Headed South for Wednesday Trivia!

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A total of 184 teams played Wednesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia at 21 locations, including our newest venue: Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA!

FIRST ROUND:

A question about the Zapruder film which documented the JFK assassination kicked the regular set of questions off on Wednesday, followed by a trio of four-letter words, a celebration of Gordon Ramsay‘s 57th birthday, and some Phil Collins songs from the Disney adaptation of Tarzan. When all was said and done, 23 teams still had perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

The evening’s least successful bonus chance came on the audio question. Teams had to name musical acts singing about being stronger, and just 8.6% got all three: Chicago for Feelin’ Stronger Every DayKanye West (or Daft Punk) for Stronger, and Sara Evans for A Little Bit Stronger. Other topics in the round included recently-retired MLB manager Dusty Baker, the Four Freedoms painted by Norman Rockwell, and Africa’s Lake Victoria. This round’s only perfect scores were recorded by Titanic was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine) and Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s).

HALFTIME:

Movie posters for films such as Jurassic Park and Black Swan comprised the top half of the halftime page, while the bottom part asked teams to match recording artists to their recent album. Nine teams earned all 20 points while the average team tallied 14.4 points. Ties for first, third, and fifth were found in the standings at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half commenced with a three-part geography question followed by a look at some Nissan SUV models and the film Lady Bird. The round’s toughest wagering question came in the form of a French translation:

  • After his army lost the Battle of Rossback in 1757, King Louis the 15th was reported to have said Apres moi, le deluge. What is the four-word English translation of this notable quotation?

About 26% of the field properly translated that into the phrase After me, the flood. This round had five perfect team scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Eight teams earned all six points on the 6-4-2 about the Department of Transportation from its administration of Daylight Saving Time, but more than two-thirds of the field took a zero with a wrong guess. A couple of questions tripped up our players in this round. First, we had an NFL query:

  • Which Hall of Fame wide receiver holds the NFL record for single-season touchdown receptions, as well as the rookie record for touchdown receptions? 
  • Bonus: He finished his NFL career with which team?

Most teams were able to name Randy Moss for wagering credit, but only 10.3% added bonus points for knowing he ended his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers. Later on, this question proved to be the toughest of the night:

  • Fans of the animated TV series King of the Hill have noted that Hank’s neighbor Dale Gribble physically resembles which author who passed away in 2005? Fans also say that the unintelligible banter of Hank’s neighbor Boomhauer resembles this author’s speech pattern.

A little more than a quarter of our teams correctly identified Hunter S. Thompson. Sexual Chocolate (Memories) and Billy Crystal Balls (Celtic House) each earned a perfect score in this round. These were the highest scores after four rounds of trivia:

FINAL QUESTION (33.15% success rate):

  • In which territory would you find the only U.S. National Park located south of the equator?

Just about a third of the field earned a final wager with an answer of American Samoa. There were a pair of Perfect 21 teams on Wednesday: Donner Party People (Quinn’s) and Whiskey Business (Celtic House). The final overall standings were led by these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: The Other Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current U.S. Events)

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

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Satan’s School for Girls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: North American Birds)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Thanksgiving Side Dishes)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah Sings a Disney Song in Grunge)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wenatchee, Washington)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: West African Geography)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pacific Island Nations)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Trugru.com  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Divorced Dad Songs)

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

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Mack Attack  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Call of Duty Campaign Characters)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Black October  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Entourage)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: And They Were Roommates  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Piece)

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

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

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Manchester United)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hostess Snack Cakes)

Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD: Best Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: K-Pop (audio))

Foster’s Grille – Warrenton in Warrenton, VA: AARP  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Young Sheldon)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Parks and Recreation)