Monday Night Trivia with Elsie the Cow!
Tuesday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 83 teams across 11 venues:
Tuesday’s opening round topics included the city of Mecca, the crime of jaywalking, and this Oscar-winning role:
Fifteen teams began their night with a perfect first round score.
Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs which shared the title of “Dreams” (respectively recorded by Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, and The Cranberries). Later, we discussed the respective lead characters from the TV sitcoms “Eastbound and Down”, “Anger Management”, “Cheers”, and “Who’s the Boss?”, each of whom spent time as a professional baseball player. We closed the second round with a look at this great American novel:
In a bit of a coincidence, fifteen teams swept the second round.
Actors portraying Satan highlighted the first of several Halloween-themed halftime pages for this week. This page yielded ten perfect scores and an overall average of 14.5 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- MAJ (DRP): 92
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 92
- Wednesday’s Child (Bushwaller’s): 92
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 92
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 92
Though five teams were sporting a perfect score entering the second half, the chance of a perfect game was quickly dashed on a bonus question regarding this painting created by Roy Lichtenstein:
Next, we asked our most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> Now the national capital of Sierra Leone, which settlement was established by an abolitionist as a home for former slaves?
Only 39% of the field answered correctly with Freetown. Thankfully, only a few few teams confused this answer with Libreville, the capital of Gabon (though it is literally the French translation of ‘Freetown’). Our teams performed well to close the third round, cruising through questions regarding the unicorn, the personal care brand Burt’s Bees, and the rock band Panic! at the Disco. But with just three teams earning bonus points on the first question of the round, we did not see any perfect scores in the third stanza.
Final round topics from Monday night included the evacuation of Dunkirk, the Broadway musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, and this controversial sitcom episode:
We closed the game with U.S. geography and celebrated with a Gatorade shower. MAJ (DRP) and Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s) recorded the only perfect scores of the fourth round. Here is your Monday leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 166
- MAJ (DRP): 162
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 160
- Wednesday’s Child (Bushwaller’s): 158
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 158
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (49.5% success rate):
–> What was the last name of the New Yorker who invented sweetened condensed milk in 1853?
Just under half of our teams responded correctly with Borden. Six teams ran the table on wagering questions to earn the Perfect 21 on Monday night. These were your highest scoring teams to begin Week 7 of Season XVIII:
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 171
- Wednesday’s Child (Bushwaller’s): 170
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 169
- MAJ (DRP): 169
- H.R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 168
- Hibernators (Il Forno): 163
- Periodic Table Dancers (Il Forno): 162
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 159
- Morgan Station (Morgan Inn): 158
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 158
DRP in Alexandria, VA: MAJ (Next week’s first category: “Beavis and Butt-head”)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Next week’s first category: Denver Broncos)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: I Don’t Know Who (Next week’s first category: The 12 Cranial Nerves)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: “The West Wing”)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: *NSYNC or The Backstreet Boys?)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Cheese Wizzes (Next week’s first category: Italian Cuisine)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: The Beatles)
Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club
** THIS WAS OUR FINAL GAME AT GREENE TURTLE IN URBANA. THANKS TO ALL OF OUR LOYAL TEAMS! **
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Got It In the Baggins (Next week’s first category: “Lord of the Rings”)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Ralf Fines (Next week’s first category: “Predator” – original film)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Piggy Doodles (Next week’s first category: Jane Austen)