Tuesday Trivia is in the Books!

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Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia went out to 19 venues and 193 total teams.


Our teams were very successful getting through the first round’s set of questions on Tuesday evening. We started with a three-parter where teams were given a list of actors and they had to name the film character each actor on the list has portrayed. From there, we discussed moonless planets Mercury and Venus, the 1990s ad slogan for Hanes, and the lengthy coastlines of Alaska and Florida. This round featured a game-high 38 perfect team scores.


Tuesday’s audio question asked teams to identify female solo artists with single-letter stage surnames ( (Vitamin CJessie J, and Cardi B). The only wagering question that gave our teams fits in the first half came at the conclusion of this round:

  • The Unknown Comic and Gene-Gene the Dancing Machine performed on which 1970s TV program hosted by Chuck Barris?

The Gong Show was named by 47% of the field, while 16% added bonus points by knowing Mike Myers hosted the 2017 TV revival of that show, albeit in disguise under the name Tommy Maitland. Other subjects in the round included what would’ve been the 115th birthday of voice actor Mel Blanc and the Fosbury Flop which revolutionized the high jump. We were down to nine perfect scores in this round.


The halftime sheet was quite tough on this night. Teams were asked to name notoriously bad films such as Dirty Grandpa and The Tooth Fairy before then matching famous athletes to their jersey number. On average, teams scored just 11.2 points while just one team provided a perfect 20-pointer: Fabulous Killjoys (Upper Deck). We reached the halftime intermission with these top scores:


The majority of this round was of no issue when it came to correct answers. Teams dealt with topics such as the film Bruce Almighty, Three Clues about NFL great Lawrence Taylor, and New Zealand singer Lorde. However, this round also saved its toughest question for last:

  • On August 25, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first recorded person to swim across which body of water, when he swam from Dover to Calais in just under 22 hours?

Most teams did recognize the English Channel as that body of water, but a game-low 6.7% received bonus credit for naming Gertrude Ederle as the first woman to accomplish that feat. Baby Nora (Antietam) was the only team to reach a perfect score in this round.


Fourteen teams named the word east after only one clue to receive all six points in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. This round kicked off with a question about animated character Kim Possible; here, 10.3% of teams correctly named Dr. Drakken as her archnemesis. At the midpoint of this round, teams encountered the hardest wagering question of the game:

  • Which nation of the Western Hemisphere takes its name from a Portuguese word meaning bearded ones?

Just under a third of the field submitted the correct answer, Barbados, while 9.3% tacked on extra points for naming its capital, Bridgetown. Teams also handled questions on food products owned by PepsiCo and Civil Disobedience author Henry David Thoreau. No teams achieved perfection in this round. However, these squads were atop the standings before the last question:

FINAL QUESTION (11.92% success rate):

  • According to a series of companion novels released by Random House in the 1960s, which fictional teenager’s parents are George and Margaret Roberts of Willows, Wisconsin?

Much like the halftime page, Tuesday’s final question also proved to be tough; that fictional character is Barbie! Dang (Solace Outpost FC) provided the lone Perfect 21 effort on Tuesday. They also put up the highest score anywhere on the night:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Norsemen (TV series))

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

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

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Innovations  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: D-Day)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Dang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Barbados)

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

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

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Photographers)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dwayne Johnson)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Human Anatomy)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Wet and Wild Warriors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trinidad and Tobago)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Blazing Saddles)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Staff Infection  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Anime Characters)

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

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Dad and Dee  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Rivers)

Greene Turtle in Brandywine, MD: Justice For Pluto  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Anime)

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