Rising High with Tuesday Trivia!

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A 21-team game at Solace Outpost in Falls Church highlighted Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia, in which 231 teams attended across 23 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Topics such as the Pearl Harbor naval base, Three Clues about the word Giant, and orthodontics opened up the game on Tuesday. The last question of the round, however, packed a bonus punch:

  • Currently airing on Disney+, the winner of what competition show is awarded the Mirrorball Trophy?
  • Bonus: Which woman is the most recent winner of this competition?

Most teams knew that trophy goes to the winner of Dancing with the Stars, but only 13.8% correctly named social media star Charli D’Amelio as its most recent victor. This round’s only perfect teams were Crusty Broads (Cuginis), Bad PJs (Idiom), Baby Nora (Antietam), and Buff Booty (Solace Outpost FC).

SECOND ROUND:

Songs with golf terms in the title comprised Tuesday’s audio question. We followed up with a look at long-time teammates on the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nicaragua-bordering nations of Costa Rica and Honduras. The first half’s toughest wagering question was a literary one:

  • With a central figure possibly inspired by his wife who died two years earlier, what was the final poem completed by Edgar Allen Poe?

Just over a quarter of the field named Annabelle Lee as that poem. We ended the first half with this rom-com query:

  • Name the romantic comedy from the 1990s which featured this quote: I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car. And it was like… magic.
  • Bonus: Who directed this film?

About 26% of teams recognized that quote from Sleepless in Seattle, while 9% identified Nora Ephron as its director. In this round, Green Knight (Idiom), Hank! (Nighthawk), and Lone Strangers (Lost Dog) had perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Celebrities celebrating birthdays on Tuesday were showcased at the top of Tuesday’s halftime page, while the bottom section asked teams to unscramble the names of 21st century TV characters. Only three perfect scores were earned here on this page, which had an average score of just 12.5 points. A trio of teams topped the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

We welcomed our teams to the second half with the night’s most difficult question:

  • Beyonce released the song Check on It for the soundtrack to which 2000s film in which she starred as a famous pop star?

The Pink Panther was named by 17% of the field. Other topics in this round included Penny’s job at the Cheesecake Factory on The Big Bang Theory, the botanical peat moss, and Little Bighorn Native American leaders Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. This round had a game-high five perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about Tom and Jerry saw 29 correct six-point guesses stemming from a first clue about a cocktail with that name. The fourth round featured questions on America’s Route 66, the Chancellor of Austria, and the Hindu festival of Diwali. At the end of the round, we listed a trio of fictional characters with the same nickname, with bonus points going to any team that could give all of their individual last names:

  • 1)  The inventor of a time machine who owned pets named Copernicus and Einstein.
  • 2)  A six-year-old girl with the power to bring toys to life with her magical stethoscope.
  • 3)  A pulp magazine hero of the 1930’s and 1940’s known as The Man of Bronze.

All three characters are nicknamed Doc. However, just under 7% submitted their last names: BrownMcStuffins, and Savage. Perfect teams in this round were Lake Okeechobee Gang (Ramparts), Lost Faculties (Ramparts), and Eligible for Prizes Later (Gentleman Jim’s). These were the top scores after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (67.97% success rate):

  • The top five tallest buildings which are used exclusively as hotels are all located in what world city?

More than two-thirds of our teams correctly named Dubai as the locale for those tall hotels. The only team to achieve a Perfect 21 was Lone Strangers (Lost Dog). At the end of Tuesday’s game, these were the highest-scoring teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

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

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Rank Us, Cowards!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Madison University)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Rusty Old Bastards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Craft Breweries)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Summer Fun  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Music)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three’s Company)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Here for the Tacos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Severance)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Lost Faculties  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Psychologists)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: St. Joe’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Speakers of the House)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Bad PJs  (FIRST CATEGORY: The Parent Trap (1998))

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Midnight (audio))

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hocus Pocus)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Robert Mitchum Films)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Hank!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2023 New York Yankees)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Riggins Riggs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reality Dating TV Shows)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Women’s Wrongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Flags)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arrogant People)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Taylor Swift Lyric or Shakespeare Quote?)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Eras Tour)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Religion)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Question Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Female Country Singers)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Baby Got Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Villains)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Demon Slayer)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prince Songs)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Reggae Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Florida Landmarks)