of advertising slogans:

–> Which social media platform once used the advertising’s slogan “Be Connected.  Be Discovered.  Be on BLANK”, where BLANK is the name of the company?

The most common wrong answer was LinkedIn, but instead we were looking for this correct response:

In what may have been the most difficult first round question in PHT history, only THREE teams earned points here.  After closing the first round with a question about the World Health Organization, we did not see any perfect scores in Tuesday’s opening round.


We shuffled up and dealt Tuesday’s audio question by playing clips from “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead, “The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band, and “Two of Hearts” by Stacey Q.  We continued with questions concerning recent Super Bowl winners and Don Quixote, the latter of which included this difficult bonus question:

–> Which performer won a Tony Award for portraying [Don Quixote] in a 1960s musical adaptation?

Only five teams tacked on two bonus points with the correct response of Richard Kiley.  Thanks to this bonus question, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.


Disney princesses and TV cops were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  After hitting some speed bumps in the first two rounds, the majority of our teams had no problem with this halftime page, as the overall average reached 17.9 points.  Exactly one-quarter of the field picked up the full 20 points at halftime.  Here are your highest scoring first half teams from Tuesday night:


Tuesday’s third round kicked off with some geographic word play and a look at this comedy film:

We continued with questions concerning the “El Clasico” Spanish football rivalry and the works of composer Jean Sibelius.  Two teams broke the first half drought by posting perfect scores in the third round: Pearls of Wisdom (Shuckin’ Shack) and Szechuan Chicken (Topgolf).


After most of our teams struggled through the first three rounds, it was the actually the final round that eased up a bit on the crowd, as a majority of teams answered correctly on questions regarding Laurel and Hardy, the Islamic Hajj, and Greek mythology.  Nearly half of our teams earned a two-point bonus by turning in an early correct answer during a Three Clues question about this delicacy:

Across the board, seven teams posted 36 final round points.  Here is Tuesday’s pre-final leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.2% success rate):

–> For the year of 2019, which list of 21 first names starts with “Andrea” and ends with “Wendy”?

Just over one third of our teams responded correctly with hurricanes.  Only one team managed to record a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night, as S&M&M’s (Buffalo Wild Wings) ran the table by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final overall leaderboard:


Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower   (Next week’s first category at Pretzel and Pizza Creations: Cats)

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

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: Washington Nationals)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club   (Next week’s first category: Algebra)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: Manitoba)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Your Mom   (Next week’s first category: Masters Winners)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA   (Next week’s first category: The Azores)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Peary Boys   (Next week’s first category: “Mannix”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Hoyas   (Next week’s first category: Female Shakespearean Characters)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  S&M&M’s   (Next week’s first category: Oingo Boingo Songs)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me   (Next week’s first category: Washington D.C. Museums)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  My Black Hole Just Exploded   (Next week’s first category: The Masters)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Cucky Charms   (Next week’s first category: Classic Recipes)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Arrested Intelligence   (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek: Voyager”)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: 2018-19 NHL Season)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: World War II)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: The Masters)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Niels Bohring   (Next week’s first category: Submarines)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Wingardium Triviosa   (Next week’s first category: Broadway Blockbusters)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Nasty Neutrons   (Next week’s first category: Lincoln Memorial)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Half Nelsons  (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on April 23: Vintage American Drum Manufacturers)