Trivia… Wednesday Trivia.
Six different venues topped double-digit fields on Wednesday night, with an overall total of 112 teams across 14 venues:
We broke out of the gate with a Three Clues question regarding a certain color:
CLUE 1: Shortly before passing away at age 86, actor Patrick Cranshaw portrayed a film character bearing this nickname.
CLUE 2: Litmus paper turns this color in the presence of an alkaline solution.
About one-third of our teams picked up bonus points with an early correct answer, perhaps remembering this film character (on the right):
Later topics included Michelangelo’s sculpture “David” and NFL stadiums. Nine teams earned a perfect first round score.
Wednesday’s audio clue featured three modern rock bands from Las Vegas: The Killers, Panic! at the Disco, and Imagine Dragons. We also discussed the upcoming NBC reality show hosted by this former sitcom castmates:
After concluding the round with questions concerning Killer Bees and the work of Jonah Hill, seven teams swept the second stanza with 36 points.
We played “Rock, Paper, Scissors” on our halftime page, which yielded an average score of 17.4 points and 12 teams that posted a perfect 20 points. Here is your halftime leaderboard from Wednesday:
- Not Your Team (Barefoot Bernie’s): 92
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Valley Grill): 91
- Momentary Lapse of Reason (Bennigan’s – Frederick): 90
- Fan Club (The Tavern): 89
- Horse Tornado (Delirium Cafe): 89
- Retired Ninjas (Furnace): 89
The second half opened with questions regarding the U.S. Presidential Line of Succession, uses for the abbreviation “CON”, and this superhero character:
As usual, the third round included the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> Now operating as a hotel, what is the name of novelist Ian Fleming’s estate located on the northern coastline of Jamaica?
Only 14% of our teams responded correctly with Goldeneye. In spite of that speed bump, two teams turned in perfect third round scores: Dave Martinez Scool of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg) and It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s).
Final round topics included board game rules, the inspiration for the Toto song “Rosanna”, and the street drug PCP. We concluded the round with a look at this new sports lague:
Three teams swept the final found with 36 points: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Valley Grill), Stupid Political Wordplay Team Name (Quinn’s), and Mr. A-Hole (Memories). These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Stupid Political Wordplay Team Name (Quinn’s): 164
- Retired Ninjas (Furnace): 161
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Valley Grill): 161
- Not Your Team (Barefoot Bernie’s): 159
- Mr. A-Hole (Memories): 159
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (32.4% success rate):
–> After the first U.S. Census was completed in 1790, what was the most populous state in the country at nearly 750,000 residents?
Just under one-third of the field answered correctly with Virginia. Congratulations to Retired Ninjas (Furnace), who was the only team to earn the Perfect 21 on Wednesday with correct answers on all wagering questions. Here is your final Wednesday leaderboard:
- Mr. A-Hole (Memories): 171
- Stupid Political Wordplay Team Name (Quinn’s): 170
- It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s): 169
- Fast Forward Not Available (Valley Grill): 163
- Dave Martinez Scool of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 162
- Retired Ninjas (Furnace): 162
- Irish Mafia (Nido’s Ristorante): 159
- Witiots (Nido’s Ristorante): 158
- Half Nelsons (Bennigan’s – Frederick): 158
- Not Your Team (Barefoot Bernie’s): 158
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Fast Forward Not Available (Next week’s first category: Mr. Rogers’ Land of Make-Believe)
The Tavern in Olney, MD: We No F-ing Suck (Next week’s first category: Rick Springfield – AUDIO)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Psychos (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars”)
Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: 1990s Nickelodeon Cartoons)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Irish Mafia (Next week’s first category: “Hamilton” – AUDIO)
Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD: Not Your Team (Next week’s first category: Turnips)
Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Brown Chicken Brown Cow (Next week’s first category: Baseball Abbreviations)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Stupid Political Worldplay Team Name (Next week’s first category: Original PlayStation Role-Playing Games)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: The Mysterious Stranger (Next week’s first category: George Orwell)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Musician Death Conspiracies)
Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA: Watch Jeopardy on Friday (Next week’s first category: Dinosaurs)
Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management (Next week’s first category: Nick Offerman)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: Mr. A-Hole (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: Retired Ninjas (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – People Named Drake)