Tuesday Trivia Feels the Love!

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There were 126 teams hanging out to play Tuesday night’s edition of Pour House Trivia at a Valentine’s-appropriate 14 area locations!


We spent the opening round with topics such as the Blarney Stone in Ireland, a TV question in three parts where each answer had the initials HD, and Jerry Orbach’s roles in Dirty Dancing and Beauty and the Beast. The final question of the round struck hardest, though, with this institution of higher trivia learning:

  • Which university now occupies the site of an early-nineteenth-century arsenal in Charleston, South Carolina?

The Citadel was correctly named by 65% of the field. However, 13% knew that school’s athletic teams are called the Bulldogs, which was the lowest bonus rate of the first half. Two teams achieved perfection in the first round: I’m Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s) and Woof (Outpost FC).


Tuesday’s audio question dealt with times of day featured in a trio of song titles: 3 AM by Matchbox 20, In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett, and Five O’Clock World by the Vogues. We hit the baseball time machine next for what ended up being the least successful wagering question on the night:

  • Which current American League franchise was known as the Americans when it won the first modern World Series in 1903?

Many teams guessed the New York Yankees, who were in their first season as the Highlanders that year; it was the now-Boston Red Sox who won the 1903 World Series. They were named by 29% of our teams. At the end of this round, we asked teams to give the names of the literary Three Musketeers (AthosPorthos, and Aramis) and 28% knew all three answers for bonus points. Six teams went through the second round perfectly.


The top half of Tuesday’s puzzle page featured LOVE-ly items, while a less-forgiving bottom section asked teams to name the 12 U.S. metro areas (other than Los Angeles) with teams in each of the Big Four sports leagues. While two teams did get all 20 points on this one, the average score was just 14.3 points. At the break, these teams were on top:

  • I’m Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 90
  • Redrum (Audacious): 89


We opened second-half action on Tuesday with Three Clues about a specific planet:

  • Known since ancient times, this is the farthest planet from Earth observable by the unaided human eye.
  • It is the least dense of the eight planets.
  • Some of its moons include Phoebe, Dione, and Rhea.

About 44% of the field named Saturn at any point to get their wagering points. Two questions later, a query about philosopher Confucius featured easily the toughest bonus try; only four teams were able to name his best-known work, the Analects. An art history question came next, which was also a stumper:

  • While the details are sketchy, most art historians believe that Vincent Van Gogh cut off his own ear after an intense argument and physical altercation with which French Post-impressionist that passed away on a Pacific Island in 1903?

Paul Gauguin was named by 38% of our teams. Finally, we asked about the recent pop hit Unholy, by Sam Smith and Kim Petras. No teams constructed a perfect 36-point third round.


More than half the field took a zero on the night’s 6-4-2 about the rainbow. While many teams thought the Bifrost Bridge of Norse mythology mentioned in the six-point clue was made from the Aurora Borealis, that is a common misconception; 14 teams had the right answer for all six points. We started Tuesday’s final round with a question about North American capitals which have the country name + City format. On that one, 38% of teams named all three of Guatemala CityMexico City, and Panama City. The trickiest wagering question of the round came next:

  • One of the first television programs to successfully bridge racial barriers was this variety show from the 1970s. It was given that name in honor of an African American comedian who popularized expressions like the devil made me do it and what you see is what you get. What is the name of that show?

The Flip Wilson Show was identified by 38% of the field. Other topics in this round included the 1990s golf film Tin Cup and the Mary Kay cosmetics company. A game-high nine perfect team scores were earned in this round. With four rounds in the books, these teams were in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (15.08% success rate):

  • The name of which human body part is derived from a Latin phrase meaning to hang upon?

A tough final question on Tuesday featured the appendix as that body part. There were no teams able to put together Perfect 21 honors on the night. One team ran away with the overall points lead at the end of the night:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Alexa and Siri Walk Into a Bar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mardi Gras)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Penn State University)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: I’m Bringing Pickleback  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Pets)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Bar Backs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Post Crossword Clues)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Pink Flamingos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s TV Sitcoms)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Whitman)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Suzy and the Banshees  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: French Language)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Cheeky Bastards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Banshees of Inisherin)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: While You’re Down There  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iron Maiden)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Heart Shaped Balloon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gavin McLeod Roles)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Midnights (Taylor Swift album))

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Legend of Zelda)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Cruisin’ Moms  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Nationals)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: The Ocho  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sci-Fi TV Shows)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON FEB. 28: Prince Songs)