Tuesday Trivia is Stranger Than Fiction!

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Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia was played by 224 teams at 21 different locales.


An easy-peasy opening round was had by most of our teams. Here, we discussed supporting characters from the film Frozen, studied the detoxifying qualities of the human liver, and visited Asia’s two tallest mountains: Mount Everest and K2. When this round was finished, 59 teams still had perfect scores.


This game’s audio question proved to be the only real speed bump, and it was a doozy. We played three covers of Rolling Stones songs: Jumpin’ Jack Flash by Aretha Franklin(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by Britney Spears, and Paint It Black by the Zac Brown Band. Here, just 19% of teams earned their wager by naming two of that trio of musical acts while only four teams named all three. From there, we covered subjects such as the 13.1-mile half-marathon, Holy Gospel namesakes and Apostles Matthew and John, the Sam’s Choice soft drink brand sold at Wal-Mart, and actor Sean Hayes. A perfect score eluded the entirety of our field in this round.


Tuesday’s halftime sheet showcased ten screencaps from films; teams received one point for naming the film (or film series) and one point for naming the professional athlete taking a turn at acting in the photo. The average score was 16.5 out of 20, but 24 teams aced the page. As we reached the halftime intermission, these were the highest-scoring teams:

  • What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s): 90
  • Cheeky Bastards (Antietam): 90
  • Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 89
  • Trivia Newton John (The Garden): 88


We took a ride on a catamaran to begin the second half, but the next question put our teams into rough waters:

  • Among the state capitals named for U.S. Presidents, which one is furthest east?

Roughly 13% of our teams correctly selected Madison, Wisconsin; this was the least-successful wagering question all evening. Two questions later, a 1990s film question proved tough as well:

  • Exactly 30 years ago, which film starring Janet Jackson as a woman dealing with the death of her boyfriend was number one at the domestic box office?

Tuesday was the 30th anniversary of Poetic Justice topping the box office; 23% of the field got that right. We ended the round with a look at the 168,000+ drink combos touted by the Sonic restaurant chain, where 12% of teams notched two bonus points for knowing the chain was founded in Oklahoma. What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s) and Washington Trivia Team (Solace Outpost DC) had this round’s only perfect scores.


Before the final round, 43 teams named Frank Sinatra from just one 6-4-2 clue to get the maximum six points. Topics in this round included alphabetically-last NFL teams Titans and Vikings, author Colleen Hoover, and the versions of the song Fast Car by Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs. Another tough question ended this round, this time in Three Clues about a certain word:

  • A former Mercury SUV model whose closest equivalent was the Ford Escape.
  • A series of unmanned probes launched by NASA from 1962 to 1973.
  • This word is found in the title of the poem that includes the line Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.

Mariner was the word in question; 30% of teams earned their wager while 13% received bonus points for giving that word before the last clue was read. Five teams had perfect fourth-round scores. Before the final question, these teams were in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (39.29% success rate):

  • Introduced in the late 1980s, a character from which media franchise is the only fictional entry on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th century?

The only fictional character on that list is Bart from The Simpsons! Tuesday’s lone Perfect 21 team was What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s). That squad also took home the Tuesday evening gold medal:


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

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Destroy Town  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nicolas Cage)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Piece (manga))

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Plumbing)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Gadgets)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Dang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century U.S. Presidents)

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


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

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Adam Sandler Films)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Kitchen Nightmares  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Entomology)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Solar Ellipsis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Navy Ships)

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

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

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pride and Prejudice (2005 Film))

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Big Kenergy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Films About Halloween)

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

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Killahs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Songs)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chick-Fil-A)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Oreos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Action TV Shows)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Frozen Banana Stand  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Comic Books)