Tuesday Trivia is Fit to Be Tied!

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With a whopping nine venues hosting at least 15 teams apiece, Pour House Trivia set another Tuesday attendance record this week! Across our 22 locations, 268 teams took part in the evening’s game, including 20 squads at Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA and the return of PHT to Olney Winery in Olney, MD.


Things kicked off with Three Clues about Salt Lake City, Utah, a question that had a bonus success rate of only 8.5 percent! We studied mad cow disease and the many Grand Slam singles titles for Roger Federer before leaping into the night’s toughest question:

  • The subtitle of the second X-Files feature film was which four-word phrase that also appeared on a poster in Mulder’s office?
  • Bonus: Mulder earned a degree in psychology from which university?

This proved to be the least-successful question of the night in both wagering and bonus terms; 38% of teams named that phrase, I Want to Believe, while just over 7% correctly named Oxford as Fox Mulder’s alma mater. This round’s lone perfect score was earned by B-Team (Nighthawk).


A mystery theme was represented by the three films we showcased in Tuesday’s audio question: they each began with the same word! Here, 11% of the field earned bonus points for naming My Fair LadyMy Cousin Vinny, and My Week with Marilyn. Other subjects in this round included the opening stanza of The Raven, George Clooney’s Casamigos tequila brand, and Michael Jackson’s signature lean which he debuted in the video for Smooth Criminal. Eight teams recorded all 36 points in this round.


Film bullies and Crayola colors were the topics du jour in Tuesday’s halftime page. The average score was 16.8 points, but 46 teams went all the way to the full 20 points. We reached the halftime intermission with these five teams on top:


This round started with the attempt by DC Comics to keep Rihanna from trademarking her actual first name, Robyn. A trip to the baseball diamond fooled a majority of our teams:

  • Which is the only National League team to have won three World Series during the 21st Century?

Doing so in 2010, 2012, and 2014, the San Francisco Giants have led the NL in World Series titles this century; 40% of teams submitted that answer. At the end of the round, a question about the rock band Nine Inch Nails brought the lowest bonus rate of the second half. Teams were asked to name any of the band’s multi-platinum albums, and 10.8% did so by identifying either Pretty Hate MachineThe Downward Spiral, or The Fragile. This round’s perfect teams were Grossly Negligent Guessing (Audacious FC), Comfortably Dum (Union Mills), Vandelay Industries (Distilled), and Baby Nora (Antietam).


The night’s 6-4-2 gave three clues about the South American nation of Chile, and 136 teams (just over half of the field) submitted the correct answer for all six points. The final round featured a couple of tough bonus chances. At the opening of the round, we delved into some world religion:

  • The practices of what religion were first recorded and codified in the written historical records of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in the 8th century?
  • Bonus: What four-letter term names the spirits or phenomena that are worshipped by people of this religion?

That religion is Shintoism, but just 12% of the field correctly named the Kami for bonus credit. Two questions later, we transitioned to the field of political lingo:

  • Referring to a type of political movement, which ten-letter term was coined by Indiana Senator Albert Beveridge in 1912, when he said that his party has grown from the soil of its people’s hard necessities?
  • Bonus: Which political party was Senator Beveridge addressing?

Senator Beveridge coined the term grassroots to describe the Progressive (or Bull Moose) Party; the latter answer was given by 11% of teams. Solar Ellipsis (Nighthawk) and I’m a Loner, Dottie (Rebellion) were perfect in this round. After four rounds, these teams had the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (35.07% success rate):

  • What are the first and last names of the actresses who tied for the Best Actress Oscar for their respective performances in Funny Girl and A Lion in Winter?

Respectively, those actresses are Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn. We ended the night with a trio of Perfect 21 teams: St. Joe’s (Solace Outpost FC), I’m a Loner, Dottie (Rebellion), and Killer Snails (Olney). They were also part of our top overall scores:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boris Karloff)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington D.C. History)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Young Sheldon)

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

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

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Capitals)

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: Bottomless Popcorn  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Generation I Pokemon)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Dink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: British Open)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Silence of the Lambs (film))

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fire Crew  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rush (band))

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Taking Care of Quizness  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mythical Creatures)

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

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Trivia Kens  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Music)

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

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Physics)

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

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: I’m Fine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: East Africa)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Flags)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Toilet Kings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Bowie)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: I’m a Loner, Dottie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Styles)