It’s All Greek to Tuesday Trivia!

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Twenty-two venues hosted a total of 271 teams for Tuesday’s Pour House Trivia game. The most highly-attended locations were Idiom Brewing (23 teams), Nighthawk Pizza and Solace Outpost – Navy Yard (22 each), and a 20-teamer at Dudley’s Sport and Ale.

FIRST ROUND:

After questions about Burger King and the state flag of Washington opened things up, we looked back at a famous reggae band:

  • Before passing away due to cancer, who spent nearly 20 years as the frontman for the Jamaican reggae band The Wailers?
  • Bonus: Which greatest hits album from The Wailers has spent more than 800 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart?

Bob Marley was named by the majority of our teams, but only 12.9% of the field added bonus points for knowing the album titled Legend. Eleven perfect scores were earned in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

A trio of film clips featuring Mr. Weapon of Choice himself, Christopher Walken, were played for Tuesday’s audio question. While almost 27% of teams earned their wager, just 8.11% identified all three films: Wedding CrashersBatman Returns, and A View to a Kill. Other topics in this round included carbonIan Fleming‘s novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, and the phrase believe it or not. In this round, New York Brewers (Solace Outpost FC), Off in the Park (Solace Outpost FC), and Comfortably Dum (Idiom) had perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Famous dance scenes in movies and letters that only begin the name of one U.S. state were the topics of the halftime page. This was of no real trouble for our teams, though; the average score was 18.3 and 61% of the field claimed a perfect score! These were the top scores at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

This film question started the second half:

  • Which two actresses respectively portrayed hotel guest Marion Crane in the original and remake version of the film Psycho?

Just under 17% of the field named both Janet Leigh and Anne Heche for bonus credit. We celebrated a smarty-pants TV star later in the round:

  • Which former late-night sidekick and star of a namesake Fox sitcom also holds the record for the highest one-day score in Celebrity Jeopardy!, winning $68,000?

Andy Richter still holds that record, and he was identified by about two-fifths of our teams. Finally, a three-parter about shared song titles wasn’t super easy for everyone when it came to bonus points:

  • 1) The first music video created by Metallica was for which song that shares its title with a tune from U2?
  • 2) Justin Bieber topped the Billboard Hot 100 with which fruity-titled song that shares its title with a 1990s alternative hit?
  • 3) Billy Joel and Bruno Mars respectively recorded love songs sharing which five-word title?

Roughly 19% of teams got all three titles: OnePeaches, and Just the Way You Are. Plutocrats (Idiom), Enough Already (Distilled), Taking Care of Quizness (Nighthawk), and We Always Dick Around (Lost Dog) had this round’s perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 71 correct six-point guesses on the word castle in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. We began the last round with 21st century pitchers who won an MLB MVP award and Three Clues about absinthe. However, the round ended with a doozy of a question:

  • Which three men have served as U.S. Vice President AND won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Those men were Teddy RooseveltCharles Dawes, and Al Gore; 18% of the field earned their wager, but a rare zero happened when it came to the bonus rate. As such, there were no perfect teams in this round. Before the final question, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (31% success rate):

  • Other than the micrometer or micron, what is the only SI unit of measurement to be symbolized using a letter of the Greek alphabet?

Using the omega, the ohm is that unit of measurement. Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams were Lost Faculties (Ramparts) and Ten Thousand Dugongs (Rhodeside). Tuesday’s highest scores were recorded by these teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Clown Shoes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sailor Moon)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: TFTI  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rick and Morty)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Pretty Not Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Poultry Breeds)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Questionable  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Owl House)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Get Smart (TV))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Lost Faculties  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Political Third Parties) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dolly Parton)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Plutocrats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s Electric Guitars)

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

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Mars or Hershey?)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Hank!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Moulin Rouge! The Musical)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Easter)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Everyone’s Late Again  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dune Messiah)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Aawon Buh  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Recreational Pickleball)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Fairy Tale Adaptations)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pentecost)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Bad Misty  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Films)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Hollywood)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Pringles  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Currency)

Ion International Training Center in Leesburg, VA: Tres Amigas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Solo Singers)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Butter Cows)