Two Tickets to Tuesday Trivia!
A massive 31-team game at Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA was a highlight of Pour House Trivia’s Tuesday night, as 172 teams came out to play among 13 locations!
Subjects covered in the opening round on Tuesday included Charles Darwin‘s journey on the HMS Beagle, Three Clues about the board game Boggle, the agony that is the burpee exercise, and the Baja California peninsula of western Mexico. There may have been a lot of answers that started with B, but our players earned an A in this round as evidenced by the 35 perfect scores once it was over.
For the game’s audio question, teams heard three songs named for literary characters and had to name the full title for each: Rush’s Tom Sawyer, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, and Tarzan Boy by Baltimora. Just under 30% of our teams named all three titles for bonus points. We proceeded to topics such as 70s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, the National Treasure film series, and Biblical gifts frankincense and myrrh. The most difficult wagering question in this round came on the ice:
- Last week, Alexander Ovechkin passed which Hall of Fame player for second place on the all-time NHL goal scoring list?
Gordie Howe was dropped to third all-time after Ovechkin passed him on the list; 14% of the field added bonus points for knowing Howe wrapped up his NHL career with the Hartford Whalers. There were nine perfect scores in the second round.
We covered celebrities who passed away in 2022 on the top half of Tuesday’s halftime page, then went on to match actors to films they directed. While the average score was 15.2 points, there were 17 teams able to get all 20 points in this portion of the game. A perfect score topped the list of high scores at the halftime intermission:
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC): 92
- Morgan Station (Upper Deck): 90
- Suzy and the Banshees (Distilled): 90
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled): 90
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 89 POINTS
A question about the Nielsen overall ratings success of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire started things off in the second half. After that, we reached the round’s hardest wagering question:
- Earning five Oscars between them, these are the only two Best Actress Oscar winners who were known professionally by the same last name. What is that shared last name?
Four for Katherine and one for Audrey Hepburn, a last name answered by barely less than half of our teams. We asked about the origins of the phrase passing the buck before getting to this question, which had the toughest bonus chance of the night:
- What are the two largest moons of Saturn? The larger of the two was named in part due to its enormous size, while the smaller of the two was named for the Greek mother of the Gods.
Only 7.8% of teams were able to get both Titan and Rhea to earn extra credit on that astronomical question. This round had the fewest perfect teams with four: Pink Flamingos (Solace Outpost FC), Freud’s MILFs (Solace Outpost FC), Enough Already (Distilled), and Baby Nora (Antietam).
The NFL’s New York Giants were the subject of Tuesday’s 6-4-2, and 19 teams provided the team’s name after a clue about their 5-0 NFC Championship game record for all six points. The final round of the night started with questions about the former Japanese capital of Kyoto, the barcode known as the Universal Product Code, and a trio of terms with a silent X. Barely passing the aforementioned Hepburn question for hardest of the night was this:
- Who was the only wife of Henry the 8th who did NOT share a first name with another one of Henry’s wives?
Jane Seymour was answered by 48% of the field for wagering points. Eleven teams aced this round to earn all 36 points. Before the final question on Tuesday, these were the highest scores:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Solace Outpost FC): 166
- Baby Nora (Antietam): 164
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC): 164
- Suzy and the Banshees (Distilled): 162
- Morgan Station (Upper Deck): 162
FINAL QUESTION (44.7% success rate):
- Among films that were not sequels, spinoffs, or reboots, which film was the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office during 2022?
You’ll have to go down to #12 overall this year at the box office to reach our answer: Elvis. Six teams recorded a Perfect 21 in Tuesday’s game, each giving correct answers to all 21 wagering questions. Here were Tuesday’s top-scoring teams:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Solace Outpost FC): 178
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC): 176
- Suzy and the Banshees (Distilled): 174
- Zero Days Sober (Audacious): 172
- Down For Anything (Audacious): 172
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled): 171
- Crazy Raccoon Drivers (Solace Outpost FC): 170
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 169
- Middle Age Misfits (Solace Outpost FC): 169
- Dink (Smoketown Creekside): 169
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Misfits (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Venus (planet))
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office (U.S.))
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: I’m Bringing Pickleback (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cover Versions of Bob Dylan Songs)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Alley Cats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 4th-Grade Level Virginia History)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Military Museums)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dink (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pickleball)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Suzy and the Banshees (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Geography)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Quizzy McTriviaface (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sharks)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: AFI Top 100 Film Quotes)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NoVa Compensators (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Pop Punk Music)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Inaugurations)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Camel Splits (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Navy Yardigans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early 2000s Romantic Comedy Films)
Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Zero Days Sober (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TV Dogs)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Zallafish (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Lakes)