Tuesday Trivia Knows You’re Right!
There were eleven venues showcasing this past Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia for a total of 131 teams, with twin 18-teamers happening at Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA and Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA!
A question about the invention of the computer mouse preceded the first round’s most difficult wagering query:
- Besides white, what other color appears on the flags of all seven Central American nations?
Each of those country’s flags features white and blue, which was correctly answered by 60% of our teams. Bonus points were earned by 27% for getting within one either way of the five stars on the Honduran flag. There were seven perfect scores here, the most of any round on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s audio question proved to be the hardest way to earn bonus points all night. We asked teams to identify three different artists being covered by current Billboard queen Taylor Swift, and 59% were able to name at least two for wagering credit. However, only 13% got all three: Carly Simon (You’re So Vain), Vance Joy (Riptide), and Phil Collins (Can’t Stop Loving You). The hardest wagering question of the first half came halfway through the second round:
- The films of which comedic series included the subtitles The Smell of Fear and The Final Insult?
Respectively, those would be entries 2 1/2 and 33 1/3 of the Naked Gun film franchise. About 47% of our teams had that right answer, while a quarter of the field added points for naming Priscilla Presley as the actress who portrayed Jane Spencer in the series. We had three perfect scores in this round, by How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis), 1980s Action Heroes (Dudley’s), and Men in Tights (Solace Outpost – FC).
At halftime, we asked teams to identify on-screen works where the featured actors despised each other off set. After that, they had to match artists to their songs with Love in the title. The average score was 16.2 points and there were 14 perfect 20-pointers. We reached the halftime intermission with a tightly-packed top of the standings:
- Men in Tights (Solace Outpost – FC): 89
- 1980s Action Heroes (Dudley’s): 89
- Queens of 23rd (Nighthawk): 88
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 88
- Dobby and the Socks (Smoketown Creekside): 88
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 88
- How I Met Ronnie (Cuginis): 88
This round ended up as the most difficult overall round on Tuesday, and we started it with Three Clues about the name Belle, followed by a question on the recently-departed Leslie Jordan. A no-frills NHL question came next:
- Which three NHL teams have won the most Stanley Cups?
With 24, the Montreal Canadiens have by far the most Cups, followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs (13) and Detroit Red Wings (11). Almost exactly half the field named at least two of those teams, but a night-low 12% were able to get all three answers for bonus credit. We went from the ice to the sky for the next question:
- On the logo for the airline Qantas, which animal is depicted with a set of wings, despite the fact that it does not possess wings in real life?
The Qantas logo features a winged kangaroo, apropos for the Australian airline; about 58% of teams got that right. The only perfect team in round 3 was Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside).
There were 27 teams able to name Scooby-Doo mainstay Shaggy after just one clue in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The final round began with a question about the four U.S. states with capital cities named for U.S. Presidents, in which 44% named all four (Lincoln, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; Jackson, Mississippi) to earn bonus points. We saved the toughest wagering question for the last round:
- Which fruit is similar in form and nutritional value to a cucumber, with the main difference being that it is usually picked when it is just two to three inches in length before being pickled?
Roughly 48% of the field had the correct answer of gherkin. Other subjects in this round included the first names of the members of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band The Eagles and the akimbo pose with hands on your hips. Perfect scores in this round were earned by six teams. The top of the standings looked like this as we got to the final question:
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 163
- 1980s Action Heroes (Dudley’s): 162
- Queens of 23rd (Nighthawk): 160
- I Don’t Know (Elo’s): 160
- Paul (Elo’s): 159
FINAL QUESTION (29% success rate):
- The most expensive electric guitar to sell at auction, most expensive acoustic guitar to sell at auction and most expensive sweater to sell at auction all belonged to which musician?
Kurt Cobain owned those items, which each fetched a hefty sum at auction. We had just one Perfect 21 team on this night: Supernovas (Dudley’s) had right answers for each of our 21 wagering questions. That was all for Tuesday’s game, and these teams reigned supreme:
- 1980s Action Heroes (Dudley’s): 174
- I Don’t Know (Elo’s): 172
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 168
- Three Amigos (Rhodeside Grill): 167
- Attack of the Puppet People (Rhodeside Grill): 166
- Prestige Worldwide (Dudley’s): 166
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost – FC): 164
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 163
- Paul (Elo’s): 162
- Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers (Solace Outpost – FC): 162
- Flaming Cheese (Smoketown Creekside): 162
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cabin Boy)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kent State Football)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: ON HIATUS (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Sports Franchise Relocations)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: 1980s Action Heroes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Veterans Day)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Universal Monster Films)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brat Pack Films)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Bond Villain or Russian Leader?)
Distilled in Frederick, MD:
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: In Last Place (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: While You’re Down There (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen King Films)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NoVa Compensators (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Bald People)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Veterans Day)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mount Vernon)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Drummers Named Ringo (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Disney World Attractions)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Three Amigos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Burkina Faso)