Tuesday Trivia is Top of the Pops!

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We were up to 231 teams on Tuesday evening with Pour House Trivia across its 20 venues, led by a 20-team outing at Solace Outpost – Falls Church.


The first set of questions didn’t really derail too many of our teams. Topics in this round included Wayne Brady’s run as host of Let’s Make a Deal, the Latin phrase vice versa, and Wyoming’s Grand Teton found near the resort town of Jackson. At the end of this round, there were still 24 perfect scores.


We treated a fever with three songs featuring cowbell to start this round: Rage Against the Machine‘s Killing in the NameTone Loc‘s Funky Cold Medina, and Lowrider by War. At the midway point of the round, we asked about a successful starting pitcher from earlier in the 21st century:

  • Nicknamed The Freak, which San Francisco Giants pitcher won back-to-back Cy Young Awards during the 2008 and 2009 seasons?

About 42% of teams knew that pitcher’s name is Tim Lincecum, while 7.3% knew Lincecum finished his MLB career with the Los Angeles Angels. Both of those rates were the respective lowest of the first half. Some other questions here dealt with the offspring of Mr. Potato Head, the North Star also known as Polaris, and Vietnam War films Apocalypse Now and Platoon. Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC) had the only perfect score in this round.


Teams had to name the capital cities of various states marked on a map of the U.S. for the start of the halftime round. After that, they had to name films based on a list of their DVD chapter titles. Eleven teams notched a perfect 20 here, while the average team scored 13.8 points. These teams were in the lead at the halftime break:


The second half began with a three-parter about martinis; 14% of teams knew all three answers for bonus credit. By far the most difficult wagering query on Tuesday came next:

  • Which NFL franchise took their team’s name from the color of their first uniforms?

While the Cleveland Browns would seem like the obvious answer, the third round reared its ugly head in a major way here; the Browns are actually named for their co-founder and first head coach, Paul Brown. Instead, the now-Arizona Cardinals received their name based on the red jerseys they wore; just over 9% of the field had the correct answer here. The round concluded with questions about the literary Cheshire Cat, the anniversary of Japan adopting the yen, and Massachusetts-born 20th-century U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and George H.W. Bush. With several hard questions in this round, there were no perfect scores.


As the 6-4-2 subject on Tuesday, 48% of our teams named licorice for the full six points. The last round of the evening began with a showing of Britain’s Wallace and Gromit and a trip across the Delaware to the Battle of Trenton. The next question took us to Africa:

  • Which Tanzanian National Park, whose name is derived from the Maasai word for limitless plains, is home to some of the world’s largest land mammal migrations?
  • For a two-point bonus: What is the capital of Tanzania?

Most teams correctly named the Serengeti for wagering points, but a night-low 7% also identified Dodoma as Tanzania’s capital. We once again failed to record a perfect team score in this round. However, these teams put up the highest scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (20.35% success rate):

  • Shortly after his 1997 passing, who became the only artist to achieve two posthumous #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100?

About one of every five teams correctly identified the Notorious B.I.G., who charted after death with both Hypnotize and Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems. A pair of teams finished Tuesday’s game with a Perfect 21: Picklebacks (Dudley’s) and DC Swampers (Gentleman Jim’s). The game concluded with these highest-scoring teams:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: We Need a Chair  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Horses)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Average Franks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Carpentry)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oregon Trail (not the game))


Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Duke Kahanamoku)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Picklebacks  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Clerks)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Taylor Swift Albums)

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

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Independence Day (film))

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Nervous Wrecks  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Minecraft)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Independence Day (holiday))

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Quizzie McGuire  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Marine Biology)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Monty Python)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Joey Triviani  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Host Choice)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: The Watcher)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Spelling)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Underdogs  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Red, White, and Blue)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Bukom  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Washington D.C. Restaurants)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: Spanish War of Succession)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 11: The Peripheral (TV series))