Dancing to a Teenage Dream at Monday Trivia!

As we approach the halfway point of the Summer Fling season, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed exactly 100 teams across 11 venues.


Our Monday teams had to be on their toes right out of the gate, as the first bonus question of the night was also the most difficult of the opening half.  After nearly every team earned wagering points on a question about the novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, only seven teams also knew that the Disney animated version of the story featured “Amadeus” actor Tom Hulce providing the voice of Quasimodo.  We continued the first round with questions concerning Walmart, the constellation Hydra, and First Ladies of the United States, but none of our teams was able to complete a perfect first round.


Tuesday’s audio question featuring three music groups partially named for chemical compounds.  We listened to “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Give Peace a Chance” by the Plastic Ono Band, and “Seether” by Veruca Salt.  After moving on to topics such as hypothermia and the classic TV series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> The largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl occurred in January 1990, when the San Francisco 49ers destroyed what AFC team by a score of 55 to 10?

Only 24% of our teams responded correctly with the Denver Broncos.  After a quick visit to Lake Titicaca to finish the round, we saw just one team post 36 points in the second stanza: That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle).


Monday’s halftime page depicted films with female first names as titles, while the bottom half quizzed our teams on bordering U.S. states.  Eight teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average landed at 14.8 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:


We opened Tuesday’s second half with a Triple 50/50 question regarding Olympic events.  We then flew off to the “Wild Blue Yonder” and discussed the works of composer George Handel.  We closed the third round by asking our teams to identify what the ‘H’s stand for in the name of the youth service organization 4-H.  A majority of the field earned two bonus points with the correct answers of Health, Heart, Head, and Hands.  Three teams ran the table in the third round by posting 36 points: Men and Pausers (Morgan Inn), Killer Snails (Hershey’s), and Area 51 Stormers (Mark’s Pub).


Monday’s final round included each of the two most difficult bonus questions of the night.  First up, only four teams successfully identified Kellerman’s as the name of the fictitious mountain resort at which the film “Dirty Dancing” is set.  After a look at the name “Kyrie” (both the Mr. Mister song and the NBA player from Duke), we quizzed our teams on skyscrapers and the interrobang.  Our final round closed with another difficult bonus question, asked in the Three Clues format:

CLUE 1: Every year on February 10, this island country celebrates San Pawl Nawfragu, in honor of the shipwreck that brought Paul the Apostle there.

CLUE 2: Only its three largest islands are inhabited: Gozo, Comino, and the island that lends its name to the country.

Nearly every team waited to hear the third clue, but four teams were brave enough to go in early and pick up a two-point bonus.  Though the third clue mentioned that this is the westernmost independent island nation located within the Mediterranean Sea, only 27% of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of Malta.  With a pair of diabolical bonus questions, the only perfect scores of the final round were posted by Killer Snails (Hershey’s) and Brain Freeze (Hershey’s).  Here is Monday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (56.0% success rate):

–> On February 1, 2015, an unusual performance by Bryan Gaw gained the notice of millions of people and quickly went viral.  For your wager, by what two-word description was Gaw most commonly called, referencing his position on stage and the costume he was wearing?

Just over half of our teams responded correctly with Left Shark.  Three teams earned the Perfect 21 on Monday by answering ever wagering question correctly: Kitten Mittens (Mark’s Pub), That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle), and Weasigators (Bushwaller’s).  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Monday’s game:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  George Washington’s Camel   (Next week’s first category: “Big Little Lies”)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: “Jaws”)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Stella   (Next week’s first category: World Leaders)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:   Brain Freeze   (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Whitney Houston)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Cher’s Zombie Army   (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Horse)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: Game Grumps)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Fat Thor   (Next week’s first category: “Aliens”)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Kitten Mittens   (Next week’s first category: Shark Week)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  50 Shades of Gray Matter   (Next week’s first category: Boudica)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Hugh Laurie and the News   (Next week’s first category: “Glory”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Del Boca Vista   (Next week’s first category: Waterfowl)