Tuesday Trivia Needs a Running Mate!

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A full slate of 20 venues hosted Tuesday’s Pour House Trivia game, with 203 teams attending in total.


In the opening round, we watched a little Bob’s Burgers, visited the construction of the Eiffel Tower, and discussed the name change from Spot to Bullseye for the mascot of the Target retail chain. Our squads handled these and other topics well and as such, this was the most successful round of the evening with 17 perfect scores.


Tuesday’s audio question played three songs in which the lyrics were about lengths of time: David Bowie‘s Golden YearsOne Week by Barenaked Ladies, and Green Day‘s 21st Century Breakdown. Two questions later, we gave a query about the red panda; this ended up being the most difficult bonus chance in the game, as just 7.3% of teams knew Dustin Hoffman voiced one of those animals in a Dreamworks film series (namely Kung Fu Panda). We followed that up with the first half’s toughest wagering opportunity:

  • Set during the U.S. Civil War, the first film starring Elvis Presley took its three-word title from which one of his #1 hit songs?

Slightly less than a third of the field knew that film was Love Me Tender. Another difficult bonus question ended the first half; 14% of teams knew that the character nicknamed Pip in Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations has a real name of Philip Pirrip. With some tough asks in this round, no teams achieved a perfect score.


Candy wrappers were pictured for the top half of this game’s halftime round, while the bottom section asked teams to match film title duos to their corresponding last names. About 35% of the field earned all 20 points on this page, which had an average score of 18.8 points. There was one perfect squad at the halftime break:


Perhaps unsurprisingly, Tuesday’s two least successful wagering questions came in the third round. We mixed up a toughie early on:

  • Named for a tropical U.S. military base, which cocktail is made from melon liqueur, Vodka, and pineapple juice?

Roughly 22% of our teams were correct with an answer of Pearl Harbor. From there, we got a little artsy:

  • What is the common name of the 19th Century painting with the official title Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1?

That painting is much better known as Whistler’s Mother, even if that answer wasn’t well known with a 16% success rate, lowest of the night. Other topics in this round included Three Clues about Mexico, the 122-race win streak of Edwin Moses, and the 2005 Paris Hilton phone-hacking scandal. Once again, a perfect score eluded the field here.


Only 11 teams named the band Pearl Jam at the six-point clue for Tuesday’s 6-4-2; in fact, 46% of the field took a zero on it. The start of the last round asked teams to name the top two companies on the Fortune 500 list, and only 12% earned bonus credit for naming both Walmart and Amazon. This round’s toughest wagering question took us to ancient roads:

  • Often referred to as the Queen of the Long Roads, which ancient thoroughfare was one of the most strategically important travel routes in ancient times, connecting Rome to the city of Brindisi in southeastern Italy?

Just over a quarter of our teams identified the Appian Way (or Via Appia) for their points. This round’s perfect teams were Redrum (Audacious Fairfax), William Shaqspeare (Smoketown), and Billy Crystal Balls (Lost Dog). These teams had the highest scores before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (27.59% success rate):

  • Doing so 16 years apart, which two former 20th century U.S. Vice Presidents from Minnesota served as the Democratic Nominee for President? They would both lose their elections.

Those two nominees were Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale. Tuesday’s only Perfect 21 effort was recorded by Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled). At the end of the night, these teams led the pack:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Alexa, Google, and Siri Walk Into a Bar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nova Scotia)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jurassic Park (original film))

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Rosary One Thousand Plus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Babe Ruth with the Red Sox)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek (original series))

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

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Bar Backs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Comic Books)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Pink Flamingos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York State History)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Actually  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Poolesville)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Meatloaf Songs)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Quizzy McTriviaface  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Polk)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Standard Model of Particle Physics)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horses)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War Generals)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Sun of a Beach  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Loot (TV series))

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Cathys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baltimore Ravens)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dogs)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Better Late Than Never  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: North American Trees)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Third Round Tailspin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL Players in Comedy Films)