Spinning a Web of Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 94 teams across nine venues.
Tuesday’s first round quizzed our teams on topics such as the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, phrases bearing the initials ‘D. R.’, the bizarre eating habits of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, and the acting career of William Daniels. With few surprises in the opening stanza, about one-fifth of the field earned a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three ‘girl’ songs. Nearly every team easily earned wagering points by recognizing Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani and Big Girls Don’t Cry by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, but only nine teams earned bonus points by also giving us the third correct response of Girl I’m Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli. Other second round topics included NBA champions from the Western Conference, the board game Clue, and European capital cities. The only perfect score from Tuesday’s second round was posted by Wyclef For President (Solace Outpost).
Famous Juniors and television spinoffs were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded 24 perfect scores and a robust scoring average of 17.4 points. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Wyclef For President (Solace Outpost): 92
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 92
- Birds of Steel (Dudley’s): 90
- Archived! (Antietam): 89
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
Third round topics from Tuesday night included the various uses of the phrase ‘white noise‘, the raspberry liqueur Chambord, the historical television drama Lovecraft Country, and the English Channel Tunnel. A question on Asian geography provided the field with a rather difficult bonus question:
- Identify either one of the two independent nations of the Eastern Hemisphere that share a land border of 4,700 miles.
Not surprisingly, obtaining one of these two correct answers was not difficult, as virtually the entire field earned wagering points with the correct answer of Russia. The submitted answers for the second country were all over the map, but ten teams snagged two bonus points with the other correct response of Kazakhstan. None of our Tuesday teams posted a perfect third round score.
Tuesday’s final round discussed the song Stuck in the Middle with You by Stealers Wheel, Olympic figure skating champion Peggy Fleming, scientific terms that begin with the letter ‘A’, and the bizarre insurance policies underwritten by Lloyd’s of London. The final bonus question of the night kept most of the perfect scores off the board, as only seven teams knew that Scottish actor Gerard Butler once portrayed Attila the Hun in a television miniseries. You read that correctly… Thanks to that final bonus question, the Nats (Solace Outpost) earned the only perfect score of Tuesday’s final round. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 164
- Wyclef For President (Solace Outpost): 160
- Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s): 159
- Archived! (Antietam): 155
- Wish You Were Beer (Antietam): 155
FINAL QUESTION (19.8% success rate):
- Describing the title character, the following quote appears in which 1950s novel? “She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
About one in five teams earned responded correctly with Charlotte’s Web. The Perfect 21 eluded the entire field tonight, as no team answered all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 168
- Wish You Were Beer (Antietam): 167
- Washington Redskin Potatoes (Dudley’s): 161
- That’s So Clavin (Antietam): 161
- Full Frontal Nerdity (Gentleman Jim’s): 161
- Brain Freeze (Gentleman Jim’s): 160
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 157
- Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s): 156
- Enough Already (Distilled): 156
- Wyclef For President (Solace Outpost): 155
- Woof (Solace Outpost): 155
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Elway)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jesse Owens)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Washington Redskin Potatoes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iowa State University (Cyclones))
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Argyle Jaguars (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Hiking Trails)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Wyclef For President (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Cosby Show)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Skipped a Grade (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicago Fire – TV)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jeopardy! Hosts)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Wish You Were Beer (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frasier)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Full Frontal Nerdity (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Villains)