Wednesday Trivia Finds a Way!

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Another location was added to the Wednesday set for Pour House Trivia: Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD! That brought PHT up to 20 venues for the evening and a total of 178 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

We started things with U.S. cities that begin with L, the definition of humidity, and descriptions of pro sports logos. The final question of the round dealt with a quotable urban legend:

  • Despite a persistent myth, it is unlikely that which 19th century American ever said There’s a sucker born every minute?
  • Bonus: He served in the legislature of which U.S. state?

About 46% of teams named P.T. Barnum as the supposed voice behind that quote, while 7.8% knew he served in the Connecticut legislature. This round’s perfect scores were earned by Power Vacuum (Belles’) and First on First (Sully’s).

SECOND ROUND:

The hardest wagering question of the first half was Wednesday’s audio question. Three TV shows with female title characters were played: Wonder WomanVeronica Mars, and Ugly Betty. Just under two-fifths of the field earned their wager, but 17% named all three for bonus credit. Other topics in this round included the Trojan Horse, Gwyneth Paltrow’s role in Hook, and rap duo Outkast. A game-high eight teams recorded a perfect score in this round.

HALFTIME:

The top half of Wednesday’s halftime page featured ten performers who were in the 2010s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. The bottom section asked teams to match current TV series to their primary network or streaming service. Just six perfect scores were earned here, while the average team scored 12.4 points. We reached the halftime break with these teams ahead in the standings:

THIRD ROUND:

Late in this round, we reached the game’s toughest wagering question:

  • Which now 79-year-old rocker was given a seven-million-dollar book deal for his 2010 memoir Life?

Rolling Stones member Keith Richards was correctly named by 28% of teams. We followed that up with this MLB question:

  • Which three players each hit at least 200 home runs while playing for the New York Mets?

A 35% wagering rate and 6.7% bonus rate was earned for those three players: Darryl StrawberryDavid Wright, and Mike Piazza. No teams recorded a perfect score in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Only four teams earned all six points on the 6-4-2 for naming the Mars family for its standing as the richest American family before the Waltons overtook them in 1990. Wednesday’s Three Clues question was a tricky one:

  • This film was based on the Jean Shepard book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, with Shepard serving as the film’s narrator.
  • In 2012, this film was adapted into a stage musical from songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
  • Supporting characters in this film include The Old Man and Scut Farkus. 

About 41% of teams named A Christmas Story at any point for wagering credit, while 12% did so before the final clue for two extra points. The last question of the round dealt with a current country hit:

  • Which two male country music stars are currently featured on the song Mamaw’s House?

The song is performed by Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen; roughly 34% named either, while a game-low 5.6% knew both singers for bonus credit. Once again, this round featured no perfect scores. After four rounds, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (82.02% success rate):

  • When Steven Spielberg re-enrolled in college to complete his degree from Cal State Long Beach, he was awarded three credits in what scientific branch for his work on Jurassic Park?

Spielberg received those credits for paleontology. The only team to achieve Wednesday’s Perfect 21 was Teachers and Tech (Celtic House). That team also tied for first in the night’s final standings:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U2)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ryder Cup)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War Battles)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Fashionably Late  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah Sings Def Leppard)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Member Berries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Films)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Joe Hill Books)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Purple Sprouts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nuclear Treaties)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Girl)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Host Choice)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Mack Attack  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL Records)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2018 U.S. Senate Elections)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: And They Were Roommates  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vampires)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Pink Mambas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mazda Miata)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Grateful Dead)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Princess Bride)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: Scott’s Tots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 18th Century Russian Literature)

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Celebrities Who Died in Plane Crashes)

Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD: Look at Us  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Sports Nicknames)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Teachers and Tech  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cake (band))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cookies)