A Tuesday Trivia Revival!

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A 22-team game at Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA helped Pour House Trivia reach 21 venues and 241 total teams!

FIRST ROUND:

We kicked things off with this question that has been in the news recently:

  • Recently, Elon Musk has initiated plans to rebrand the Twitter social network into something he calls the everything app. What single-letter name is Musk giving to the service?
  • Bonus: In what exact year was the first tweet published?

Musk is changing the Twitter service to X. However, only 14% of teams had the exact year the first tweet was published: 2006. We moved on to on-screen success by Reba McEntire, a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. in Las Vegas, and Three Clues about the name Clay. This round’s perfect teams were Crusty Broads (Cuginis), Killer Snails (Olney), Burgess Brunch (The Garden), and Blinded by the Wine (The Branch).

SECOND ROUND:

Songs by four-letter groups RattBlur, and MGMT comprised Tuesday’s audio question. From there, we covered topics such as Volkswagen‘s ad slogans, the upcoming second film in the Dune series, and the chemical compound lactose. We took a fastball to the side at the end of the round:

  • A batter is awarded first base for which action which is designated in box scores by the abbreviation HBP?
  • Bonus: Which 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee holds the modern-day career record in this statistic?

While most teams figured out HBP stands for hit by pitch, only 9.1% added bonus points for naming Craig Biggio and his 285 times being hit as the leader in the modern era. Another quartet of perfect teams showed off in this round: Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s), Dynamite (Union Mills), Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC), and Joey Triviani (Solace Outpost DC).

HALFTIME:

The first halftime task was to match photos of bands to the city in which they were founded. For example, the Beastie Boys are from New York City, while Maroon 5 was started in Los Angeles. The bottom section asked teams to name the 10 letters each worth more than three points in Scrabble. These teams had the highest scores at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half of Tuesday’s game started with topics such as movie characters who can control ice, the Seminole tribe of Native Americans, and the geometric features of the Magic 8 Ball. The most difficult question all evening was found at the end of this round:

  • Each drafted by an AFC team, who are the two most recent Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks to be drafted after the first overall pick?

Those players are Lamar Jackson and Marcus Mariota; 21% of teams named at least one of those players, but 5.4% were able to give both answers for bonus credit. This was the only round with no perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

After a 6-4-2 about Denmark in which 24 teams gave the right answer for all six points, we entered the final round of the game. The round had questions on panzer German battle tanks, the dark rum contained in the Planter’s Punch cocktail, and the Tropic of Cancer’s crossing through North American countries Mexico and the Bahamas. A game-high 14 teams earned a perfect score in this round. With four rounds completed, these teams led the field:

FINAL QUESTION (21.99% success rate):

  • With The Phantom of the Opera closing earlier this year, a revival of which production is now the longest-running musical currently on Broadway?

The current longest-running musical (and second-longest of all time) is a revival of Chicago, which has been running since November 1996! This Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams were Alley Cats (Ramparts) and Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts). The final overall leaderboard featured these teams on top:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Summer I Turned Pretty)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Clown Shoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: League of Legends)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: North American Cryptids)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schitt’s Creek)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Questioning Authority  (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Classic Rock)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Quiz in My Pants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ghostbusters Filming Locations (first two films))

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Alley Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hot Dogs)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Miller Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Heavy Metal)

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: All the Beavers and a Merkin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: History of Toilets)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Deep Fried Pickle Rick  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Sword and Sorcery Films)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Peppa Pig)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: What Do We Know?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Only Murders in the Building)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Solar Ellipsis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Aviation Pioneers)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Ladies Night  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: YouTube Celebrities)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Rico Suave  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Meryl Streep)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Brewlyweds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Grunge Bands)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: August 22 Celebrity Birthdays)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Team One  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA MVPs)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Flags)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dazed and Confused Soundtrack)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Soup Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Wiggles)