Tuesday Trivia Finds the Fountain of Youth!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia had all the questions for 129 teams across 14 local venues.
Scores looked pretty good in the opening round on this evening, with teams acing subjects like a three-part Taco Tuesday question, the Liberty Bell, and Yankee slugger Aaron Judge setting a new American League home run record last week. However, there was a major speed bump looming at the end of the round:
- The original literary version of Peter Pan depicted the Darling family dog Nana as a certain breed, while the animated Disney version depicted her as a different breed. Name those dog breeds.
Almost four-fifths of the field had at least one of those two breeds (the Newfoundland and Saint Bernard, respectively) to earn their wager, but just seven teams all night named both for those all-important bonus points. One of those teams, Aristocrats (Distilled), provided the only perfect score in the first round.
The wraparound to the second round didn’t let up when it came to earning bonus points. Tuesday’s audio question showcased three songs with adverbs in the title: I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, Accidentally in Love by Counting Crows, and Naturally by Selena Gomez and the Scene. About 42% of our teams earned wagering points with at least two of those song titles, but only nine squads had all three to get two extra points. After questions about Anita Hill‘s testimony 31 years ago, Howard Stern‘s biopic Private Parts, and the recent DART mission to test our defense against near Earth objects, we had a close encounter with this last query:
- Among the 23 U.S. states with an open ocean coastline, which state has the shortest coastline at just 13 miles?
New Hampshire and its tiny coastline was correctly answered by 36% of teams, the lowest success rate of the night. A perfect score was just out of reach of our teams in this round.
We lit the torch at halftime on Tuesday, providing ten photos of classic Olympic moments. Teams had to name the athlete in each and match the photo to the right Olympic host city/year combo. There were 15 perfect scores on this page, which carried an average score of 15.4 points. At the break, we had a lot of teams very close together at the top of the leaderboard:
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 87
- Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts): 87
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 86
- All About the Girth (Dudley’s): 86
- Universally Challenged (Dudley’s): 86
- No Name (Nighthawk): 86
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 86
Similarly-named (but not rhyming) poets W.B. Yeats and John Keats opened the second half of play on Tuesday. A Three Clues question midway through this round got a little tough with these first two clues:
- It is the shared last name of the only brothers to BOTH earn nominations for acting Oscars.
- The TV character MacGyver was primarily employed by a think tank bearing this name.
Even with a final clue mentioning a state capital located on the Salt River, just 55% of the field correctly named Phoenix as the word in question (River and Joaquin were the aforementioned brothers). The round wrapped up with the corn used in making bourbon, then Brad Pitt’s latest acting turn as an assassin codenamed Ladybug in the film Bullet Train. This round’s perfect teams were Night Shift (Dudley’s) and NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk).
The NFL’s Los Angeles Rams were the subject of Tuesday’s 6-4-2 heading into the fourth round, where we started off with the toughest bonus chance of the second half. We asked about former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and 9.3% of teams added bonus points for naming Gillian Anderson as the actress who portrayed her in a recent Showtime series. Teams dealt with the cicada and the NYC boroughs of the Bronx and Staten Island before reaching the second half’s hardest wagering question:
- The 4HP was the first car built by which automaker that completed a merger with Chrysler in 2014?
Fiat is that automaker, named by 47% of the field. Tough night in even-numbered rounds, with no perfect team scores in this round either. Before the final question, these were the top-scoring teams:
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 155
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 155
- St. Joe’s (Solace Outpost – FC): 154
- No Name (Nighthawk): 154
- All About the Girth (Dudley’s): 153
- It’s Us Again (Gentleman Jim’s): 153
FINAL QUESTION (47.3% success rate):
- Name BOTH of the female solo artists born during the 21st century that have each topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
While there were a lot of guesses of Ariana Grande (born in 1993), a little less than half of our teams had both ladies: Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo. That final question was no match for our lone Perfect 21 team, No Name (Nighthawk), which had no wrong answer for any wagering question. You’ll find them amongst the rulers of the Tuesday roost:
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 167
- All About the Girth (Dudley’s): 165
- Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts): 163
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost – FC): 163
- Legalized Gambling (Ramparts): 162
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 160
- No Name (Nighthawk): 156
- Herschel Walker’s Illegitimate Children (Solace Outpost – DC): 155
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 155
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 154 POINTS
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: House of the Dragon)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Below Deck)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: ON HIATUS (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Sports Franchise Relocations)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: All About the Girth (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen King)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Lynch Films)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Physiology)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Caitlyn Jenner)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Aristocrats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quentin Tarantino Films)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yellowstone)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Princess Bride)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NoVa Compensators (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sailing)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Goobers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breaking Bad)
Chalkboard Wings & BBQ in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)
The Zone in Ashburn, VA: Bee Team (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nuclear Physics)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Taliches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Metal Bands)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Herschel Walker’s Illegitimate Children (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird TV Commercials of the 2000s)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: