Wait a Minute, Chester… It’s Monday Trivia!
Just because World Series XIX is now behind us, that doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to ask championship-level questions, as 104 teams across 11 venues discovered at the close of Monday’s game.
Monday’s game began with a question regarding the nation of Argentina and its arid region of Patagonia. We then asked a three-part question in which each answer was also a type of apple (Gala, Fuji, and Pink Lady). We traveled through the bony labyrinth of the inner ear and discussed the work of TV cop Dennis Franz. Nine teams began Monday’s game by earning a perfect first round score.
Monday’s audio question featured three music groups who derived their names as a reference to a feature film. We heard Duran Duran (derived from the name of the villain in “Barbarella”), Fine Young Cannibals (borrowed from the title of the 1960 film “All the Fine Young Cannibals”), and the Wu-Tang Clan (taken from the title of the martial arts film “Shaolin and Wu Tang”). Other second round topics included the designs of the face cards in a deck of playing cards, the comedy film “Freaky Friday”, and NHL team logos. Six teams swept the second round by posting 36 points.
TV shows with questionable titles (e.g. “Who’s the Boss?”) were depicted on Monday’s halftime page, which yielded eight perfect scores and an overall average of 17.3 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Irish Beer Mafia (Greene Turtle): 90
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 90
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 90
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 89
- H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 88
- A-Team (Dawg House): 88
We began Monday’s second half with a three-part question concerning members of the U.S. Cabinet. Next, about half of our teams successfully identified the Seattle Seahawks as the only NFL team to have played in both the NFC and AFC Championship games. Later, we included a question in everyone’s least favorite topic of world geography, which provided the most difficult wagering question of the first four rounds:
–> Formerly known as the Gilbert Islands, what sovereign state in Micronesia has a permanent population is just over 110,000, more than half of whom live on Tarawa Atoll?
Only 14% of the field earned points with the correct answer of Kiribati. Among that select group, three teams completed a perfect third round: Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn), Killer Snails (Hershey’s), and Not Your Team (Dawg House).
After a quick trip to Penn Station during the 6-4-2 question, the final round opened with a question about the Comedy Central show “Drunk History”. Though most teams earned wagering points, only 13% of the field tacked on two bonus points by knowing that the show was created (and is hosted) by comedian Derek Waters. We then discussed Australian rock bands, robusta coffee, and asked the nightly Three Clues question about the word ‘Kahuna’. Thanks to the first bonus question, the only perfect score of Monday’s final round was posted by George Washington’s Camel (DRP). These were your highest scoring Monday teams after four rounds of play:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 165
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 161
- Not Your Team (Dawg House): 161
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 160
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 160
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (2.9% success rate):
–> Which male first name is commonly used as a place name suffix, meaning “military camp or fort”?
Congratulations to the THREE teams that correctly answered this diabolical question. MSC (DRP), Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria), and Notch Eight (Il Forno) were in elite territory tonight by coming up the correct response of Chester. Not surprisingly, none of our teams posted a Perfect 21 on Monday night. Here is the final overall leaderboard from your World Series hangover:
- Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn): 158
- Notch Eight (Il Forno): 157
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 156
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 156
- Not Your Team (Dawg House): 154
- A-Team (Dawg House): 152
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 151
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 149
- Beer Sluts (Rockwell): 149
- That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle): 148
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Oliver’s Army (Next week’s first category: Kennywood)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (Next week’s first category: “Pokemon Go”)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: British Comedy Shows)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Vermont)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Weasigators (Next week’s first category: Ian Sings “Weird Al” Yankovic)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: Chester Nimitz)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Fat Thor (Next week’s first category: “Gilligan’s Island”)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Kitten Mittens (Next week’s first category: Famous Chesters)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: Not Your Team (Next week’s first category: “Good Mythical Morning”)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: We Got Dodgson Here! (Next week’s first category: “Final Fantasy 8”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Notch Eight (Next week’s first category: Food and Drink)