Extra, Extra: It’s Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 113 teams across 12 venues.
We opened up Tuesday’s trivia with topics such as the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, the high concentration of caffeine in dark chocolate, and Halley’s Comet, set to return in the summer of 2061 (get your Facebook invites locked in now!). The toughest bonus question was about the Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, as only 13% of teams were able to name the Soothsayer as the character who warned Caesar of his impending doom. With that, Killer Snails (Olney) was the only team to exit the first round with a perfect score.
The audio question on Tuesday tasked our teams to name three one-word TV shows by their theme song, and players were up to the task. More than three-quarters of the field were able to name at least two of the three shows, while just over two-fifths successfully named all three of Cheers, Scrubs, and Glee. We also had questions about GQ magazine sticking with the Quarterly part of its name even after moving to a monthly release, as well as the New York Yankees and their history of retiring a lot of jersey numbers. Paul O’Neill‘s #21 is set to be retired this August, and that ended up the hardest bonus get of the round at just a 27% success rate. Five teams posted a perfect 36 points in Tuesday’s second round.
Tuesday’s halftime page was all about fictional reptiles and amphibians, as well as Academy Award-winning songs and their films. The field averaged 16.7 points in the halftime round, while six squads went 20-for-20. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 89
- Where’s Zack? (Dudley’s): 89
- Killer Snails (Olney): 89
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 88
- Second to Last (Jim’s): 88
The third round on Tuesday opened with a question on the wide right finish to Super Bowl XXV between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. We continued with topics like the Geiger counter, the film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and both screen versions of The Wiz. The latter subject provided the most difficult question of the night:
- Which two celebrities portrayed the Wizard in the 1978 feature film The Wiz and its 2015 live television remake?
Just 23% of the field were able to name either Richard Pryor (the original) or Queen Latifah (the most recent to play the role), while only five teams knew enough about the versions to identify both. Due in large part to that question, no teams were able to earn a perfect score in the third round.
After the 6-4-2 question provided some insight into the South American nation of Chile, we went into the fourth round to discuss Benjamin (or Bugsy) Siegel, the Sierra Nevada beer brand, and a Three Clues question about the number six. This was the hardest bonus chance of the round, as a little less than one-third of the field could correctly guess the number based just on it being the number of Julius Irving, Bill Russell, and the chemical compound benzene. Three teams — Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s), Killer Snails (Olney), and Mitt Romney Dog Incident (Solace Outpost) — finished up the fourth round with a perfect score.
Heading into the final question, this was the top of the Tuesday leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney): 163
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 161
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 159
- Brain Freeze (Jim’s): 159
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 157
FINAL QUESTION (30.4% success rate):
- Winner of eight Oscars including Best Picture, which 1980s film holds a Guinness World Record by filming a scene with an estimated 300,000 extras?
A lot of different guesses came in, some which won Best Picture, and others which featured scenes with a lot of extras. However, just over 30% of the field were able to correctly name Gandhi as the world record holder, with the large crowd on hand for the title character’s funeral scene. Congrats to Wiseacres (Distilled), the only team to score a Perfect 21 by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions on Tuesday night! Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 173
- Wiseacres (Distilled): 167
- Brain Freeze (Gentleman Jim’s): 166
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 165
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 165
- Just Good Enough (Distilled): 162
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 161
- Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost): 160
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 159
- Second to Last (Gentleman Jim’s): 158
- How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis): 158
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Wade’s Girls (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Songs)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: How I Met Ronnie (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Best Picture Nominees)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Godfather)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: First Six Star Trek Films)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: League of Legends Champion or Moon in our Solar System?)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous (Real Life) Vikings)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Pink Flamingos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Basketball)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Banshee (TV Series))
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Name Origins)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billy Madison)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Brain Freeze (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NASCAR Rules)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Sensational Six (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Direction Songs)