Tuesday Trivia Goes With the Flow!

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On Tuesday, Pour House Trivia welcomed 218 teams to its 21 locations. We also welcomed back our teams from Smoketown Creekside, playing temporarily at Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD!

FIRST ROUND:

Another Tuesday game passed with our teams having no major struggle with any of the questions. We took a flight on Delta, visited Superman, and thankfully avoided catching typhoid along the way. By the time we landed at the end of the round, 34 teams still had perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

We swam with sharks for the audio question, which played Fins by Jimmy BuffettI’m Bad by LL Cool J, and Sharks by Imagine Dragons. After a trip to the Australian capital of Canberra, we stumbled upon Tuesday’s toughest wagering question:

  • While appearing on an ABC series in 1987, this actor became a one-hit wonder after his cover of the song Respect Yourself reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart. You can either name the actor or the ABC series he starred in that year.

Before he got to Nakatomi Plaza, Bruce Willis reached #5 on the chart during his time on the ABC series Moonlighting; this question had a success rate of just 18%, while 15% of teams knew both answers for bonus credit. In fact, the only perfect team this time around was the aptly-named Chart Toppers (Dudley’s).

HALFTIME:

Teams had to name financial companies by their logo for the top section of the halftime sheet, then move on to identify specific parts of famous abbreviations (such as the C for Collegiate in NCAA). On average, teams scored 15.7 points while 15 teams were perfect. One team found itself slightly ahead of a group of runners-up at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half began with a question about the Camp David Accords signed by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin in 1978. From there, we went to our sci-fi bookshelves:

  • Mentioned in the song We Didn’t Start the Fire, which science-fiction novel written by Robert Heinlein features a character named Valentine Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on Mars?

Only 26% of the field correctly identified Stranger in a Strange Land. At the end of the round, this question spaced some teams out:

  • Shortly after one of these objects collided with Jupiter, astronomer David Levy described them as being like cats, in that they have tails and they do precisely what they want. What kind of object was Levy describing?
  • For a 2-point bonus: Mr. Levy worked closely with Eugene and Carolyn, a husband-and-wife duo sharing which surname?

Figuring out Levy was discussing comets was not the issue here. However, just over 10% got their bonus points for knowing the bonus surname, Shoemaker. Six teams achieved third round perfection.

FOURTH ROUND:

Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about Snoopy saw only five teams name the famous beagle for all six points. The evening’s fourth round turned out to be the toughest overall. We started with a question about the dystopian film Children of Men in which 16% of teams knew the bonus answer, director Alfonso Cuarón. The most difficult wagering question in the round also took us international:

  • What is the more common name of the Cathedral of the Virgin of the Intercession on the Moat, built on the chief marketplace of Moscow on the orders of Ivan the Terrible?

That landmark, St. Basil’s Cathedral, was named by 29% of our teams. A look back at 1970s TV came next:

  • Which two spinoffs of The Mary Tyler Moore Show were named for female characters?

Here, the bonus rate was a round-low 15%; those shows were Rhoda and Phyllis. Finally, the rough patch concluded with this query:

  • In addition to its numerous appearances on the Netflix series Stranger Things, which song from The Clash has been featured in commercials for both Levi’s and Choice Hotels?

Should I Stay or Should I Go was named by 35% of the field. After Three Clues about wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson, we ended the round with no perfect teams. Things were still close at the top of the standings after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (63.3% success rate):

  • Before emptying into the Black Sea, which European river begins in the Black Forest region of Germany?

Almost two-thirds of our teams nailed the final question with an answer of the Danube River. With that, Tuesday finished with a pair of Perfect 21 teams: What Would DJ Snake Do? (Dudley’s) and Stamp Collectors (Ramparts). The final leaderboard was topped by these teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airplane!)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Men in Black (first film))

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: TFTI  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Byzantine Emperors)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Game of Thrones)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would DJ Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Gladiators (original))

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

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: St. Joe’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidential Campaign Commercials)

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Clash)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Clashes)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SpongeBob SquarePants (season 1))

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Inventors)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Soup Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Films)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Bears in Human Suits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Men’s Tennis)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Daddy Needs New Shoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Brain Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airplanes)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Unnamed Co-Conspirators  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oscar Winners)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Vikings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airports)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: Buds and Pals  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: XCAL Functional Fitness Class)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Mute McConnells  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington D.C. Scandals)