Tuesday Trivia Lets Its Hair Down!

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Tuesday’s edition of Pour House Trivia was played at 23 locations for a total of 296 teams. Some highly-attended venues included a night-high 23 teams at Idiom Brewing, a 21-teamer at Solace Outpost – Falls Church, and 20 teams apiece at Solace Outpost – Navy Yard and Rhodeside Grill.

FIRST ROUND:

After questions on the 30-year-old film adaptation of TV’s The Flintstones and Ben & Jerry’s flavors, we headed to the Midwest:

  • What are the two most populous cities in Ohio whose names do not begin with the letter C?

Only 18% of teams earned their bonus points for naming both Toledo and Akron; alas, Dayton just missed the cut. This round featured 12 perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

The most difficult way to earn bonus points in the first half came here on the night’s audio question, which asked teams to name song titles that feature foreign country names. Just 8.78% of the field got all three: Panama by Van Halen, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina by Madonna, and Diamonds from Sierra Leone by Kanye West. We followed that with this question on the periodic table:

  • On the Periodic Table, the rows of elements are known as periods. What term is used to designate each of the 18 vertical columns?

Just over two-fifths of our teams earned their wager for identifying groups as the correct term. This round’s only perfect score was recorded by Say What Again (Idiom).

HALFTIME:

We went green atop the halftime page with avocado art of fictional characters, followed by a bottom section in which players had to match musical acts to their top-selling album. There were nine perfect teams in this round, with the average squad putting up 16.5 points. The halftime intermission came with these teams in the lead:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half began with a query about an infamous literary work:

  • Ironically, what 1953 science fiction book started appearing in a censored version in 1967?
  • Bonus: Who is that book’s main character?

Fahrenheit 451 was named by 34% of the field, but the bonus question burned almost everyone; Guy Montag was identified by 7.43% of teams. Other topics in the round included Drew Carey Show actor turned late-night host Craig Ferguson, the multiple scientific definitions of meniscus, and spacemen Yuri GagarinGus Grissom, and John Glenn. The third round’s perfect pair of teams were Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s) and Off in the Park (Solace Outpost FC).

FOURTH ROUND:

A numerical 6-4-2 saw 36 teams get all six points for naming the number 13 after just a single clue. Tuesday’s most difficult wagering question came at the start of the last round:

  • Topping the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985, which song features the lyrics When we hear the voices sing, the book of love will open up and let us in.?

Those lines complete the chorus in the Mr. Mister song Broken Wings, correctly named by 23% of our teams. We took to the baseball diamond for the night’s least-successful bonus try:

  • Either name the team the Boston Red Sox defeated in 2004 to win its first World Series in 86 years or name the Boston player who won that year’s World Series MVP Award.

About 40% of teams received their wager, but only eight teams turned in both correct answers; the Red Sox, led by MVP Manny Ramirez, swept the St. Louis Cardinals in four games. We also ended the round with a tough bonus opportunity, Three Clues about a certain nation:

  • Its national flag depicts a two-headed golden eagle on a red background with a gold border.
  • One of the world’s newest independent countries, its capital is Podgorica.
  • Its name stems from the Venetian language and can be translated as black mountain.

Montenegro was identified early enough by 5.4% of the field to receive two important bonus points. However, no team put up a perfect score in this round. These teams had the leading scores before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (25.34% success rate):

  • In addition to being Disney’s 50th animated picture, which 2010 movie was the first Disney Princess film to receive a PG rating, due to mature themes and brief violence?

About a quarter of the field was correct to turn in Tangled as their answer. Once again, we had just one Perfect 21 team on Tuesday: We Always Dick Around (Lost Dog). Tuesday’s game ended with this as the top of the leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Turtles Come Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pro Bowlers Tour)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Win or Booze  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wisconsin Badgers Running Backs)

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Are You Pepper Sure?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tangled)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Late Bloomers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Texas History)

10Tavern in Thurmont, MD: Half Nelsons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Shawshank Redemption)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Cheeky Bastards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: 1970s or 1980s Hit Song? (audio))

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: CH4  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Coen Brothers Films)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Toys)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Third or Nothing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: George Romero Zombie Films)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Hear Me Out  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Stone Roses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Holiday Films)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Lake Okeechobee Gang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Art History)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. National Parks)

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

Gran Azteca in Frederick, MD: Extreme Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Volleyball Rules)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Peloponnesian War)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: We Always Dick Around  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Virginia Craft Beer)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Day Pigeons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Vampire Diaries (TV))

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Maude)

Potomac Ridge Brewing in Sharpsburg, MD: Stop the Bus and Let My Brother Jack Off  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Rock Albums)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: A-Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Battlestar Galactica (2000s))

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Palindromes)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Second Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Philadelphia Flyers)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Norcal Transplants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sailing Terms)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Questionable  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hotel Transylvania 3)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fathers and Sons in Sports)