Let Your Hair Down for Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia featured the most difficult set of bonus questions in history! Which of our 111 teams could squeeze in two points to take down a victory?

FIRST ROUND:

Wednesday’s game opened with a question concerning this Caribbean dance:

Limbo

While most teams earned wagering points by recognizing the description of the limbo, only 10% of the field tacked on the first two-point bonus of the night by also knowing that this dance originated on the island of Trinidad. We continued with a look at the lyrics of Christmas carols, the origins of “South Park”, and the starting quarterbacks for the Indianapolis Colts. Remembering the forgotten name of Jacoby Brissett was worth two bonus points to 12% of our teams, with five of those squads finishing off a perfect first round by recording 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify each of three musical acts singing some holiday tunes. Just over half of our teams could pick out at least two of the three acts (Luke Bryan, Hall & Oates, and Barenaked Ladies), with 13% earning bonus points with three correct answers. After a throwback to some Italian history, we lit it up for the Christmas film featuring these two title characters:

For this bonus question, we asked our teams to give us the EXACT title of the film pictured above. Only three teams earned these two points with the correct response of “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas”. Even after closing the first half with slightly easier questions concerning the incarceration of Illinois governors and European geography, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Christmas themed TV episodes were featured on Wednesday’s halftime page, while the bottom half asked our teams to list the ten countries which are home to the most Christians. Teams fared very well with the pictures, but as with any list question, achieving a perfect score can be rather difficult. Despite the relatively normal scoring average of 15.9 points, the highest score of the night topped out at 19 points, with a score posted by Space Force Marching Band (Memories). Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

  • Dave Martinez School of Management (The Tavern): 87
  • Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 86
  • Space Force Marching Band (Memories): 85
  • 80% Coolness (Black Hoof): 85
  • FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 84 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

A Three Clues question kicked off Wednesday’s second half. After most of our teams struggled to pick up bonus points in the first half, these two clues proved to be somewhat easier:

CLUE 1: A person with this first name is the namesake of the largest performing arts center at the University of Maryland.

CLUE 2: This was the name of the female reindeer that befriends Rudolph in the 1964 TV special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.

These two clues were enough for exactly one-third of our teams to earn bonus points with the correct answer of Clarice:

Other third round topics included the baseball concept of Sabermetrics, the tributaries of the Colorado River, and the film “Gremlins”. In what would be (tied for) the most difficult bonus question of the night, we asked our teams to name the director of “Gremlins”. Dave Martinez School of Management (The Tavern) was the only team to give us the correct answer of Joe Dante. As a result, our defending World Series champions recorded the only perfect score in Wednesday’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Wednesday’s final round began with a question regarding this Broadway musical:

Hair Musical

Once again, only one team earned bonus points on this question, as Space Force Marching Band (Memories) was alone in knowing that Diane Keaton refused to disrobe while performing in the musical “Hair”. After a quick zoology lesson regarding the members of the deer family, we discussed the Spiel des Jahres Award, which is considered to be the most prestigious award for board games. For the third time in the second half, only one team answered the bonus question correctly, as Flight Level Awesome (Belles’) knew that the game Azul is the most recent winner of this award. Needless to say, we did not see any perfect scores in the final round. Here is Wednesday’s pre-final leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.3% success rate):

–> A trope often used by Shakespeare as a real-life commentary, what unique action is performed by all the following characters: Viola in “Twelfth Night”, Rosalind in “As You Like It”, Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”, Imogen in “Cymbeline”, and Julia in “Two Gentlemen of Verona”?

Just over one-third of our teams responded correctly with cross-dressing. Congratulations to the two teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by correctly answering all wagering questions: To Be Determined (Belles’) and It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s). These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Wednesday’s game:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Southpaw Fish  (Next week’s first category: “Elf”)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: Kwanzaa)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  To Be Determined  (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  (Next week’s first category: Penny Marshall Films)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Spiritual Growth Hormone  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Jan. 2: “Bad Santa”)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  It’s Mueller Time  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Jan. 2: New Year’s Traditions)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dangerous Business  (Next week’s first category: Archaeology)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  80% Coolness  (Next week’s first category: Classic Hollywood)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  KD  (Next week’s first category: Diabetes)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Amigos  (Next week’s first category: Presidential Impeachments)

Fat Daddy’s in Fort Worth, TX:  Dirty Squirrels  (Next week’s first category: New Year’s Resolutions)

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NEXT GAME ON JAN. 30 – First category: Super Bowl Statistics)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Sexual Chocolate  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – MLB Starting Pitcher or Relief Pitcher?)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Shoes For Feet  (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Quizard of Oz  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Jan. 2: 1980s Rock)