Definitely, Definitely, Wednesday Trivia…

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We welcomed the newest member of the Pour House Trivia family on Wednesday night, as the Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD brought a fresh crowd of new trivia players.  Overall, 92 Wednesday teams took in a game of trivia across 13 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Wednesday’s game began with a look at the Iowa caucuses, words that begin with ‘A’ and end with ‘Y’, tie dye clothing, and the fictitious music group of Jem and the Holograms.  A dozen Tuesday teams posted a perfect first round score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

We took a trip back to 1999 in Wednesday’s audio question, as our teams listened to Livin’ la Vida Loca by Ricky Martin, Smooth by Santana and Rob Thomas, and …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears.  From there, we discussed the viral Cinnamon Challenge, former ABA teams in the NBA, and runny noses.  The final question of the first half was also its most difficult.  We asked our teams to recall the missing names in these movie trios:

  • The Big Lebowski: The Dude, Walter, and..
  • Jaws: Brody, Hooper, and…
  • The Three Amigos: Lucky, Dusty and…

About one-fourth of our teams earned wagering points with any two correct answers, while just eight teams tacked on two bonus points with all three respective correct answers of Donny, Quint, and Ned.  As a result, Archived (GearHouse) earned the only perfect score of Wednesday’s second round.

HALFTIME:

High school films and foreign foods were the featured topics on Wednesday’s halftime page.  Fifteen teams earned a perfect score, with the overall average reaching 17.8 points.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Topics from Wednesday’s third round included former NFL running back Adrian Peterson, the H.M.S. Beagle, the classic animated series Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, and the radio personality known as Charlamagne Tha God.  Once again, a three-part question proved to be the most difficult of the round:

  • Unrelated to a Will Smith film, which company introduced the Roomba vacuum cleaner about 20 years ago?
  • Which foreign celebrity first sparked joy by writing the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up?
  • A combination of carbonates, mineral matter, and uncombined alkali formulate about 0.56% of the overall weight of which brand name product?

Only six teams gave us all three correct answers of iRobot, Marie Kondo, and Ivory Soap.  None of our Wednesday teams posted a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from Wednesday night included the work of comedian Cedric the Entertainer, the Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George, the geography of the Nordic countries, and the classic mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express.  Once again, none of our teams posted a perfect score in this round.  Here is your overall leaderboard heading into Wednesday’s final question:

FINAL QUESTION (3.3% success rate):

  • What is the only surname shared by two people that each won the Academy Award for Best Actor?

The most common wrong answer to this final question was Phoenix.  Joaquin won an Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker, but River never won an Oscar before his untimely passing.  Instead, we were looking for the correct response of Hoffman.  Dustin won for both Kramer v. Kramer and Rain Man, while Philip Seymour won for Capote.  Congratulations to Stink Floyd (Belles’), The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (Axes and O’s), and Mack Attack (Vanish), who were the only teams to respond correctly on this incredibly difficult question.  Apparently, nearly all of the PHT players with “extensive knowledge of the Oscars” just happened to be playing PHT Online instead.  For Stink Floyd, this trivia nugget secured 21 correct wagering answers and the only Perfect 21 on Wednesday night.  Here is your final leaderboard from Wednesday night:

An honorable mention goes out to  Mack Attack (Vanish), who posted an impressive 157 points, though they were playing ‘over the limit’.

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: All of Us  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pixar Films)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Trivia Distancing (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pacific Northwest)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jurassic Park)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s College Basketball Coaches)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s a Wonderful Life)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Inquizitors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: South Park)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Dirty Dingleberries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Coffee)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Julie Andrews Films)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alex Ovechkin)

Meinelschmidt Distillery in Hagerstown, MD: Crying Beavers   (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beavers)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Rookies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Let’s Have Another Round (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s One-Hit Wonders)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Ramrod (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Whitney Houston)