Taking a Sip of Tuesday Trivia!

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia was played by 212 teams across 24 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

The first round’s questions were no match for our teams on Tuesday. They dealt with various forms of rage, found some shells for a puka necklace, and reminisced on former NFL quarterback’s post-rookie career with the Green Bay PackersMinnesota Vikings, and New York Jets. This round had 19 perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question showcased a trio of songs with titles that start and end with the same letter: Yesterday by the Beatles, Lovefool by the Cardigans, and Rockstar by Nickelback. At the end of the round, we asked about a certain state namesake:

  • What is the only U.S. state named for a non-British monarch?
  • Bonus: What is this state’s official nickname?

While most teams knew Louisiana was that state, having been named for Louis XIV, just 21% gave that state’s nickname: the Pelican State. Eight teams aced this round with a perfect 36-point effort.

HALFTIME:

Halftime tasks included naming celebs with 4-letter first and last names such as Alan Alda and Joan Baez, then matching famous TV catchphrases to the correct character. On average, teams scored 17.3 points while 31 teams earned all 20 points. At the halftime intermission, two teams were still perfect:

  • The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Idiom): 92
  • What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s): 92
  • Arrowski (Rhodeside): 91
  • SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

The second half began with subjects such as the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk and Geppetto’s cat Figaro in Pinocchio. For the round’s final question, we had a little Shakespeare:

  • In which Shakespearean play does the title character cry out A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!?
  • Bonus: This line is spoken during which military battle?

Richard III was named by 28% of the field, while Bosworth was given as a correct bonus answer by 10.8 percent of teams.

FOURTH ROUND:

Winston Churchill was identified by 38 teams for the full six points on Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The last round contained the most difficult questions of the night. We asked an anatomy question early in the round:

  • Which gland may have been given its name due to its shape, which resembles a bundle of a particular herb leaf? Located beneath the breastbone near the heart, this is an organ of the lymphatic system.

Just over 20% of the field correctly named the thymus. Later on, Three Clues about the name Rosa saw just six teams submit the correct answer early enough for bonus points. This round’s lone perfect score was recorded by While You’re Down There (Gentleman Jim’s). After four rounds, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (62.26% success rate):

  • Introduced in the 1940s, which beverage brand was given its name in reference to its elevated vitamin content?

The beverage in question is Hi-C! Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams were DC Swampers (Olney), Supernovas (Dudley’s), and What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s). These were the top teams across all PHT venues on Tuesday:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: I Should’ve Stayed Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Twin Peaks)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: JM Undefeated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great British Baking Show)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Indianapolis Landmarks)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Akira Kurosawa Films)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Landmarks)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Golden Bachelor)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horror Films Adapted from Lovecraft)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: St. Joe’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Teams)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (FIRST CATEGORY: Spaceballs)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Heisenberg  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breaking Bad)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s How We Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: While You’re Down There  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tombstone (film))

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Supernatural (TV series))

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Music Theory)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Smarty Pints  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ohio)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sports TV Production)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1987 Washington Redskins)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Antisocial Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Terry  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON OCT. 24: Religion)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Titanic String Quartet  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50 (Polish or Czech Word?))

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Four Dudes and a Van  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s TV Sitcoms)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hamilton)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dazed and Confused Soundtrack)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Hobbits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings)