Wednesday Trivia Can Have It All!
For the first time ever, Pour House Trivia crossed the 200-team mark on a Wednesday night! A record crowd of 201 squads attended a PHT game at one of our 18 locations, with 22 showing up at Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD.
The toughest bonus chance in this round came early on a question about the U.S. state of Texas, in which just under a third of the field knew its most-populous city is Houston. We looked before we leapt into the round’s hardest wagering question:
- At the NFL scouting combine, athletes test their leaping ability in what is known as the standing long jump. This activity is also known by an alternate name, the BLANK jump, where the BLANK is what 5-letter word?
About 61% of teams named the broad jump for credit. A full 27 teams recorded a perfect score in Wednesday’s opening round.
A trio of songs with the word years in the title comprised Wednesday’s audio question, in which 22% of teams earned bonus credit for naming all three song titles: Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon, A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, and 7 Years by Lukas Graham. The middle of this round dealt with questions about commercial flop Crystal Pepsi, actress Winona Ryder, and noble gas neon. At the end of the round, we reached the first half’s most difficult wagering question:
- What are the names of the two world leaders who currently reside respectively at 10 Downing Street or 24 Sussex Drive?
Just identifying the titles wasn’t enough, as teams needed to name either U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak or Canadian PM Justin Trudeau for wagering credit. Roughly 41% did just that, while 8.9% had both names for bonus points. The only perfect scores in this round were recorded by Stink Floyd (Belles’) and Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s).
Famous hats in real life and pop culture made up the top half of Wednesday’s halftime page, while the bottom section dealt with magazine special editions (such as the ESPN Body Issue and Motor Trend’s Car of the Year). These were the top-scoring teams at the break:
- Scott Looks Different (Memories): 91
- I Don’t Know (Hops N Shine): 90
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 90
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 89 POINTS
The start of the second half featured the toughest way to earn wagers all night:
Which three movies star both Amy Adams and Christian Bale?
Only 30% of the field named any two of The Fighter, American Hustle, and Vice. However, 7.4% locked down bonus points with all three film titles. Other third-round topics included chemist Louis Pasteur, CW series The Vampire Diaries, and MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins, the only franchises founded after 1970 to win multiple World Series titles. No teams achieved a perfect 36-point effort in this round.
Eighteen teams reached all six points for knowing former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt after one clue in the 6-4-2. After a question about MacKinlay Kantor’s novel about Andersonville Prison, we got hit with a tough 1-2 punch beginning with this:
- Introduced by Sears during the 1980s, which credit card was one of the first to offer its customers cash rewards on purchases?
About 47% of our teams were credited with wagering points for naming the Discover card. Following that, we hit the stage:
- With five and six respectively, which two women have the most Tony Awards for performing? One passed away at the age of 96 last year, while the other most recently won her sixth for her role in the 2014 play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.
Just under two-fifths of the field had at least one of the two right answers, but only 6.4% named both Angela Lansbury and Audra McDonald for bonus points. The last question of the round proved to be the night’s hardest bonus opportunity; Three Clues about the name Daisy brought bonus points to just eight teams, each giving the right answer after two of the three clues. Again, there were no perfect teams in this round. Before the final question, these were the highest scores:
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 160
- Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s): 156
- Satan’s School For Girls (Memories): 156
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 155
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 154
FINAL QUESTION (41.8% success rate):
- What TV show, which aired its first of seven seasons in 2006, initially used the tagline Work can be such a production?
A nod to its content with the fictional show-within-a-show TGS with Tracy Jordan, that TV series was 30 Rock. Due to some tough bonus questions in the second half, there were once again no Perfect 21 teams in this game. These teams topped the final overall leaderboard:
- Satan’s School For Girls (Memories): 168
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 167
- Power Vacuum (Belles’): 166
- Whiskey Business (Celtic House): 164
- I Don’t Know (Hops N Shine): 163
- Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s): 161
- Carpet Stretchers (T.J. Stone’s): 160
- Marco Polo and the Peanuts (Idiom): 157
- Stinkfist (Idiom): 156
- Triple Doge (Quinn’s): 154
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jeff Beck)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Satan’s School for Girls (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Mosby’s Girlfriends)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Triple Doge (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Big Bang Theory)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Safety Third (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: the Next Generation)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Let’s All Go to the Lobby (song))
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Marco Polo and the Peanuts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World of Warcraft)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Lindsay and the Boys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Green Bay Packers)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Malcolm in the Middle)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Casual Glove Making (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings)
T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: University of Virginia)
Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Struggle Bus (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frank Lloyd Wright)
Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Scuby (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trailer Park Boys (TV series))
Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Clown Royale (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dance Moms)
Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Beefcakes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Survivor)
Elysium Axe Bar in Purcellville, VA: Blinded by the Wine (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kitchen Gadgets)
Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Cutthroat (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Appearances)
Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Whiskey Business (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Coen Brothers Films)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Country Music)