Don’t Be Lazy at Monday Trivia!
Opening round topics from Monday’s first round included world geography, the TV series “Monk”, and spandex material. We closed the first round with a Triple 50/50 question, asking our teams whether these noted 19th century personalities were male or female: George Sand, George Eliot, and George Seurat. Seven teams posted a perfect first round sore of 36 points.
Monday’s audio question featured clips from three films starring Mila Kunis: “Ted”, “Bad Moms”, and “Black Swan”. After a look at the Ming dynasty, we asked our teams about the Olympic sport of badminton. This question included the most difficult bonus question of the first half, as only seven teams knew that badminton was introduced as an official Olympic sport in 1992. As a result, Southpaw Fish (Il Forno) recorded the only perfect score of Monday’s second round.
Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify celebrities based on their renderings by the animators of “South Park”. Eight teams earned a perfect score of 20 points while the overall average reached 14.6 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Southpaw Fish (Il Forno): 92
- H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 88
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 86
- Rolling Estonians (Hershey’s): 86
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 86
- Kitten Mittens (Mark’s Pub): 86
After opening the second half with a question regarding the Scoville scale of measuring hot peppers, we asked our teams the most difficult wagering question of the night. Normally, the category of Change a Letter is a popular choice as a bonus category, but many teams were regretting that decision after hearing this question:
–> If you change one letter among these two names, you’ll go from the former “Saturday Night Live” actor named Bill who appeared in the film “Trainwreck” to the scientist named Fritz whose namesake process manufactures ammonia from nitrogen.
While comedian Bill Hader might be a household name, Fritz Haber certainly is not, leading to a success rate of just 13%. Later, we gave Three Clues for the term ‘mezzanine’, marveled at Michelangelo’s Pieta, and discussed the former supernatural drama series “Touched By An Angel”. The third round did not yield any perfect scores.
Monday’s final round began with a difficult bonus question, as only 12% of our teams knew that Naomi Watts portrayed Princess Diana in a 2013 biographical film. We also looked at NBA award winners, the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, and the ancient Colossus of Rhodes. Notch Eight (Il Forno) posted the only perfect score of Monday’s final round. These were your highest scoring teams Monday after four rounds of play:
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 159
- Kitten Mittens (Mark’s Pub): 158
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 157
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 156
- Periodically Under the Table (Greene Turtle): 155
- Alternative Best (DRP): 155
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (34.9% success rate):
–> It would be a sin if you couldn’t name this animal native to the tropical rainforests of South and Central America. For your wager, name this animal found in two common varieties: the bradypus and the choloepus.
Despite the clever hint which opened this question, only about one-third of the field gave us the correct answer of sloth. Congratulations to Periodically Under the Table (Greene Turtle) and Irish Beer Mafia (Greene Turtle), who each earned a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is the final overall leaderboard from your World Series hangover:
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 168
- Periodically Under the Table (Greene Turtle): 167
- That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle): 166
- Irish Beer Mafia (Greene Turtle): 165
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 164
- H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 164
- Kitten Mittens (Mark’s Pub): 160
- Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Il Forno): 160
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 160
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 160
DRP in Alexandria, VA: George Washington’s Camel (Next week’s first category: New Orleans Saints)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Periodically Under the Table (Next week’s first category: National Holidays)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Pop Rocks (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Sep. 9: 1970s Rock)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Sep. 9: Otis Redding – AUDIO)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Ten Pints to Gryffindor (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Sep. 9: Macrame)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: The Donner Party)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Sep. 9: 1990s Grunge Music)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Kitten Mittens (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Sep. 9: “Bachelor in Paradise”)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: 50 Shades of Grey Matter (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Sep. 9: Ancient Wonders of the World)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Outdoor Alcoholics (Next week’s first category: J. D. Robb Novels)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Next week’s first category: International Cuisine)