Tuesday Trivia is Feeling Super!
Fourteen venues took part in Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia for a total of 153 teams, 21 of which showed up to play at Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA!
A question midway through the first round dealt with the former HBO series Girls. Its bonus question asked teams to fill in the blank we placed in the show’s tagline — Living the drea, one mistake at a time — and just 5.8% of our teams were able to do so. The round concluded with this U.S. geography question:
- What is the only U.S. state to border both Oklahoma and Wyoming?
About 52% of the field correctly identified Colorado as that state, which meant it was the toughest wagering chance in the first half. Other topics in the round included various marsupials and how to roll a turkey in bowling with three consecutive strikes. The only teams to notch a perfect opening round were Innovations (Dudley’s) and The Young and the Arrested (Gentleman Jim’s).
Misspelled musical acts were the subject of Tuesday’s audio clue, and our teams heard songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ludacris, and Gorillaz. After a question about the pork featured in Chipotle’s carnitas, we turned to the Broadway stage:
- In addition to winning two Tony Awards for Best Musical, which performer experienced minor success by composing music for the Broadway musical Bring It On?
Lin-Manuel Miranda was named by 58% of our teams. We wrapped up with questions about the comedy film Spaceballs and MLB pitcher Tommy John‘s namesake elbow surgery to reconstruct his UCL, or ulnar collateral ligament. This round had the most perfect scores, as 16 teams earned the full 36 points.
At halftime, tasks were to identify Disney films from their minor characters, then match novels to their respective opening lines. Another tough puzzle page ended up with an average score of 13.8 points and four teams able to get all 20 points. These were the top teams at the halftime intermission:
- Innovations (Dudley’s): 88
- Racks and Sacks (Solace Outpost FC): 87
- Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s): 87
- Picklebacks (Dudley’s): 87
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
A very cultured third round on Tuesday started with an opera question:
- Sharing his name with a character from Pinocchio, what is the name of the main character in the opera The Barber of Seville?
Just under a third of our teams knew Figaro from that clue, while a game-low six teams earned bonus points for naming that opera’s composer, Gioachino Rossini. Other topics in this round included the yoga cobra pose, the collage (or decoupage) artistic medium, and Moldoveanu Peak in Romania. Only one team managed a perfect third round: Baby Nora (Antietam).
We gave a trio of clues about the TV series Law & Order for the night’s 6-4-2, and 11 teams stepped up after the first clue to earn the maximum six points! The trickiest wagering chance all night came at the beginning of the fourth round with this chemistry question:
- Which chemical element with atomic number 29 is most often combined with pure silver to create the alloy sterling silver?
We also threw in a multiple-choice segment after a minute but even with that, only 27% of the field got copper for wagering credit; 6.5% did so before the options were listed for two bonus points. From there, we discussed the NHL‘s Lady Byng Trophy given for sportsmanship, author Truman Capote, and Three Clues about the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game. For the second round in a row, we had just one perfect score; this time, it came from Supernovas (Dudley’s). We only had one final question to go with these teams ahead of the rest:
- Picklebacks (Dudley’s): 159
- Innovations (Dudley’s): 157
- Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s): 157
- Baby Nora (Antietam): 156
- Racks and Sacks (Solace Outpost FC): 154
FINAL QUESTION (24.18% success rate):
- Among the six teams to have won at least four Super Bowl titles, two teams have lost only once in the Super Bowl. With one guess, identify either one of these teams.
Those teams are the Green Bay Packers, which lost to Denver in Super Bowl XXXII, and the New York Giants, who lost to Baltimore in Super Bowl XXXV. A trio of squads from Dudley’s earned Perfect 21 honors on Tuesday: Picklebacks, Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos, and Supernovas. They also hogged the medal stand at the end of the night, taking each of the top three spots:
- Picklebacks (Dudley’s): 171
- Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s): 169
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 165
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 163
- Baby Nora (Antietam): 162
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 161
- Racks and Sacks (Solace Outpost FC): 160
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC): 159
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 159
- Mr. Manager (Nighthawk): 158
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bridesmaids)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famers Jersey Numbers)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Picklebacks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: University of Michigan)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Wolf Pack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Science Fiction TV Shows)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Racks and Sacks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Netflix Reality Shows)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spaceballs)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Haircuts)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Pro Wrestling)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s Baseball)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Mr. Manager (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Colorado Breweries)
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 Name Paper (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Virginia Studies)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Cruisin’ Moms (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ancient Greek Philosophers)
Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Cock Attack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vegan Foods)
The Branch in Leesburg, VA: The Ocho (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Waits Songs)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prince Songs)