Armored Up for Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s night of Pour House Trivia brought in a total of 119 teams to 13 locations in the area.
A three-parter on events from the year 1999 commemorated what would have been Prince’s 64th birthday to begin the first round. Surprisingly enough, the hardest bonus question of the night followed, piggybacking the first round’s toughest wagering question:
- Also celebrating a birthday today, which very particular Irish actor portrayed the title character in the film Schindler’s List?
More than four-fifths of the field knew that actor was Liam Neeson, but only 10% identified either Blacklight or Memory as one of his two most recent films for bonus points. The round ended with questions on Benjamin Franklin‘s credit as the inventor of bifocals and various cocktails that implement vodka as a main ingredient. The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside) and It’s Us Again (Gentleman Jim’s) managed perfect scores in the first round.
We revisited Prince for the game’s audio question, which featured a trio of songs written by the musician. A round-low 12 percent of the field were able to name all three (Manic Monday by the Bangles, Kiss by Tom Jones, and How Come You Don’t Call Me by Alicia Keys) to get bonus points. After a question about the Bobcat equipment line, teams turned on the TV for the hardest wagering question of the night:
- Bearing a question as its title, which series that has aired on both NBC and TLC explores the genealogy of its celebrity guests?
That show, Who Do You Think You Are?, was correctly answered by about 41% of Tuesday’s teams. We finished up with a ride on the bandwagon and a lesson on The Wars of the Roses. Dooderbugs (Antietam) earned the lone perfect second-round score on the night.
The halftime topics in this game were photos of great architectural works mid-construction, followed by naming ten teams that have won multiple NBA championships. Perfect 20-point pages were had by 22 teams, while teams scored 17.6 points on average. At intermission, these were the clubhouse leaders:
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside): 89
- Sexual Chocolate (Upper Deck): 88
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 88
- Crusty Broads (Cuginis): 87
- Dooderbugs (Antietam): 86
- Quizzy McTriviaface (Antietam): 86
A Triple 50/50 on U.S. cities that may or may not border neighboring states started second-half play, while the round’s most difficult wagering question came next:
- Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the song Say So, which rapper recently recorded the song Vegas for the soundtrack to the upcoming biographical film Elvis?
Roughly 45% of teams were able to name rapper Doja Cat for their wagering points. We continued on with topics such as goddesses of the hunt and moon Artemis and Diana, the inspiration for Spaghetti-Os, and Adam Sandler‘s dramatic role in the Netflix film Hustle. A tough round overall kept a perfect score out of reach of Tuesday’s field.
In what must have been the most successful 6-4-2 in a long time, 79 percent of the field was able to identify the For Dummies book series after just one clue for the maximum six points! The fourth round properly began with the most-successful wagering/least-successful bonus combo; the vast majority of teams knew that Argentina is the second-largest South American country, but only 11% specifically named Isabel Peron as the country’s female president in the 1970s. Further into the round, we discussed the whites of our eyes medically known as the sclera, Dancing with the Stars moving to Disney+, and author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s time in a Soviet gulag. A Three Clues question about two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner ended the round as its toughest wagering question, with a correct answer rate of 59 percent. This became another round with only one perfect score, this time achieved by Smartinis (Dudley’s). These were the top scores before the final question:
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside): 160
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 159
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 158
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 156
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 155
FINAL QUESTION (24.4% success rate):
- Including its colorful variants, what is the most common NCAA team nickname that refers to a human, as opposed to an animal or a scientific concept?
Another Tuesday with roughly one-quarter of teams getting the final question right; this time, that popular NCAA nickname is the Knights. No teams were able to snag the Perfect 21 for answering every wagering question correctly in the game. Tuesday’s final leaderboard shook out like this:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 168
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 167
- Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost): 166
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 163
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 162
- Rocketship to Awesomeland (Dudley’s): 162
- Mega Pint (Dudley’s): 160
- Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 159
- Austikee (Olney): 158
- Shipwrecked (Smoketown Creekside): 157
Twin honorable mentions go to a pair of teams from Distilled: Little Brains, Big Egos and Enough Already were each able to score 168 points, but did so with more than seven players and therefore were ineligible for prizes in a fantastic effort.
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Low Rollers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cars)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Periodic Table)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Big Bang Theory — TV series)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Austikee (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Rock — audio)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Our Flag Means Death)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Severance — TV series)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Pink Flamingos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Silent Films)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breaking Bad)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: No Drama Llama (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Pirate Movie)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Soundtracks — audio)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Athletes Who Wore #32)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Super Seven (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Capitals)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Just the Sip (FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Punk Bands)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: