A Supersonic Weekend of Trivia!
Last weekend’s games of Pour House trivia welcomed 34 teams across three venues.
All of our weekend teams breezed through the opening set of questions last weekend, which dealt with topics such as blackjack, the Crusades, and this long-running TV show:
Friday’s audio question featured clips from three songs with months in the title: “November Rain” by Guns ‘N’ Roses, “A Long December” by Counting Crows, and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day. Meanwhile, the Saturday squads listened to Hootie and the Blowfish sing its rendition of “Hey Hey What Can I Do” by Led Zeppelin. Each of our weekend games featured the most difficult wagering question of the half at the fourth spot in the second round:
–> (FRIDAY) Penned by Henry David Thoreau, what is the one-word title of the 19th century work featuring the subtitle “Life in the Woods”?
–> (SATURDAY) What is the 12-letter name of the film studio division that has produced such documentaries as “Monkey Kingdom”, “Born in China”, and the recent release “Penguins”?
On each night, about 30% of our teams earned points with the respective correct answers of “Walden” and Disneynature. None of our weekend teams recorded a perfect second round score.
Christopher Walken films and celebrities with alliterative names highlighted the weekend halftime pages, which yielded six perfect scores and an overall average of 17.3 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 89
- Less is More (Springfield Manor): 87
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 83
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 83
- Make it Good (Springfield Manor): 82
Third round topics from last weekend included the city of London, the basking shark, and the colors found on this piece of spots equipment:
Our Saturday teams were dealt a collective blow by being forced to name the year in which all three of these events occurred:
- John Gotti becomes the leader of the Gambino crime family.
- The novels “Lonesome Dove” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” are published.
- The first Microsoft Windows operating program is released.
Less than half of our teams landed within the specific range of the 1985. As a result, Stupid Sexy Flanders (Springfield Manor) recorded the only perfect third round score.
Many of our Saturday teams were cruising along until the first question of the final round cost some squads a high wager:
–> Considered daring due to its controversial subject matter, the 1970s British sitcom “Man About the House” served as the inspiration for which ABC sitcom?
Four teams coughed up at least seven points with the incorrect response of “All in the Family” (which aired on CBS). The British series “Man About the House” focused on a young man sharing a flat with two single women, a plot also found on this series:
After this hiccup, our teams recovered nicely on questions concerning neoprene, the home stadiums of the Minnesota Vikings, and the Miley Cyrus song “Wrecking Ball”. None of our weekend teams closed their game with a perfect final round score. Here is the weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:
- Make it Good (Springfield Manor): 154
- Less is More (Springfield Manor): 152
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 149
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza): 142
- Stupid Sexy Flanders (Springfield Manor): 141
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):
–> What is the most commonly broken bone in the human body?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Introduced in 1969, which innovative vehicle was given its name to reflect the signing of a treaty which led to its construction?
The correct answers to these questions were the clavicle (or collarbone) and the Concorde. Congratulations to Make it Good (Springfield Manor), who posted the only Perfect 21 of the weekend by answering all wagering questions correctly. These were your highest scoring teams from last weekend:
- Make it Good (Springfield Manor): 165
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 153
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 152
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 151
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 147
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza): 143
- We Probably Won’t Win (Springfield Manor): 140
- Make it Good (Springfield Manor): 140
- Barking Bad (Pretzel & Pizza): 139
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 132
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Make it Good (Next week’s first category: 1990s Pop Songs)
The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON MAY 10 – First category: Internet Memes)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON MAY 10 – First category: “The Flash”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME ON MAY 25 – First category: History of Wine)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Demented and Sad But Social (Next week’s first category: Helen Keller)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Cultured Heathens (Next week’s first category: “Psych”)