Tippecanoe and Wednesday Trivia Too!

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Fifteen locations around the area welcomed 129 teams for Wednesday evening’s Pour House Trivia game.


The game started up with topics like saltine crackers, New York City‘s previous name of New Amsterdam, and the infamous pink mustaches affixed to Lyft cars in the early days of the rideshare company. The final question, a three-parter about late singer Amy Winehouse, was the most difficult of the round with a 79% wagering-point get rate and 37% of teams getting all three answers for bonus points. A game-high 17 perfect scores were recorded in this round.


Wednesday’s audio question was about film narrators, with 21% of teams earning bonus points for naming all three movies: The Shawshank RedemptionThe Royal Tenenbaums, and Twilight. We had topics such as the piano and The Golden Girls featured in the middle of the round before we hit the first half’s hardest question:

  • Which three U.S. states are home to more than one current member of the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference?

Those three states are Alabama (Alabama and Auburn), Mississippi (Ole Miss and Mississippi State), and Tennessee (Tennessee and Vanderbilt); 51% of the field named at least two of those states while 24% provided all three for bonus credit. The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Belles’) was the only team able to get all 36 second-round points.


Six-letter bands by album cover and word pairs with opposite spellings (war and raw, for instance) were the overall topics at hand on Wednesday’s halftime page. Fourteen teams had perfect 20-point efforts here, while the average score was 15.9 points. At the halftime intermission, we had a tie for first:


Wednesday’s third round featured topics such as the expansive soundtrack to Forrest Gump, Angostura bitters, and the pituitary gland that produces human growth hormone. Once again, the last question of the round was its toughest:

  • Which former ABC fantasy drama series was set in fictitious locations such as Arendelle, Camelot, Neverland, and the Enchanted Forest?

About 72% of the field correctly named Once Upon a Time, while 31% got bonus credit by naming its primary location, the fictitious town of Storybrooke. There were a dozen perfect teams scores in this round.


Iraq was the subject of the 6-4-2 question, where 30% of our teams got six points for only needed a single clue about it being the country where George W. Bush had a shoe thrown at him during a press conference. Wednesday’s hardest bonus opportunity started round four; we asked about the Chronicles of Narnia book series, but only 12 teams earned two extra points for knowing author C.S. Lewis passed away on November 22, 1963, the same day as JFK’s assassination. That was followed by the game’s toughest wagering question:

  • Guglielmo was the first name of which Nobel Prize-winning engineer who is most commonly credited as the inventor of the radio?

Marconi played the mamba on that one, for a correct-answer rate of 50%. After that, we had topics like the state of Montana, Adam Sandler’s Worst Actor and Actress Razzie wins for Jack and Jill, and Three Clues about MLB’s Cleveland Guardians. This round’s perfect scores were recorded by Alcoholics Unanimous (Belles’) and Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s). The high scores looked like this before one final question was asked:

FINAL QUESTION (31.8% success rate):

  • Prior to becoming U.S. President upon the death of his predecessor, who served in the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, and as Governor of Virginia?

John Tyler climbed the ladder with a few stops before becoming Commander-in-Chief upon the death of William Henry Harrison. Perfect 21 honors on Wednesday went to a quartet of teams that answered every wagering question correctly: Sexual Chocolate (Memories), The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Belles’), Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’), and They Were on a Break (Hops N Shine). Final standings were led by this group of teams:


Moe’s Peyton Place in Springfield, VA: That’s What She Said  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Community)

Valley Sports Grill in Middletown, MD: Awesome Otters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney)

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

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fat Leonard)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Shirts & Skins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st-Century Maryland Terps Men’s Basketball)

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

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends Guest Stars)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tolkien Works)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Vapors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Hughes Films)

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Silver Seals  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wetlands)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Just For Fun  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1993 NYC Rappers)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Untamed Beasts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Autocross)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Toasty  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three-Part AUDIO)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: The Vets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Military Aircraft)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Math)