Hello Out There in Trivia Land!

Tuesday’s game featured several impressive scores heading into the final question, but a wicked finish led to several come-from-behind victories, as we welcomed 109 teams across 14 venues:


Tuesday’s game opened with a question asking for either one of the next two Olympic host cities.  Given the hint that the both cities are located less than 700 miles from 2018 host Pyeongchang, most teams gave us both correct answers of Tokyo (2020 Summer Games) and Beijing (2022 Winter Games).  After looking at three uses of the word cheddar and the lyrics to the musical nursery rhyme “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”, we closed the opening stanza with a question concerning this famous female:


While most teams recognized the exploits of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, only seven teams earned bonus points by also knowing that she was a native of Ohio.  As a result, we saw just three perfect scores in the opening round: Uncle Jack (Senor Tequila’s), Oneders (Greene Growlers), and Dumb Corleone (Quincy’s South)


Tuesday’s audio question featured this “memorable” performance of patriotism from the sporting world:

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We also discussed the chemical compound ammonia and the fact that the covers of Playboy magazine no longer feature the tagline “Entertainment for Men”.  Once again, a particularly difficult bonus question kept most of our teams from securing perfect scores.  On a question concerning the mythological monster Kraken, we offered two bonus points to any team that knew which amusement park features a roller coaster named Kraken.  Only six teams gave us this correct response of Sea World – Orlando.  Thanks to that question, only two teams ran the table in the second round: G.T. Refugees (Capitol City Brewing) and How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers).


Animated bosses and historic quotes were featured on Tuesday’s halftime page.  About one-fifth of our teams notched perfect scores, with the overall average landing at 16.2 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s third round included questions on the recent best-seller “Fire & Fury” and the upcoming revival of the TV variety series “Showtime at the Apollo”.  After a rather difficult question on the subject of U.S. First Ladies, we offered this query in the category of Add a Letter:

–> If you add a letter among these two words, you’ll call from a call of distress to a verb referring to the birth of a dog.

Most teams answered correctly with help and whelp.  At Quincy’s South, host Bill admitted that he had never heard the term ‘whelp’ before, and when asked way, he told the audience “I don’t like dogs”.  Normally our hosts don’t get booed for non-trivia related statements, but there is always an exception…  After closing the round asking about the song title shared by Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson (“Stronger”), we saw six teams notch perfect scores in the third round.


Tuesday’s final round featured this rather difficult question on the subject of Board Games:

–> Which board game that rewards creativity has produced spinoff versions such as Cadoo, Conga, Hullabaloo, and Scribblish?

Only 29% of our teams responded correctly with Cranium:

Other final round topics included the Greek dish moussaka and the career achievements of Eli Manning.  In an anomaly, we saw a whopping 14 perfect final round scores!  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (4.4% success rate):

–> On “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show”, Bullwinkle’s usual introduction to his segment ‘Bullwinkle’s Corner’ included a phrase which is now the name of which cable TV network?

We fell into the single digits tonight, as only FOUR TEAMS gave is the correct response of TV Land.  Even with the low number of correct answers here, Warm Turkey Facial (The Block) managed to earn the Perfect 21 tonight by correctly answering every wagering question.  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:


Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA:  Valley Girls  (Next week’s first category: Amtrak)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Crystal Methodists  (Next week’s first category: “The Chew”)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Hundo  (Next week’s first category: “The Crown”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Axl’s Doghouse  (Next week’s first category: Barry Manilow)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Pi  (Next week’s first category: Dead Computer Languages)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Warm Turkey Facial  (Next week’s first category: John Hanson)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Bad 1970s Music)

P.I.G.S. BBQ in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird  (Next week’s first category: Disney Movies)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Sloppy Seconds  (Next week’s first category: March Madness)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Four Sure  (Next week’s first category: World War II Eastern Front)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Demented and Sad But Social  (Next week’s first category: Polish Proverbs)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Kim Jong Unarmed Teachers  (Next week’s first category: Kim Jong Un)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: World Leaders)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Mostly Harmless  (Next week’s first category: Washington Nationals)