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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 113 teams across 12 venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday’s game included phobias, the Syracuse University men’s basketball team, the double-reed musical instruments of the oboe and the bassoon, and the television version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the latter of which included the most difficult bonus question of the opening round. Less than one-third of the field knew that the portal to the underworld on Buffy was named the Hellmouth. That was the only first round sped bump for most of the field, as ten teams began their night with a perfect first round score.
Tuesday’s audio question featured another visit from the Karaoke machine, as we asked our teams to identify songs based on their instrumental versions. This week’s selections included My Generation by The Who, …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, and Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. More than half of our teams easily recognized all three tunes to earn the first bonus points of the second stanza. Other second round topics included triple sec liqueur, Yoda from Star Wars, Antarctic geography, and the Old West figure Calamity Jane. Once again, the final bonus question of the round was also its most difficult, as just 16% of our teams knew that Calamity Jane is buried in Deadwood, South Dakota. Three teams posted a perfect second round score: Team Red (Solace Outpost), Abigail Bartlets (Distilled), and Silent Z (Epiq).
Album covers and film villains were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime round, which yielded eight perfect scores and an overall average of 16.9 points. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:
- Shake and Bake (Upper Deck): 90
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 89
- Smartinis (Antietam): 89
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 88
- Team Red (Solace Outpost): 88
- Silent Z (Epiq): 88
Tuesday’s third round opened with questions regarding the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden, and the Asian cabbage bok choy. We continued with a three-part question concerning product placement in film. Only 12% of the field earned a two-point bonus with three correct answers, thanks largely to this query:
- Director David Fincher claimed that there is at least one Starbucks cup visible in every scene of which film?
The most common wrong answer here was The Social Network, but instead the correct response was Fight Club. Other second round topics included the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade and the historic Mutiny on the Bounty. Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s) earned the only perfect score in Tuesday’s third round.
After discussing the various uses of the word Hippo in the 6-4-2 question, we began Tuesday’s final round with the most difficult wagering question of the night:
- On the television sitcom Friends, Chandler Bing’s father worked as a Las Vegas drag queen, so he was portrayed by which actress?
Only 27% of our teams responded correctly with Kathleen Turner. From there, we discussed the religion of Islam, the famed mustache worn by painter Salvador Dali, and the work of author H. P. Lovecraft, the latter of which included the most difficult bonus question of the night. Only 11% of our teams could correct spell the name of the monstrous character of Cthulhu. As a result, Lush Puppies (Olney Winery) notched the only perfect fourth round score on Tuesday night. Heading into the final question, the Tuesday leaderboard included these teams:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 164
- Shake and Bake (Upper Deck): 159
- Smartinis (Antietam): 156
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 155
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 155
(that is not a typo)
FINAL QUESTION (17.5% success rate):
- Which two states that border each other are tied for the highest number of borders shared with other states, with eight each?
Most of the field gave us one of the two correct answers, but ascertaining both correct responses was certainly difficult. About one-sixth of the field earned wagering points here with the two correct answers of Missouri and Tennessee. None of our Tuesday teams earned a Perfect 21 this week, as every team missed at least one wagering question. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Shake and Bake (Upper Deck): 171
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 168
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside): 166
- Rocketship to Awesomeland (Dudley’s): 162
- How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis): 160
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 158
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 156
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 155
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 154
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 152
- Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost): 152
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Understudies (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Christmas Story)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: How I Met Ronnie (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tennessee)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Shake and Bake (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Medicine)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: D. C. Swampers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: French Wines)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Drunken Birds of Steele (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: March Madness)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chuck Norris Films)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Pink Flamingos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golf)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: No Drama Llama (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Richard Marx)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Few Good Men)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Cabbage or Lettuce?)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Silent Z (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roman History)