Tuesday Trivia Pops In!

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Tuesday night brought 218 teams out to 18 different venues to play that evening’s game of Pour House Trivia!


Tuesday’s first batch of questions were no match for our teams. They cruised through topics such as 80s creature feature Gremlins, a three-parter on novel subtitles, Tallahassee‘s triple double-letters, and Napoleon‘s defeat at Waterloo. In all, 47 teams notched a perfect score in this round.


The audio question on Tuesday was a triple threat of karaoke renditions; teams had no trouble deciphering Roxanne by the Police, Alive by Pearl Jam, and Hey Ya! by Outkast. After that, we worked on the scapula (or shoulder blade), reminisced on the 1981 MLB players’ strike that divided the season into two halves, and nibbled on a Take 5 candy bar. It took until the end of this round to get a question that stumped a majority of the field:

  • All premiering on the same day in 1991, what are the three original Nicktoons series?

Just 21% of teams earned bonus points for naming all three shows: DougRugrats, and Ren & Stimpy. We were down to 14 perfect team scores here.


For the first part of the halftime page, teams had to identify people with last names that are also common first names (such as Hank Aaron and Shannon Elizabeth). After that, they had to figure out whether each of a certain list of sports were conducted for medals at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Only three teams earned a perfect score on this halftime round, which carried an average tally of 14.8 points. These teams were at the top of the leaderboard at the halftime break:


The second half began with Three Clues about the name Charlotte, then moved to the Hamptons for a couple of TV series. We got (vice) Presidential for the night’s toughest wagering query:

  • The two men who served respectively as the Vice Presidents of John Quincy Adams and James Buchanan both shared the same first name and middle initial. What were their last names?

A fifth of the crowd earned wagering points for naming either John C. Calhoun or John C. Breckinridge. At the end of the round, we encountered the most difficult bonus chance on Tuesday; a question about the Virgin business group saw only 4.5% of the field get within two years of its creation in 1970. With that, the only perfect team in this round was While You’re Down There (Gentleman Jim’s).


A crazy 88 teams earned the full six points on the 6-4-2 about singer Gwen Stefani. Going into the final round, we started with another tricky bonus question:

  • The character known as Mephisto or Mephistopheles is a chief character of German literary tradition. He first appeared in a 16th century folk tale, working as a representative of which Supreme Being.
  • For two bonus points, also identify the German folktale in which this character was first introduced.

Most teams correctly named Satan as the being, but only 19% knew that folktale is Faust (or Doctor Faustus). This round’s other tough wagering question came a little later:

  • It was a necessity that Frank Zappa fronted which rock band that released the debut album Freak Out!?

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were named by 47% of the field. Other topics in this round included the mathematics branch of probability and the high-speed sport of jai alai. This round had eight perfect scores. We went into the final question with these teams in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (60.09% success rate):

  • Introduced during the 1960s, which current American product was originally named Fruit Scones?

Fruit Scones were the original name of the product we now know as Pop-Tarts! Six teams put together a Perfect 21 game with correct answers for each of the wagering questions on Tuesday. We ended the night with these top-scoring squads:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kung Pao: Enter the Fist)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Mickey’s Clubhouse  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vanderpump Rules)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Epic First Category Fail  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League Nicknames)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billy Joel Songs)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1982 Baltimore Orioles)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: J.R.R. Tolkien)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: German Beer Brands)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2023 Baltimore Orioles)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA Playoffs)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Three Sheets to the Wind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Backing Bands)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: The Ocho  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bob Ross)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Beer or Wine?)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Underdogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vanderpump Rules)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Doctors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beyonce)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Donner Party Platter  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Comets)