Tuesday Trivia Climbs Every Mountain!

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Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia brought in 203 total teams at 22 locales.


Questions about a werewolf’s silver vulnerability, the Louisiana Territory, and MLB’s league-hopping Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros comprised the middle of Tuesday’s opening round. At the end of the round, we had this 2oth-century film question:

  • Exactly 25 years ago, which film saw Ben Stiller and a handful of others try to win the affection of the titular character played by Cameron Diaz?
  • Bonus: What was the occupation of Diaz’s character in this film?

Most teams were able to name There’s Something About Mary, but just 12.8% knew Mary was an orthopedic surgeon. However, 11 teams finished this round with a perfect tally.


The first half’s toughest wagering question came in the audio clue to start this round. Here, teams had to name musical acts by their songs with carousel-related titles. Just under half the field received their wager for naming two of the three acts, while 18% knew all three: Selena Gomez & the Scene for Round & RoundKacey Musgraves for Merry Go ‘Round, and Post Malone for Circles. Other topics in this round included the opening sequence of The Six Million Dollar Man, the trigonometric tangent, and Edgar Allan Poe’s final days in Baltimore. This round had six perfect teams.


Non-traditional sequel titles such as Babe: Pig in the City and The Dark Knight were shown off in the halftime page’s top section, while the bottom part asked teams to match animals to the collective name used for a group. Just as with the previous Tuesday, the average score was 14.3 points. Unlike the week before, there were perfect scores; six teams went 20-for-20. At the halftime break, these were the highest scores:


We started the second half with a crossword-style question about the musical marimba and Three Clues about Beetle Bailey before getting into the night’s toughest wagering query:

  • What is the last name of the man who served as the first Prime Minister of India after it had gained its independence from Britain?

About 29% of teams knew the last name of Jawaharlal Nehru. We eclipsed that by a solid amount with this TV question:

  • What are the two most recent TV shows to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series?

Only four teams received bonus points for naming both Ted Lasso and Schitt’s Creek. This was the only round on Tuesday with no perfect teams.


After a 6-4-2 on author Dan Brown in which 22 teams received all six points, we opened the night’s final round with a question about the urban legend of alligators living in New York City sewers. This also proved to be a tough bonus opportunity, as eight teams notched two extra points for knowing that urban legend began in the 1930s. The round’s least successful wagering question came next:

  • While France’s national flag consists of vertical stripes of blue, white, and red, which other European nation has a national flag consisting of horizontal stripes of red, white, and blue, in that order?

There were actually two possible answers, each with different shading: just under a third of our teams named either the Netherlands and Luxembourg. This round’s only perfect team was Some Regulars (Audacious FC). These teams led the way after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (58.62% success rate):

  • The logo of which American brand is modeled after a mountain named Mount Fitz Roy?

The Patagonia brand name was submitted by almost 60% of the field. One of those successful squads, Blue Fog (Nighthawk), recorded the only Perfect 21 of the game! The night wrapped up with these final leading scores:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Bannon’s Buddies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Gene Parmesan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Films)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Win or Booze  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek First Officers)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bethesda Softworks)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Impressionism)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: No Onions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Best Picture Oscar Winners)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Martian (film))

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Dang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: Bad PJs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jelly Belly)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: BYOB  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pickleball)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Damn, Gina  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Pickleball or Tennis?)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Chicken Tenders  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fire Trucks)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European Rivers)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fast Food Sandwiches)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Taylor’s Not Here  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mythological Greek Women)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: French Phrases)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor’s Version)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Kojo Dojo Casa House  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Indonesian History)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: Phil and the Blanks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wisconsin)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Betty Davis Thighs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Major League Baseball)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Hell’s Front Porch  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jewelry)