Rolling in the Deep at Weekend Trivia!
Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 71 teams across six venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”, the current film sequel “Bad Boys For Life”, the microwave oven, and the classic TV sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Our Saturday teams dealt with the most difficult bonus question of the round, asked in the form of a Three Clues question:
CLUE 1: With over 1,100 locations worldwide, this chain is owned by the Intercontinental Hotels Group.
CLUE 2: It is named for a musical film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire that included the Irving Berlin song “White Christmas“.
Only three of our 19 Saturday teams scored two bonus points by turning in the early correct answer of Holiday Inn. Overall, nine teams posted a perfect opening round score.
In Friday’s audio question, we played three songs re-recorded as eight-bit video game music: “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash, “Give It Away” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk. Meanwhile, Saturday’s field struggled to identify three geographic song titles: “L. A. Woman” by The Doors, “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen, and “Waking Up in Vegas” by Katy Perry. Other second round topics included the Tom Collins cocktail, the Super Bowl appearances of the Washington Redskins, and the upcoming Iowa Caucus, the latter of which included the most difficult bonus question of the second round. Only five of our 52 Friday teams knew that Ted Cruz received the highest percentage of delegates among all Republican candidates at the 2016 Iowa Caucus. Sup Nerds (Vanish) posted the only perfect second round score last weekend.
The weekend halftime pages focused on topics such as Super Bowl halftime performers, notable film fight scenes, and fictional attorneys. Exactly one-fourth of the field notched a perfect halftime score of 20 points, while the overall average reached a healthy 17.4 points. Here is your weekend leaderboard after one half of play:
- Schweddy Balls (Vanish): 90
- Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (Vanish): 90
- No MSG (P. B. Dye): 90
- You Had Me at Trivia (P. B. Dye): 90
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 90
Our Saturday squads faced a slew of treacherous questions to begin their second half, starting with the most difficult wagering question of the night. Only four out of 19 Saturday teams recognized the plot line to the Netflix film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Things only got slightly easier from there, as each of Saturday’s next three wagering questions yielded success rates of about 40%. We looked at topics such as Super Bowl commercials, characters from Broadway musicals, and the young adult novel (and Disney film adaptation) “Tuck Everlasting”. Our Friday teams faced a much easier set of questions in their third stanza, dealing with topics such as The Grateful Dead, Baseball Hall of Famers, and the novel “Murder on the Orient Express”. Two Friday teams earned a perfect third round score: Killer Snails (P. B. Dye) and Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye).
Topics from last weekend’s final round included McDonald’s restaurants, South American geography and the song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, the latter of which gave us the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only two Saturday teams knew that this song originally appeared on the Billy Joel album “Storm Front”. In their final round, our Friday teams dealt with the most difficult wagering question of the entire weekend:
–> The largest airport in Oklahoma is named for which American who died in a 1935 plane crash?
Only seven out of 52 Friday teams responded correctly with Will Rogers. Killer Snails (P. B. Dye) posted the only perfect score of last weekend’s final round. These were your highest scoring weekend teams heading into the final question:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 165
- Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (Vanish): 161
- Schweddy Balls (Vanish): 160
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 160
- Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P. B. Dye): 158
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (19.2% success rate):
–> Introduced in 1893, this engineering marvel was constructed with 2,200 tons of steel and could originally carry over 2,000 people at a time. For your wager, identify this structure referenced in the historical non-fiction book “Devil in the White City”.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (27.8% success rate):
–> For albums released four years apart, which artist won Grammy Awards for Album, Record, and Song of the Year twice, the only artist to ever do so?
The correct answers to these questions included the Ferris Wheel and Adele. Congratulations to Killer Snails (P. B. Dye), who recorded the only Perfect 21 last weekend by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 171
- No Ma’am (P. B. Dye): 160
- Here For the Beer (Vanish): 158
- Anything But Sports (Vanish): 156
- No MSG (P. B. Dye): 153
- Ah Ha (Pretzel & Pizza): 151
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 149
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 148
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 145 POINTS
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (Next week’s first category: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Here For the Beer (Next week’s first category: High School Chemistry)
Black Walnut at P. B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Bill Murray Films)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Dragon Ass (Next week’s first category: Monty Python Films)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants (Next week’s first category: “Schitt’s Creek”)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Ah Ha (Next week’s first category: Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball)