Throw Back a Bottle of Beer for Tuesday Trivia!

With several recent additions to the Pour House Trivia slate, Tuesday has quickly become our busiest night, with this week’s game welcoming 144 teams across 20 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

We began Tuesday’s game with questions concerning the film (and the recipe) “Ratatouille”, populations of foreign countries, and the video game sensation “Fortnite”.  We closed the round with a look at this celebrity family:

Beckham

The final bonus question of the first round was by the far its most difficult, as only 13% of our teams could remember the maiden name of Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Sporty Spice).  She began her music career as Victoria Adams.  Ten teams avoided this speed bump to post 36 first round points.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured songs that included foreign language lyrics: in “Bad Romance”, Lady Gaga sings two lines in French; in “Caress Me Down”, Sublime lead singer Bradley Nowell sang an entire verse in Spanish; in “Should I Stay or Should I Go”, the background vocals from The Clash also include several lines of Spanish.  We continued with a look at Norse mythology before moving on to the most difficult bonus question of the first half.  Most of our teams earned wagering points by knowing that this character originated in the novel “Treasure Island”:

Long John Silver

We then offered two bonus points to any team that could also give us the name of Long John Silver’s pet parrot.  Not surprisingly, the most popular (wrong) answer was Polly.  A mere six teams tacked on these two bonus points with the correct answer of Captain Flint.  After closing the first half with a Reuben sandwich, we saw just two perfect second round scores: Ingenious Bastards (Champion Billiards) and Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s).

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime page depicted TV characters who were suddenly “killed off” from their respective shows, while the bottom half matched notable works of contemporary literature to their female authors.  Falling on the more difficult side, the overall average landed at 15.3 points, with nine teams posting a perfect score of 20 points.  These were your highest scoring first half teams from Tuesday night:

THIRD ROUND:

We began the second half with a three-part question combining knowledge of Roman numerals with U.S. state capital word play.  After a majority of teams earned bonus points with three correct answers, the mood quickly changed with this follow-up question:

–> Meaning ‘rind’ or ‘bark’ in Latin, which anatomical term refers to the outermost layer of an organ such as the kidney or brain?

Only 14% of the field responded correctly with cortex.  Next, we asked our teams to identify either one of the two films from this decade which received special permission to shoot scenes at Disneyland.  These were your two correct answers:

Disney Mr. Banks Tomorrowland

We closed the third stanza with questions concerning the Dreyfus affair and the current Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”.  Only 11% of our teams earned the final two bonus points of the round by knowing that the lead female character from that series is named Hannah Baker.  Sloppy Seconds (Upper Deck) notched the only perfect score of the third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Before starting the final round, Tuesday’s 6-4-2 question reminisced about one of the most memorable plays in NFL history:

Butt Fumble

Final round topics included Broadway musicals, the Monte Carlo (both in Las Vegas and Monaco), and the one-hit wonders The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, whose 15 minutes of fame ended about 20 years ago.  Just like the third round, the final stanza yielded just one perfect score: Gouda ‘Nuff For Me (Cheesetique).  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (61.3% success rate):

–> The title of what 1985 biographical film is formed by linking together (in order) the symbols for the SI base units for length, electrical current, time, and temperature?

Just over three-fifths of our teams earned points on the final question with the correct answer of “Mask” (meter, ampere, second, kelvin).  Congratulations to the six teams that posted a Perfect 21 on Tuesday with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here is your overall leaderboard at the end of Tuesday’s game:

An honorable mention goes out to Kindness Brigade (Charlie’s), who posted an impressive 166 points while playing ‘over the limit’.

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Name That Wrapper)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  MoMo  (Next week’s first category: B. B. King)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: Dua Lipa)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (Next week’s first category: Cancelled TV Shows)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Mindbenders  (Next week’s first category: British Geography)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Blockheads  (Next week’s first category: Physics)

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

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Perry Boys  (Next week’s first category: “The Outlaw Josey Wales”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Jacksons  (Next week’s first category: Bizarre Fruit)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – George Washington or George Washington Carver)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Us  (Next week’s first category: Wars)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  My Black Hole Just Exploded  (Next week’s first category: The Beatles’ White Album)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Cliff’s Big Brain  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Geography)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  ???  (Next week’s first category: International Politics)

Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next game on Nov. 27: “Star Wars” theme game)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Pluto – dwarf planet)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: 19th Century Literary Characters)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  How Many Margaritas?  (Next week’s first category: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Identical Tentacles  (Next week’s first category: Dungeons & Dragons)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Quiz in My Pants  (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Perry’s in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Animals)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Terry Table  (Next week’s first category: Broadway Musicals)