Tuesday Trivia is Gold, Man!

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With less than two months until the end of Season XXIII, Pour House Trivia welcomed 220 teams to its 21 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s game kicked off with a look at the lyrics from Alanis Morissette’s Ironic, followed by this question about a word with multiple meanings over time:

  • From the early 17th century through 1946, this word most often referred to a type of mathematician. Since 1946, it has most often referred to a machine. What is this word?

Just under 45% of teams figured those dates and definitions out to name the word computer. A three-parter on ad slogans came next, which asked teams to name the entities that have used these taglines:

  • 1) The Free Encyclopedia, 2) Come hungry. Leave happy., 3) How do you spell relief?

This was the toughest bonus chance in the first half, as only 7.27% of the field knew the slogans belonged to WikipediaIHOP, and Rolaids. Red (Solace Outpost FC) put together the only perfect score in the first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Another tough audio question on Tuesday was a wordy effort. Our players heard songs by bands with at least five-word names: Head to Toe by Lisa Lisa and Cult JamLump by The Presidents of the United States of America, and No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age. While 37% of teams earned their wager, 12.2% received two bonus points for providing all three group names. Later in the round, we offered this NBA Hall of Fame question:

  • Retiring in 2003, which Basketball Hall of Famer and former Utah Jazz point guard holds the NBA career records for most assists and most steals?
  • Bonus: What player is second in both of those statistics?

Most teams successfully named John Stockton for their wager, but stat runner-up Jason Kidd was identified by 8.63% of the field. This round had no perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

We Simpsons-ized ten real-life celebrities for the top portion of the halftime sheet, while the bottom section matched items to the U.S. state flag on which they appear. The average score was 16.2 points, but 26 teams earned all 20 points. These were the highest-scoring teams at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s Three Clues was about a certain landmark, and it was a tough time for the majority of players:

  • The mailing address of this landmark is 290 Bremner Boulevard.
  • It features an attraction called the EdgeWalk, which is situated just above the 360 Restaurant.
  • At just over 1,800 feet, it is the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.

Standing more than three times as tall as many team’s guess of the Space Needle, those clues describe the CN Tower in Toronto! Unfortunately, many teams zeroed out on a nine-point wager and/or a five-point bonus category selection on this question; the success rate was 20% while seven teams were correct early enough for a two-point bonus. Other topics in this round included the board game Settlers of Catan and scientist Alan Turing. This round’s perfect pair was Dock Babies (Solace Outpost DC) and Lone Strangers (Lost Dog).

FOURTH ROUND:

On the 6-4-2, 50 teams correctly identified Switzerland on the six-point clue. The last round began with Stephen Sondheim‘s Sunday in the Park with George, which referenced painter Georges Seurat. A three-parter about sports stadiums asked teams to name the Big 4 sports teams that play in these suburban locales:

  • 1) Globe Life Field in Arlington, 2) Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, 3) T-Mobile Arena in Paradise

Just over 10% of the field provided all three teams: MLB’s Texas Rangers, the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, and the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL. We ended the round with a burrito and the pair of Razzies Tom Hanks dubiously won for Elvis. In this round, Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled) and Baby Nora (Antietam) each recorded perfect scores. Before the night’s final question, these were the leading scores:

FINAL QUESTION (41.36% success rate):

  • Political activist Emma Goldman fell out of favor with mainstream anarchists after a man inspired by her teachings assassinated which U.S. President?

Goldman apparently inspired William McKinley‘s assassin, Leon Czolgosz. That answer capped off a Perfect 21 for two teams: Austikkee (Olney) and Killer Snails (Olney). Tuesday’s final standings were led by these teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

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

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Slippy Misses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elvis Presley)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Odyssey (Homer work))

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One-Hit Wonders)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Austikkee  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Boy Bands (audio))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Here for the Tacos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Bar Backs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: DC Comics)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Red  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Backstreet’s Back  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hadestown)

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

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Quizzy McTriviaface  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spanish Kings)

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

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

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Third or Nothing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: History of the Internet)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Dock Babies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cooking Styles)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: A&T  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV series))

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

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Dashing Duo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jazz)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Carter’s Mill  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s Advertising Slogans)

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

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: O.J.’s Glove  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Virginia Cavaliers Football)