There’s No Evil in this Box of Wednesday Trivia!

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Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 102 teams across 12 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Wednesday’s game included the film E. T., the fashion style of television character of Daisy Duke, the classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and YouTube, the latter of which included an extremely difficult bonus question.  Across the board, only four teams knew that the co-founders of YouTube had all previously worked together at PayPal.  As a result, Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (Belles’) posted the only perfect score of Wednesday’s first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured songs with repetitive titles, as we listened to Louie Louie by The Kingsmen, Money Money Money by ABBA, and Bang Bang by the trio of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.  Other second round topics included the ancient scientist Archimedes, Trevi Fountain in Rome, and the college football national championships won by the University of Alabama and Clemson University.  Once again, a single bonus question kept nearly all of the perfect scores off the board.  After most of the field earned wagering points by recognizing a description of the Goosebumps book series, only four teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that Just Beyond is the title of the new Disney+ series that marks the most recent adaptation of these books.  Mack Attack (Vanish) earned the only perfect second round score on Tuesday night.

HALFTIME:

Numerical television show titles and literary characters were the featured topics on Wednesday’s halftime page.  Eleven teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 15.1 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Wednesday’s third round included questions concerning the lyrics of the Billy Joel song Piano Man, the philosophical concept of transcendentalism, Peugeot automobiles, and the international organization OPEC.  In the final bonus question of the round, many of our teams were surprised to learn that the ‘O’ in OPEC does not stand for Oil.  Instead, it stands for Organization, as in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.  In spite of that, Wednesday’s third stanza included the easiest trio of bonus questions, as six teams ran the table by posting 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

Before starting Wednesday’s final round, about a dozen teams picked up six points in the 6-4-2 question by recognizing Patricia Reichardt is the real name of of comic strip character Peppermint Patty.  From there, the final round touched on topics such as the television talk show Inside the Actors Studio, forgettable NFL moments, the U. S. / Canadian border, and classic rock star Alice Cooper.  The final round also included this query that proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night:

  • The French and Indian War is generally considered to be the North American theater of which global military conflict with a numerical name?

Less than one-third of our teams responded correctly with the Seven Years’ War.  Wednesday’s final round did not yield any perfect scores.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (37.3% success rate):

  • In addition to her more notorious reputation, which mythical female was considered to be the first human woman created by the Greek gods?

Nearly two-fifths of Wednesday’s field picked up wagering points on this final question with the correct response of Pandora.  Congratulations to Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: All of Us  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – 1970s film)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Alcoholics Unanimous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sopranos)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tim Burton Films)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1986 New York Mets)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Periodic Table)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Periodic Table)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Stinkfist  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bob Dole)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: To Kill a Mockingbird)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saved By the Bell)

Meinelschmidt Distillery in Hagerstown, MD: Suck It Bitches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Military Lingo)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Nightmare Squad  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wayne’s World)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Seasonal B Cups  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Queens, New York)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Squidward Gamers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Atomic Numbers)