These (Prairie) Dogs Were Barking at Tuesday Trivia!

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With Tuesday’s date being 2-22-22, this week’s game appropriately welcomed TWO new venues to the Tuesday lineup.  Not only did our newest host Josh kick off trivia night at Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, but we also welcomed back Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville after a 23-month hiatus.  With the addition of these two locations, Tuesday’s game featured 114 teams across 12 venues.


Tuesday marked George Washington’s 290th birthday, so our first round featured a three-part question regarding the Father of Our Country, after which we asked our teams to identify the two U.S. states (and one Canadian province) that border the state of Washington: Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.  We continued with a look at the Brontosaurus dinosaur and the varieties of Girl Scout Cookies that are known by different official names: Samoas (a.k.a. Caramel deLites) and Do-Si-Dos (a.k.a. Peanut Butter Sandwiches).  Fifteen Tuesday teams began their night by posting a perfect first round score.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose one-word titles replace the letter ‘G’ with an apostrophe.  We listened to Cryin’ by Aerosmith, Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit, and Fallin’ by Alicia Keys.  Other second round topics included National Geographic, the legend of Hercules (or Heracles), and the Miracle On Ice, which took place exactly 42 years ago.  The most difficult bonus question of the night was posed in the second round:

  • After gaining fame on The Bachelor, Travis Stork spent 12 years as the lead host on this daytime talk show that dispenses medical advice. For your wager, identify this syndicated show.
  • 2-POINT BONUS: Which other talk show host created this medical show?

Though most of the field earned wagering points by remembering the simple title of The Doctors, only ten teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that this show was created by Dr. Phil McGraw.  As a result, Second to Last (Gentleman Jim’s) posted the only perfect score of Tuesday’s second round.


Fictional dogs and corporate headquarters were the featured topics during Tuesday’s halftime round, which proved to be the easiest halftime round we’ve seen in quite a long time.  Exactly half of our teams notched 20 points, while the overall average reached an incredible 19.2 points.  Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard included these teams:


Tuesday’s second half began with a question in the category of Anal Bum Cover, as we discussed the Rolling Stones album Sticky Fingers, which featured a cover designed by pop artist Andy Warhol.  We continued with a look at television shows whose titles contain the word  Chicago, the colored flags used at NASCAR races, and the first video uploaded to YouTube.  We saved the most difficult bonus question for the close of the round.  About half of the field knew that the cities of Zagreb and Sarajevo became national capitals due to the collapse of Yugoslavia, only 16% of our teams also knew that the former capital of Yugoslavia (and the current capital of Serbia) is Belgrade.  With those final two bonus points, nine teams secured a perfect third round score.


Actor Channing Tatum was the focus of Tuesday’s 6-4-2 question, after which we looked at final round topics such as the Holy Trinity of Cajun Cooking, the lawsuit filed by George Lucas against Ronald Reagan for the President’s use of the term Star Wars, the official languages of the United Nations, and the classic film Dr. Strangelove (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb).  Don’t worry, our teams were not required to give the full title in order to earn credit.  Ten teams closed their game on a high note by earning 36 points en route a perfect fourth round.  Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (74.3% success rate):

  • Explorer Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis and Clark) was one of the first Americans to encounter this animal of the genus Cynomys.  Lewis originally referred to this animal as the barking squirrel, but we use which other name today?

Nearly three-quarters of the field submitted the correct response of prairie dog.  Seven Tuesday teams earned a Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:


Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Amazonians  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Flags)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings – Films)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vancouver)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pulp Fiction)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Bar Backs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classical Piano Composers)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Welcome Back, Kotter)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hershey Candy)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Interstate Highways)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Sensational Six  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Advertising Slogans)