Monday Trivia Cairn Not Believe It!

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Eleven venues hosted Monday’s latest Pour House Trivia match, at which 118 teams stepped up to prove their trivia might.


Three Clues question about Mexico City saw 30% of teams give that answer before all three clues were read in order to earn two bonus points. The very next question, however, was the most difficult of the opening round:

  • Both playing for teams in the AFC West, who are currently the top two running backs in PPR (or point per reception) fantasy football scoring for the 2022 NFL season?

About two thirds of the field named either Austin Ekeler of the Los Angeles Chargers or Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders to get wagering points, but 43% earned bonus credit with both right answers. The last question of the round was about the tiny blood vessels known as capillaries, but just 7.6% of teams got two extra points for knowing capillaries join together to create venules. Two of those squads, That’s So Clavin (Cushwa) and Almost All-American (Il Forno), earned the only perfect scores in the first round on Monday.


An audio clue regarding musicians namedropping fast food brands was the toughest wagering question in the first half; 61% of teams had two of the right artists (Ice CubeFergie, and Blake Shelton), while 23% provided all three for bonus points. After questions about the Yiddish term chutzpah and artist Frida Kahlo, we had this spicy question:

  • Grey Poupon mustard originated in which French city?

Aptly, the brand started in the city of Dijon, which was correctly named by 81% of teams. A game-high seven teams had perfect scores here.


Musicians with one-word stage names made up the top half of Monday’s halftime page, while the bottom part asked teams to match famous actors to the films in which their character was killed off. Nine teams earned all 20 points on this sheet, which had an average tally of 15.4 points. We reached halftime intermission with these teams on top of the standings:

  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 90
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 88
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 88
  • That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 88


Monday’s third round had a couple of quite tricky wagering questions. We started with a three-parter about pickles, followed by a mention of Seinfeld‘s presidentially-named Van Buren Boys. This MLB question came at the midpoint of the round:

  • Passing away last week, which player was the first player in MLB history to win a Cy Young Award in both the American and National Leagues?

Gaylord Perry was correctly named by about a third of the field, while just over 10% of them got bonus points for naming either Cleveland or the San Diego Padres as the teams he won the Cy Young Award with. At the end of the third round, though, we had the hardest question of the night:

  • Taylor Swift scored her first career number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ten years ago with which song?

Either the song or the album it came from was acceptable for credit. Swift topped the chart for the first time with the song We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together from the album Red; 23% of teams knew either answer, but just 7.6% had both. The only perfect team in the third round was Santos L Halper (Ragtime).


6-4-2 about the Pyramid game show franchise had exactly zero 6-point teams, as none were able to figure out the answer after a single clue. The final round on Monday started with the December Zodiac signs Sagittarius and Capricorn, followed by the invention of writing which ended the prehistorical period of time. Another tough question popped up at this point:

  • While the term dorsal is used to refer to the fin found on the center of a fish’s back, which other scientific term is used to refer to its tail fin?

There was eventually a crossword-style hint but 7.6% of teams didn’t need it to get the right answer, the caudal fin. However, 26% of teams earned wagering points on that question. Small Council (Aslin) earned the only perfect score in this round. There was a very slim overall lead in the standings prior to the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (31.4% success rate):

  • Though the legislation did not pass, lawmakers in which U. S. state once proposed that the Cairn Terrier be named its official state dog breed?

Kansas tried that legislation, as the Cairn Terrier was the breed of Toto from The Wizard of OzWith some tough asks in Monday’s game, there were no Perfect 21 teams at any venue. Even so, these teams recorded the top scores on the night:

  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 168
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 166
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 166
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 159
  • Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 158
  • Seven Swans a-Slaying (DRP): 156
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 155
  • That’s a Bingo (Il Forno): 155
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 154
  • Satchel of Richards (Rockwell): 154


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Capybaras  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here For the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elf (film))

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Legalized Gambling  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Drink Masters)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Pursue This  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Home Alone)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Among the Living (Anthrax album))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cool Runnings)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Wet Bandits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Princess Bride)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great Emu War) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Small Council  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Basketball Rules)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Science Fiction Authors)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: FIFA World Cup)