Tuesday Trivia Swooshes In!
Tuesday’s evening of Pour House Trivia welcomed 157 total teams to 17 locations around the region.
Unsurprisingly, the opening round was the easiest set of wagering questions in Tuesday’s game. Teams easily handled topics like the first ever gig for the Rolling Stones, a three-parter on Disney/Pixar film settings, and the neurological disorder known as dyslexia. However, the final question of the round featured the most difficult bonus chance of the evening. A question about Seattle’s Space Needle was pretty easily answered, but only five teams successfully knew the name of the SkyCity restaurant near the top of the structure. Because of that, a perfect score eluded the field in the first round.
The audio question was one for the 90s kids, with a trio of 1990s TV theme songs to recognize. From there, we talked about Shakespearean warning beware the Ides of March, last week’s NHL draft, and varieties of Bailey’s Irish Creme. Once again, we ended the round with its hardest bonus question, this time attached to the first half’s toughest wagering chance:
- Young Alice Liddell inspired the creation of a novel when she asked which writer to tell her a story during a boating trip in 1862?
About 62% of the field recognized the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, while eleven teams tacked on two bonus points for knowing his real first name was Charles. Killer Snails (Olney) and Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside) recorded perfect scores in this round.
On Tuesday’s halftime sheet, teams had to identify MLB teams by very zoomed-in logos, then name the missing country in alphabetical lists. The average score was 17.1 points, and 29 teams were able to get all 20 points! These were the high scores at the halftime intermission:
- Killer Snails (Olney): 90
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 88
- Super Best Friends (Solace Outpost): 87
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 87
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
Bonus questions in the second half came a lot easier than before halftime, but teams were still challenged on third-round topics like events from the 1840s, Royal Dutch Airline’s KLM abbreviation, and high-elevation college teams Wyoming and Air Force. For the most difficult wagering question in the round, we hit the airwaves:
- Bearing the real first name of Tyrone, what is the monetary stage name of the performer featured on Hot Girl Summer from Megan Thee Stallion, Psycho from Post Malone, and Work from Home from Fifth Harmony?
That artist, Ty Dolla $ign, was named by 53% of our teams. Perfect third-round scores were recorded by 11 teams.
The maximum six-point answer was achieved by 41 teams in Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about the paper clip. Round four topics included characters from HBO’s Euphoria, the Russian ballet Swan Lake, and a three-part science question where each answer started with the letter Q. It took until almost the end of the game to get to its hardest wagering question:
- In a quote often attributed to Mark Twain, Everybody talks about THIS, but nobody does anything about it. What was he talking about?
Twain was talking about the weather, and 41% of the field got that for wagering points. The hardest bonus question of the second half followed about the Khyber Pass: just under two-fifths of our teams knew that it connects both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Seven teams were able to get perfect scores here. We moved to the final question with these teams tentatively atop the leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney): 164
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 162
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost): 162
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 162
- Quizzy McTriviaface (Antietam): 161
FINAL QUESTION (62.4% success rate):
- Coined by Dan Wieden in the late 1980s, which advertising tagline was partially inspired by the final words of condemned criminal Gary Gilmore?
Wieden’s final words of Let’s do it were slightly changed to Nike’s famous slogan, Just Do It. A pair of teams did it perfectly on Tuesday, with a Perfect 21 earned by Killer Snails (Olney) and Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s). Both of those teams answered all 21 wagering questions correctly in the evening’s game. Tuesday was a high-scoring affair, as evidenced by these teams:
- Lake Okeechobee Gang (Dudley’s): 171
- Ricardo Montalban (Dudley’s): 171
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 171
- Super Best Friends (Solace Outpost): 170
- Fresh Off the U-Haul (Tommy Joe’s): 170
- St. Joe’s (Solace Outpost): 169
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 169
- Second to Last (Gentleman Jim’s): 169
- True Wit (Coach’s Corner): 168
- Killer Snails (Olney): 168
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Low Rollers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Barry (HBO series))
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alfred Hitchcock Films)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Queen (audio))
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Lake Okeechobee Gang (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Virginia History)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Pewterschmidts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clemson Football)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Super Best Friends (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Sports)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Terminal List)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: No Drama Llama (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: James Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard?)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Quizzy McTriviaface (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: People Named Travis)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sharks)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Wet Ones (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oscar-Winning Films)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB All-Star Game)
Chalkboard Wings & BBQ in Alexandria, VA: Hot Tub Hijinks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saved by the Bell (original))
The Zone in Ashburn, VA: Lenny (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Workers’ Rights)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Women’s Gymnastics)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yogi Berra Quotes)