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Pour House Trivia was played at 22 locations for 241 teams this past Tuesday evening.


The first round was no trouble for our teams on Tuesday. We had topics such as the 20th anniversary of Johnny Cash‘s death, an Over/Under, various definitions of lassie, and the 16-team playoffs of the NBA and NHL. After this round, 51 teams still had perfect scores.


Tuesday’s audio question played a trio of songs covered by Postmodern Jukebox; here, just 11% earned bonus points for recognizing covers of Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees, Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters, and Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne. We followed that up with the first half’s least-successful wagering question:

  • One of the main attractions at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth, Massachusetts is a large boulder which bears the inscription of what year?

Just under a third of the field knew that year, 1620. At the end of the round, a question about children’s book Goodnight Moon had a bonus rate of 10.7% for teams that knew the book’s author, Margaret Wise Brown. This round’s only perfect teams were Hot Mess (Ramparts) and Blue Fog (Nighthawk).


First at halftime, teams had to identify Disney films featuring non-speaking animals. After that, they had to decide whether each listed country’s capital city was also its most populous city. Eleven teams earned all 20 points here, while the average tally was 14.3 points. We headed into the halftime break with these teams in the lead:


It took until the end of this round to reach a bonus chance that stumped a majority of our teams:

  • The 2005 song Speed of Sound marked which band’s first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100?
  • Bonus: This song originally appeared on which album, the band’s third studio release?

That song is by Coldplay, but only 12% of teams correctly named the album, X&Y. Before that, we had topics such as actor Bruce Lee and the Afrikaans language. This round had 12 perfect team scores.


Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about Shakespeare’s Macbeth saw 24 teams name it for all six points. Three Clues about a certain U.S. President proved to be the night’s toughest question:

  • He brought in James G. Blaine as Secretary of State, after Blaine had served under two different presidents almost a decade earlier.
  • This President signed the first U.S. bill limiting monopolies: the Sherman Antitrust Act.
  • This grandson of another U.S. President served between the terms of Grover Cleveland.

While 23% of teams named Benjamin Harrison for wagering points, just five squads did so before the final clue for bonus points; both of those marks were lows on Tuesday. Other topics in this round included American League MVPs from the Texas Rangers, the Lombard reflex which increases vocal intensity in response to background noise, and Will Ferrell‘s HBO special as George W. Bush. No teams achieved perfection in this round. However, these teams rose above the rest before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (28.22% success rate):

  • A particular company refused to put its trademark on anything but its flagship product for its first 96 years in business. That policy changed when what product was introduced in 1982?

Coca-Cola didn’t use that trademark until introducing Diet Coke in 1982. The night ended with no teams able to put together a Perfect 21. These were the overall point leaders in Tuesday’s game:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Aaron Rodgers)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Dog-Faced Pony Soldiers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ohio)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2010s Hip Hop Albums)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Animal Anatomy)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bones (TV series))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimmy Buffett (audio))

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: We’re Missing Jeopardy For This  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Constellations)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jennifer Garner Films)

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Benjamin Harrison)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great Frederick Fair)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Pop Rox  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: West Virginia History)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: DHF  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Adult Film Stars in Mainstream Roles)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: We Didn’t Start the Fire (original lyrics))

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Natural Disasters)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Dock Babies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cocktail Ingredients)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Make Trivia Great Again  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Costco)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kris Jenner’s Grandchildren)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Kojo Dojo Casa House  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trademarks)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: Geralds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Bette Davis Thighs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Coke)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Cuckoo for Coco Gauff  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cocktails)