Galloping into Wednesday Trivia!

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On Wednesday, a total of 216 teams played Pour House Trivia at 21 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

We started regular questions with one on New York City’s One World Trade Center which was known as the Freedom Tower during its construction. From there, we committed a little breaking and entering to watch the series finale of M*A*S*H, which aired 41 years ago Wednesday. There were still 32 perfect teams at the end of the first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Three songs with cleaning brand names in the title comprised Wednesday’s audio question. However, only 9.25% of teams cleaned up with all three song titles: The Tide is High by Blondie, Cheerleader by Omi, and Bastille’s Joy. Other topics in this round included Progressive’s Flo, the Ursa Major constellation, and the season the NFL’s Tennessee Titans spent as the Tennessee Oilers playing at Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis. The only perfect team in this round was This is the Way (Memories)

HALFTIME:

Pictures of items that have names with the gol letter string made up the top half of the halftime page. For the second half, teams had to name the nine North American nations with Pacific borders (with a healthy reminder that yes, Central America is a subregion of North America). The average team scored 16.7 points, but 31 teams put up a perfect 20-for-20 effort! At the halftime break, these were the top scores:

THIRD ROUND:

Early in the second half, we reached the night’s toughest wagering query:

  • Though Cal Ripken and Lou Gehrig had longer streaks, which first baseman that played for the Los Angeles Dodgers holds the National League record for the longest playing streak at 1,207 games?

Steve Garvey was identified by 36% of the field. A three-parter came later in which each answer began with the letter A:

  • 1)  This chemical element has the symbol of Sb.
  • 2)  The last name of former WWE manager Captain Lou.
  • 3)  It’s the most recent winner of the Best Picture Oscar whose title fits this category.

Roughly 12% of teams earned bonus points for submitting the correct trio of answers: antimonyAlbano, and Argo. Seven perfect scores were recorded in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Only eight teams named the Texas city of San Antonio early enough to get all six points in Wednesday’s 6-4-2. Topics in the fourth round included Olivia Rodrigo albums Sour and Guts, the Internet term paywall which was coined in 2004, and Three Clues about the TV series Home Improvement. There were 15 perfect teams in Round Four. With four rounds in the books, these were the highest-scoring teams:

FINAL QUESTION (12.5% success rate):

  • Published in 1877, which book written in the first person is set up as an autobiography of sorts, narrated by a title character that was almost given the name Ebony?

Exactly one out of every eight teams got the final answer of Black Beauty. Unfortunately, no team was able to finish with a Perfect 21 on Wednesday. This is the final overall leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Italian Food)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cyberpunk)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Questioning Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bloons TD 6)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Salad Fingers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pixies (band))

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Numpty  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: We Cur Also  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Websites)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: One Night Stand  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One-Hit Wonders)

** AXES AND O’S WILL BEGIN AN IMMEDIATE AND INDEFINITE HIATUS **

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: H.R. Pufnstuf  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffalo Bills)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Marias  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Suits (TV))

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Tuesday)

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Rattle and Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Criminal Minds (original))

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Charlie Korsmo)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Zelda’s Buddies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early Roman Empire)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Pink Mambas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Cruise Films)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Notable Overdoses)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Easy Company  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 19th Century Supreme Court Justices)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Currency)

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: The WC  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Al Yankovic)

RAK Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tug and the Heart Strings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Morbius)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Boldly Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dazed and Confused (soundtrack))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Moscow Mitch’s Premature Wake  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Goulash)