Showing Off Some Brain Power at Tuesday Trivia!

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As we try to warm back up after a few frigid days, 137 teams showed up for a Tuesday night with Pour House Trivia.


In Tuesday’s first round, teams spent a three-parter on words that are also surnames of current U.S. Senators, then got hit with a sports question that was the hardest of the first half:

  • What is the only #1 seed to have made this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four?

While other top seeds Gonzaga, Baylor, and Arizona faltered early, Kansas was able to make it to the national semifinals taking place this weekend, a fact that just over two-thirds of the field was able to recall for credit. After questions about the film Lethal Weapon and the states Massachusetts and West Virginia, 15 teams stood tall with perfect first round scores.


This week’s Tuesday audio question featured three songs with titles that featured things you typically find in a toolbox, namely Maxwell’s Silver Hammer by the Beatles, Hip To Be Square by Huey Lewis and the News, and Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters. About 70% of our teams were able to earn their wager by naming at least two of those three tracks, while just 27% were able to name all three for the two-point bonus. We also asked questions about the cocktail Planter’s Punch, the novel Robinson Crusoe, and the recently-completed TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Six teams were able to put together a perfect second round on Tuesday.


For Tuesday’s halftime page, teams had to identify celebrities by their appearances on the TV show South Park, then match up major U.S. cities to their corresponding rivers. The average score on this sheet was 15.7 points, and 15 teams notched a perfect 20 points. At the halftime intermission, these were your top teams:


The first question in Tuesday’s third round brought with it the hardest bonus question of the night; while 66.4% of the field correctly knew the Got Milk? ad campaign started in print with a supermodel in a black dress, only 13.1% of teams knew that supermodel was Naomi Campbell. After that, we quizzed our teams on topics such as the recent election to determine the Prime Minister of India, Three Clues on The Little Mermaid, and the rabbit mentioned in the song Hound Dog. We wrapped up this round with the most difficult question of the night:

  • Based on the location of their home arenas, what are the northernmost and southernmost teams in the National Hockey League?

At least one of the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers were correctly guessed by 57% of teams, with a little over one-quarter of the field earning the bonus by naming both. Out of our entire field on Tuesday, only S & J (Solace Outpost) scored a perfect 36 in the third round.


After a 6-4-2 on the first name Amy that 15% of teams scored six points on, we entered the fourth round and tackled subjects such as the Sea of Galilee, the countries Venezuela and Vietnam, and Impressionist painter Claude Monet. The end of the round brought another tough bonus question, this time about the 2000s HBO comedy Flight of the Conchords, where just under one-fifth of the field were able to name either Bret McKenzie or Jemaine Clement as the New Zealand comedy-musicians comprising the title duo. Five teams earned perfect scores in the fourth round on Tuesday. With that, these were your leaders heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (22.6% success rate):

  • Comprised of about 60% fat tissue, what is the “fattest” organ of the human body?

This one wasn’t easy, but that organ is in fact the brain. No teams on Tuesday were able to score a Perfect 21 by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:


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Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Flamingo Mating Habits)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Shake and Bake  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The JFK Administration)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: We Show Up  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB 20-Game Winners on Last Place Teams)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Inconceivables  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Last Kingdom)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s MTV VJs)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Diseases)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Donner Party  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Human Brain)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The American Songbook)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Journey)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: The Great Mouse Detective or An American Tail: Fievel Goes West?)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: 2P2CE  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Genetics)

VFW Post 3285 in Frederick, MD: Spooning Leads to Forking  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golf)