Come and Get Your LV at Wednesday Trivia!
While the Washington Nationals undoubtedly had the most impressive scoring punch of the night, we still celebrated 13 winners among 89 teams at Wednesday trivia.
In Wednesday’s opening stanza, we discussed NFL mascots, the chemical compound of mustard gas, and the city of Independence, Missouri. The first round closed with a three-part question in which each answer contained “Go” as a standalone word. The third part of that question was easily the most difficult:
–> Which 1974 song opens with the lyric: “I can’t light no more of your darkness / All my pictures seem to fade to black and white”?
Only 11% of the field recognized the first line of the Elton John classic “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”. As a result, a mere four teams opened their game with a perfect first round score: Drunk Savants (Valley Grill), Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’), Mostly Dead (Belles’), and Things You Measure (Memories).
Wednesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify the 21st century film soundtrack which included the classic pop songs “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone, and “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede. Our teams were largely successful with the correct answer of “Guardians of the Galaxy”. We continued with a look at the Sydney Opera House, the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and the Chevy car model (and Netflix film title) “El Camino”. The most difficult bonus question of the round saw just six teams earn bonus points by knowing that the current era of geologic time is the Cenozoic era. Only two teams notched 36 points en route to a perfect second round: Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’) and Van Buren Boys (Memories).
The top half of Wednesday’s halftime page asked our teams to match photos of female singers to their birth names, while the bottom half focused on onomatopoeias. This page was a breeze for most of the field, with 22% of our teams earning a perfect score of 20 points. We also saw one of the highest average scores of the season at 18.4 points. Here are your leading Wednesday teams at the halftime break:
- Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’): 94
- Mostly Dead (Belles’): 92
- D.C. Swampers (Silo Falls): 88
- Slow Trivia Movement (Furnace): 88
- Van Buren Boys (Memories): 88
- Einsteins of Beer (Memories): 88
- Things You Measure (Memories): 88
Wednesday’s second half kicked off with one of the most difficult bonus questions of the night, as only eight teams knew that actress Jessica Walter (who also portrays Lucille Bluth on “Arrested Development”) provides the voice of Malory Archer on the animated FX comedy “Archer”. However, the next two bonus points were doled to even fewer teams, as our nightly Three Clues question opened with these two facts:
CLUE 1: During the U.S. Civil War, General Robert E. Lee traveled with his pet Nellie, one of these animals.
CLUE 2: Frizzle, Golden Montazah, and Dorking are three breeds of this animal.
Not surprisingly, very few guesses were turned in at this point in the question, with nearly every team forgoing the bonus for a chance at another clue. Only four teams picked up bonus points with the early correct answer of chicken. Even after closing the third stanza with relatively easier questions concerning the film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and female tennis champions, we did not see any perfect scores in Wednesday’s third round.
Final round topics from Wednesday night included the children’s novel “The Wind in the Willows”, the Taylor Swift song (and music video) “You Need to Calm Down”, and the two bodies of water both named the Red River. After closing the round with a rather difficult three-part question regarding American newspapers, only three teams ran the table with a perfect final round score: Irish Beer Mafia (28 South), Ultimate Source Source (Dragon Hops), and Fan Club (Silo Falls). Here is Wednesday’s overall leaderboard after four rounds of play:
- Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’): 158
- Things You Measure (Memories): 154
- Flight Level Awesome (Belles’): 153
- Think, McFly, Think (28 South): 153
- D.C. Swampers (Silo Falls): 152
- Jock-ish (28 South): 152
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.9% success rate):
–> The Keepall 55 and the Horizon 55 are two pieces of luggage designed by which fashion designer’s namesake company?
Just over half of our teams recognized the use of the number ’55’, which corresponds to ‘LV’ in Roman numerals, leading to the correct answer of Louis Vuitton. Congratulations to Things You Measure (Memories), who was the only to team to earn the Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Think, McFly, Think (28 South): 165
- Flight Level Awesome (Belles’): 165
- Things You Measure (Memories): 163
- Van Buren Boys (Memories): 162
- D.C. Swampers (Silo Falls): 161
- Einsteins of Beer (Memories): 160
- Areola Grande (Valley Grill): 159
- We Know Nothing (Brookside): 157
- Cake or Death (Black Hoof): 156
- Spiritual Growth Hormone (28 South): 155
- Game Time Decision (Black Hoof): 155
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Ten Most Populous Nations)
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Areola Grande (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Flight Level Awesome (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Fictional Person or Real-Life Dead Person?)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Pickled (Next week’s first category: “Harry Potter” Novels)
Furnace Grill and Crab House in Thurmont, MD: Slow Trivia Movement (Next week’s first category: Lightsaber Colors)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME NOV. 6 – First category: “The Masked Singer”)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Yerbol (Next week’s first category: Irish History)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: Cake or Death (Next week’s first category: “Law & Order: SVU” Guest Stars)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived (Next week’s first category: “Veronica Mars”)
Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD: D.C. Swampers (Next week’s first category: Disney’s Haunted Mansion)
Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD: Momentary Lapse of Reason (Next week’s first category: “Guardians of the Galaxy”)
28 South in Hagerstown, MD: Think, McFly, Think (Next week’s first category: “Clue” – film)
Bald Birds Brewing in Audubon, PA: Hakuna Matata (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars” Prequel Trilogy)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: Things You Measure (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Yogi Berra Quotes)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: We Know Nothing (Next week’s first category: Immunohematolgy)