Tuesday Trivia Tops the Box Office!
This Tuesday’s night of Pour House Trivia was also the first for our newest location: The Garden in Alexandria, VA which had 13 teams on its opening night! In all, 19 venues hosted a total of 204 teams.
Once again, the first round proved to be the most successful across the board. Teams were treated to questions about MLB’s Seattle Mariners, the Sunbeam brand of bread, and the state of Ohio. It probably wouldn’t be a shock to read that this round had the most perfect teams, at 31.
Tuesday was the rare night in which the most difficult wagering chance came on the audio question. On this one, teams had to identify a trio of Broadway musicals (The Producers, Avenue Q, and The Music Man) by a clip of one of their songs. However, only 21% of teams earned their wager while a night-low 6.3% got bonus points for naming all three musicals. The round rolled on with topics such as late author Kurt Vonnegut, Viola Davis TV series How to Get Away with Murder, and the tomatoes thrown at Buñol, Spain’s famous food fight. No teams were able to put together a perfect second round.
The halftime page on Tuesday featured brand names that contain the letter Q (such as Aquafina and Chiquita) as well as fictional TV children. A whopping 54 teams (more than a quarter of the field) got all 20 points on this one, while the average score was up to 18.1 points. We cruised into halftime with one team slightly ahead of the rest:
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 90
- Dynamite (Smoketown): 88
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 88
- Three Sheets to the Wind (Solace Navy): 88
- Peanut Nem Nems (Audacious FC): 88
- I’m So Indicted (Rhodeside): 88
Three Clues about the European nation of Norway kicked off action in the second half, followed by the trickiest question in the second half:
- What is the shared title of a 1983 song from Bananarama and a Taylor Swift song found on her Lover album?
The title Cruel Summer was correctly named by 34% of the field. After that, we discussed Martin Luther‘s 95 Theses, the Allen wrench, and 21st-century Bruce Banner actors Eric Bana, Edward Norton, and Mark Ruffalo. There were five perfect team scores in this round.
Tuesday’s 6-4-2 gave three clues about the number 24, and 55 teams named it right from the first clue for the maximum six points. A question within the animal kingdom proved to be the most difficult of this round:
- Apart from the platypus, which animal also known as the spiny anteater is the only mammal that lays eggs?
The echidna was identified by almost two-fifths of our teams, but just over 10% tacked on a pair of bonus points by knowing the echidna is part of the monotreme zoological order. In other fourth-round action, we had questions on Beavis and Butt-head, the Nintendo DS handheld system, and a trio of female pro sports stars. Tuesday’s even-numbered rounds weren’t so nice to our teams, as this round also had no perfect scores. The top of the leaderboard looked like this before the final question:
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 163
- Three Sheets to the Wind (Solace Navy): 162
- Dynamite (Smoketown): 161
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 159
- Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s): 159
FINAL QUESTION (15.20% success rate):
- Released more than 30 years ago, what is the highest-grossing R-rated film distributed by the Walt Disney Company or its subsidiaries?
A tough final on Tuesday meant less than a fifth of the field was able to name Pretty Woman as the appropriate film. Combined with a few tricky questions, no team achieved Perfect 21 status on Tuesday. One venue boasted the two most successful teams at the end of Tuesday’s matches:
- Who’s on First? (Dudley’s): 167
- Picklebacks (Dudley’s): 166
- Dynamite (Smoketown): 161
- Three Sheets to the Wind (Solace Navy): 161
- Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s): 160
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 160
- Lost Faculties (Ramparts): 158
- Off in the Park (Solace Outpost FC): 157
- Quiz Khalifa (Solace Outpost FC): 156
- Fabulous Killjoys (Upper Deck): 155
- Way Off Base (Nighthawk): 155
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Glitter (film))
Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Films)
Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: TFTI (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War Battles)
Junction Bistro & Bar in Fairfax, VA: Junction Malfunction (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sanpaku Eyes)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Who’s on First? (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Capitals)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Lost Faculties (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Comic Books)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Netflix Shows)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Charlie Watts)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alien (original film trilogy))
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Full House)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pawnee Department of Parks & Recreation)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Masters)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Masters)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Three Sheets to the Wind (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50 (Submarines: Sandwich or Vehicle?))
The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Just Us (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Birds)
Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Trivial Dysfunction (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Extinct Animals)
The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Velvet Pants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Oedipus and the… (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Actors Who Appeared on The Wire and The Office)