Tuesday Trivia Used Its Illusion!

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There were 14 area locations open on Tuesday for Pour House Trivia, showcasing the latest set of questions and answers for 147 total teams!

FIRST ROUND:

The only real trouble that was caused in the opening round was in its final question, where we hit the pay TV airwaves:

  • Fictitious films entitled Queens Boulevard and Aquaman were created as plot elements in which HBO comedy series of the 2000s?

Roughly 61% of teams correctly named that series, Entourage, while 23% earned bonus points for knowing the lead character on that show was Vincent Chase. Before that, teams encountered questions on Robin Williams‘s time in the Night at the Museum film series and the origins of the term cocktail. A game-high 16 perfect team scores were recorded in the first round on Tuesday.

SECOND ROUND:

A very successful audio question asked teams to identify a trio of Christmas songs by their 8-bit cover versions. Two questions later, we reached the most difficult bonus chance in the first half on this question:

  • Coco Gauff, Madison Keys, and Jessica Pegula are Americans who play which professional sport?

While about two-third of the field knew they are tennis players, only 15% named Pegula as the #3 ranked player in the world. The very next question proved to be the first half’s toughest way to earn wagering points:

  • Expressways named for John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, and Dan Ryan are all found in the downtown area of which city?

Those expressways are all found in downtown Chicago — Tuesday’s hint of the day! — which had a 46% success rate. A pair of perfect scores were earned in this round, by Too Coup For School (Solace Outpost FC) and Baby Nora (Antietam).

HALFTIME:

At halftime on Tuesday, teams had to name various holiday characters such as Olive the Other Reindeer and Jack Frost, then match historic events to the country in which each took place. Only two teams recorded a perfect 20-point effort, but the average score was 15.1 points. A tie for first and a tie for third headed up the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

Round three kicked off with a question about cathedrals:

  • While you might think this cathedral is in a particular U.S. state capital, it is instead found in central London, situated on the city’s highest elevated point. For your wager, you can either name this cathedral or name the architect who designed it.

The wagering success rate was 61%, but just under a quarter of the field named both St. Paul’s Cathedral and its architect, Christopher Wren, for extra credit. After that, we reached the third round’s hardest wagering question:

  • Encompassing more than 200 episodes, what is the subtitle of the longest-running animated television series in the My Little Pony franchise?

About 35% of teams earned their cutie marks on that one with an answer of Friendship is Magic. After Three Clues on former FLOTUS Barbara Bush and a question about the capybara, we wrapped this round up with the night’s most difficult bonus chance:

  • Which 1979 song shares its title with the first feature film to be based on the work of author Nicholas Sparks?

You would’ve received two bonus points for answering before a set of four options were revealed, and 7.4% of teams did just that by answering Message in a Bottle early on. Supernovas (Dudley’s) earned the only perfect third-round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

We ended up with 24 teams each getting six points by answering purple from the first of three clues in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. A couple of questions early in the last round proved to be tough gets, beginning with this NFL question:

  • Though others are listed as having played the position in addition to their main focus, Jan Stenerud is distinguished as being the first NFL Hall of Famer to exclusively play what position?

Stenerud is the first Hall of Fame place kicker, answered correctly by 64% of the field; only 14% added bonus points for knowing he’s the only member of that Hall of Fame from Norway. The very next question took us back to the 90s with the night’s most difficult ask:

  • The average age of which Australian grunge trio was just under 15 years old when it recorded Tomorrow, a song which would later top both the Billboard Mainstream and Modern Rock charts?

Silverchair was that band, and 26% of teams knew that to get their points. The round concluded with topics like the film 1956 film Anastasia and the video-sharing website Vimeo. This time, the only perfect score in the round went to Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside). After four rounds of play, these teams were in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (19% success rate):

  • Running about nine minutes, what was the first music video created during the 1990s to surpass one billion views on YouTube?

Created in the early 90s, that successful video was November Rain by Guns ‘n’ Roses. Unfortunately, no team earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday by getting points on each of our 21 wagering questions. However, these teams stood atop the final Tuesday leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elf)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Claymation Christmas Classics)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Library of Congress)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Freud’s MILFs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minecraft)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michael Sings Christmas Music)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Deep Fried Pickle Rick  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pentatonix Christmas Songs (audio))

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Quizzy McTriviaface  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Drake)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB World Series Champions)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Christmas Story)

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Word Origins)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Wet and Wild Warriors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Home Alone Film Quotes)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Goofy Goobers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicken Little (film))

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: DC Exodus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Military Strategists)