A Vice Grip on Tuesday Trivia!

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Even after a holiday weekend off, 197 teams showed up to play Pour House Trivia at 19 venues, including a rare Tuesday game at Cushwa Brewing!

FIRST ROUND:

The game began with questions on the save statistic used by relief pitchers and hockey goalies. Later on, we hit the night’s Three Clues:

  • This is the second-most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.
  • With an atomic number of 14, it’s a member of the carbon group.
  • Industrially, it is often used to make transistors and semi-conductors.

While 48% of teams named silicon for points, only 15% did so early enough for bonus points. A game-high 10 perfect team scores were recorded here.

SECOND ROUND:

For the second Tuesday in a row, the audio clue was Tuesday’s toughest wagering query. For three songs that are also cocktail names, only 28% of teams named at least two of Brass Monkey (Beastie Boys), Bloody Mary (Lady Gaga), and Kamikaze (Eminem); 4.56% of the field earned bonus points with all three answers. As tough as that bonus chance was, the last question of the round proved even more difficult:

  • Some of the elves that help promote this food brand’s sweet goodies include Ernie, Elmer, and Doc. For your wager, identify this brand.
  • Bonus: Since 2019, this brand has been owned by which international company?

Keebler was the easy get for wagering points, but just four teams knew the company is owned by Ferrero. One of those teams, Coco (Gentleman Jim’s), had the only perfect score of the round.

HALFTIME:

We zoomed in on common toys, then asked teams to match Disney works to their literary authors at halftime. The average score was 17.4, but 28 teams earned all 20 points. At the halftime break, these were the top-scoring teams:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s third round started with a question that asked teams to name the most populous city in each of these states:

  • 1) Montana, 2) New Hampshire, 3) South Dakota

In order, those are BillingsManchester, and Sioux Falls; 51% of the field earned their wager, but 14.2% got bonus points. Other topics in this round included the musical Hair, but we ended with this film-closing quote:

  • Earning seven Oscar nominations, which film closes with the following quote: I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand.  I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.?
  • Bonus: Who directed this film?

Most teams got their points for recognizing the last lines of The Shawshank Redemption, but 13.7% knew its film director, Frank Darabont. Eight teams earned a perfect score in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

There were a full 87 teams which received all six points for knowing the Nike company from the six-point clue of Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The last round began with a question about Dee and Dennis Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; 23% of teams knew the aforementioned sibling surname for bonus points. Later on, we gave this linguistic query:

  • Among the four official national languages of Switzerland, which one is spoken by about two-thirds of the population?

While Italian, French, and Romansh are also official languages of the country, the German language is spoken by the most citizens there. There were six perfect teams in this round. We reached the last question of the game with these teams atop the scoreboard:

FINAL QUESTION (26.4% success rate):

  • While Virginia has produced the most U.S. Presidents, which state is the birthplace of eight U.S. Vice Presidents, more than any other state? Oddly, none of those eight men served as U.S. Vice President in the last 100 years.

Veeps Clinton, Tompkins, Van Buren, Fillmore, Colfax, Wheeler, Roosevelt, and Sherman were all born in New York! Sadly, there were no Perfect 21 teams on Tuesday. These teams had the highest scores:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Bet Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard)

**NOTE: Cushwa will be back on its regular night next week, Jan. 1!**

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saltburn)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Pickled Dragons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1930s Best Picture Oscar Winners)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Rusty Old Bastards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ACC Men’s Basketball)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Troublemakers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chess)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Events)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Griswalds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicago (city)) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Wonderboys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cricket (sport))

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pharmacology)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Bad PJs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Human Ear)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scandinavian Metal Bands)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Win Some, Learn Some  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bones)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: While You’re Down There  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NHL Dynasties)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Transformers: Prime)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Coffee Beans)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Premier League Managers)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded By the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Texting Abbreviations)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: This is Spinal Tap)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Cronies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WrestleMania)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Mortgage Payers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Punk Rock)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dead Rock Stars)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Neutron  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Eras Tour)