Real ‘G’s Move in Silence at Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 92 teams across 12 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Wednesday’s opening round looked at the music from the animated film “Frozen”, the territories claimed by the U.S. after the Spanish-American War, and the Eiffel Tower.  The nightly Three Clues question gave us this “Answer”:

Nine teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect first round.

SECOND ROUND:

The majority of our teams had no problem with Wednesday’s audio question, as they easily recognized unique cover versions of  “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen, “MMMBop” by Hanson, and “Hot in Herre” by Nelly.  Later, the most difficult bonus question of the first half asked our teams to identify the fictional detective that solved “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”.  Only six teams gave us the correct response of C. Auguste Dupin.  Finally, we took a look at this coastal Canadian city sometimes known as “Hollywood North”:

The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s) recorded the only perfect score in Wednesday’s second round.

HALFTIME:

Green characters and powers of ten were featured on Wednesday’s halftime page.  Appropriately, ten teams posted a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average landed at 17.2 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Things got off to an easy start in Wednesday’s second half, as we began with a three-part question in which each answer contained a silent ‘G’.  After several dozen teams earned bonus points, the difficulty level increased dramatically.  Each of the next three questions garnered success rates under 40%, as teams struggled to come up with answers such as Derrick Brooks and Antonin Dvorak.  We closed the third stanza by asking about the full  geographic name of this bank:

Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s) recorded the only perfect score of Wednesday’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Wednesday’s final round featured a question about this comedic superhero:

The final round also included the most difficult bonus question of the night.  On a question regarding the source of Colorado’s official nickname, we offered two bonus points to any team that could also name either one of the two states that were admitted to the Union immediately before or after Colorado.  Across the board, only four teams gave us either correct answer of Nebraska or North Dakota.  As a result, the final round did not yield any perfect scores.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (58.4% success rate:

–> Which European nation derives its name from a Venetian phrase describing the appearance of Mount Lovćen when covered in dense forests?

A phrase describing a mountain and dark colors?  Nearly three-fifths of our teams knew that can only mean Montenegro.  Congratulations to Onomato Penis (Quinn’s) and The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s), as the only teams to record the Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by answering all wagering questions correctly.  Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON APRIL 24 – First category: Netflix Original Series)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Southpaw Fish   (Next week’s first category: Holy Week)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fan Club   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Jayne Mansfield or Marilyn Monroe?)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Tentacle Storm   (Next week’s first category: The 2019 Masters)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason   (Next week’s first category: “Broadchurch”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Scared Money Don’t Make Money   (Next week’s first category: 2019 NCAA Final Four)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters   (Next week’s first category: Famous Seans)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things   (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones” – current season)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Franconia Hair Cemetery   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Visa Policy)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dangerous Business   (Next week’s first category: Instagram)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Cake or Death   (Next week’s first category: Cell Biology)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  What’s That Smell?   (Next week’s first category: “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “The Simpsons” Voice Actors)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Why Not Zoidberg?  (Next week’s first category: Female Scientists Other Than Marie Curie)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Ice Cube or Ice-T?)