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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 80 teams across eight venues.
The field breezed through the first round on Tuesday night, answering questions about the names of MLB teams, the botanical pigment chlorophyll, the Italian backyard game of bocce, and the rogue Super Bowl halftime backup dancer that became known as Left Shark. In one of the easiest rounds in recent memory, about 40% of our Tuesday teams earned a perfect opening round score.
Tuesday’s audio question featured the theme song to the classic television sitcom The Jeffersons, after which we discussed Lake Michigan, the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise, Renaissance architect Christopher Wren, and the music of the Sex Pistols. Overall, the three second round bonus questions yielded an average success rate of 42%, leading to just three teams earning a perfect score of 36 points: Killer Snails (Olney Winery), Moose Killers (Solace Outpost), and William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside).
To celebrate the start of the NBA Finals, the top half of Tuesday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify NBA MVPs, while the bottom half featured a matching section concerning UNESCO World Heritage Sites. About one-third of the field posted a perfect score, while the overall average reached a healthy 18.4 points. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Moose Killers (Solace Outpost): 92
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 92
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 91
- Hardcore Double Vaccination (Solace Outpost): 90
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 89 POINTS
Tuesday’s second half began with the rare topic of classical music, as we looked at the group of Russian composers known as The Five, with 17% of the field adding two bonus points by knowing that Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov created The Flight of the Bumblebee. The third round continued with questions concerning tennis great Althea Gibson, the natural wonder of Oregon’s Crater Lake, and the classic horror film The Exorcist. This final question also gave us the most difficult bonus question of the night. Only nine teams knew that the original film version of The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin. Two teams posted a perfect third round score: Killer Snails (Olney Winery) and D.C. Swampers (Olney Winery).
We traveled to the Chinese palace of Xanadu to begin Tuesday’s final round, before snacking on some Pepperidge Farm treats and examining the planet of Neptune. Next up was a question what proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night (apart from the final):
- Which Canadian actor recently penned Yearbook, a collection of personal essays and funny stories?
Maybe Seth Rogen needs a new publicist, as only 20% of the field knew that he was the author of this work. We closed the fourth round with a three-part question about television shows with the word ‘City’ in the title: Spin City, Austin City Limits, and City on a Hill, a current Showtime crime drama starring Kevin Bacon as a Boston FBI agent. No perfect scores were recorded in Tuesday’s final round. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 164
- Moose Killers (Solace Outpost): 163
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Distilled): 159
- Quiz In My Pants (Dudley’s): 157
- Brain Freeze (Gentleman Jim’s): 156
FINAL QUESTION (7.5% success rate):
- After the release of the album Partners, which singer set a record by topping the Billboard 200 album chart in each of six consecutive decades?
Across the board, only six teams responded correctly with Barbra Streisand. Several Tuesday teams had answered the first 20 wagering questions correctly, but none of those teams could close out the Perfect 21. These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 172
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 164
- Inconceivables (Dudley’s): 163
- Moose Killers (Solace Outpost): 161
- Shipwrecked (Smoketown Creekside): 161
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 153
- Brain Freeze (Gentleman Jim’s): 152
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Distilled): 149
- Southpaws (Dudley’s): 147
- Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s): 145
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Greatest Showman)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimmy Carter)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Inconceivables (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boston Red Sox Players)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off In the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2021 Summer Olympics)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: William Shaqspeare (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen Songs)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Evil Robots)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Isaac Darwins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Whitewashed History of the Alamo)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Brain Freeze (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Incredible Dr. Pol)