Tuesday Night Trivia: America’s True Pastime!

Tuesday night’s game welcomed 97 teams across 14 venues, as we saw one of the longest winning streaks in PHT history come to an end:


Opening round topics from Tuesday’s game included the former capitals of West and East Germany, the work of Donny and Marie Osmond, and this celebrity couple:

Britney Federline

With a surprising number of players knowing some of the details of the life of Kevin Federline, we saw 11 teams sweep the first round with a perfect score of 36 points.


We threw our teams a bit of a curveball in Tuesday’s audio clue.  Instead of the typical three-part question, we played just one song for the field, asking only for the name of the recent film from which this song was taken:

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As the most difficult wagering question of the night, only 21% of our teams earned points with the correct answer of “The Greatest Showman”, while just five teams picked up the bonus as well.  Later, we looked at the noble gases (historically known as the inert gases), the Winter Olympic delegation from Russia, and and this current TV commercial:

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Thanks to the first question of the round, we did not see any perfect scores in the second stanza.


Tuesday’s halftime round featured album covers and ad slogans.  While the overall average score fell within the normal range at 16.1 points, only one team (Balls Out from Quincy’s South) recorded a perfect score.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s third round began with a look at the Falklands War, before moving into a question concerning 20th century scientists:

–> While on vacation, this Scottish scientist left out some Petri dishes containing bacteria, only to find mold growing in the dishes upon his return.  Name this scientist that would go on to earn the Nobel Prize for his discovery.

This proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the second half, as only 24% of our teams recognized the backstory to the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming.

After a quick French lesson on the meaning of framboise, we say seven teams earn perfect scores in the third round.


It’s not quite March, but we tossed a little March Madness into Tuesday’s six-point clue:

–> Which private university holds the NCAA record for the highest winning percentage in the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament?

Historically, nearly all of the great powerhouses in NCAA men’s basketball are public schools: North Carolina, UCLA, Kentucky, Kansas.  But 31% of our teams knew that the one private school among that group was tonight’s correct answer of Duke.


Tuesday’s final round began with a three-part question on geographic “B-words”, as well as this blockbuster animated film:

LEGO Trivia Pour House Pub Trivia Maryland

Only three teams picked up bonus points on our question about “The Lego Movie”, by knowing that the character voiced by Chris Pratt featured the appropriate surname of Brickowski.  After closing the final round with question on Midway Airport and Elton John, we did not see any perfect scores in the final stanza.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (26.3% success rate):

–> Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award.  With 18 awards won, what sport has produced the most winners of this award?

For the second week in a row, only about one-quarter of our Tuesday teams answered correctly, with this weks’ correct response being baseball.  We did not see any teams earn the Perfect 21 tonight by correctly answering every wagering question, but we would like to congratulate the Fan Club, who saw their 20-game winning streak come to an end at Senor Tequila’s last night.  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:


Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA:  We’re Back  (Next week’s first category: “Chess” – musical)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  His and Her Peas  (Next week’s first category: “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Last Week’s Winners  (Next week’s first category: Oscar-Nominated Films of 2017)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Voyagers  (Next week’s first category: English Premier League)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Pi  (Next week’s first category: March Madness)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA  (Next week’s first category: Mycology)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Pro Wrestling)

P.I.G.S. BBQ in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants  (Next week’s first category: Pittsburgh Steelers)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Pearry Boy  (Next week’s first category: “The Andy Griffith Show”)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Quiz Knows  (Next week’s first category: Green Bay Packers)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  ** FIVE WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Khan)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Screaming Death Monkeys  (Next week’s first category: “The Magicians”)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Just Us  (Next week’s first category: Academy Awards)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  LMI  (Next week’s first category: 16th Century Music)