Taste the Feeling of Wednesday Trivia!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 110 teams across 13 venues.
Topics from Wednesday’s opening round included Myspace, the novel “The Three Musketeers”, and the ineptitude of the 2008 Detroit Lions. The most difficult question of the first round was a three-part question about exit phrases from competitive reality TV series. Only 19% of our teams earned bonus points with the three correct answers of “Survivor”, “Top Chef”, and “Project Runway”. One dozen teams began their Wednesday night with a perfect first round.
Wednesday’s audio question featured three songs ‘of love’, as we listened to “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups, “Out of Love” by Alessia Cara, and “Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera. Later, we looked at the Battle of Fort Sumter, the film “Bohemian Rhpasody”, and the geography of Bangladesh. Seven teams earned a perfect score of 36 points in the second round, with three of those teams completing a perfect first half.
Wednesday’s halftime page depicted One Euro coins alongside questions dealing with the lyrics to the nursery rhyme “The Farmer in the Dell”. Falling a bit on the easier side, this page yielded an average score of 17.5 pints, as 19% of the field cruised to a perfect score of 20 points. Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 92
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 92
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s): 92
- Franconia Hair Cemetery (Quinn’s): 91
- Momma Lu’s (Silo Falls): 91
After putting our weapons in their proper containers, the third round featured questions about Christina Aguilera and Monty Python comedian John Cleese. The most difficult bonus question of the round asked our teams to name the two members of the Whig Party that were elected U.S. President. Both John Tyler and Millard Fillmore ascended to the office of Commander-in-Chief upon their predecessor’s death (who happened to be the two correct answers). Only 11% of the field earned bonus points with both William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor. Six teams earned a perfect third round score.
In Wednesday’s final round, we discussed topics such as the origin of the Minnesota Twins logo and the Amazon series “Goliath”. We closed with the nightly Three Clues question, which dealt with the Blue Man Group. Eight teams earned a perfect score in the final round, while Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s) completed an impressive run of four straight rounds of 36 points each. These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams heading into the final question:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 168
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 165
- Franconia Hair Cemetery (Quinn’s): 163
- Momma Lu’s (Silo Falls): 163
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 162 POINTS
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (68.7% success rate):
–> The first brand name product to be featured on a Time magazine cover was displayed on the May 15, 1950 cover. For your wager, what was this product that sold for about five cents each at the time?
About two-thirds of our teams turned in the correct response of Coca-Cola. Congratulations to the seven teams who posted a Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final Wednesday leaderboard:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 180
- The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s): 177
- Nightmare Squad (Black Hoof): 174
- DPR (Black Hoof): 174
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s): 172
- Momma Lu’s (Silo Falls): 172
- Archived (GearHouse): 172
- Onomatopenis (Quinn’s): 171
- We Like Beer (Silo Falls): 171
- Breadsticks (Silo Falls): 171
The teams at Quinn’s continue to rack up entries in the PHT record book. The Dog Ate Our Team Name extends its record by recording at least 170 points in five consecutive games. Meanwhile, Hipster Fashion Consultants becomes the second team in PHT history to post at least 180 points three times in one season.
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: If It’s Not Brock, Don’t Fix It (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 26 – First category: French Language)
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Southpaw Fish (Next week’s first category: Brand Name Origins)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Flight Level Awesome (Next week’s first category: Dennis Martinez)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Mostly Dead (Next week’s first category: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Much More Deeper (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “The Brady Bunch” or “The Partridge Family”?)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: Breakfast For Dinner (Next week’s first category: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Next week’s first category: Current Philadelphia Phillies Other Than Bryce Harper)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Dangerous Business (Next week’s first category: Film Flops)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: Nightmare Squad (Next week’s first category: Monopoly Board)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived (Next week’s first category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV)
Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD: Momma Lu’s (Next week’s first category: Don Knotts)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Sanitation System of Taipei)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: Please Return My Pens (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Joey Tribbiani or Chandler Bing?)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: Wu Tang Clan – AUDIO)