Tuesday Trivia Paints a Pretty Picture!

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The first Tuesday in November brought a record 280 teams out for Pour House Trivia! Of the 23 locations to host Tuesday’s game, Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA had 22 teams.


The first round of the night featured topics such as the literary debut of Sherlock Holmes, how Oprah Winfrey got her first name, and Three Clues about the name Hershey. Our teams flew through this round with no problem, noted by the fact that 81 teams had a perfect score at the end of it.


Tuesday’s audio question played three songs with titles near and dear to lazy folks: Take It Easy by the Eagles, Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Breathe by Faith Hill. Two questions later, we brightened the night with this query:

  • Partially derived from a Greek word meaning light, which term refers to the Sun’s visible layer that forms its outer shell?

Even with a crossword-style clue, just 30% of the field named the photosphere; a game-low 4.64% earned bonus points for submitting that answer before the extra hint. The round came to a close with a look at Joan of Arc’s heresy charge and a showing of Revenge of the Nerds. This round had five perfect teams.


At halftime, teams had to name famous people with Rose in their name such as NBA player Derrick Rose and actress Rose McGowan. After that, they had to figure out Emmy classifications and determine whether each in a list of TV series are nominated as comedies or dramas. The average score was only 14.3 points, while none of our 280 teams formed a perfect submission. One team crossed the 90-point mark at the halftime break:

  • Killer Snails (Olney): 92
  • Durant Got a Good Job (Rebellion): 89
  • Blinded by the Wine (Branch): 89
  • Lone Strangers (Lost Dog): 88


The second half began with this presidential question:

  • Which U.S. president both succeeded and preceded Grover Cleveland in office?

This had a multiple-choice component, with 10.7% answering correctly beforehand for bonus points. However, 34% of the field received wagering points for naming Benjamin Harrison. After questions on the Morton Salt slogan and logo, a trio of Disney villains, and the Warrant Officer rank of the U.S. Armed Forces, we dove into the rock listings:

  • Which band will embark on a tour next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its album Dookie?
  • Bonus: Which studio album from this band immediately followed Dookie?

The majority of teams knew Dookie was by Green Day, but only 6.7% earned bonus points for naming the followup album Insomniac. Bork and Associates (Rhodeside) had the only perfect score in the third round.


The 6-4-2 about the number six had 56 correct six-point answers. Late in the fourth round, we reached the night’s most difficult wagering question:

  • Which astringent medication from the Hamamelis plant was utilized by Native Americans to cure swelling and inflammation hundreds of years ago, and is now used in many commercial healthcare products?

Just 27% of teams named witch hazel. Other subjects in this round included the TV series Six Feet Under, football legend Jim Brown, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Six teams earned all 36 points in this round. After four rounds, these were the highest-scoring teams:

  • Killer Snails (Olney): 164
  • Durant Got a Good Job (Rebellion): 163
  • Blinded by the Wine (Branch): 161
  • Enough Already (Distilled): 157
  • Bad PJs (Idiom): 157
  • Comfortably Dum (Idiom): 156

FINAL QUESTION (13.57% success rate):

  • Better known as an inventor, who painted the portrait of James Monroe in the White House’s Blue Room?

A tough final question featured inventor and painter Samuel Morse. Blinded by the Wine (Branch) and Durant Got a Good Job (Rebellion) each recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday. These were the top teams at the end of the night:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Hundo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Amazing Race)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Pickled Dragons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Literature)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: TFTI  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Countries)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Matthew Perry)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Saturday Night Live)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: South Pollard Gang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Calculus) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Physicists)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gynecological Health)

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

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alternate Forms of Communication)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (audio))

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: DHF  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jane Austen)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Soup Boyz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Madison Dukes Football)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Metal Bands)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Pugs, Not Drugs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Redskins History)

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

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Basic Chemistry)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK!  FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 21: The Beatles)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Choose Violets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Manchester United)

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

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Four Dudes and a Van  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s TV Sitcoms)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Mottoes)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Quiz Khalifa  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Girl)