Tuesday Trivia is a Stunner!

alt text

A massive crowd of 280 teams played Pour House Trivia on Tuesday at 20 venues, several of which were quite busy: Dudley’s Sport and Ale (23 teams), Nighthawk Pizza (21), and Solace Outpost – Navy Yard (20).


Most of those teams had no trouble with the first round on Tuesday. Subjects included Chicago’s statue of actress Marilyn Monroe, various state panhandles, and the 27-year anniversary of Madeleine Albright becoming the first female U.S. Secretary of State. Perfect first-round scores were earned by 36 teams.


We hailed musicians from Michigan in the audio question, and exactly 10% named all three: Diana RossMadonna, and Greta Van Fleet. After questions on Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and the return of Wizards of Waverly Place, we asked about a legendary athlete:

  • During the 1910s, which man of Native American descent won two Olympic gold medals and played six seasons of Major League Baseball? At the close of the decade, he was named the first president of the NFL.
  • Bonus: Name any one of the three MLB teams for which this man played. 

Jim Thorpe was identified by most teams, but only 11% added bonus points for also naming any of his MLB teams: the New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds, and Boston Braves. Arrowski (Rhodeside) had the only perfect score in this round!


Tuesday’s halftime page contained snippets of movie posters and a match-’em with automobile company slogans. Just 12 perfect scores were earned here, while the average tally was 14.2 out of 20 points. Two teams were tied atop the halftime leaderboard:


The two hardest bonus chances on Tuesday reared their ugly head in this round. First, a question about the Eagle lunar module had a 8.57% bonus rate for teams able to name the Columbia command module piloted by Michael Collins. Two questions later, this three-parter contained answers with the letters MAN:

  • 1)  Words such as spork and camcorder are described by this term defined as a blended word.
  • 2)  This empire was officially abolished with the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.
  • 3)  This Shania Twain album featured the songs Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? and You Win My Love.

Only 8.21% of the field answered all three parts correctly: portmanteau, the Ottoman Empire, and Twain’s The Woman in Me. Turning to tough wagering queries, this question stumped most teams:

  • Which cable network has broadcast original programming such as Black Sails, Outlander, and American Gods?

Starz was named by just under a third of Tuesday’s teams. A trio of perfect teams made it through this round intact: What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s),Blinded by the Wine (The Branch), and Arrowski (Rhodeside).


The chimpanzee was identified by 20 teams at the six-point clue, while 29% of teams took a zero, on Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The last round of the evening contained subjects such as UNC mascot Ramses the Ram, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube‘s leading roles in buddy cop film Ride Along, and Greek god and Acropolis theatre namesake Dionysus. We turned to Three Clues about a certain musician to end the round:

  • While a student at the University of Texas, this celebrity recorded her first song: What Good Can Drinkin’ Do.
  • The writing of the song Candle in the Wind occurred after lyricist Bernie Taupin heard the phrase used to describe this celebrity.
  • She first gained fame as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company.

A game-low 29% of the field named Janis Joplin for wagering points, but 10.7% did so early enough for bonus credit. Nine perfect scores were recorded in this round. The same two teams tied for first after halftime found themselves atop the standings after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (19.64% success rate):

  • An entertainer whose real name is Steven Anderson developed his stage name after his wife told him to drink his tea before it became a certain temperature. What is that entertainer’s stage name?

When his wife Jeannie suggested he drink his tea before it goes stone cold, the former Stunning wrestler then known as the Ringmaster decided he’d go forward in the World Wrestling Federation as Stone Cold Steve Austin. Three teams each answered every wagering question to earn a Perfect 21: Supernovas (Dudley’s), What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s), and Blinded by the Wine (The Branch). These teams topped the overall final leaderboard:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Hundo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shoes)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jukebox Musicals)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Some Regulars  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Will Ferrell Films)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Kids Table  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oriole Park)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Phil Collins Solo Songs (audio))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Groundhog Day (film)) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Pancakes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: UNESCO Anagrams)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cornhole)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Elderly Leather  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dumb and Dumber)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sex and the City)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Ice Cube or Ice-T?)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Vampire Diaries)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Riggins Riggs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Artificial Intelligence)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: O’Trivia Rodrigo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: LEGO)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hot Flashes)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: E is for Idiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Geography)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Question Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Wiggles)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Carter’s Mill  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hogan’s Heroes)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Crosby, Stills, and Nash Songs)

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