Having a Bite at Wednesday Trivia!

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Wednesday’s Pour House Trivia game was the first for Parc de Ville in Fairfax, VA, adding to the current list of 23 locations. On this evening, a total of 215 teams tried to flex their trivia might!

FIRST ROUND:

The game opened with subjects such as the Kentucky Derby, a three-parter on celebrities with BLANK the BLANK-formatted named, and the 22/7 fraction that approximates pi. The round’s last question dealt with the last of a dying breed:

  • Since 2018, the city of Bend has been home to the last remaining store of which brand that once boasted over 9,000 locations?

Wednesday’s Hint of the Day took us to Bend, Oregon and the last remaining Blockbuster Video. Seventeen teams didn’t have to rent any points to finish the first round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Clips from HBO comedy series comprised the night’s audio question, namely Sex and the CityEastbound and Down, and Silicon Valley. We moved on to the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s fight against Parkinson’s Disease, a quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and the 63rd anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. Thirty teams put up a perfect score in this round, the most of any on Wednesday.

HALFTIME:

Animated TV shows adapted from feature films were showcased at the top of the halftime page, while the bottom section asked teams to tell whether each in a list of nations won the FIFA Men’s World Cup. There were 40 perfect 20-point submissions, while the average team put up 17.1 points. At the halftime break, two teams still sat perfect:

  • Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape): 92
  • Donner Party People (Quinn’s): 92
  • Stink Floyd (Belles’): 91
  • EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

The second half kicked off with a look back at Ronald Reagan’s wives, Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis. After that, we gave questions on topics such as cacciatore in Italian cuisine and the theatre term limelight. This round had 12 perfect teams.

FOURTH ROUND:

Thirty-one six-point guesses were correct on the night’s 6-4-2 about the Mission: Impossible on-screen franchise. It took until early in this round to give a question that truly stumped the field:

  • Mariah Carey, Harry Nilsson, Usher, and The Kid LAROI each reached the Billboard Hot 100 with a song bearing which two-word title?

Just 10.6% of teams picked up their wager for identifying the song title Without You. The round ended with questions on King Kong actress Fay Wray being honored upon her death with a darkened Empire State Building and the Bronte sisters’ collective Bell pseudonym surname. These teams had the highest scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (12.09% success rate):

  • The name of which MLB team is featured on a sign atop the diner in the Edward Hopper painting Nighthawks?

With it also being the name of a cigar brand, you’ll find the word Phillies above the diner window in that painting. Trivia Alright Alright Alright (Quinn’s) had the night’s lone Perfect 21, providing correct answers to each wagering question in the game. The game concluded with these top scores:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Hold My Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Renaissance Art)

Silver Branch Brewing in Silver Spring, MD: Silver Spring Forward  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Murray)

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

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: Quiz Pro Quo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: It’s All Relative  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Parks and Recreation)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fashionably Late)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Toasty  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: League of Legends)

Hard Times Cafe in Springfield, VA: Buddy System  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift Songs)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Richmond)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Bad Duckies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cosmetology)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Kim Deal or No Deal  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Retired MLB Jerseys)

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

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Jeopardy Rejects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Grateful Dead)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Violent Femmes Lyrics)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early 2000s Pop)

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Twizzlers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Our Flag Means Death)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Green Tea Shots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lizzie McGuire Movie)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: We Cur Also  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Bowties)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Hawks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: General Aviation)

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

Parc de Ville in Fairfax, VA: Earth, Wind and Fresca  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Non-Smithsonian DC Museums)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Teachers and Tech  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airplane!)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s TV Game Shows)