Blast Off to Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 97 teams across 13 venues:
Tuesday’s game began with a question on Donald Trump’s foray into professional sports ownership:
Unfortunately, the appeal of Doug Flutie and the business acumen of The Donald could not save the USFL. Later, we looked at three celebrities named Wallace and the city of Venice. Nine teams began their Tuesday night with a perfect first round score.
Tuesday’s audio question featured the film work of Joaquin Phoenix (specifically, “Gladiator”, “Walk the Line”, and “Her”), while this follow-up question in biology stumped many of our teams, as it was the most difficult question of the first half:
–> Which part of an egg is also known as the vitellus?
Only 41% of our teams arrived at the correct answer of the yolk. Other second round topics included U.S. First Ladies and this Canadian rock band:
Just as in the first round, we saw nine teams run the table with 36 points in the second stanza.
Tuesday’s halftime round featured pictures of Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The overall average came in at 16.4 with five teams recording a perfect score of 20 points. Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:
- Pax (Cugini’s): 92
- Rapscallions (Champion Billiards): 90
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 90
- Five Dollar Massage (The Block): 89
- Bluth’s Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers): 88
Tuesday’s third round included this world history question which sank the hopes of several of our first half leaders:
–> Which ten-letter word follows Austrian, Spanish, and Polish in the names of three separate wars fought during the first half of the 18th century?
While ‘revolution’ was certainly a reasonable guess, the correct response was succession. About half of our teams answered correctly here, but many of the incorrect responses were accompanied by nine-point wagers. Later, we looked at these lauded Mel Brooks films that were released just a few months apart:
After closing the round with questions concerning American artist Frederic Remington and the use of the Southern Cross on world flags, just two teams recorded perfect third round scores, but they were both from the same bar, as How Did I Get Here? and Steamed Hams both put up 36 third-round points at Greene Growlers.
Tuesday’s final round began with a question concerning this baseball star who (despite some impressive statistics) is unlikely to be enshrined in Cooperstown:
Later, we dined out at Red Robin, marveled at the awards recently bestowed upon rapper Kendrick Lamar, and gave our teams Three Clues about the state of Illinois. The final round did not yield any perfect scores. Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:
- Pax (Cugini’s): 161
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 160
- Bluth’s Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers): 160
- Rapscallions (Champion Billiards): 158
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 158
FINAL QUESTION (73.3% success rate):
–> Nominated for three Oscars including Best Picture, which 21st century film featured the tagline: “Genius has no race. Strength has no gender. Courage has no limit.”?
Just under three-quarters of our teams answered correctly with “Hidden Figures”. Congratulations to How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers) and Bluth’s Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers), who were the only teams to record the Perfect 21 tonight by correctly answering every wagering question. Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:
- Pax (Cugini’s): 173
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 172
- Bluth’s Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers): 172
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 170
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (White Horse Tavern): 161
- Zambokie (Champion Billiards): 161
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 160
- Cannoli Drunk (Quincy’s South): 159
- Five Dollar Massage (The Block): 159
- Crystal Methodists (Champion Billiards): 157
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Zambokie (Next week’s first category: Dr. Seuss Books)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Pax (Next week’s first category: Mel Brooks Films)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Capitals Player or Lightning Player?)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “The Big Lebowski”)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Dangerous Business (Next week’s first category: John Irving Novels)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Five Dollar Massage (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Willem Dafoe or Dylan Baker?)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: Magic: The Gathering)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Breadsticks (Next week’s first category: “The Simpsons”)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Kyle’s Crew (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals)
White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV: Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Next week’s first category: “The Terror”)
Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL: Clavins (Next week’s first category: Musculoskeletal System)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: Tacos)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Cannoli Drunk (Next week’s first category: Bruce Springsteen)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Cleatus (Next week’s first category: Material Science)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: TMI (Next week’s first category: George Patton)