Blinded by the Light of Monday Trivia!
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 109 teams across 12 venues.
We began Monday’s game with questions concerning the Labrador Retriever, the fictional character of Catwoman, the TV sitcom “Frasier”, and the relative ranking of different poker hands. The field breezed through the opening stanza, as 22% of our teams notched a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Monday’s audio question featured the three “drinking” songs of “Tequila” by The Champs, “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis, and “Whiskey River” by Willie Nelson. We continued with a look at the U.S. Speaker of the House and shared pro sports team names, before asking the most difficult wagering question of the first half:
–> Though the kilogram is the SI unit for mass, the SI unit for weight is instead named for which 17th century physicist and mathematician?
Just over one-third of our teams gave us the correct response of Isaac Newton. After closing the first half with a discussion of the film “Lost in Translation”, we saw 16% of the field post a perfect second round score. Eight teams rolled into the halftime round with 72 points after scoring a pair of perfect rounds.
The top half of Monday’s halftime page depicted items with “Mrs.” in their names, while the bottom half asked our teams to match notable American sporting events to their respective locations. More than two dozen teams earned exactly 19 points on this halftime page, but thanks to an image of actress Kathryn Hahn (the star of the current HBO series “Mrs. Fletcher”), only three teams notched a perfect halftime score: George Washington’s Camel (DRP), Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s), and Magnificent Seven (Rockwell). Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Don’t Take This the Wrong Way (Mark’s): 91
- Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s): 91
- H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 91
- Patients Zero Through Five (DRP): 91
- Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn): 91
Across all of our venues, confidence was riding high after the first half, but that feeling quickly changed in the third round, as we began with the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> Two players from the Sacramento Kings have won the NBA Three Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend: one winning the contest in 2002 and 2003 and the other player winning in 2020. For your wager, name either one of these players.
Only 19% of the field earned wagering points with either of the two correct answers of Peja Stojakovic and Buddy Hield. After out teams rebounded thanks to questions concerning “Star Trek” and former Soviet republics, we came back with another difficult wagering question:
–> Sometimes referred to as “the mother of all senses”, which sense is the first to develop in the human embryo?
Only 22% of our teams gave us this correct answer of touch. Another tough question concluded the third stanza, as only nine teams knew that Charles Curtis served as U.S. Vice President under Herbert Hoover. As a result, That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle) posted the only perfect score of Monday’s third round.
After visiting Egypt in the 6-4-2 question, the final round touched on topics such as the Gloria Gaynor song “I Will Survive”, the Michael Crichton novel “The Andromeda Strain”, and the current “Sonic the Hedgehog” film. Next, we asked this cleverly worded question on the subject of anagrams:
–> Respectively defined as ‘sold to the highest bidder’, ‘implored to be careful’, and ‘a school offering’, which three words are anagrams of each other?
After much deliberation, about half of our teams responded correctly with the trio of auctioned, cautioned, and education. Three teams closed their game by earning 36 points in Monday’s final round: George Washington’s Camel (DRP), The House Never Wins (DRP), and Etta Munsen (Flanagan’s). After four rounds of play, Monday’s overall leaderboard included these teams:
- That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle): 164
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 160
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 159
- Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s): 158
- Patients Zero Through Five (DRP): 158
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (78.9% success rate):
–> Named for the physiologist who introduced it in 1879, the Holmgren test was an early scientific test for which condition, where patients had to match different skeins of wool?
Nearly four-fifths of the field responded correctly with color blindness. Congratulations goes out to That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Monday after responding correctly to every wagering question. Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:
- That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle): 176
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 171
- Patients Zero Through Five (DRP): 167
- The World According to Garth (DRP): 166
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 165
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 164
- Wagering Pi (Uno): 164
- Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s): 163
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 163
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 163
- Half Nelsons (Uno): 163
DRP in Alexandria, VA: George Washington’s Camel (Next week’s first category: St. Patrick)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Video Game Character or Historical Figure?)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: House of Tudor)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Red or Green?)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Wagering Pi (Next week’s first category: Tool – band)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Klingon or Wookkie?)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Lion’s Den (Next week’s first category: “Trailer Park Boys”)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Twenty Seconds of Soap (Next week’s first category: Broadway)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: Les Quizerables (Next week’s first category: Franco-Prussian War)
Spider Kelly’s in Arlington, VA: Kitten Mittens (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 23: Coronas and Viruses)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Potent Potables (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Notch Eight (Next week’s first category: Michael Crichton Novels)