Wednesday Trivia is Electric!

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Wednesday evening featured 19 Pour House Trivia locations hosting a total of 215 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

An easy breezy first round featured topics such as the enchilada, the use of the word napalm in a famous quote from the film Apocalypse Now, and the Lance of Longinus which pierced the side of Jesus Christ. When the round was over, 47 teams still had perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

For the night’s audio question, we played songs from three music groups with three-letter names: Yes (Owner of a Lonely Heart), a-ha (Take on Me), and BTS (Butter). From there, we recalled the Walt Disney Company‘s ownership of the NHL’s then-Anaheim Mighty Ducks, the back-to-back nights which saw the series premieres of medical dramas Chicago Hope and ER, and books from the Percy Jackson series. In this round, 16 teams had perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

TV series with possessive titles such as Dawson’s Creek and RuPaul’s Drag Race comprised the top part of Wednesday’s halftime sheet, while the bottom section asked teams to match famous events to the U.S. President in office at that time. On average, teams scored 16.1 points but 34 teams went the distance to go 20-for-20. A half-dozen teams were still at a perfect score at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Unlike the first half, the third round contained a couple of tough questions overall. Three Clues on Wednesday were about a former MLB player:

  • While playing for the Detroit Tigers, he led the American League in triples in both 2011 and 2012.
  • He is the only player in MLB history whose first and last names are BOTH shared by U.S. state capitals.
  • He shares his names with the capitals of the Lone Star State and the Magnolia State.

Austin Jackson was named by 11.6% of the field. We headed back to ancient Rome for the round’s last question:

  • Which three men comprised the First Triumvirate of ancient Rome?

Just 14.4% of teams named at least two of Julius CaesarCrassus, and Pompey, while 8.83% received bonus points for all three names; both of those were the lowest rates of the night. This round’s only perfect score was recorded by Donner Party People (Quinn’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

For the 6-4-2, 12 teams identified Warner Brothers for all six points. The last round of the night featured subjects like supergroup The Traveling Wilburys and Davy Jones‘s locker at the bottom of the sea. We got geographic for the round’s hardest wagering query:

  • Located just east of the Adriatic Sea, Tirana is the national capital of what country?

Albania was named by 23% of teams. Thirteen perfect scores were earned in this round. After four rounds, we had these top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (46.98% success rate):

  • Upon its introduction by a Wisconsin architect in 1927, which invention was given the name electric pig?

The electric pig was the first iteration of what we now know as the garbage disposal. The night’s trio of Perfect 21 teams were Donner Party People (Quinn’s), Black October (Grape Escape), and Nincompoops (Rockwell). The night concluded with these teams on top of the leaderboard:

Honorable mention goes to Einsteins of Beer (Memories), which played over the limit of seven players in a 172-point effort.

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: We’re All Infected  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Vice Presidents)

Silver Branch Brewing in Silver Spring, MD: Silver Spring Forward  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Murder Mystery)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dune: Part Two)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: March Madness)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah’s (Semi) Colon)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Inquizitors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Rock (audio))

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Koala Beers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Mayer Albums)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Barn Gurlz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Whitney: the Greatest Hits (audio))

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

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Scuby  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Braveheart)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Black October  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Golf Caddies)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Play Free Bird  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Capitals)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Execute Order 69  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars Original Trilogy)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Easter Candy)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office (U.S.))

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: Mac  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons & Dragons)

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: We are the Wordles  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The West Wing)

RAK Brewing in Frederick, MD: Areola Grande  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Gentlemen (TV))

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Greek Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s All Greek to Me)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Gallows Geeks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cameron Diaz Films)