Tuesday Trivia: Putting the “D’oh!” in Play-Doh…

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 107 teams across 15 venues, with some of our players getting into the Halloween spirit a bit early.  You could say it was a “Gritty” night of trivia over at Monkey La La:

Gritty

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s first round tested our teams with three bonus questions that returned an average success rate of 22%.  We quizzed the field on the creator of the fictional butler Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse), the year in which Siegfried and Roy made their final Las Vegas performance (2003), and this Three Clues question concerning a notable athlete:

CLUE 1: At Western High School in Anaheim, he was voted Most Likely to Succeed by his graduating class of 1994.

CLUE 2: The following year, he was named Male Freshman of the Year at Stanford University.

A famous athlete who attended Stanford in the mid-1990s?  Too early for Andrew Luck, too late for John Elway, but just right for this superstar:

Tiger Woods

Three teams staked themselves an early lead by posting 36 first round points: Mindbenders (Topgolf), My Kitten Has Herpes (The Block), and Stink Floyd (Monkey La La).

SECOND ROUND:

TV sitcoms highlighted Tuesday’s audio question, which included clips from “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “The King of Queens”, and “Just Shoot Me”.  Later, we looked at net neutrality, the posthumous honors given to the late musician Prince, and the ‘silent’ tagline used by the creators of this film:

Django

The difficulty level eased up in Tuesday’s second round, as seven teams ran the table with a perfect score.

HALFTIME:

Parodies from the “Treehouse of Horror” series were depicted on Tuesday’s halftime page, while the bottom half asked our teams to name the ten NFL teams with the most wins in league history.  While several teams topped out at 19 points, this halftime page did not yield any perfect scores, as the overall average came in at a rather low 13.8 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s third round topics included Canadian geography, celebrity fragrances, and this recent incident from the art world:

We closed with a rather difficult sports question, as we asked our teams to name either one of the two teams that each hold the MLB record with 116 wins in a regular season.  Only 39% of our teams gave us either correct answer of the Chicago Cubs (in 1906) or the Seattle Mariners (in 2001), with just five teams earning bonus points with two correct answers.  Cuginis Now With Free Beer (Cuginis) and How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers) posted the only perfect third round scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

The final round included the two most difficult wagering questions of the night.  First up, a question about national flags:

–> Also the number of federated states within the country, how many stars appear on the Australian flag?

Maybe we should have offered a range on this question, as only 19% of our teams responded correctly with six:

Australia Flag

Later, this question on the topic of children’s toys proved to be nearly as difficult:

–> Although it was later rebranded, which children’s toy now owned by Mattel was initially marketed as a wallpaper remover in the 1930s?

It appeared that most teams were set on two possible answers: Play-Doh and Silly Putty.  Eventually, most teams leaned the wrong way on this question, as only 29% of the field picked up points with the correct answer of Play-Doh.  Even the teams that avoided those two speed bumps ran into a wall on the final bonus question of the night.  We asked our teams to name the author of “Nothing Lasts Forever”, the novel which was eventually adapted into the film “Die Hard”.  Only three teams gave us the correct response of Roderick Thorp.  A a result, none of our teams earned the maximum 36 points in the final round.  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question.

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (15.8% success rate):

–> Various geographic entities have their own two-letter domain code such as .LU for Luxembourg or .IM for the Isle of Man.  For your wager, what entity was assigned the domain extension of .PS in the year 2000?

About one-in-six teams scored points on this final question with the correct answer of Palestine.  Congratulations to How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), who posted the only Perfect 21 of the evening with correct responses on all 21 wagering questions.  here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – The Bible or Shakespeare?)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  MoMo  (Next week’s first category: “The Good Place”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: Boston Red Sox World Series of the 2000s)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Donner Party  (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Snack Food)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Horse Tornado  (Next week’s first category: Football Stadiums)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  My Kitten Has Herpes  (Next week’s first category: Assassinated British Monarchs)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Queen – AUDIO)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt  (Next week’s first category: Pennsylvania Geography)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Fab Four  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Constitutional Amendments)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: Frederick County History)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Cliff’s Big Brain  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: New Orleans)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Rock the Cash Bar  (Next week’s first category: Irish History)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Shadynasty  (Next week’s first category: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Sweaty Balls  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Cartoons)

Perry’s in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Elections)