Forever (Brigham) Young at Wednesday Trivia…

The final Wednesday game of Season XVIII welcomed 119 teams across 14 venues:


We opened Wednesday’s game with questions concerning precious gems, Ellis Island, and this dog breed whose name comes last on an alphabetical list of current AKC breeds:

Yorkshire Terrier

The opening round closed with a difficult three-part question in which each answer was a five-letter word beginning with the letter ‘B’. The third clue in this question proved to be a head-scratcher for most teams:

–> This word can refer to a pleasant shady place under trees or the name of the highest card in a game of Euchre.

Only 11% of our teams scored bonus points by giving us the correct answer of bower. Six teams posted a perfect first round score.


Wednesday’s audio question featured three songs that share their respective titles with Alfred Hitchcock films. We listened to “Notorious” by Duran Duran, “Vertigo” by U2, and “Psycho” by Post Malone. Next, we discussed this current animated TV series:

Bob's Burgers

A second round question on Chinese history included the most difficult bonus question of the night. Across the board, only five teams knew that the Yuan Dynasty immediately preceded the Ming Dynasty. After closing the first half with questions about NFL star J.J. Watt and Neapolitan ice cream, only one team earned a perfect second round score: Ask Before You Reach Around Me (Belles’).


Puppets and famous quotations were the two featured topics on Wednesday’s halftime page. Overall, the average score reached 16.9 points, with seven teams recording a perfect score of 20 points. Here is Wednesday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:


Wednesday’s third round featured topics such as the Spanish doubloon, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Chainsmokers, and the modern artist responsible for this project:

Two teams ran the table in the third round: It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s) and My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s).


Wednesday’s final round opened with a look at this biographical film:

We continued by quizzing our teams about Swedish cities and the drink Yoo-Hoo, before offering up our nightly Three Clues question:

CLUE 1: This actress penned a 2009 book entitled “Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic”.

CLUE 2: She is the founder of Touch, a sports-clothing line for women.

Only seven teams earned bonus points by forgoing the final clue and turning in the correct answer of Alyssa Milano. Three teams swept the final round with a score of 36 points: Shakeweight (Valley Grill), Irish Beer Mafia (Barefoot Bernie’s), and It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s). These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (73.4% success rate):

–> Founded in 1875, the mission of which university is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life?

Nearly three-quarters of the field responded correctly with Brigham Young University. Congratulations to the four teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by answering all wagering questions correctly: Ask Before You Reach Around Me (Belles’), It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s), Bet Smart (Black Hoof), and My Name is Judge (Black Hoof). Here are your overall leaders from this final Wednesday night of Season XVIII:


Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NEXT GAME ON JAN. 30 – First category: Super Bowl Statistics

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap  (Next week’s first category: The French Language)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: “The Masked Singer”)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Ask before You Reach Around Me  (Next week’s first category: Medical Research)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: Sandwiches and Their Rolls)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Donner Party  (Next week’s first category: Scrabble)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower  (Next week’s first category: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Breakfast For Dinner  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Travis Barker or Dave Grohl?)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  It’s Mueller Time  (Next week’s first category: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Flaco  (Next week’s first category: 1968)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Bet Smart  (Next week’s first category: NFL Mascots)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  Your Mom (Next week’s first category: NASCAR)

Hideaway Pizza Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 30 – First category: “Gilligan’s Island”)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Nerdy By Nature  (Next week’s first category: “Ace Ventura” Films)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Space Force Marching Band  (Next week’s first category: Cats)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins   (Next week’s first category: Sarah Sings 1990s Music)