Trivia Weekend Doubleheader!

For those teams that did not get enough trivia with Saturday’s Summer Fling Championships, we squeezed in three more games of weekend trivia!  All told, we welcomed 36 teams across three venues:


With topics such as “Mean Girls” and Alaskan islands, the first round was no match for our Friday crowd.  Our Saturday teams would have fared just as well, but a question regarding this former NBA star stumped most of our teams:

Alonzo Mourning

Both of our weekend audio questions dealt with instrumental versions of hit songs, with Friday’s version featuring marching bands.  We also looked at the spaces on a Monopoly board, the process of mitosis, and the Netflix series “Stranger Things”.  The most difficult wagering question of the first half was asked on Saturday:

–> Apart from the state capital, name any two of the three most populous cities in Indiana.

Only two out of our 12 Saturday teams earned wagering points with any two of the correct answers of Fort Wayne, Evansville, and South Bend.  While ten teams swept the opening round this weekend, only Simple Minds (Springfield Manor Winery) posted a perfect second round score.


The picture portions of the weekend halftime pages depicted musical acts in concert and juvenile versions of cartoon characters.  Combined, these pages yielded four perfect scores and an overall average of 15.7 points.  Here is your weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:


Two of our third round questions nearly wiped out the entire Friday field:

–> Which Russian scientist won the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology “in recognition of his work on the physiology of digestion”?

–> In the 1990s, model Eva Herzigova was featured on billboards alongside the words “Hello, Boys”. Which brand-name product was featured in these advertisements?

In each case, only three Friday teams responded correctly with the respective answers of Ivan Pavlov and the Wonderbra.  Meanwhile, our Saturday teams were asked to name either one of the two Baseball Hall of Famers who each have the first and middle names of Henry Louis.  While most teams arrived at one correct answer, only two teams knew it was these two legends:


None of our weekend teams managed to post a perfect round score in the second half.  Here are your highest scoring teams after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.5% success rate):

–> Sporting the scientific name of Solanum melongena, this member of the nightshade family was introduced to the U.S. by Thomas Jefferson.  Its North American name stems from its unique shape and the fact that in once had a very pale color.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):

–> This is the only consonant to begin the names of EXACTLY two U.S. state capitals.  Coincidentally, those cities are located in states that border each other.  For your wager, name that letter.

Your answers?  The eggplant and the letter ‘R’ (for Richmond and Raleigh).  Thanks to the state of Indiana and the Wonderbra, none of our teams took home the Perfect 21 last weekend.  Here is your final overall weekend leaderboard:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  My Black Hole Just Exploded  (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Cup)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  ((Next week’s first category: “Native Son”)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on October 12: Business Ethics)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Demented and Sad But Social  (Next week’s first category: Horror Films)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Offbeats  (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars” Aircraft)