Rhythm & Blues & Tuesday Trivia!

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A total of 254 teams showed up on Tuesday ready for an evening of Pour House Trivia across our 23 venues, including a 24-team event at Dudley’s Sport and Ale.

FIRST ROUND:

A pair of bonus opportunities proved to be tough for our teams overall in this round. First, this African geography question:

  • Which sea separates the coasts of Egypt and Sudan from those of Saudi Arabia and Yemen?
  • Bonus: Name either one of the other two African countries which also border this sea.

The majority of teams knew the Red Sea from the main question, but a round-low 28% named either Eritrea or Djibouti for bonus points. Two questions later, Three Clues about the word nano had a 31% bonus success rate. There were 15 perfect scores in this round, the most of any on Tuesday.

SECOND ROUND:

The evening’s audio question played three songs with celestial objects in the title. From there, we hit topics such as back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning and the birthday of George Armstrong Custer. The round’s last question took us from page to screen:

  • What movie based on a Stephen King book was advertised with the tagline Paul Edgecomb didn’t believe in miracles, until the day he met one?
  • Bonus: In which U.S. state is this film set?

This was the toughest wagering question all night; roughly 31% of the field named The Green Mile, but only 8.66% knew it took place in Louisiana. This round had six perfect team scores.

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime topics were pizza brands and determining whether each of a list of actors have been nominated for an acting Academy Award. The only team to get all 20 points was Nine Inch Males (Ramparts), while the average score was 14.9 points. These were the highest scores at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half kicked off with a doozy of a bonus question:

  • From country music star to crossover superstar to movie star to global icon to beloved humanitarian and philanthropist describes part of the biography of which 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee? 
  • Bonus: Which female musician inducted her? 

While Dolly Parton was identified by most teams, a lot of them also thought her goddaughter Miley Cyrus inducted her into the Hall; in fact, it was Pink who did so. She was named by 3.54% of the field. Other topics in this round included a three-parter on main ingredients of foreign dishes, the burpee exercise, and the brain’s hypothalamus. What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s) provided the only perfect effort in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

6-4-2 on The Rocky Horror Picture Show had 208 correct six-point guesses, meaning over 81% of the field got the maximum point boost! Not as successful was this question early in the fourth round:

  • Earlier this year, which female musician went viral after being seen working at a Waffle House in Alabama?

Lana Del Rey was correctly named by just under a third of Tuesday’s teams. The next question, on the Greek Parthenon, saw a little more than 20% of the field earn bonus points for naming its Doric architectural style. In this round, Here for the Tacos (Dudley’s), Hoof Hearted (Dudley’s), Kronies (Coach’s Corner), and Trivia Bear (Creek Lodge) each earned a perfect score. After four rounds, these teams were ahead of the rest:

FINAL QUESTION (64.17% success rate):

  • Winning for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance every year from 1968 to 1975, who is the only artist to win eight consecutive Grammy Awards in the same category?

As this category debuted in 1968, Aretha Franklin earned its first eight awards! Five teams used that answer to cap a Perfect 21 night. These were the top scores at the end of Tuesday’s games:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Hundo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: No Puns to Give  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Food that Changes Excrement Color)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Thank a Teacher  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rodgers and Hammerstein Musicals)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Summer Fun  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Mascots)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Christmas Carol (1984 TV special))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift (audio)) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Nine Inch Males  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fictitious Bands from Films)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Dang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Portland, Maine)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Green Knight  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frederick, MD History)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Deep Fried Pickle Rick  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Films)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Damn, Gina  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Clark or Eddie? (Christmas Vacation))

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Cocoa  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Montgomery County Fire Stations)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Queens of 23rd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Hunger Games)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Saturday Morning Cartoons)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Joey Triviani  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Led Zeppelin)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: University of Virginia Men’s Basketball)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Diva Down  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nanotechnology)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Underdogs  (FIRST CATEGORY AFTER HIATUS: Star Trek)

**NOTE: The Garden is on winter hiatus, effective immediately. We’ll see you back in 2024!**

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Jodi  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mesoamerican History)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Trivia Bear  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Newbery Medal Winners)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Four Dudes and a Van  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Bands)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s MLB)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Penn State Running Backs)