Feeling Loony at Tuesday Trivia!

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Nineteen locations opened their doors to the Pour House Trivia masses on Tuesday evening. The game was played by 197 teams, including a 20-team game at Nighthawk Pizza, plus we also brought Greene Turtle in Brandywine, MD aboard with its debut event!


In the first round, teams had no trouble with the questions offered. We celebrated the life of recently-passed football great Jim Brown, listened to Three Clues about the city of Albuquerque, discussed the names of cereal mascots Snap, Crackle, and Pop in other languages, and named award-winning actors from Modern Family. A total of 38 perfect team scores were earned here.


The most difficult bonus chance in the first half came on the audio question. Here, teams had to name three songs with hyphenated titles, and 28% of the field knew all three: Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder, Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana, and Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift. Other topics in this round included plumbers, Willie Loman’s tragic fate in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and Samuel L. Jackson’s lone Oscar nomination which was earned for his role in Pulp Fiction. As the most successful round on Tuesday, there were 44 perfect teams.


Famous U.S. Summer Olympians were pictured at the top half of Tuesday’s halftime sheet, while the bottom section contained a list of U.S. Presidents which were to be matched to their famous nickname. Only eight perfect 20-point pages were submitted, but the average score was 15.2 points. Before the second half began, these were the highest scores:


A three-part question at the midway point of the third round proved to be the hardest way to earn bonus points. Teams received these three questions, in which the answer to each had the initials J.C.:

  • 1) In addition to over 150 previous film roles, who will voice the character of Splinter in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film?
  • 2) Which European explorer was the first person to map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence?
  • 3) Which Malaysian-born fashion designer opened his first shoe store in a former London hospital?

Only 7.1% of teams had all three names: Jackie ChanJacques Cartier, and Jimmy Choo. We gave an art question after that, which also was a little tricky:

  • Who commemorated the Spanish resistance to Napoleon’s armies with the painting The Third of May 1808?

Just under 32% of the field successfully named artist Francisco Goya. We also had questions on the Greek mythological sirens and the names of the title characters from the film Three Amigos. Only one team put together a perfect third round: Fabulous Killjoys (Upper Deck).


On Tuesday’s 6-4-2, 22 teams caught all six points by naming the country of New Zealand from the first clue. Into the last round, we watched our stories on Days of Our Lives, experienced monsoon season, and reminisced on events from the 1910s. The toughest wagering question was saved for the end of this round:

  • Kenny Chesney had a crossover hit in 2010 with which song about playing football, which had a video that features a current NFL head coach? You can either name the song or the head coach in its video.

Roughly 31% of teams named either the song, The Boys of Fall, or the featured head coach, Sean Payton; 13% did both for bonus credit. The second straight round with just one perfect score saw DHF (Gentleman Jim’s) put up all 36 points. These teams led the field after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (35.53% success rate):

  • Currently depicted on the reverse of the Canadian nickel, what is the national animal of Canada?

Just over a third of the field got this one, as the beaver is the Canadian national animal. The dam broke open with four teams securing a Perfect 21 on Tuesday: Our Defending Champions (Cuginis), Middle of the Pack (Audacious FC), Picklebacks (Dudley’s), and Billy Crystal Balls (Lost Dog). These were the overall point leaders at the end of Tuesday’s games:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Workin’ Moms (TV))

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Hyrule War Crimes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sailing Terms)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Sidekicks)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pride and Prejudice (novel))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Lake Okeechobee Gang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SEC Football)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: We’re Missing Jeopardy for This  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Language Families)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Pink Flamingos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Western Films)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Leave it to Beaver)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Goonies)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saved by the Bell (original series))

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bands Named for Food)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Soup Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Soup)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1989 (Taylor Swift album))

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: CQ2  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beavers)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Camping)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ivy League Football)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Business Drunk  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Pop Music)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: McJennis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reality TV)

Greene Turtle in Brandywine, MD: Johnsons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hip Hop)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Three-Day Weekenders  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Navy)