Hey Tuesday Trivia, You’re an All-Star!

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Another Tuesday night record fell this week! Pour House Trivia played host to 244 teams with its 20 locations, led by Solace Outpost – Navy Yard and its 22-team event.

FIRST ROUND:

Three Clues about the word Duff kicked things off, followed by a trip to Ellis Island. On the night of the 2023 MLB All-Star game, we asked this apropos question:

  • In 1949, Major League Baseball elected its first four African-American All-Stars. You have two guesses to name at least one of those four, and will receive a two-point bonus if both guesses are correct.

About 18% of teams earned their bonus points for naming two of that quartet: Jackie RobinsonLarry DobyRoy Campanella, and Don Newcombe. This round featured 11 perfect team scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question played three pairs of songs; each pair was comprised of two songs with the same title. From there, we moved on to mythological underworld gods and goddesses, a long gap between official Disney princesses bookended by Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid, and a stop at Applebee‘s for some grub. The round ended with this literary query:

  • This American novel focuses on Henry Fleming, a Union soldier who flees from battle during the Civil War. Provide the colorful name of that novel for your wager, and identify its author for two bonus points.

Most teams knew that novel, The Red Badge of Courage, while 27% also named its author, Stephen Crane. A game-high 18 perfect scores were earned in this round.

HALFTIME:

The top section of Tuesday’s halftime page showcased various actors and actresses who were involved in on-screen mob families, while the bottom half asked teams to name four-word idioms in other words. The average team scored 16.6 on this page, but 49 teams — just about one-fifth of the field — recorded a perfect score. Speaking of perfect scores, two teams were there at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

Singers Irene and Alessia Cara started us off in the second half, after which we landed upon this tricky question:

  • Spinning off such toys as Funny Face, Brunette Betty, and Dapper Dan, which toy introduced in 1955 featured metal filings which were moved with a magnetic wand in order to add features to a cartoon face?

Wooly Willy was that retro toy; just 23% of teams could name it, making this question the least successful of the night. Eccentric superhero The Tick was the subject of the round’s last question, which had a 16% bonus rate for teams that could name his sidekick, Arthur. This was the only round in which no teams had a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

A full 55% of our teams notched all six points on the 6-4-2 by correctly guessing the number five. Round four began with a look back at the Baltimore Ravens‘ Super Bowl 35 win over the New York Giants, then a sip of a Sazerac cocktail from New Orleans. We took flight at the midpoint of the round:

  • While the cardinal is the most common U.S. state bird with seven states, the Western variant of which bird is second, being named by Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wyoming?

Roughly 37% of the field correctly identified the western meadowlark, while a game-low 13% earned bonus points for submitting the right answer before an extra crossword-style clue was given. Fourteen perfect team scores were recorded here. After four rounds of play, these teams had the top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (34.84% success rate):

  • Prior to his 2009 retirement, who became the only pitcher in MLB history to represent both the American and National Leagues in each of five All-Star Games?

Just over a third of our teams were able to name the Big Unit himself, Randy Johnson, to secure final wagering points. Two squads recorded a Perfect 21 in Tuesday’s game: Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s) and Dogtors (Lost Dog). These were Tuesday’s highest scores:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Misfits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Meadowlarks)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Raiders of the Lost Ark)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Annandale Social Studies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Board Games)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Gladiators)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Here’s to You, DJ Snake  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fun Facts About Dudley’s)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Robert Oppenheimer)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Quiz Khalifa  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Supernatural)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Applebee’s)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nora Roberts)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Blank Check)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frank Sinatra Films)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Soup Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Physics)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Mouse Rat (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Human Prostate)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Washington Trivia Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Capitals)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ice Cream)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Dogtors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Human Anatomy)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Underdogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ABC TGIF Shows)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Bukom Beth  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Miles Davis)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pitch Perfect)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Capitals)