Feeling Complimentary at Wednesday Trivia!
On Wednesday, 13 venues hosted a total of 133 teams ready to show off their skills in a game of Pour House Trivia.
The opening round on Wednesday started with a three-parter where every answer was a homophone of a letter from our alphabet, and continued with the toughest question of the round:
- In 2001, a minor league baseball team renamed itself the Kannapolis Intimidators after which NASCAR driver purchased a minority share in the team?
Shortly before passing away in the 2001 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt purchased a share of the then-Piedmont Boll Weevils, and roughly 60% of teams answered correctly regarding that fact. The round ended after questions on the former CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother and the 105th anniversary of the United States formally entering World War I. Perfect first round scores were posted by 16 teams on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s audio question featured a trio of songs by women with alliterative names — Loretta Lynn, Mandy Moore, and Colbie Caillat — and just over a quarter of the field scored two bonus points for naming all three of those artists. The hardest bonus question came halfway through the round; 15.4% of teams earned the extra two points on a question about the Spike Lee joint Do the Right Thing by knowing that Danny Aiello earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 1989 Oscars for his role in the film. Other topics in the round included the Nike Swoosh logo and the wattle that hangs from the neck of various poultry. Six teams notched a perfect second round score on Wednesday night.
The halftime page on Wednesday involved items with A.A. initials, with a bottom half matching car companies to their respective models. Another very nice effort was put up by this week’s teams, as the average score was 17.8; however, only four teams were able to score a perfect 20 points. These were the leaders at the halftime break:
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 92
- Archived (GearHouse): 90
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 89
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Belles’): 89
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’): 89
The second half of play on Wednesday began with a question regarding three famous people with the last name Foster: actress Jodie, composer Stephen, and former NL MVP George were all named by 20.3% of teams for the two-point bonus. Ironically enough, the most difficult bonus chance of the night came on the easiest question of the round: a majority of teams identified the Sinai Peninsula as the only part of Egypt that is a part of Asia, but only 11 teams were able to name either the Gulf of Suez or the Gulf of Aqaba as the bodies of water that border it. In third-round fashion, the hardest question of the night followed in a Last Word/First Word format:
- What would be the three-word name of the American landscape painter of Breezing Up and The Fog Warning if he lived with his wife and three children at 742 Evergreen Terrace?
That mashed-up person would be Winslow Homer Simpson, and 30% of the field brushed up on their painters and animated characters enough to get that right. Three navigated a tricky set of five questions to score a perfect 36 points in the third round: Archived (GearHouse), What the Fork (TGI Fridays), and Bazinga (Belles’).
The 6-4-2 question before the fourth round was a successful one for Wednesday’s teams: a full 60% were able to name Mr. (Fred) Rogers after just one clue to earn the maximum six points. From there, the fourth round kicked off with questions on carbon and the Knights Templar before the most difficult wagering question of the round about NFL Man of the Year Award namesake Walter Payton. A pretty solid round overall saw nine teams earn perfect scores. Here is Wednesday’s pre-final-question leaderboard:
- Archived (GearHouse): 168
- What the Fork (TGI Fridays): 164
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 164
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’): 164
- Bazinga (Belles’): 162
FINAL QUESTION (8.3% success rate):
- Albert Einstein once said, “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth,” about which person who passed away seven years before Einstein?
After a few weeks of final questions with relatively successful correct-answer rates, we hit the teams with a doozy on Wednesday. Einstein spoke that quote about the late Mahatma Gandhi, who passed away in 1948. Even so, a Perfect 21 was attained by two teams that each answered all wagering questions correctly: Stink Floyd (Belles’) and Sexual Chocolate (Memories). Here are your top teams at the end of play on Wednesday:
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 176
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 173
- Southpaws (Mark’s): 158
- Archived (GearHouse): 157
- The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (Axes and O’s): 155
- Rookies (Sully’s): 154
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’): 153
- What the Fork (TGI Fridays): 152
- Heavy Metal Parking Lot (T. J. Stone’s): 152
- I Don’t Know (Moe’s): 151
Moe’s Peyton Place in Springfield, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Psych)
Valley Sports Grill in Middletown, MD: Smuttynose (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Castellammarese War)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breakfast Foods)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Almost All-American (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minnesota Twins Players)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Max (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Rookies (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Masters)
Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: I’m Useless (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)
T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Heavy Metal Parking Lot (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope)
Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Delmonte (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Music)
Cellar Door in Frederick, MD: Jeopardy Rejects (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Passion of the Christ)
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shania Twain (audio))
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jane Austen Novels)