Tuesday Trivia Is Where It’s @!
Sixteen venues and a total of 162 teams took part in Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia, which included a 20-team outing at Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA.
A question about Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon started us off on Tuesday, and a round-low 28% of teams knew that she won that Oscar for the film Dead Man Walking. Later in the round, we hit the gridiron:
- Which three Hall of Famers won Super Bowl MVP Awards with the San Francisco 49ers?
About four-fifths of the field earned wagering points with at least two of those three players: Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young. In all, there were nine perfect scores in this round, the most of any on Tuesday.
A trio of songs with apostrophes in place of the letter G made up the game’s audio section, with about 72% of our teams getting two of those three titles: Jumpin’ Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones, Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit, and Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. After a trip to Miami’s Little Havana, we encountered the most difficult bonus opportunity in Tuesday’s game on this wagering query:
- James Todd Smith is the real name of which hip hop star who has appeared on NCIS: Los Angeles for more than a decade?
More than three quarters of our squads knew that James is the J in the name LL Cool J. However, only eight teams added bonus points by knowing he starred on the 90s NBC show In the House. We wrapped things up in the first half by booking on the travel site Kayak and getting elemental with some aluminum. With a low success rate on bonus questions in this round, there were no perfect scores to be had.
We tried to catch ’em all at halftime on Tuesday! Teams had to identify ten different Pokemon, then name TV shows from their theme song lyrics. On average, teams scored 17.3 points here, but 24 teams managed to get all 20 points. The halftime leaderboard was topped by these squads:
- Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s): 90
- Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 89
- Morgan Station (Upper Deck): 88
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 88
- Never Early (Nighthawk): 88
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 88
Topics in this round included Little Debbie’s Emoji Brownies, sitcom Abbott Elementary, and the spider type of two-seat car. The round concluded with the toughest wagering question in Tuesday’s game:
- Located on the tropical island of Borneo, the independent nation of Brunei is completely surrounded by Sarawak, a state in which Asian country?
While many teams answered incorrectly with Indonesia, just over a third of the field provided the correct answer of Malaysia. About 13% tacked on a pair of bonus points for knowing Malaysia’s capital city is Kuala Lumpur. Morgan Station (Upper Deck) used those answers to cap a perfect round, the only team to do so in the third.
We got a little Supreme with Tuesday’s 6-4-2, and a half-dozen teams recognized it from a hint about the clothing brand to get all six points. The fourth round properly started with questions on the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and musician Machine Gun Kelly. A three-parter on films with the word Hard in the title (Get Hard, Hard Candy, and Hard Eight) proved to be just that, the hardest question of the round with a wagering success rate of exactly 50%. We saved the second half’s most difficult bonus chance for last: only nine teams knew that both Ulysses S. Grant and Bill Clinton completed two full terms as U.S. President before turning 55 years old. With just one final question to go, these teams were in the lead:
- Just For Fun (Dudley’s): 159
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 157
- Wu-Tang’s Revenge (Nighthawk): 156
- Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 155
- Morgan Station (Upper Deck): 152
FINAL QUESTION (60.5% success rate):
- Which symbol found on a standard computer keyboard was added to the official Morse Code alphabet in 2004?
Due to the rise of the Internet and email addresses, the @ symbol became part of the Morse Code alphabet. That final answer proved to be the last for our two Perfect 21 teams: Wu-Tang’s Revenge (Nighthawk) and We Thought This Was Speed Dating (The Zone) answered every wagering question correctly on Tuesday. These teams comprised the top of the final Tuesday leaderboard:
- NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk): 169
- Just For Fun (Dudley’s): 168
- Bringing Pickleback (Dudley’s): 167
- We Thought This Was Speed Dating (The Zone): 163
- Deep Fried Chuckles (The Zone): 162
- Beach Bums (Gentleman Jim’s): 161
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost – FC): 160
- Quiz Khalifa (Solace Outpost – FC): 159
- Wu-Tang’s Revenge (Nighthawk): 158
- Kamikaze (Smoketown Creekside): 158
- Teacher Shortage (The Zone): 158
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Currency)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Blurry Creatures)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: ON HIATUS (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Sports Franchise Relocations)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Just For Fun (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Morbius (film))
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Horror Films)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s One-Hit Wonders)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Kamikaze (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office (Bar Trivia Episode))
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Aristocrats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hair Metal Bands)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Loose Lannisters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Hall and Oates)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Beach Bums (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Films About Halloween)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NoVa Compensators (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Steve McQueen Films)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
Chalkboard Wings & BBQ in Alexandria, VA: Push It (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Glee)
The Zone in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scooby Doo)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Two Runners and John (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Department of Defense Acronyms)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Gisele’s Divorce Lawyers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Major League Soccer)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Austikee (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Records)