Logging on with Weekend Trivia!

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With the addition of our newest venue, The Garage in Frederick, MD, we were up to seven weekend locations and 83 teams playing Pour House Trivia!


Friday’s trickiest wagering question came on a question about last year’s Academy Awards:

  • The most recent film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture stars Emilia Jones as the only member of her family with the ability to hear. Identify the four-letter title of this movie, which is also an acronym.

CODA was named by 55% of teams, while 47% knew that acronym stood for Child of Deaf Adults for bonus points. The wagering query with the lowest success rate in this round came on Sunday, a three-parter where each answer contained a planet’s name:

  • 1)  This Zanzibar-born singer provided lead vocals on the songs Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, and Radio Ga Ga.
  • 2)  One of the earliest fifth generation video game consoles, its release was closely followed by Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64.
  • 3)  Eddie Redmayne won a Golden Raspberry Award for his performance in this 2015 sci-fi flop.

Those answers, in order, were Freddie Mercury, the Sega Saturn, and Jupiter Ascending; exactly half of Sunday’s teams knew at least two of those answers, but 14% named all three for extra credit. Other topics in this round included former First Lady Abigail Adams, the coral snake’s mnemonic device, and the musical ukulele. Vandelay Industries (South Mountain), Sad Boys (Pretzel and Pizza), and Sexual Chocolate (The Garage) had the only perfect first-round scores in any weekend game.


Musical duos, opening credit narration for TV shows, and sitcom clips made up the audio content across our three weekend games. Friday’s audio question was the hardest wagering query in the first half of that game, as less than one third of the field knew at least two of Brooks & Dunn (Boot Scootin’ Boogie), K-Ci and Jojo (All My Life), and Matt and Kim (Daylight). The most difficult wagering question in Saturday’s game came with this tidbit about ad trademarks:

  • First used in 1969, the Dynamic Ribbon is a registered trademark of which beverage company?

Only 19% of teams knew that was the Coca-Cola ribbon. Otherwise, teams encountered subjects such as the Nintendo Game BoyThree Clues about the word spin, and various Buick SUV models. Ah Ha (Pretzel and Pizza) had the only perfect score in this round.


Some weekend halftime topics included notable African American historical figures, the names of musicians’ fanbases, and matching U.S. airports to the correct city. Across the three games, the average halftime page earned teams 16.5 points. However, only two perfect halftime pages were put together, both on Sunday. At the halftime intermission, these were the top-scoring teams:


The end of Sunday’s third round contained that evening’s least-successful wagering chance:

  • Introduced in 1979 and 1991 respectively, who are the only two female characters to appear in the Top 10 of the American Film Institute’s List of the greatest film heroes?

Those characters are Ellen Ripley from Alien and Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs; just 17% named either, while 10% had both names. In other third-round action, teams handled topics like the apt quote That’s All Folks on Mel Blanc’s gravestone, Jack Nicholson films The Departed and The Bucket List, and the dollar used by more than half of all North American nations. There were no perfect scores in this round.


Topics covered in our 6-4-2 questions were the Danish capital of Copenhagen, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, and former FOX TV series 24. By far, the hardest wagering question came at the end of Friday’s last round:

  • Also appearing in the title of a 19th Century children’s novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, what is Donald Duck’s middle name?

Even with a crossword-style clue, only one team was correct to name Fauntleroy as Donald Duck’s middle name. A geographic question tripped up our Saturday field:

  • The Sea which lies directly east of the Korean Peninsula is named for which other Asian country?

That is the Sea of Japan, named by 38% of our teams. Some other things discussed in weekend fourth rounds were famed outlaw Billy the Kid, the Wendy’s fast food chain, and three events from the year 2009. Once again, no teams were able to reach a perfect score here. These scores were the highest after four rounds of trivia:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (14.71% success rate):

  • At one point during the 1990s, half of all compact discs produced worldwide featured a depiction of which corporate logo?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (57.14% success rate):

  • Which spherical candy is mentioned by name in a notable poem published in 1823, and is also the namesake for a character featured in an 1892 ballet?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (17.86% success rate):

  • Located in only one time zone, what is currently the most populous U.S. state with only one area code?

Friday’s final question reminded us that there were way too many America Online CDs floating out there in the 90s. Saturday’s final question regarded the sugar plum, while Sunday’s one-area-code state is Hawaii. Ah Ha (Pretzel and Pizza) had the weekend’s only Perfect 21 over the weekend, with correct answers for each of our wagering questions. With the weekend in the books, these were the top teams:

NOTE: There IS trivia at both The Garage and Mason Social this coming Sunday, February 12!


South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Slime Puppies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Internet)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: What the Cuss  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Killer Psyche (podcast))

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: No Edge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Disney World Attractions)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Love Shack ’85  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Zombie Films)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYGeographic Wordplay)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYNational Arboretum)