Storming the Beaches at Tuesday Trivia
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 102 teams across ten venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday night began with the anniversary of the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. Other topics in Round One included words with double ‘G’s in their names, which were swagger, muggle, and (Merle) Haggard, the medical condition known as the mumps, and we finished the round with a question about The Liberty Bell., which featured one of the most difficult bonuses of the night. Only five teams knew that the Liberty Bell features a quote from the book of Leviticus in its inscription.
As a result of that bonus no teams posted a perfect first round score on Tuesday night.
In Tuesday’s audio question, the field dealt with three songs that all featured the word “Down” in their titles by the respective artists 311, Disturbed, and Kenny Chesney. Subsequent topics included the 2021 films The Power of the Dog and West Side Story, the Short Line Railroad in Monopoly and the world capitals of Warsaw Poland, Wellington, New Zealand, and Windhoek, Namibia. Round Two also featured the most difficult question of the night in the form of a fruity science category.
- Fruits such as pineapple, kiwi, papaya, and mango contain certain enzymes called proteases. These enzymes can break down chemical bonds, which means that these fruits should not be included as an addition to which type of dessert?
A little less than 30% of our teams figured to the answer here was gelatin or Jell-o.
Only one team Off in the Park (Solace Outpost) earned a perfect Sound Round score.
Our halftime round featured the topics of celebrities wearing eye patches and literary couples. The overall average reached 17.1 points with 12 teams earning a perfect score. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost: 88
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 87
- Wiseacres (Distilled): 86
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost: 86
- Supernovas (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 84
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 84
Tuesday’s Third Round began with a shared title question about the title (The) Story of My Life, which was used as Helen Keller’s autobiography and a song title from One Direction. That question also featured the most difficult bonus of the night where only two teams were able to come up with the album where that song initially debuted on, Midnight Memories.. We discussed the origin of the word Perestroika, delved into a three-part question about butlers that included were Alfred, Around the World in 80 Days, and Downton Abbey, and we finished the round with a question about the 1929 New York Yankess batting order and the film Sideways.
Despite an easier round than the second no teams earned a perfect third round score on Tuesday night.
After our nightly 6-4-2 question dealt with killer whales we began Round Four. We discussed the African American authors Richard Wright and James Baldwin, the former retailer CompUSA, and the state quarters of North Carolina and Ohio which both feature the Wright Brothers.
Our most difficult question in the second half was posed on the subject of The Crusades.
- This Crusade is thought to have taken place in 1212 and may have involved as many as 30,000 people who attempted to peacefully convert Muslims to Christianity. The campaign was a disaster, as most of the participants in this Crusade were believed to have been sold into slavery. The name of this event was later used as the subtitle to Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five. What is its name?
Just under 1/3 of our teams figured out those clues led us to the Children’s Crusade.
Four teams earned a perfect score in Tuesday’s fourth round. Heading into the final question, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 163
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost: 162
- Woof (Solace Outpost: 157
- Our Drinking Team has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 156
- Wiseacres (Distilled): 155
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 155
FINAL QUESTION (51% success rate):
- Aside from being the third wife of Ernest Hemingway, author and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn has the distinction of being the only known woman, among over 150,000 men, to have participated in what historical event?
Just a little over 50% of Tuesday’s field responded correctly by know this answer was The Invasion of Normandy. One team Killer Snails (Olney Winery) posted the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 175
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost: 170
- Woof (Solace Outpost: 169
- Wiseacres (Distilled): 160
- Rocketship to Awesomeland (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 160
- Birds of Steele (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 160
- Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 158
- Enough Already (Distilled): 156
- Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts): 152
- Aristocrats (Distilled): 152
- Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost: 152
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Rock)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Peanuts – Comic)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Birds of Steele (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: EPL Nicknames)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hard Rock)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Franco-Prussian War)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Winter Olympics)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sewing)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)