Rocking Out with Monday Trivia!
A three-parter with familial relative answers proved to be the first round’s hardest wagering chance, as 47% of the field got two parts for their wager and a quarter of our teams knew all three answers for bonus points. Other topics here included dog food brand Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, The Running Man stars (and future U.S. governors) Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura, and former battleship USS Arizona. Fourteen teams had perfect scores in this round.
Monday’s audio question was a little tricky, especially when it came to getting those two important bonus points. We played dialogue from three animated TV shows — Rocky & Bullwinkle, Pinky & the Brain, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force — and exactly 25% of the field knew all three for the bonus. We turned to some animal physiology for the first half’s toughest wagering question:
- A human averages 12-25 of these per minute. For the lizard-like tuatara, the average is about 4-5 of these per minute. What specific behavior are we referring to?
Almost one-third of Monday’s squads got the correct answer of breaths. We followed that up with the hardest bonus chance of the night, where just 12% of the field knew both the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros as the first and last World Series teams Roger Clemens pitched for. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) earned the one and only perfect second-round score on Monday.
Famous page-to-screen characters and specific medical disciplines were the topics of the night on Monday’s halftime sheet. Seven teams recorded a 20-for-20 effort on a page that carried an average score of 17.8 points. A certain venue once again held court atop the halftime standings:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 92
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 90
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 89
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 89
- Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 89
A three-parter about people with the last name of Monk kicked off the second half, followed by an explanation behind the name and membership qualifications of the Mensa organization. The most difficult wagering chance of the night came midway through this round:
- After a 12-year hiatus, Sean Connery returned to the big screen as James Bond in this 1983 Bond film. Either name that film or name Connery’s previous Bond film from 1971.
Connery took a dozen years off after Diamonds Are Forever, then returned for one more turn as 007 in the non-EON production Never Say Never Again. Roughly 31 percent of our teams were able to name one of those films, while 12% got bonus points for naming both. A half-dozen teams earned perfect scores in the third round.
One single solitary six-point score was earned in Monday’s 6-4-2 about Mariah Carey, as Five Spicy Llamas (Cushwa) guessed the pop star from just one clue. However, about 70% of the field failed to score any points on the question! The fourth round began with a question about Emmy darling Ted Lasso and one of its stars, Hannah Waddingham that saw a round-low 13% of teams give both correct answers for the bonus. We spaced out for the round’s hardest wagering query:
- Besides Earth, which moon of Saturn is the only other body in our Solar System where liquid falls as rain on a solid surface?
About 42% of the field knew that moon is Titan. We moved to questions about the briefly-warred-over Falkland Islands, cooking spray PAM, and Three Clues about the Rose Bowl. A trio of perfect scores were reached by Worst Case Ontario (DRP), Educated Guess (William Jeffrey’s), and Prestige Worldwide (William Jeffrey’s). Standings going into the final question shook out like this:
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 164
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 163
- Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 160
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 159
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 157
FINAL QUESTION (42.2% success rate):
- Released shortly after the band’s original lead singer passed away due to alcohol poisoning, which album has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, which makes it the second-best selling album in history?
AC/DC bounced back after the death of Bon Scott to record mega-hit album Back in Black in Scott’s memory. Worst Case Ontario (DRP) and I Don’t Know (DRP) were able to land the Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. The final leaderboard for Monday’s game was topped by those two teams and these others:
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 176
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 169
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 166
- Team Holt (Bushwaller’s): 165
- Twerk From Home (Bushwaller’s): 164
- Tokyo Sex Whale (Bushwaller’s): 164
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 164
- Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 160
- Chicken Fingers (Bushwaller’s): 160
- Shark Squad (Bushwaller’s): 160
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Puzzle Be Thy Name (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Art History)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broken Lizard Films)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Holt (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marilyn Monroe)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Yank and Prosper (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One Racing)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Interstellar (film))
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Santos L Halper (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Juan Soto)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: McHyder (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Electoral Upsets)