Bird is the Word at Tuesday Trivia!

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A 16-venue night of gaming set yet another Tuesday night record, as 197 teams took part in Pour House Trivia action — in fact, seven of our locations topped 15 teams each!


Tuesday’s first regular question concerned the pyramid found beneath an eye on the Great Seal of the United States, which you can check out on U.S. currency. On that question, a round-low 36% of teams knew that eye is called the Eye of Providence. Other topics in this round included a three-parter on celebrity marriages, the alcoholic Four Loko brand, and the criminal term kingpin. At the end of this round, 31 teams still stood perfect.


The night’s audio question played a trio of songs with titles that are also European capital cities: Billy Joel’s Vienna, George Ezra’s Budapest, and Taylor Swift’s Paris. From there, we asked questions about the Gulf Stream ocean current and Martin Sheen‘s White House-related roles in Aaron Sorkin works. The most difficult wagering question in Tuesday’s first half came on this bit of Asian historical geography:

  • Perhaps best known for the Death March of 1942, the Bataan Peninsula is found in which nation?

Just over two-fifths of our teams had the Philippines for wagering credit. The last question in the round dealt with the Hack-a-Shaq basketball strategy which caused Dwight Howard to attempt a record 39 free throws in a single NBA game. The bonus on that question asked which player Howard overtook to earn that record, and 28% correctly named Wilt Chamberlain for extra points. Six teams had perfect scores in this round.


Luxury car brand logos made up the top half of Tuesday’s puzzle page, while teams had to match literary lead characters to their corresponding novels for the second part. While the average score was 17.4 points, 29 teams went all the way to earn the maximum 20 points. These were the high scores at our halftime break:


There were a couple of stumbling blocks in the third round. We established order in the trivia court with the round’s first question:

  • Hubbs was the middle name of which former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who passed away in 2005?

About 48% of the field knew that was William Rehnquist, but a round-low 18% got bonus points for naming Warren Burger as Rehnquist’s immediate predecessor as Chief Justice. After a question about Carly Rae Jepsen‘s third-place finish on Canadian Idol and a three-parter about famous painters, we reached the round’s toughest wagering chance:

  • Which 1970s film featured journalist Howard Beale delivering the line I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!?

Network was that film, named by 47% of our teams. Finally, a query about the Legend of Zelda video game series also brought a tough bonus question, as just under a quarter of the field knew that Breath of the Wild is the best-selling title in the franchise. Only one team made perfect marks in this round: Way Off Base (Nighthawk).


One of the most successful 6-4-2s in a long time saw 161 teams (81%) earn all six points for naming Neptune after one clue. The last round on Tuesday began with Lake Huron‘s border on the thumb of Michigan’s mitten and the record 39-season winning-record streak of the New York Yankees. The night’s Three Clues question played as the least-successful wagering and bonus opportunity:

  • The Cessna T-37 Air Force training jet is nicknamed for this cartoon character.
  • This character’s characteristics are based on Red Skelton’s Mean Widdle Kids routine.
  • Banksy created a work of this character that hung in a New York City pet shop the artist set up in 2008.

While 28% of Tuesday’s squads had the right answer at any point, just 13% earned bonus credit for naming Tweety Bird before the final clue. However, seven teams were able to record a perfect fourth-round score. The top nine teams were packed in close before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (60.4% success rate):

  • What Disney title character’s first word is bird?

About three out of every five teams pulled out the correct answer, Bambi! This game ended with two Perfect 21 teams: I’m Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s) and Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s) each provided correct answers for all 21 wagering questions. These teams led the pack in the final Tuesday standings


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jack & Jill (film))

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1950s Western Films)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: I’m Bringing Pickleback  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Wizard of Oz)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Anchorman)

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

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Letterkenny)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Groundhog Day)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Cheeky Bastards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Elvis)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Succession)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Shenanigans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pop Punk Music)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Midnights (Taylor Swift album))

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Peele and Eat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Three Sheets to the Wind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Navy Jargon)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Films)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: The Ocho  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Sign Language)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Tipsy Yinzers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Aviation History)