Using the (Bee)Hive Mind at Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 83 teams across ten venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the chart-topping teenage pop stars of Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo, the various uses of the name Quincy, the card game war, and the tongue-in-cheek Lifetime Achievement Award doled out by the MTV Movie Awards. That final question of the round provided its most difficult two-point bonus, as only six teams knew that Jackie Chan was the first real life person to be given that honor, despite the fact that he was relatively unknown to American audiences at the time. No Swimmers (Epiq) and Flop Tarts (Smoketown Creekside) earned the only perfect scores of Tuesday’s first round.
Tuesday’s audio question featured the theme songs from the TGIF sitcoms Full House, Family Matters, and Perfect Strangers. We moved on to topics such as the 18th century American political parties, camels, the children’s novel The Secret Garden, and Georgian cities (the state, not the country). Four Tuesday teams notched 36 points en route to a perfect second round: Killer Snails (Olney Winery), Moose Killers (Solace Outpost), Marshfellows (Solace Outpost), and William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside).
Movie voice roles and famous quartets were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page. The overall average reached 16.7 points, with six teams posting a perfect score. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 90
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 89
- Moose Killers (Solace Outpost): 87
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 87
- Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s): 87
- Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s): 87
Topics from Tuesday’s third round included the video game character Kirby, the human endocrine system, the tennis legends of Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe, and the Italian hazelnut liqueur Frangelico. With several teams cruising towards a perfect round, the final bonus question of the round brought that progress to a halt. After most of the field earned wagering points by knowing that Clint Eastwood is the star of the new film Cry Macho, only eight teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that country singer Dwight Yoakum plays a supporting role in this drama. As a result, Tuesday’s third round did not yield any perfect scores.
After a quick trip to earthquake-prone Chile in the 6-4-2 question, the final round looked at the Bernie Sanders mittens meme from the Presidential inauguration, the European region of Transylvania, the Grammy Awards won by Paul Simon, and the different types of necktie knots. In what was a recurring theme, Tuesday’s final round closed with its most difficult bonus question. We asked a three-part question regarding the Swahili derivations of character names from the Disney film The Lion King. Given the English nouns of lion, friend, and gift, only seven teams earned a two-point bonus by giving us all three correct answers of Simba, Rafiki, and Nala. Moose Killers (Solace Outpost) and William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside) earned the only perfect scores in Tuesday’s final round. Heading into the final question, there were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 161
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 161
- Moose Killers (Solace Outpost): 160
- Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s): 154
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 153
- Lasers (Ramparts): 153
FINAL QUESTION (11.0% success rate):
- After a win at its home arena on February 2, 2002, which professional sports franchise took an extended road trip, playing nine straight games on the road before returning home 26 days later?
Only nine teams gave responded correctly to this final question with the Utah Jazz, who were forced to take the aforementioned road trip due to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The Perfect 21 eluded the entire field on Tuesday night, none of our teams answered all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Moose Killers (Solace Outpost): 166
- Marshfellows (Solace Outpost): 165
- Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s): 164
- Quiz In My Pants (Dudley’s): 163
- Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts): 163
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 161
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 160
- That’s So Clavin (Antietam): 155
- Washington Trivia Team (Dudley’s): 152
- Okeechobee Gang (Dudley’s): 152
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cheese)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weekend Update Anchors)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kevin Smith Films)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olympic Figure Skating)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Moose Killers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Zimbabwe)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: William Shaqspeare (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Talladega Nights)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Robber Barons)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1986 New York Mets)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dinosaurs)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s TV)