A Treasure (Island) of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 141 teams across 22 venues.


Teams expecting to coast through the opening round were in for quite a surprise on Tuesday night, as each of the first two bonus questions were among the most difficult of the night.  First, after most teams earned wagering points by knowing that rock singer Ozzy Osbourne starred on an MTV reality show with his family, only 12% of the field also knew that Ronnie James Dio replaced Osborne as the lead singer of Black Sabbath.  Next, we asked our nightly Three Clues question, which began with these two facts:

CLUE 1: Released in 1956, this winner of the Best Picture Oscar includes a number in its title.

CLUE 2: More than 40 performers make cameo appearances in this film including Marlene Dietrich, Red Skelton, Buster Keaton, and Frank Sinatra.

Only a handful of teams attempted a guess at this point in the question, leading to just ten teams earning bonus points with the early correct answer of “Around the World in 80 Days”.  Even after hearing the third clue, just over half of our teams earned wagering points.  After closing the round with a look at the Impossible Burger and the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, only one team began its night with a perfect first round score: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s).


Tuesday’s audio question featured three hit songs that clock in at less than two minutes in length.  We listened to “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin, “Eruption” by Van Halen , and “Fell In Love With a Girl” by The White Stripes.  Another difficult bonus question followed, as only eight teams picked up two bonus points by knowing that the digital pet Tamagotchi was created by the Bandai company.  Other second round topics included NFL stadiums and the nations that border Italy.  None of our Tuesday teams recorded a perfect second round score.


Fabrics and famous trios were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 16.9 points.  These were your highest scoring teams after Tuesday’s first half:


Tuesday’s second half began with one of the most difficult rounds we’ve seen this season, as the overall success rate on wagering questions dipped below 40%.  The third stanza began with a relatively easy three-part question in which each answer contained consecutive ‘D’s, but the difficulty level picked up dramatically from there.  Topics such as the video game “Myst”, the Presidential son Robert Todd Lincoln, and the novel “Memoirs of a Geisha” saw most teams swing and miss, while the final two bonus questions also doled out very few points.  Only nine teams knew that Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrayed Robert Todd Lincoln on the big screen, while only seven teams knew that “Memoirs of a Geisha” was penned by Arthur Golden.  Not only did none of our Tuesday teams record a perfect third round score, but only six teams answered all five wagering questions correctly.


After monkeying around in the 6-4-2 question, our teams earned a reprieve in Tuesday’s final round, as we discussed the human sinuses, jazz musicians, the former TV drama “Scandal”, and Volkswagen models.  In what proved to be the easiest round of the night, eight teams earned a boost of confidence by posting a perfect score of 36 points.  Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (58.7% success rate):

–> Which literary character did Robert Louis Stevenson base on his friend W.E. Henley, who had lost his foot and had a very exuberant personality?

Nearly three-fifths of the field gave us the correct answer of Long John Silver.  Congratulations to the two teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly: Killer Snails (Olney Winery) and Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s).  Your final Tuesday leaderboard included these teams:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  See You Next Tuesday   (Next week’s first category: “Atypical”)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Bucket of B.S.   (Next week’s first category: Art Monk)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Dino Amare   (Next week’s first category: Contranyms)

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

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Liquid Almonds   (Next week’s first category: Hong Kong Films)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Dissin’ Terry   (Next week’s first category: 1990s One-Hit Wonders – AUDIO)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks   (Next week’s first category: “BoJack Horseman”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: San Diego)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Fearsome Foursome   (Next week’s first category: Union Leaders)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:   Cell Phony Baloney   (Next week’s first category: Word Origins)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: “Good Omens”)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category: Eighth Grade Math)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants   (Next week’s first category: “South Park” – current season)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  I Am Smartacus   (Next week’s first category: “Doctor Who” – AUDIO)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Slime Puppies   (Next week’s first category: “Succession”)

Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA:  Stamp Collectors   (Next week’s first category: Adult Film Stars)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: U. S Presidents)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Pho Q   (Next week’s first category: Death Metal)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Hunchbacks of Notre Gone   (Next week’s first category: “Muppet Treasure Island”)

Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Twerking For Shots   (Next week’s first category: Muppets)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  88s   (Next week’s first category: North American Invasive Reptiles)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Slow Robots   (Next week’s first category: Business Scandals)