I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday night saw the start of a unique Pour House Trivia experience in Hagerstown, as we hosted the first game of Hagerstown Pop-Up Trivia!  Be sure to check out one of the five fantastic downtown venues now appearing on our Tuesday night schedule.  Across the board, our game welcomed 141 teams across 21 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s game began with a look at this “kid tested, mother approved” breakfast cereal:

We continued with a three-part question about the word ‘immaculate’ before looking at the work of James Madison and John Grisham.  Only nine teams picked up bonus points on the final question of the round by knowing that the Grisham novel “Skipping Christmas” formed the basis for the comedy film “Christmas with the Kranks”.  Five of those nine teams earned a perfect first round score: Jungle Fever (Champion Billiards), Tom Brady is Overrated (Cuginis), My Black Hole Just Exploded (Charlie’s On the Avenue), Kraft’s Happy Ending (Vola’s), and Stink Floyd (Monkey La La).

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured musical acts who have incorporated the use of the flute into their music.  We listened to Men at Work (“Down Under”), Jethro Tull (“Cross Eyed Mary”) and Kendrick Lamar (“Untitled 06”).  Other second round topics included NBA history, the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, and this Emmy-winning TV series:

Ten teams ran the table in the second stanza by posting 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Oscar-nominated films were depicted on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 16% of the field and an overall average of 17.2 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s third round featured a trio of wicked questions that certainly separated the field.  First up, this Three Clues question which dealt with a foreign country:

CLUE 1: Artist Marc Chagall was born in a small town in the Vitebsk region, currently located in this modern-day nation.

CLUE 2: By area, this is the largest landlocked country in Europe.

CLUE 3: Founded in 1996, the flagship air carrier for this country is Belavia.

Even after hearing all three clues, only 13% of the field earned points with the correct answer of Belarus.  This head-scratcher was just the first of three questions that each played to a success rate of under 25%.  We also stumped most of our teams with questions about the novel “All Creatures Great and Small” and the supporting actors who appeared in the film “Donnie Darko”:

Not only did the third round not yield any perfect scores, but only six teams answered all five wagering questions correctly.

FOURTH ROUND:

Without giving our teams much time to recover, the 6-4-2 also proved to be quite diabolical, as NONE of our teams were able to earn a full six points by knowing that the first “Road” film starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby took the duo to Singapore.  The final round gave our teams a bit of a break with some easier wagering questions, but it also offered up the most difficult bonus question of the night.  Only five teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that Thetis was the mother of the legendary Greek warrior Achilles.  Other final round topics included NFL tight ends and this Netflix series:

Balls Out (Quincy’s South) and Cobra Kai (Brass Tap) posted the only perfect scores in the final round.  Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (65.5% success rate):

–> Apart from English, which three languages are designated as an official language in at least 20 countries?

Just under two-thirds of our teams gave us all three correct answers of French, Spanish, and Arabic.  Congratulations to the three teams that passed the third round gauntlet and earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering all wagering questions correctly: Gouda ‘Nuff For Me (Cheesetique), Why Not Zoidberg? (Upper Deck), Stink Floyd (Monkey La La).  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower  (Next week’s first category at 28 South: Epidemics)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  HoJo MoJo  (Next week’s first category: Iron Maiden – AUDIO)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Tom Brady is Overrated  (Next week’s first category: Singapore)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Philadelphia 76ers)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (Next week’s first category: Religious Texts)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Oligarchy  (Next week’s first category: Tennessee Williams)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Vasectomy (Next week’s first category: “Umbrella Academy”)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  ON HIATUS  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Mean” Gene Okerlund)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Why Not Zoidberg?  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – J.R.R. Tolkien Elf or Pharmaceutical Drug?)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Jacksons  (Next week’s first category: Taco Bell Menu)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: Mandela Effect)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me  (Next week’s first category: Walt Disney World)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Bookhouse Boys  (Next week’s first category: 2010s Hip Hop)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Space Monkey Mafia  (Next week’s first category: “Planet of the Apes” – original film)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Tobey  (Next week’s first category: Physics)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Cliff’s Big Brain  (Next week’s first category: American Revolution)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Nicole Kidman Films)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: The Old Testament)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Purple Triple Nipple People  (Next week’s first category: Skydiving)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Cobra Kai  (Next week’s first category: WWE Entrance Songs of the 2000s – AUDIO)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Nasty Neutrons  (Next week’s first category: Garth Brooks – AUDIO)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Last Place  (Next week’s first category: MLB Players)