Do You Believe in Tuesday Trivia Miracles? Yes!

alt textTuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 125 teams across ten venues

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday trivia included a three-part anagram question where the answers were yam, scrabble, and termite, a trip to the movies for the upcoming Spider-Man film, and a visit from Mickey Mouse, whose was initially going to be named Mortimer. We finished up the round by learning about the origins of the Winter Olympics which first took place in Chamonix, France. 

Ten teams finished the first round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question was the most difficult question of the first half. Our teams listened to three songs that all featured the word “Remedy” as their title. Only five teams picked up a two-point bonus by knowing all three of the artists of these songs were Black Crowes, Jason Mraz, and Snoop Dogg. We discussed the psychological condition known as seasonal effective disorder, watched the 2000s sitcom My Wife & Kids, visited Venice, Italy, and finished the round with the classic children’s toy Mr. Potato Head.

Thanks to the audio clue only one team, No Brainers (Antietam Brewery) finished the round with a perfect 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Films set around the Thanksgiving holiday and matching CEO’s to their companies were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached 14.7 points, with five of our teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with a we share a last name question where we were looking for Honus Wagner, Lindsay Wagner, and Richard Wagner. The rest of the third round looked at changing a letter to get the answers of Bart and Baht, the Aladdin film soundtrack, and the former The Today Show anchors Bryant Gumbel and Barbara Walters.  Round Three also featured the most difficult question in the second half on the subject of non-fiction.

  • Which work of non-fiction begins the following line: “When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself.”?

Just under 55% of our teams knew that we were looking for was the Henry David Thoreau book, Walden.

Eleven of our teams ran the table for a perfect score in the round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Round Four began with a trip to Lake Titicaca in South America which can be found on the borders of Peru and Bolivia, we then studied human anatomy by knowing lumbago deals with the (lower) back, drank some Amstel (light) and learned about the U.S. President Franklin Pierce. Round Four also got nostalgic with this question.

  • Christa B. Allen made the news recently when she celebrated her 30th birthday. This birthday was relevant as her most notable film role was the teenage version of which actress in the film 13 Going on 30? 

Yes, the girl who played the teenager version of Jennifer Garner in the film is now 30 years old.

Six teams earned a perfect score in the round.

After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (54.4% success rate):

  • More than 25 years after the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year was first awarded, which group of athletes became the first team to be honored?

Just over half of our teams knew the answer was the 1980 U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team.

The Perfect 21 was awarded to seven teams who correctly answered all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

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

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sam Waterston)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Drinking Team (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: DC GoGo Music History)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: The Larry Birds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Titanic – Film)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Xanato’s Gambit (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sade)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s a Wonderful Life – Film)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen – AUDIO)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Wish You Were Beer (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin Album)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Thailand)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Kakarot (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Soundtracks)