Beep! Beep! Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 119 teams across 16 venues:
Opening round topics from Tuesday night included Shakespearean titles which include the names of seasons (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale”) and this tear-jerker:
The first round also featured a rather difficult question asked in the Three Clues format. Tuesday’s version dealt with a foreign country:
CLUE 1: This country is the world’s largest producer of silver.
CLUE 2: It is the 13th largest country in the world by area and the 11th most populous country in the world.
CLUE 3: Its current president is Enrique Peña Nieto.
Even after hearing all three clues, just over half of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of Mexico. Only a handful of teams even attempted to earn the two-point bonus by turning in an answer after the first two clues had been read. The only team to successfully earn bonus points was Misfits (Cugini’s), who also notched the only perfect score of the first round.
Disney music was featured on Tuesday’s audio question, but in this case we asked our teams to identify the singers rather than the song titles. This proved to be a daunting task for most of the field, as only 41% of our teams earned wagering points with at least two correct answers. Furthermore, only ONE team recognized all three voices of Louis Armstrong, Gwen Stefani, and Diana Ross (with The Supremes). The rest of the round progressed smoothly, as our teams recovered nicely on questions concerning the upcoming acquisition of Pandora Radio by Sirius XM, the countries through which the Ganges River flows, and this storied golf course:
After picking up the only bonus points on the audio question, Sweaty Balls (Outta the Way Cafe) also notched the only perfect score of the second stanza.
Female cartoon characters highlighted Tuesday’s halftime round, which yielded 14 perfect scores and an overall average of 16.2 points. Here are Tuesday’s highest scoring teams at the halftime break:
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 88
- Blockheads (The Block): 87
- Fan Club (Senor Tequila’s): 86
- Shadynasty (Casa Tequila): 86
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 85 POINTS
Tuesday’s third round included questions concerning the 1990s musical group 4 Non Blondes, the element of hydrogen, and this Welsh dog:
We also included this three-part question on the boroughs of New York City:
1) Both Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports are located in this borough.
2) This borough extends the farthest west, the farthest south, and is by far the least populous.
3) This borough is named after a Dutchman who settled in the area in the 17th century.
Most teams were fairly confident of the first two correct answers of Queens and Staten Island. Manhattan was by far the most popular wrong answer on #3. Instead, we were looking for the Bronx, which is named for Dutchman Jonas Bronck. A trio of difficult bonus questions kept the perfect scores off the board in the third round.
After the 6-4-2 question dealt with the geography of Iowa, we opened the final round with a question regarding the feature film version of “South Park”, followed by a look a these two American political figures who share the same surname:
Just as in the third round, a three-part question included the most difficult bonus of the round, despite the fact that this was a Triple 50/50 question. We asked our teams to determine which item in each of these three pairs was longer:
1) The length of a standard U.S. one dollar bill or the height of a standard 12 ounce beverage can?
2) The original album version of the song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” or the Guinness world record for holding one’s breath?
3) The border between the U.S. and Mexico or the Great Wall of China?
Only 14% of our teams earned bonus points with the respective correct answers of the dollar bill (6.14 inches vs. 4.83 inches), holding one’s breath (17:05 vs. 22:22), and the Great Wall of China (13,171 miles vs. 1,954 miles). Rock the Cash Bar (Quincy’s South) posted the only perfect score in Tuesday’s final round. Here are your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:
- Fan Club (Senor Tequila’s): 160
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 155
- Five Dollar Boob Job (The Block): 155
- Balls Out (Quincy’s South): 155
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 154 POINTS
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (69.3% success rate):
–> At top speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour, the flightless ostrich is the fastest bird on land. For your wager, what is the world’s fastest bird on land that is NOT a flightless bird?
While the wild turkey tops out at about 25 miles per hour, the greater roadrunner has been clocked at 26 miles per hour. Overall, about two-thirds of our teams answered correctly. Congratulations to Fan Club (Senor Tequila’s), How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), and Balls Out (Quincy’s South), who each recorded the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night with correct responses on all wagering questions.
- Balls Out (Quincy’s South): 167
- Five Dollar Boob Job (The Block): 167
- Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South): 161
- Fan Club (Senor Tequila’s): 160
- Horse Tornado (Topgolf): 160
- Rock the Cash Bar (Quincy’s South): 159
- Insubordinate and Churlish (Monkey La La): 159
- Duchess (Shuckin’ Shack): 158
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 157
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 157
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 157
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum (Next week’s first category: “Ozark”)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Bill’s Mafia (Next week’s first category: “Halloween” – original film)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Shared Soccer Terms)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Duchess (Next week’s first category: Fictional Countries)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Horse Tornado (Next week’s first category: Big Ten Football)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Five Dollar Boob Job (Next week’s first category: “The Shining”)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: Chef’s Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Next week’s first category: “Hocus Pocus”)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sloppy Seconds (Next week’s first category: “Spaceballs”)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Winos (Next week’s first category: Nintendo 64)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: Summer Olympics)
Fat Daddy’s Restaurant in Mansfield, TX: L and W (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)
Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Insubordinate (Next week’s first category: Chemical Symbol Word Play)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Balls Out (Next week’s first category: Shakespeare)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Shadynasty (Next week’s first category: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: Merry Pranksters (Next week’s first category: H.P. Lovecraft Spelling Bee)
Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton, MD: Avocados to Crabs (Next week’s first category: Rhyme Time)