Bordering on Tuesday Trivia!

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There were 22 locations open for Pour House Trivia business on Tuesday for a total of 239 teams.


The only bonus chance that was tough in this round came on this disastrous question:

  • Which hurricane devastated New Orleans exactly 18 years ago?
  • Bonus: Which Spike Lee documentary focused on this hurricane?

Hurricane Katrina was named by most teams, but just 18% earned bonus points for getting the title, When the Levees Broke. We also memorialized the recently-passed Bob Barker and took a trip to the Taj Mahal in this round. This round had eight perfect scores.


For Tuesday’s audio question, we went thematic with the musical acts: Chuck BerryFiona Apple, and Blind Melon. After that, we covered topics such as the Matsuo Basho’s haiku work, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry, and the etymology of the term etymology. The first half came to an end with its toughest question:

  • Nearly eight years before her Oscar win, which Welsh actress fittingly portrayed Russian czarina Catherine the Great in a 1995 TV movie?
  • Bonus: What is the first and last name of the character she portrayed in her Oscar-winning role?

About 38% of teams were able to identify Catherine Zeta-Jones, who portrayed Velma Kelly in the film Chicago; 10.8 percent of teams recorded bonus points with the latter answer. Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC), Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s), and Trivia Newton John (The Garden) earned perfect marks in this round.


A tough halftime page had teams identify film franchises in which actors were transformed via makeup, then move on to name the eight U.S. Presidents born west of the Mississippi River. The average score was 14.3 points, and we pitched a shutout when it came to perfect scores. However, we went into the halftime intermission with these teams on top:


On Tuesday, this round contained a pair of very tough questions. Early on, we hit the waves and unfortunately, most teams wiped out:

  • Also known as getting barreled, what two-word term do surfers use when completely covered up by the breaking curl of a wave?

Only 5% of the field knew that surfing term, tube riding. We directly followed that with this award-winner:

  • Which two branches of science are grouped together in the name of a single Nobel Prize category?

That is the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine; 12% of teams named at least one of those terms for wagering points, while 5.4% had both answers for bonus credit. Perhaps unsurprisingly, no teams were perfect in the third round.


We had movie sign for Tuesday’s 6-4-2, in which 15 teams successfully named Mystery Science Theater 3000 for all six points. We were back to some difficult bonuses in the evening’s last round, starting with a question about country singer Morgan Wallen‘s song Last Night; here, 7.5% of the field knew that song came from the album One Thing at a Time. There was also a tricky three-parter about famous firsts achieved by women of the 1980s: Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Aretha Franklin, and Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. From there, we discussed a certain film flop:

  • Despite being one of the most revered film actors in history, which British Oscar winner earned a Golden Raspberry Award for his portrayal of General Douglas MacArthur in the 1981 box-office flop Inchon?

Roughly 28% of teams identified Laurence Olivier as that actor. The only team to go perfect in this round was What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s). Before the night’s final question, we had these teams at the top of the leaderboard:

FINAL QUESTION (75.73% success rate):

  • Excluding territories, three countries have a coastline on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Two of those three countries are Spain and France. What is that third country?

The country in question is the African country of Morocco, found on the northwestern corner of the continent. The evening finished up with no Perfect 21 teams. In spite of that, these teams were the highest scorers on Tuesday.


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pumpkin Spice)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Pips  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rhode Island)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Urban Achievers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Technological Innovators)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baltimore Orioles)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Questioning Authority  (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Disney Princesses)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Film Soundtracks)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Infamous Satanists)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Films)

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Steve Martin)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Soul Music)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Marvel or DC?)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Film Noir)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mammals)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s R&B Music)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Fulton Prison Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Geography)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Virginia Wine)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greta Gerwig)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Putin Planes Down  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Indictments)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Kojo Dojo Casa House  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Batman)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: Phil and the Blanks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: O.J.’s Glove  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Witcher (video game))

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: E = MC Hammered  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: People‘s Sexiest Man Alive)