Tuesday Trivia Gets Cast!

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Pour House Trivia was up to 23 locations on Tuesday, including a pair of new venues: Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA and Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA! In all, 250 teams took part in the evening’s game, with Idiom Brewing‘s outing attended by 22 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Questions about Andy Griffith and Dick van Dyke‘s namesake television shows and the orca Shamu kicked off Tuesday’s game. Following that, we had a three-parter in which each answer had the word Right:

  • 1)  The title of a current song on the Billboard Chart by Olivia Rodrigo.
  • 2)  If certain qualities exist, this is the only geometric shape which might be labeled a Pythagorean Triple.
  • 3)  This book by Tom Wolfe about the birth of the U.S. space program was later turned into an Oscar-winning film.

Just 14.4% of the field knew all three answers: Bad Idea Right?, the right triangle, and The Right Stuff. Seventeen teams ended this round with perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Three musical acts singing about aging were played in Tuesday’s audio question. The midpoint of the second round featured this question:

  • What is the first and last name of the film character portrayed by both Anthony Perkins and Vince Vaughn?
  • Bonus: Who portrayed this character on a cable TV series?

Perkins and Vaughn each portrayed Psycho‘s Norman Bates in films by Alfred Hitchcock and Gus Van Sant, respectively. Roughly 42% of teams earned their wager, while a game-low 9.2% received bonus credit for naming actor Freddie Highmore of Bates Motel. Other topics in this round included hooking penalties in polo and ice hockey, and various animals known as Longhorns. This round’s perfect teams were Fabulous Killjoys (Upper Deck) and Enough Already (Distilled).

HALFTIME:

The top section of halftime’s puzzle page featured a set of celebrities with JC initials such as John Cena and Jennifer Connelly. The bottom part asked teams to match U.S. states to their slogan or nickname. On average, teams scored 17.1 points but coincidentally enough, 20 teams each scored the full 20 points. A few teams broke the 90-point mark at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Late in the third round, we reached the evening’s most difficult wagering question:

  • I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too small to contain.  Which French mathematician wrote those words in his copy of the work Arithmetica, in reference to a theorem which remained unsolved until 1995?

Pierre de Fermat was named by 12.4% of the field. In other third-round questions, we discussed the old fashioned cocktail, Breanna Stewart’s WNBA MVP wins as part of the New York Liberty and Seattle Storm, and Guns N’ Roses dual album releases Use Your Illusion I and II. In this round, Killer Snails (Olney), Miller Time (Solace Outpost FC), and Morgan Deifer (Nighthawk) each earned all 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

6-4-2 about the foot saw 22 teams submit a correct answer on the six-point clue. The last round’s hardest question was in the Name’s the Same category:

  • What name describes both an early rap group featuring Chuck D and a gangster film starring James Cagney?
  • Bonus: Which 1990 album was the best-selling release from this rap group?

While most teams correctly named Public Enemy, 14.4% identified that 1990 album, Fear of a Black Planet. Other topics in this round included Intuit‘s Quickbooks, a chapter from Murder on the Orient Express, and Three Clues about Stranger Things. Misfits (Cuginis) recorded the only perfect score of this round. We reached the final question with these teams in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (23.6% success rate):

  • Respectively portraying an actor and a journalist, who is the most recent person to appear in two films that were consecutive winners of the Best Picture Oscar?

Doing so in Birdman and Spotlight, Michael Keaton currently has that feat. Once again, Tuesday’s game ended with its only Perfect 21 team being Killer Snails (Olney). That squad also led the way in the final overall standings:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Misfits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Daniel Craig as James Bond)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Urban Achievers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Equatorial Countries)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Demented and Sad but Social  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Board Games)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: No Onions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Detroit Lions)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rob Zombie Horror Films)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Second Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Puerto Rico)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (FIRST CATEGORY: Type O Negative (band))

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Major League)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golf)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oklahoma)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rock Bands)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Pro Wrestling)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Mah-Hoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Culinary Techniques)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Zenon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Alex’s Mustache  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Songs from Musicals)

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

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Golden Arcs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disc Sports)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Question Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Soft Rock)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: For Dudes, No Van  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Bands)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2017-18 Washington Capitals)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mario Villains)