Don’t You Wanna… Play Tuesday Night Trivia?
Tuesday night featured several capacity crowds, as three of our 13 venues topped more than 15 teams! Overall, we welcomed exactly 100 teams across 13 venues:
Tuesday’s game began with our nightly Three Clues question, with this version dealing with a certain scientist. We offered up these two clues to entice any possible bonus answers:
CLUE 1: The SI derived unit for weight or force is named for this scientist.
CLUE 2: He once said “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”.
These two clues were enough for 22% of our teams to earn their wager plus two bonus points with this correct response:
We continued with a question on College Football Alma Maters, and a preview of this upcoming film:
The first round featured six teams who notched a perfect score of 36 points.
Our nightly audio question featured the work of “Weird Al” Yankovic, and a question concerning this (supposed) psychic, who should not be confused with a philandering U.S. Senator:
This question gave us our most difficult bonus question of the first half, as only 15% of our teams remembered the full name of his namesake show: “Crossing Over with John Edward”. Finally, we asked this question in the category of The 50 States:
–> Depicting Caesar Rodney’s historic 1776 horseback ride, which state’s quarter was the first to be released as part of the U.S. Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program?
Fittingly, the state nicknamed “The First State” was also the first state to have its commemorative quarter released:
Tuesday night’s halftime page depicted the “ugly crying face” of numerous celebrities. Across the board, tonight’s average score reached 15.2 points, with eight teams recording a perfect 20. Here are Tuesday’s top scores after the first half:
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 88
- Bertie Botts’ Every Flavour Team (Quincy’s South): 88
- Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South): 88
- Probably Worth a Google (Monkey La La): 87
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
Tuesday’s second half began with a question concerning this famous guitar played by Woody Guthrie:
The third round also included the most difficult bonus question of the night, which came in the form of an early answer opportunity in the category of Anthropology:
–> After a 1927 excavation in eastern China, anthropologist Davidson Black found and studied a single tooth. From that study, he developed the idea of which early type of human?
Nearly every team decided to wait for the crossword-style hint which followed, with about half of our field arriving at the correct answer of Peking Man. Only three teams answered correctly before that hint was given, earning a very impressive two-point bonus. Once our teams got past this question, the rest of a round must have been a breeze, as all three of the teams that earned a bonus on Peking Man went on to sweep the round: Valley Girls (Capitol City Brewing), Wiseacres (Champion Billiards), and Probably Worth a Google (Monkey La La).
We took a commercial break for the six-point clue on tonight’s 6-4-2 question:
–> Starting in the late 1990s, actor Paul Hogan was featured in TV commercials for which model of car?
Fittingly, “Crocodile Dundee” appeared in ads for the Subaru Outback:
The final round featured our most difficult wagering question of the night, as we opened up our history textbooks:
–> Henry David Thoreau famously spent a night in jail after refusing to pay taxes for political reasons. Specifically, Thoreau was opposed to slavery and which ongoing war which lasted just under two years?
Since Thoreau passed away during the U.S. Civil War, the most recent American conflict prior to that time frame was the Mexican-American War of the 1840s. Only 17% of our teams earned points here, with many teams mixing up this conflict with the Spanish-American War, which took place 50 years later. The final stanza continued with a question on this former TV sitcom dad who also delved into the realm of theme song composing:
Yes, pop star Robin Thicke inherited his smooth voice from former “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke, who also composed the theme songs for shows such as “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life”. While most of our teams had no trouble with this question, only 23% of the field earned bonus points by remembering that Alan once hosted the short-lived talk show “Thicke of the Night”. Across the board, six teams closed on a high note with a perfect fourth round score. Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores after the final round:
- No Talent Ass-Clowns (Capitol City Brewing): 161
- You Just Got Shawshanked (Cugini’s): 161
- Bertie Botts’ Every Flavour Team (Quincy’s South): 161
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 160
- Probably Worth a Google (Monkey La La): 159
FINAL QUESTION (76.4% success rate):
–> During World War II, Coca-Cola bottling plants in Germany could not make Coca-Cola, so German employees developed a new soft drink whose brand name was derived from the German word meaning ‘imagination’. Name this brand which is currently owned by Coca-Cola.
Congratulations to No Talent Ass-Clowns (Capitol City Brewing), Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), Probably Worth a Google (Monkey La La), and Five Sure (TopGolf – Ashburn), as the only teams to answer every wagering question correctly to score the Perfect 21 tonight. Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores:
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 172
- Probably Worth a Google (Monkey La La): 171
- No Talent Ass-Clowns (Capitol City Brewing): 171
- Valley Girls (Capitol City Brewing): 170
- Bertie Botts’ Every Flavour Team (Quincy’s South): 170
- My Favorite Team (Champion Billiards): 169
- Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South): 169
- Wiseacres (Champion Billiards): 168
- Jungle Fever (Champion Billiards): 168
- Bad Hombres (Capitol City Brewing): 167
- Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South): 167
Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA: No Talent Ass-Clowns (Next week’s first category: Herpetology)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: My Favorite Team (Next week’s first category: Edgar Allan Poe)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: You Just Got Shawshanked (Next week’s first category: NFL Teams)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: The Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Ian Sings Elvis Presley)
Fireflies in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: 21st Century Rock – AUDIO)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)
Top Golf in Ashburn, VA: Kellie’s Heroes (Next week’s first category: Will Ferrell Films)
Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD: Give Us Your Beer Money (Next week’s first category: Green Day – AUDIO)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Uncles With Benefits (Next week’s first category: Famous Last Lines in Film)
Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL: Quiz Knows (Next week’s first category: Illicit Drugs)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (Next week’s first category: Ungulates)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Bertie Botts’ Every Flavour Team (Next week’s first category: Baroque Art)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: 404: Team Not Found (Next week’s first category: Professional Disc Golfers)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: Rural Jurors (Next week’s first category: Local Microbrews)