Tuesday Trivia Reaches Down Deep!

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Seventeen locations hosted a total of 206 teams on Tuesday for a solid night of Pour House Trivia, including a 24-team outing at Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA.


Teams found the first round to be no real trouble at all on Tuesday. We discussed topics such as glaciers, the origins of the 1950s sock hop school dances, and NFL coaching father-and-son Mike and Kyle Shanahan. Perfect scores in this round were earned by 32 teams, over 15% of the overall field.


The good times rolled through the majority of the second round, starting with a three-part audio question that broadcast 8-bit covers of Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie, What is Love by Haddaway, and Shake It Off by Taylor Swift. It took until the final bonus question of the round to challenge the field at large. That bonus chance came on this wagering question:

  • Subtitled Honor Among Thieves, an upcoming film starring Chris Pine is based on which tabletop game?

Naming Dungeons & Dragons wasn’t a challenge, but knowing Hugh Grant is portraying Forge Fitzwilliam in the film was; only 29% of teams earned bonus points on that one. In the middle of the round, teams encountered questions on the Anthropologie clothing retail brand, the Real Housewives reality TV franchise, and the nursery rhyme London Bridge. Nine teams earned all 36 points in this round.


Fiery brand logos for entities such as Fireball whisky and Famous Dave’s BBQ comprised the top half of the halftime page, followed by a section in which teams had to match pairs of actors with the character both have portrayed on screen. The average score here was 17.6 points out of 20, while 46 teams aced the page. Three teams were almost perfect at the halftime break, but a few other teams were right behind:


A tricky bonus opportunity kicked off the second half of play:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda has earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for which two films?

Both answers were needed for those two extra points; 34% of teams did just that with answers of Moana (How Far I’ll Go) and Encanto (Dos Oruguitas). An African geography question proved to be the round’s hardest wagering query:

  • Located along Africa’s eastern coast, this country is home to the Serengeti National Park. Starting in 1974, this country began the process of moving its national capital from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma. Name this country which also borders Lake Victoria.

Tanzania was correctly named by just over half of the field. Other topics in this round included the Chevron symbol, a three-parter about Einsteins and Olympic bobsledding. This round had eight perfect team scores.


All six points in the 6-4-2 were earned by 42 teams, each knowing December was the month in which the most marriage proposals occur in the U.S. From there, we entered the final round on Tuesday and found the toughest wagering question in the second half:

  • Among the chemical elements which exhibit the concept of ferromagnetism, which three elements are generally considered to be the most common?

About 37% of the field named at least two of the trio of ironcobalt, and nickel for wagering points. Two questions later, we talked a little TV:

  • Robert Stack and Virginia Madsen each hosted which documentary-style show featuring reenactments of cold case crimes, conspiracy theories, and unexplained paranormal phenomena?

While most teams knew Unsolved Mysteries, a game-low 11% earned bonus points for naming any of the three former police drama actors who also hosted the show at some point: Dennis FarinaRaymond Burr, and Karl Malden. In other fourth-round action, teams discussed Andy Capp‘s Hot Fries, the mythical Leviathan, and Three Clues about the word Malibu. Only two teams aced this round: Enough Already (Distilled) and Drinking and Guessing (Gentleman Jim’s). The halftime three-way tie dropped to a pair of teams in the lead after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (35.92% success rate):

  • Known in a different context today, which two-word phrase was once used by boatmen to refer to a river depth of at least 12 feet?

The hardest wagering question all night came in the final, with a little over one-third of the field knowing that phrase was Mark Twain; Samuel Clemens took that phrase as his writing pseudonym as a reference to his days on the water. A more-good-than-lucky seven teams recorded a Tuesday Perfect 21 for answering each wagering question correctly! The overall leaderboard was comprised of these teams at the end of the night:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Misfits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pickleball)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Slippy Misses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elvis Presley)


Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lew Alcindor at UCLA)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Picklebacks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Spring Training Cities)

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

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Owl Lodge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Facial Hair)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Princesses)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Heisenberg  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Spring Training)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons & Dragons)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: While You’re Down There  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yellowstone (TV series))

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

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Ladies Night  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Graduation (Kanye West album))

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Drop Your Briefs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Heavy Metal Bands)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Wet and Wild Warriors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Linda Thomas-Greenfield)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Video Games)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mythbusters)