Tuesday Trivia Casts Its Vote!
Pour House Trivia had a huge Tuesday night with a bonkers crowd of 180 teams at 13 total locations. That included Solace Outpost – Falls Church, which played host to a whopping 27 squads!
Our players found Tuesday’s opening round to be no trouble at all. We discussed some cooking measurements to get everyone ready for Thanksgiving in the kitchen, the Furby‘s ban from NSA headquarters, and Mike Tyson‘s feat as the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion in 1986. Not even the bonuses played a problem getting to a solid point total, as 51 teams recorded a perfect score in the first round!
The first half’s hardest way to earn bonus points came at the start of round two with its audio task: naming all three songs played, each with the name of an NHL team in the title. About 11% of teams were able to do so for two extra points, with correct answers of Bennie and the Jets (Elton John), Lightning Crashes (Live), and Wild Thoughts (DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna). For the most difficult wagering question in the first half, we picked up the clicker and turned on the TV:
- Which television sitcom would you be watching if you met characters named Chidi, Tahani, Eleanor, and Jason?
Just over two thirds of the field visited The Good Place for wagering points. The round concluded with the urban legend surrounding tryptophan being behind your Turkey Day drowsiness and alphabetically-first Central American nations Belize and Costa Rica. We still hit double-digit perfectos, as 10 teams scored every possible second-round point.
Teams were asked to name things that sound like Thanksgiving staple foods and figure out whether ten listed celebrities use their real names or stage names. The average halftime score was 17.4 points, but 18 teams got all 20 points each. We had a very competitive group atop the halftime standings:
- Mouse Rat (Coach’s Corner): 92
- Third Round Tailspin (Rhodeside): 92
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost – FC): 91
- Educated Street Sharks (Distilled): 91
- In Last Place (Antietam): 91
- Navy Yardigans (Solace Outpost – Navy Yard): 91
Two bonus chances tied for least successful on Tuesday, one for each round in the second half. One of those came midway through the third round, when we gave Three Clues about the former TV sitcom Cheers in which only 8.8% of teams were able to name it from the first two clues. After that came the night’s toughest wagering query:
- Upon winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, which female author accepted the award by saying I am an American by birth and by ancestry, but my earliest knowledge of how to tell and write stories came to me in China?
That Nobel Prize winner, Pearl S. Buck, was named by just over a third of our teams. Another tricky question came at the end of the round:
- Respectively playing the majority of their careers with the Washington Senators and the New York Giants, which two men were the first two pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936?
Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson were those Hall of Famers; 47% of the field had at least one of those names, but only 13% had both for extra credit. It may not be surprising to read that a perfect third round score was hard to come by; in fact, the only team to do so was Freud’s MILFs (Solace Outpost – FC)!
Just nine teams got the maximum six points on Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about Charlie Chaplin, the first actor to appear on the cover of Time magazine. We kicked off round four with the other bonus question to tie for the lowest get rate, which came on this main question:
- Which two-word title can refer to either the debut album released by AC/DC or the subtitle of the second entry in the Crank film series?
A round-low 42% of teams had the main answer, High Voltage, while 8.8% knew that Amy Smart starred in the Crank series as Eve. Other topics in this round included alternative music duo Twenty One Pilots, a three-parter on actresses named Kate, and Key West International Airport’s Welcome to the Conch Republic sign. This round had seven teams with perfect scores. Be sure to follow the lead team’s name after you check out the pre-final question standings:
- Thank a Teacher (Solace Outpost – FC): 164
- Educated Street Sharks (Distilled): 162
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 161
- Pickleback (Dudley’s): 159
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 159
FINAL QUESTION (24.4% success rate):
- In which 20th century election year were electoral votes earned by a former U. S. President, a current U. S. President, and a future U. S. President?
The 1912 presidential election saw former POTUS Teddy Roosevelt, then-President William Howard Taft, and winner and soon-to-be President Woodrow Wilson all get electoral votes. A quartet of Perfect 21 teams had right answers for all of our wagering questions on Tuesday: How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis), Pickleback (Dudley’s), Innovations (Dudley’s), and Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside). These teams were no turkeys on Tuesday:
- Pickleback (Dudley’s): 171
- Dufus (Solace Outpost – FC): 169
- Innovations (Dudley’s): 168
- In Last Place (Antietam): 168
- How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis): 168
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 168
- We Come in Last (Solace Outpost – FC): 167
- Third Round Tailspin (Rhodeside): 167
- Freud’s MILFs (Solace Outpost – FC): 166
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 165 POINTS
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: How I Met Ronnie (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Algebra)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Pickleback (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Original SNL Cast)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Just the Two of Us (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cocktails)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Dufus (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: League of Legends)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Mozart or Beethoven?)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Higher-Charting Cover Versions (audio))
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: In Last Place (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Football Playoff)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Great American Golf Courses)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Gilligan’s Wake (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Philip Sousa Operettas)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Mouse Rat (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Holes (YA novel)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turkeys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Third Round Tailspin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Forgettable NFL Quarterbacks)