The Wrath of Tuesday Night Trivia!

With the holiday weekend behind us, we were back with a full slate of Tuesday night games.  We welcomed 111 teams across 14 venues:


The opening round gave us few surprises, as topics such as The Cat in the Hat and the German language were no match for our stellar teams.  We closed with a look at the career achievements of this Swiss athlete:


Twelve teams rolled through the opening stanza with a perfect score of 36 points.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs named for superheroes, which included the recent song “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar.  Later, we looked at U.S. geography, the homo erectus, and the fictional 12th Precinct of the New York City Police Department, which was the home of these comedic cops:

Barney Miller

After closing with a discussion of Ulysses Grant’s political career, we saw six teams sweep the second round with a perfect score.


Our halftime page coupled celebrities with geographic names alongside responses from the Magic 8-Ball.  With an overall average of 16.6 points, nine teams notched perfect scores during halftime.  These were your top Tuesday teams at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s second half began with questions on Lucifer and Hugo Chavez (despite the way it sounds, those were two separate questions) before asking the most difficult bonus question of the second half:

–> Royal Crown introduced the first mass market zero-calorie soft drink in 1958.  Five years later, Coca-Cola introduced its first diet soft drink.  Name either one of these two diet soda brands.

While a majority of teams earned their wagers with one of the two correct answers, only nine teams across the board snagged the two bonus points with both of these correct responses:


We closed the round with another difficult bonus question, as we asked our teams to name either one of the two MLB franchises which are tied for having LOST the most World Series at 13 apiece.  Only 11% of our teams earned this final bonus of the round with the correct answers of the Yankees and the Dodgers.  With that, the Killer Snails (Olney Winery) recorded the only perfect score in Tuesday’s third round.


Our final stanza discussed actors with alliterative names, Mexican geography, and the rise (and fall) of the band Sugar Ray.  The fourth round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Also known as the Cap of Hades, the Helm of Hades, or the Helm of Darkness, this helmet was worn by the goddess Athena, the god Hermes, and the hero Perseus.  What power does the helmet grant?

Only 23% of our teams responded correctly with the power of invisibility.  We closed the round with a question on this current TV series:


Three teams ran the table in the final round: Trust Us, We’re Nurses (The Block), Taco Tuesday (Topgolf – Ashburn), and Breadsticks (Upper Deck).  Here are your top Tuesday scores heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (30.9% success rate):

–> Both nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, two films respectively released in 1939 and 1940 were adapted from books written by which American author?

Just under one-third of our teams knew that the films in question were “Of Mice and Men” and “The Grapes of Wrath”, both adapted from novels penned by John Steinbeck.  Congratulations goes out to How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), who notched the only Perfect 21 of the night with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s overall leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum  (Next week’s first category: “Lucifer” – TV show)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Drunk and Disorderly  (Next week’s first category: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: 2018 NBA Finals)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Pi  (Next week’s first category: 2018 Washington Nationals)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA  (Next week’s first category: Geological Time Scale)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Cocaine)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: “The Rural Juror”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: 2018 Films)

White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV:  Fat, Drunk, and Stupid  (Next week’s first category: “Riverdale”)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Clavins  (Next week’s first category: Medicine)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Viggo Mortensen)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Mavis Beacon Teaches Stereotypes  (Next week’s first category: “30 Rock”)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Mike Huntz  (Next week’s first category: 1980 Hair Bands)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK


6 weeks: Stink Floyd (Monkey La La)

5 weeks: How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers)