Taking a Bite Out of Wednesday Trivia!

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Wednesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia was played by 172 teams across 20 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

The only speed bump in the opening round came on a U.S. geography question:

  • Located between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, the Straits of Mackinac separate which two Great Lakes?

Almost 30% of teams earned bonus points for naming both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Other topics in this round included the Biblical book of Numbers and the images depicted on the American $2 bill. A game-high 10 teams earned perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

A trio of songs with the word Back in the title comprised the evening’s audio question. At the end of the round, however, we reached the first half’s toughest wagering query:

  • Which A-list actor makes a cameo appearance in a 2000s comedy film as a tattooed rock star singing the song Scotty Doesn’t Know? You can either name that actor or identify the film in which this cameo takes place.

About 46% of teams named either Matt Damon or the film EuroTrip, while about a quarter of the field submitted both answers. In between, teams heard questions about the college football upsets of Oregon and USC as well as the force of torque. This round had seven perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Famous artworks were pictured at the top half of Wednesday’s halftime page, while the bottom section listed various films and asked teams to determine whether the cast included Jennifer Garner or Natalie Portman. The average score was 15.4 points, but 31 teams aced the page. One perfect team topped the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half began with a three-parter about the metric system in which 24% of teams earned bonus points. Two questions later, we had this comedy question:

  • Passing away in 2005, who was named the greatest stand-up comedian in history by Rolling Stone magazine?

This had the lowest bonus success rate of the night, as 21% of the field named Richard Pryor before a multiple-choice component was introduced. The round wrapped up with questions about the 80s toy Teddy Ruxpin and the First Opium War between China and the United Kingdom. This round’s perfect teams were Power Vacuum (Belles’), Sexual Chocolate (Memories), and Bet Smart (Thick-N-Thin).

FOURTH ROUND:

Actress Helen Hunt was identified at the six-point clue by just three teams in the 6-4-2. The night’s last round began with topics such as rapper Drake, the Flamingo casino in Las Vegas, and actress Sarah Chalke. A baseball postseason question after that turned out to be the least successful of the game:

  • Of the four remaining teams in the MLB playoffs, which one has the longest drought of playing in the World Series?

Last appearing in 2001 when they won the whole thing, the Arizona Diamondbacks were named by 27% of the field. Sexual Chocolate (Memories) had the only perfect score in this round. They also led the way in points before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (43.02% success rate):

  • Two men named Jonathan Harker and Quincey Morris are responsible for the death of which literary character?

Aptly considering the month, Harker and Morris were responsible for Dracula‘s death. Wednesday’s only Perfect 21 team was Nincompoops (Rockwell). At the end of the night, these were the top scores:

Honorable mention goes to Mixed Nuts (T.J. Stone’s), which scored 167 points while playing over the limit with more than seven team members.

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Casual Girlfriend Material  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 1: Hocus Pocus)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Ostrich or Emu?)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canine Diseases)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Exorcist)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Student Drivers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah Speaks French)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Member Berries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Radiohead)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vampires)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Barn Gurlz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Suits (TV series))

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Salem Witch Trials)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Daddy Needs New Shoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: West Virginia Battles of the Civil War)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Downtown Crown Family Jewels  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Liverpool FC)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Adult Entertainment  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Poetry)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Anakin’s Daycare Service  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2023 Rugby World Cup)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pizza)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Muppets)

Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD: Lauks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Color Blue)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Boldly Arrowski’s Day Off  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prince Songs)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Professional StarCraft)