It’s a Holiday at Wednesday Trivia!

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Pour House Trivia’s 21 Wednesday locations welcomed a total of 214 teams to the evening’s game.

FIRST ROUND:

In the opening round, a couple of bonus chances proved to be pretty tough to figure out. A question about folk hero William Tell saw only 13.5% of the field know that legend originated in Switzerland. The game’s Three Clues question was an even harder method of earning bonus points:

  • According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this is the minimum length (in minutes) of a feature film.
  • The traditional gift for this wedding anniversary is the ruby.
  • Malt liquor is sold in bottles containing 1.25 quarts, or this many fluid ounces.

Only 6.54% of teams recognized the number 40 from the first two clues. Three of those teams exited the first round with a perfect score still intact: Equatorial Guinea Pigs (Sully’s), QED (T.J. Stone’s), and Irregardlessly Unrelevant (Rockwell).

SECOND ROUND:

For the second night in a row, a holiday-themed audio question played pretty difficult with our teams. This time, the artists in question were Wham! (Last Christmas), Harry Connick Jr. (It Must’ve Been Ol’ Santa Claus), and Lady Gaga (Christmas Tree); 26% of teams earned their wager, but a night-low three teams knew all three! Other topics in this round included this season’s NFL head coaching casualties from the Carolina PanthersLas Vegas Raiders, and Los Angeles Chargers as well as the TV series Succession which wrapped up earlier this year. A perfect score was just out of reach for teams here.

HALFTIME:

At halftime on Wednesday, teams were asked to name actors from their child roles, then also parse through a mystery theme in which every answer had the name of a Maryland county. While the average score was only 13.1 points, 23 teams were able to get all 20 correct answers. These were the highest scores at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

An eventful third round began with this question:

  • Sharing its name with something you’d find in the building, on what D.C. street would you find the National Archives Building, informally known as Archives One?
  • Bonus: In what Maryland city would you find the building known informally as Archives Two?

Many teams knew of Constitution Avenue for wagering points, but only 14.4% tacked on bonus points for knowing Archives Two is located in College Park. Next, we turned to the car biz:

  • Hyundai is a minority owner of which manufacturer that currently uses the advertising slogan The Power to Surprise?

Kia was named by 45% of the field. Finally, a question about the two children of Kris Jenner who have competed on Dancing with the Stars saw only 18% of teams earn bonus points for getting both Kim and Rob Kardashian. This round’s perfect squads were Scared Money Don’t Make Money (Belles’) and Green Tea Shots (Sully’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

The song Jingle Bells was identified by five teams for all six points in Wednesday’s 6-4-2. The last round of the night kicked off with the hardest non-audio bonus chance:

  • Taylor Swift might help you know that what type of knitted woolen jacket is named after James Brudenell, the British cavalry officer who led the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War?
  • Bonus: In which battle did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?

The cardigan was an easy get for the night’s teams, but the Battle of Balaclava was much more difficult, with a 5.6% bonus rate. We hulked up a few questions later for the night’s toughest wagering query:

  • The upcoming 2024 WWE WrestleMania event will be held in which major U.S. city?

WrestleMania 40 will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia; 11.6% of teams earned their wager with that answer. In this round, Donner Party People (Quinn’s) and Beans and Toast (Sully’s) each earned all 36 points. Heading into the last question of the night, these teams were on top:

FINAL QUESTION (34.58% success rate):

  • According to Billboard, the greatest holiday album of all time is a soundtrack featuring which fictional character?

The Vince Guaraldi Trio still has the top spot with the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas! Unfortunately, no team was able to earn the Perfect 21 on Wednesday. These teams snagged top positions in the final standings:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: May Jay  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Commercial Jingles)

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

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Blind Squirrels  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Apollo 8)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Southern U.S. Universities)

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

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Member Berries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Performs a Classic Pro Wrestling Promo)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Bishop’s Wife (film))

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Teddy and the Cruisers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: East African Animals)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Equatorial Guinea Pigs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends Guest Stars)

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

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chinese Food)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Cheez-Its  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

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

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Charlie Brown Christmas)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Battle of Gettysburg)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift Deep Cuts)

Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD: Lauks  (NOW ON HIATUS — FIRST CATEGORY AFTER HIATUS: A Charlie Brown Christmas)

**NOTE: Effective immediately, Two Story Chimney is ON HIATUS until the spring. We’ll see you there in 2024!**

Foster’s Grille – Warrenton in Warrenton, VA: 

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: Smooth Like Butter  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jurassic Park)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Mad House at the End of the Bar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Orleans Mardi Gras Crewes)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: December 27 Celebrity Birthdays)