An Iron (Lady) Clad Night Of Wednesday Trivia!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 107 teams across 14 venues:
Opening round topics from Wednesday night included the Great Seal of the United States, the Swiss conglomerate Nestle, and a Three Clues question which referenced this former sitcom:
After closing with a look back at last season’s College Football Playoff, we saw eight teams earn a perfect first round score.
Taking a detour from the standard fare in Wednesday’s audio question, we threw it back more than 100 years by playing a trio of notable marches. While most of our teams struggled to identify the composers of these songs, the classical music buffs embraced their moment to shine as we heard “Liberty Bell March” by John Philip Sousa, “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar, and “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn. Next, we snacked on some British cheeses before discussing the geography of the Philippines and the Twitter habits of Ashton Kutcher. The first half closed with a look at the film cameos of these two celebrities:
Our players must have been feeling a bit blue during halftime, as we asked them to identify actors wearing blue face paint, in addition to matching some Broadway musicals to their respective sources of inspiration. The overall average score landed at 16.7 points, as a dozen teams posted a perfect 20 points. Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 92
- Shakeweight (Valley Grill): 91
- Mostly Dead (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s): 89
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
Though it is usually a popular category among our teams, the topic of Sports Geography proved to be the downfall for most of the field on Wednesday night. This three-part question asked for the following cities:
- The northernmost city to host a Summer Olympic Games.
- The northernmost city to host a Super Bowl.
- The northernmost city that is home to an NHL team.
The first of the three answers proved to be the most difficult, as only seven teams remembered that Helsinki, Finland hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics. Overall, only 23% of our teams earned wagering points with at least two correct answers. We continued with a look at the assassination attempts perpetrated upon Gerald Ford, the skills of a world class chef, and the artwork behind this spellbinding Hitchcock film:
Once again, the first question of the round kept virtually all of the perfect scores of the board, but two teams avoided that speed bump to post 36 third round points: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s) and The Dog Ate Our Tram Name (Quinn’s).
Wednesday’s final round opened with a throwback to the events of 1967, followed by a look at khaki pants, the Gulf of Mexico, and these comediennes:
A closing question on Yahoo! included the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only seven teams could name Marissa Mayer as the person who served CEO of Yahoo from 2012 to 2017. In a masterful performance, Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s) was the only team to sweep the final round, thereby becoming the first team this season to post a perfect score in each of the four rounds. Here is Wednesday’s overall leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 168
- The Dog Ate Our Tram Name (Quinn’s): 162
- Fan Club (The Tavern): 159
- Shakeweight (Valley Grill): 158
- Eskimos (Quinn’s): 157
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (21.2% success rate):
–> Portrayed in an Oscar-winning performance in a 2011 film, what world leader passed away on April 8, 2013 at the age of 87?
More than two-thirds of the field turned in the same WRONG answer: former South African President Nelson Mandela. While “Madiba” did pass away in 2013, he was slightly older (95 years old), and despite being played by such Hollywood stars as Morgan Freeman and Idris Elba, Mandela was NOT the subject of an Oscar-winning performance. Instead, about one in five teams gave us this correct answer instead:
Congratulations to the two teams that scored the Perfect 21 tonight, as Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s) and The Dog Ate Our Tram Name (Quinn’s) answered every wagering question correctly. These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Wednesday’s game:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 175
- The Dog Ate Our Tram Name (Quinn’s): 170
- What the Fork? (Quinn’s): 164
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s): 159
- Momma Lu’s (The Tavern): 155
- 9021 Less (Quinn’s): 154
- Fan Club (The Tavern): 153
- Shakeweight (Valley Grill): 152
- Unfrozen Caveman Lawyers (Clover Theater): 151
- Donner Party (Nido’s Ristorante): 151
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: Booze Hounds (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 27 – First category: UFC Title Holders in Multiple Weight Classes)
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Shakeweight (Next week’s first category: Famous Mullets)
The Tavern in Olney, MD: Momma Lu’s (Next week’s first category: National Basketball Association)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Flight Level Awesome (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth II?)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Mostly Dead (Next week’s first category: “How I Met Your Mother”)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Donner Party (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Flower or Disease?)
Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD: Save the Clock Tower (Next week’s first category: “Ghostbusters” – original film)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: The More You Know (Next week’s first category: “Lost”)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Next week’s first category: World War II Battles)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Thundercats (Next week’s first category: “Thundercats” – original series)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: BAMF (Next week’s first category: Boston Sports)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell? (Next week’s first category: Famous Cheaters)
Hideaway Pizza Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: HOST CHOICE)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: Unfrozen Caveman Lawyers (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 20 – First category: “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” Sketches on SNL)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: Please Return My Pens (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “DOTA 2” or “League of Legends”?)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Anus or Uranus?)