Tuesday Trivia Takes the Scenic Route!

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Another Tuesday attendance record was set this week for Pour House Trivia! There were 285 teams out to play the night’s game at any of our 23 locations, which included a 23-team game at Solace Outpost – Navy Yard.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s game began with a timely three-parter in which each answer contained the letters DST. From there, we had questions on Chelsea Clinton, varieties of bread, and the adventures of Robin Hood, including his film portrayal by Errol Flynn in 1938. When this round was done, there were still 38 teams with perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Artists with only one Billboard Hot 100 #1 were played for the night’s audio question, namely The Partridge FamilySpice Girls, and Plain White T’s. After topics like the human liver, the NFL’s Thursday night games on Prime Video, and the slang term rizz, we had this geography question:

  • At about 5,500 miles, the world’s longest international border between two countries is the U.S.-Canadian border. Which two pairs of nations are second and third on that list?

Just 6.81% of the field received bonus points for naming both the Russia-Kazakhstan border and the Chile-Argentina border. Six teams earned perfect scores in this round.

HALFTIME:

Films with actors playing dual roles were showcased atop the hafltime sheet, while the bottom section asked teams to name the Asian nations that contain each of a certain string of letters in its name. The average team scored 16.8, but there were 43 perfect 20-point submissions. At the halftime break, two teams still had perfect scores:

  • Blinded by the Wine (The Branch): 92
  • Baby Nora (Antietam): 92
  • EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

While the first half of Tuesday’s game was a breeze for many teams, the third round reared its ugly head. A question about Get a Mac Apple television spokesmen saw just 12.1% of teams name both Justin Long and John Hodgman as the Mac and PC respectively. After that, we looked back at a city with several names throughout history:

  • As mentioned in a novelty song, Istanbul was previously known as Constantinople. What was the original name of this city after its founding around 667 B.C.?

The original name of Byzantium was submitted by 36% of teams. The night’s Three Clues question came next:

  • This Hall of Famer ranks tenth on the NBA career scoring list with 28,596 points.
  • He is the most recent player to win three consecutive NBA Finals MVP Awards.
  • His career scoring total includes exactly one successful three-point basket.

About a tenth of teams earned bonus points for naming Shaquille O’Neal before the final clue. Finally, we turned to the Old Testament:

  • In the King James Version of the Bible, each of the three books found chronologically between the books of Ruth and Ezra is comprised of two parts. What are the names of those books?

A game-low 28% of teams named at least two of those books: SamuelKings, and Chronicles. The only teams to navigate their way to a perfect third-round score were Friar Tuck’s Revenge (Solace Outpost FC) and Way Off Base (Nighthawk).

FOURTH ROUND:

The Crocodile Hunter himself, Steve Irwin, was named by only four teams at the six-point clue in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. In the last round, we set the radio dial back to the 2000s:

  • Best known for a cover version released later in the year, what 2004 song includes references to Whitesnake, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Nirvana, U2, Blondie, Wham!, Duran Duran, Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, and Ozzy Osbourne?
  • Bonus: What band originally recorded this song in May 2004?

While many teams recognized the song 1985, a lot of them also thought the original version was by Bowling for Soup; they may have had the more famous cover, but 11 teams knew the original was by pop punk one-hit wonder SR-71. A horror movie question also proved to be tricky:

  • Spawning two sequels and a 2019 remake, which horror film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar was based on the Japanese film Ju-On?

Another question with a lot of the same wrong guesses, this time I Know What You Did Last Summer, 29% of the field remembered The Grudge. Other topics in this round included Charles Goodyear‘s patent for vulcanization and the four of a kind poker hand. Day Pigeons (Nighthawk) had the only perfect score in this round and, perhaps not coincidentally, topped the overall leaderboard after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (22.94% success rate):

  • With about 540,000 people, which California city is the most populous city in the U.S. not directly served by the U.S. Interstate Highway System?

You’ll have to take a different way to Fresno due to this feat. Three teams put up a Perfect 21 in this game: Way Off Base (Nighthawk), Day Pigeons (Nighthawk), and Blinded by the Wine (The Branch). Tuesday’s top team held a comfortable lead over every other team at the end of the night:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Have You Seen My Moral Compass?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scandinavia)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Glee)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Peanut Nem Nems  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Golden Age of Piracy)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Bubbalicious  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Murray Films)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Austikee  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Starship Troopers)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Rivers)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chuck Norris Films) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Ten Percent for the Big Guy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidential Campaigns)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Bottomless Popcorn  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Generation III Pokemon)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Barbie (soundtrack))

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Full Swing)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Hot Dog Manufacturers)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Day Pigeons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dune)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Witt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Women’s March Madness)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Aim Low  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canadian Provinces)

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

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Late Comers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boeing)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: ON HIATUS UNTIL APRIL 2  (FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Question Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons & Dragons (game))

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: A Wizard is Never Late  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings (film series))

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Films)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Me and Them  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Sitcoms)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: O.J.’s Glove  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Speech Language Pathology)