Putting it Together at Wednesday Trivia!

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Led by Quinn’s on the Corner and its 21 teams, Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia was attended by 186 teams across 19 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

As with the week before, there was no stumping Wednesday’s teams in the first round. We looked back at America Ferrera’s lead roles on Ugly Betty and Superstore, watched some surfing films, and took a trip to Libya. After the round ended, there were still 16 perfect teams.

SECOND ROUND:

The second round took inspiration from the first and played successfully for most teams. We kicked things off with the audio question, which played a trio of songs with the word way in the title: Eminem’s Love the Way You Lie, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, and By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other topics in this round included magician David Copperfield and the 50-year anniversary of Gerald Ford being sworn in as U.S. Vice President after Spiro Agnew‘s resignation. This round had a game-high 21 perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

At halftime, teams had to identify the 20th-century decade featured in a set of photos, then move on to match American companies to the location of their current headquarters. The average score was 17.7 points, while 63 perfect 20-point pages were recorded. A quartet of perfect scores led the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

The game’s third round featured a couple of hard questions. We started with Three Clues about a certain word:

  • In the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the computer HAL is located on this spaceship.
  • This NASA Space Shuttle flew more missions than any other spacecraft.
  • This cable TV network broadcasts Shark Week.

About 8.6% of teams submitted the correct word, Discovery, after two clues for bonus points. A human body question came next:

  • Where on the human body would you find the axilla?

Roughly 21% of the field knew the axilla is found in the armpit. Later on, we discovered a missing Botticelli painting to end the round. This round’s perfect teams were George Santos’s Only Fans (Quinn’s), Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape), and Toasty (Grape Escape).

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 38 correct six-point guesses of water in the 6-4-2. Wednesday’s last round started with a historical question that had a bonus film tie-in:

  • British sailor Fletcher Christian was a key figure in an incident that took place in 1789 aboard which sailing vessel?
  • Bonus: Which Hollywood legend earned an Oscar nomination for portraying Mr. Christian in a 1935 film?

While most teams named the Bounty as that vessel, only 9.1% knew Clark Gable portrayed Christian on screen in 1935’s Mutiny on the Bounty. Some other queries in this round dealt with NBA star Stephen Curry’s college days at Davidson, the football highlights of Married with Children‘s Al Bundy, and a three-parter about song title characters. Six teams recorded a perfect score in this round. After four rounds, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (25.27% success rate):

  • An effect referring to how people tend to value an object more if they make it themselves is named for which retail store?

About a quarter of the field recognized the IKEA Effect. This game had nine Perfect 21 teams! These were the top scores in Wednesday’s game:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Superhero Films)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Norman Lear)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: In Last Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Despicable Me (film series))

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Peanut Butter Jelly Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA Finals)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah-Gram)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Flat Earth Theory)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Piranhas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trains)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Koala Beers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Stormlight Archive)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Leo (2023 film))

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Idol Winners)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Charlie Brown Christmas)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Challenge (MTV series))

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Konnichiwa, Jason  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Austin Powers)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Second Breakfast Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clutch (band))

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arthur Christmas)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Tug and the Heart Strings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Russell Crowe Films)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Musical Theater)

Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD: BBYY  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Foster’s Grille – Warrenton in Warrenton, VA: 

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Teachers and Tech  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Constitutional Amendments)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Ralph Wiggum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Jersey Turnpike)