Setting World Records at Wednesday Trivia

alt textWednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 85 teams across 12 venues. We also had 14 teams join in on a Holiday Theme Game at Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, Virginia.

FIRST ROUND:

The Opening Round for our Wednesday teams began with a three-part question where the word “glad” was found somewhere in the answer, we were looking for Gladiator, the Everglades, and gladiola/gladiolus. Other subjects in Round One included the sport of lacrosse, we bought some souvenirs and watched the former NBC show Blindspot.

Three teams, Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’), Jingle Ballers (Axes and O’sand Archived (GearHouse Brewing) earned a perfect score in Round One.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured bands whose names could be a type of clothing. Those answers were Men Without Hats, The Cardigans, and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. We learned about meteor showers, discussed the countries of Panama and Columbia, honored the memory of John Lennon on the anniversary of his deathand finished off the round by discussing the roles of Julie Andrews.  

Four teams earned a perfect Second Round score.

HALFTIME:

For Wednesday’s halftime page, our topics included Samuel L. Jackson films and sports trophies. This page had an average score of 15.7, with five teams earning a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Round Three began with the Spike Lee Joint, He Got GameOther subjects in the round included a three-part question about bananas where the answers were Gwen Stefani, banana splits, and O.Henry, who coined the term Banana Republic.  We also discussed the Seattle Seahawks and the country of Saudi Arabia.

Round Three also had this difficult question on the subject of Human Anatomy.

  • Which eight-letter ‘S’ word relates to a type of joint surrounded by a thick flexible membrane forming a sac into which is secreted a viscous fluid that lubricates the joint?

Only about 36% of our teams knew the answer to this question is synovial.

Three teams Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’), Sexual Chocolate (Memories Charcoal Houseand Comus Erectus (Comus Inn) finished Round Three with a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing the word steel for the 6-4-2 question, we began Round Four.  We touched on topics that included the video game series Falloutthe literary term acrostic, the tv tune “Cleveland Rocks,” The Salvation Army and our nightly three-clues question where the answer was Mulligan.  None of our teams recorded a perfect score in Wednesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Wednesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (54.1% success rate):

  • Originally edited by brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter, which book was conceived in order to settle debates taking place in European pubs?

Almost 55% of our teams earned their wagering points on this final question with the correct response of The Guinness Book of World Records.  None our our teams were able to notch a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night. Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Hop on Top  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 8-Bit Christmas Songs – AUDIO)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Big East Basketball Coaches)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Hornsby)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Charlie Brown Christmas)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ludacris)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hockey Hall of Famers)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: ‘Tis the Season to Do Molly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European History)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Black Zexcellence  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Let’s Have Another Round  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Comus Erectus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fred Rogers)

Clarksburg Tavern in Clarksburg, MD: Quiz in Our Pants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY:  FDA Codes of Regulations)