A Trip to the Arctic at Weekend Trivia!
The last weekend in July welcomed 39 teams across three PHT venues:
Friday’s game opened with a surprisingly difficult Triple 50/50 question, as we asked our teams to identify whether or not these fast food chains were named for their founders: Roy Rogers, Burger King, Taco Bell. Of those three, the only chain named for its founder was Taco Bell, as it was created by and named for former U.S. Marine Glen Bell. Saturday’s first round referenced this film cameo of the 1980s:
Only two of our Saturday teams earned bonus points by remembering that Charlie Sheen’s first line in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is the word ‘drugs’. Friday’s audio question featured the film work of Bill Murray, while our Saturday teams reminisced about memorable sports moments as described by Howard Cosell, Al Michaels, and Vin Scully. We closed Saturday’s first half with another difficult bonus question dealing with 1980s pop culture, as only two teams knew that singer Billy Ocean was born in Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, the 36 points posted by Smarty Pants (Belles’) in the first round was the only perfect score recorded in either first half this weekend.
Topics from the weekend’s halftime pages included soda cans and films that were adapted into TV cartoons. Overall, the average score reached 17.1 points, with six teams scoring a perfect 20 points. Here are halftime leaders from last weekend:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 87
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 85
- Breadsticks (Springfield Manor Winery): 82
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 82
- Irish Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 82
The most difficult wagering of the weekend was asked in the Last Word / First Word format during Saturday’s third round:
–> What three-word name would you have if the Olympic hurdler who was named the 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year was also the first basketball player to be go directly from high school to the pros?
Only three Saturday teams gave us the correct response of Edwin Moses Malone:
Friday’s second half featured topics sucf as the film “Being John Malkovich”, the FTD logo, and the scientific concept of entropy. The only perfect score of the second half last weekend was recorded by Breadsticks (Springfield Manor Winery), who notched 36 points in Friday’s third round. These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:
- Irish Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 154
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 151
- Breadsticks (Springfield Manor Winery): 151
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 150
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 148
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> After an election held in 1848, which country became the first European nation to be led by someone who took on the title of President?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Moving west from the Yukon Territory in Canada, name the next three countries through which the Arctic Circle passes.
Two-thirds of our Friday teams gave us the correct answer of France, while half of our Saturday teams earned points with the three correct answers of the United States, Russia, and Finland. None of our weekend teams earned the Perfect 21 with correct responses on all wagering questions. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Irish Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 166
- Breadsticks (Springfield Manor Winery): 163
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 162
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 154
- In Loco Parentas (Springfield Manor Winery): 153
- Maple Leafs (Springfield Manor Winery): 152
- Mother Cluckers Two (Springfield Manor Winery): 149
- Know It Ales (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 148
THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Money (Next week’s first category: Stand Up Comedians)