A Titanic Night of Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 89 teams across 12 venues:
Opening round topics from Tuesday included Peter the Great’s ban on beards, the recent work of Neil deGrasse Tyson, and the film “What’s Love Got to Do With It”. The first round also included the most difficult bonus question of the night, asked in the form of the nightly Three Clues question:
CLUE 1: Introduced in the 1970s, this product is currently sold by the J.M. Smucker Company.
CLUE 2: Its commercial jingle was featured on “The Simpsons” episode entitled “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”.
Very few teams even ventured a guess at this point, and only five teams overall earned bonus points by remembering this scene:
As a result, we did not see any perfect scores in the first round.
Tuesday’s audio question question featured monster songs such as “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon, “Zombie” by The Cranberries, and “Frankenstein” by The Edgar Winter Group. We continued with a look at this not-so-classic automobile:
We said a quick prayer thanks to Psalm 23 and discussed bird-named NFL teams. By far, the second round was the easiest of the night, as 14 teams ran the table with 36 points.
Landmarks were the featured subject on Tuesdays halftime page, which resulted in ten perfect scores and an overall average of 16.2 points. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 90
- Shark Fin Pizza (Casa Tequila): 89
- Crystal Methodists (Champion Billiards): 88
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 87 POINTS
A rather difficult bonus question highlighted the start of Tuesday’s second half, as we asked our teams about three events which all occurred in the same year. Only seven teams across the board landed on the nose with 1952. We also asked about GMOs, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and this recent video game:
None of our teams swept the third round with a perfect score.
Tuesday’s final round opened with a question on this hard rock band:
While about half of our teams knew that Metallica had released the albums “Load” and “Reload”, only eight teams earned bonus points by also knowing that “Until It Sleeps” is the band’s highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. We concluded the final round with questions on Volvo and King Kong, but none of our teams were able to earn perfect final round scores. These were highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:
- State Senator McCheese (Monkey La La): 158
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 154
- Drink Apple Juice, The O.J. Will Kill You (Quincy’s South): 154
- Porn Sub (Topgolf – Ashburn): 153
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 153
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (55.5% success rate):
–> The first MLB game played at Boston’s Fenway Park was a major event in Boston, but it barely made the papers due to which event occurring just a few days earlier?
Just over half of our teams responded correctly with the Sinking of the Titanic. Congratulations to Breadsticks (Upper Deck), as the only team to record the Perfect 21 tonight. Here is your final overall leaderboard:
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 165
- Porn Sub (Topgolf – Ashburn): 163
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 162
- Mindbenders (Topgolf – Ashburn): 162
- Pi (Topgolf – Ashburn): 161
- Crystal Methodists (Champion Billiards): 160
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 159
- Blockheads (The Block): 158
- Drink Apple Juice, The O.J. Will Kill You (Quincy’s South): 158
- Shark Fin Pizza (Casa Tequila): 158
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (The Block): 158
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Crystal Methodists (Next week’s first category: Pink Floyd)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Fuller McShite (Next week’s first category: July 4th)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: JFKFC (Next week’s first category: “Family Guy”)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Conspiracy Theories)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Porn Sub (Next week’s first category: British Cities)
The Block in Annandale, VA: My Black Hole Just Exploded (Next week’s first category: Statistical Programming Languages)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here (Next week’s first category: Board Games)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Breadsticks (Next week’s first category: “Rocko’s Modern Life”)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: CoMaNa (Next week’s first category: 1970s Music)
White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV: Who’s Your Pater Familias? (Next week’s first category: “The Man in the High Castle”)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: State Senator McCheese (Next week’s first category: Warren Zevon)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Drink Apple Juice, the O.J. Will Kill You (Next week’s first category: 1980s One-Hit Wonders)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Shark Fin Pizza (Next week’s first category: Andre the Giant)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: