Wednesday Night Trivia Recap!

Wednesday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 106 teams across 15 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

We opened Wednesday’s game with one of the most difficult bonus questions of the night, as only 14% of our teams knew that Bonnie and Clyde met their untimely end in the state of Louisiana.  The opening round also featured questions on world capitals, Bon Jovi, and this device which demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy:

Newton's Cradle

Eight teams ran the table in the first round with a perfect score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured clips from the TV sitcoms “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, “ALF”, and “Community”.  Later, we discussed Haagen-Dazs ice cream and the film roles of Harrison Ford, before closing with a look at the recent name change implemented at this college football stadium:

Cardinal Stadium

Four teams posted perfect second round scores: Witiots (Nido’s), In Last Place (Memories), Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg), and Unfrozen Caveman Lawyers (Clover Theater).

HALFTIME:

Famous towers and historic quotes were featured on Wednesday’s halftime page, which yielded ten perfect scores and an overall average of 17.5 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

A three-part question on Disney henchmen opened Wednesday’s second half, followed by a question on this tasty DJ:

Marshmello

We closed the third round with a surprisingly difficult question concerning MLB teams:

–> If you were to arrange the 30 MLB team names alphabetically (disregarding geographic locations), four of the last five teams on the list would be members of which division?

Last on this alphabetical list are the Yankees, but prior to that you have the White Sox, Twins, Tigers, and Royals, all of which play in the American League Central Division.  With 31% of our teams earning points here, only one team swept the third round: Horse Tornado (Delirium Cafe).

FOURTH ROUND:

After the 6-4-2 question dealt with the off-screen work of Jeff Goldblum, we began the final round with a question regarding the sportswear brand Adidas.  Only nine teams earned bonus points on this question by remembering the ad slogan “impossible is nothing”.  Next up was a question about this orchestral instrument:

Timpani

We continued with questions regarding the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and the many uses of the term foil.  The final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here is your Wednesday leaderboard heading into the final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (18.7% success rate):

–> In 1969, Catholic bishop William Borders informed Pope Paul VI that due to an obscure church rule, the territory of his diocese had recently grown to nearly 15 million square miles.  In which U.S. state was Bishop Borders’ diocese located?

Just under one-fifth of our teams answered correctly with the state of Florida.  None of our teams managed to land the Perfect 21 tonight.  Here is your final Wednesday leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Nicolas Cage Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: “Archer”)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  I Heart Kiwis  (Next week’s first category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV series)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Ra  (Next week’s first category: Historical Jerks)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: QVC)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  (Next week’s first category: Opening Lines of Novels)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Spiritual Growth Hormone  (Next week’s first category: The Four Gospels)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Five Sure  (Next week’s first category: The Moon)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  It’s Mueller Time  (Next week’s first category: Dogs in Cinema)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Smarty Pints  (Next week’s first category: “The Office” – U.S. version)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Amigos  (Next week’s first category: 1960s TV Sitcoms)

Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA:  Tallahassee Trail Flamenco Dancers  (Next week’s first category: James Bond Intro Music – AUDIO)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: Hadid Sisters)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  ChunkyLover53@aol.com  (Next week’s first category: Etiquette)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Retired Ninjas (Next week’s first category: Australian Rules Football)

Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA:  My Black Hole Just Exploded  (Next week’s first category: “Jurassic Park” – novel)