Tuesday Trivia with the Green Fairy!
Our teams were in the holiday spirit on Tuesday night, as we welcomed 87 teams across 12 venues:
We wasted no time challenging our teams in the opening round, as the first bonus question of the first half was also its most difficult. After most of our teams knew that the phrase “Flame-Grilling” appears in the advertising slogan for Burger King, only 13% of the field knew that the company was founded and is currently headquartered in Florida. We continued with questions on the flag of Texas, historic figures known by a single name, and this legendary musician:
Six teams were able to survive the first bonus question and run the table with 36 points in the first round.
Tuesday’s audio question featured clips from films starring Christopher Walken. This proved to be much more difficult than anticipated, as only 37% of our teams were able to earn wagering points by recognizing any two of the three answers: “Wedding Crashers”, “Batman Returns”, and “A View to a Kill”. Later, after a question concerning the Jules Verne novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, we continued with an A + B = C question on the topic of the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
Part A = The number of continents with nations that have won the men’s FIFA World Cup.
Part B = The number of teams currently remaining in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Round of 16 finished just hours before Tuesday’s PHT game began, so those who had been paying attention knew that there were eight teams remaining in this year’s tournament, to go along with two continents that are home to winning teams (Europe and South America), for a total of ten. We closed the round with a look at the current Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, which included a visit to this exotic restaurant:
Thanks to the audio question, only Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards) recorded a perfect second round score on Tuesday night.
Gender-neutral first names and government agencies were the topics featured on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded an overall average of 17.3 points and nine perfect scores. Here are Tuesday’s top teams at the halftime break:
- MoMo (Cugini’s): 89
- Balls Out (Quincy’s South): 89
- Murder on the Polar Express (Quincy’s South): 88
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 88
- Prestige Worldwide (Greene Growlers): 87
Tuesday’s second half began with a question on these film actresses portraying the same character:
Other third round topics included the November birthstone topaz, the geography of Indonesia, and the work of Andy Richter. After closing with a three-part question on the locations of the music festivals Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonaroo, we saw five teams earn perfect third round scores.
Tuesday’s final round featured questions on the phrase “Hakuna Matata” and these fireballing MVP pitchers:
The most difficult bonus question of the night was asked in the form of a Three Clues question:
CLUE 1: The title of an eccentric variety show at Caesars Palace hosted by a character named The Gazillionaire.
CLUE 2: This word appears in the titles of paintings respectively created by Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Pablo Picasso.
Very few teams even ventured a guess at this point, but maybe those who did had recently been to Sin City to check out this popular show:
Only six teams earned bonus points on this question. We followed with another difficult bonus question regarding U.S. Vice Presidents, which meant that none of our teams swept the final round. Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:
- Murder on the Polar Express (Quincy’s South): 164
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 164
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 159
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s South): 158
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 157
- Prestige Worldwide (Greene Growlers): 157
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (51.7% success rate):
–> Which unit of electricity is the only SI unit of measurement to be symbolized using a letter of the Greek alphabet?
Just over half of our teams answered correctly with the ohm, which measures electrical resistance and is symbolized by the omega. With most of our Wednesday venues canceling for the holiday, many of our powerhouse Wednesday teams played tonight instead, and it was clearly evident by the fact that six teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight. Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:
- Murder on the Polar Express (Quincy’s South): 171
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 171
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s South): 169
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 169
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 168
- Balls Out (Quincy’s South): 167
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 165
- Tokyo Ra (Champion Billiards): 165
- Mostly Skraelings (Olney Winery): 166
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 165
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum (Next week’s first category: “Rick and Morty”)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Fuller McShite (Next week’s first category: The Dawes Plan)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Family Guy”)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Conspiracy Theories)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Taco Tuesday (Next week’s first category: 1970s Serial Killers)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Painal Buddies (Next week’s first category: Discontinued KFC Menu Items)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Next week’s first category: “The Big Lebowski”)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Breadsticks (Next week’s first category: Fictional “Seinfeld” Films)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Mostly Skraelings (Next week’s first category: Spanish Tennis Players Not Named Nadal)
White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV: Who’s Your Pater Familias? (Next week’s first category: “Predator”)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: State Senator McCheese (Next week’s first category: “Arthur” – TV cartoon)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Murder on the Polar Express (Next week’s first category: Italian Opera)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Just Us (Next week’s first category: John Wayne Films)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: (Next week’s first category: )