Tuesday Trivia Lives a Long Life!

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On Tuesday, 234 teams at 22 locations played Pour House Trivia, which included a 20-team game at Solace Outpost – Navy Yard. We also kicked off a second game each week at Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD!

FIRST ROUND:

Subjects covered in the first round’s questions included a three-parter on Mardi Gras, the 24-year anniversary of the final Peanuts comic strip, and Detroit Red Wings Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman. With no truly difficult questions for most of our teams, 28 ended the first round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

An audio question about Heart song titles kicked things off in the second round, followed by this query about a Supreme Court fixture:

  • During his 35-year tenure on the Supreme Court, which 19th Century Chief Justice presided over landmark cases such as Marbury v. Madison and McCulloch v. Maryland?

Roughly 38% of the field correctly named John Marshall. We followed that with this medical question:

  • Derived from a Greek word meaning bending, which term refers to a curvature of the spine often seen in teenagers?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: What similar condition results in an outward curvature also referred to as a hunchback?

Most teams earned their wager by answering with scoliosis, but kyphosis earned 20% of teams bonus points. The only perfect teams in this round were Lone Strangers (Lost Dog) and O.J.’s Glove (Rhodeside).

HALFTIME:

A very timely halftime page asked teams to identify celebrities at Mardi Gras such as Jensen Ackles and Bret Michaels, then listed questions in which every answer only used letters in the phrase MARDI GRAS. Only four teams went 20-for-20 on this page, which had an average tally of 13.9 points. At the halftime break, one team slightly edged a group of runners-up:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half began with this musical query:

  • Which song title is shared by a Top 5 hit in 2005 by Missy Elliott and a current Top 5 hit by Teddy Swims? 
  • Bonus: Which other woman is featured on Missy Elliott’s song with this title?

The title Lose Control was identified by 23% of the field, while a game-low 10.6% of teams earned two bonus points for knowing Ciara was featured on Elliott’s track. Later in the round, we reached the night’s most difficult wagering question:

  • During the final season of Friends, Rachel nearly moves to Paris after receiving a job offer from which company?

Rachel received an offer from Louis Vuitton, named by 20% of our teams. This was the only round with no perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Sixty correct six-point guesses were given in Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about the crane. Topics in the night’s last round included Joe Montana and Tom Brady, the first quarterbacks to earn three Super Bowl MVP Awards, the upcoming spinoff of TV’s Suits, and the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Fifteen teams each recorded all 36 points in the fourth round. These were the highest scores after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (24.36% success rate):

  • Passing away during Abraham Lincoln’s administration, who is the only president to live to see eight different men succeed him as U.S. President?

Going from the 16th president back to the eighth, almost a quarter of the field correctly named Martin Van Buren. There were no Perfect 21 teams in Tuesday’s game. The night’s top scores were earned by these teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: I Should Have Stayed Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grandma’s Boy)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: No Puns to Give  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Middle of the Pack  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Delawareans)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Heights (podcast))

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

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Innovations  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Missing Jeopardy for This  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Capitals) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Texas Cities)

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

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Jeopardy Rejects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Beckham)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Japanese Yokai)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Phoebe  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Board Games)

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

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Electile Dysfunction  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA All-Star Game)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Eddie Izzard)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Alex Trebek’s Mustache  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Channel Original Films of the 2000s)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Led Zeppelin)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Three Fifes and a Drum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fukushima Accident)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Music)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: CH4  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Medical Terms)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Third Round Tailspin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Covers of Beatles Songs)