Wednesday Trivia is for Lovers

alt textWednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 116 teams across 12 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

The Opening Round for our Wednesday teams was no match for our stellar teams as over 80% of our teams earned their wagers in the round. We started the night with a question about the Tower of Babel from the Bible. Other subjects in Round One included a three-part question about suckers, specifically the Blow Pop, the Dum Dum, and the documentary film How Many Licks. We celebrated the anniversary of Sesame Street, and finished the round with a question about the NBA Hall of Famers, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar (Lew Alcindor), Michael Jordan, and Bill Russell. Two teams, Tokyo Sex Whale (Belles’) and Alternative Facts (TGI Fridayscompleted a perfect first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles are also the name of a film. Those songs were “Viva Las Vegas,” “Weird Science,” and “Skyfall.  We learned about Oprah, the 90s computer game Myst, and the chemical element Zinc. The most difficult question of the night was found in Round Two with a question about U.S. Geography.

  • Situated in a region known as the Interior Highlands, which U.S. state has an official nickname of The Natural State?

Only about 25% of our teams were able to come up with the answer of Arkansas.

Four teams earned a perfect second round score.

HALFTIME:

For Wednesday’s halftime page, our teams dealt with two completely opposite topics  The top half asked our teams to identify the Muppets while the bottom matching half they needed to identify the specific wars where their battles were fought. This page had an average score of 15.4, with six teams earning a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Topics from Wednesday’s third round included a three clues question about Pepsi, the tomatillo, The Beatles songs, “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “A Hard Day’s Night”, and the animated series Ren and Stimpy. We finished the round with a trip to France, specifically the cities of Lyon and Nice. With a string of tough bonuses in Round Three, only two teams, Scott Looks Different (Memories) and The Legend of Taylor Heinicke (Axes and O’s) finished with a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After apparently making our hosts laugh in the 6-4-2 question by having them pronounce the scientific name of the roadrunner, which is known as the Geococcyx californianus we began Round Four.

We touched on topics that included the film This is Spinal Tap, things that have the initials ‘A.A.’ including, Ansel Adams, Ann Arbor (Michigan) and the Academy Awards, the novel series Sweet Valley High and the origins of the Margherita Pizza. Round Four also featured this sports question which kept most of our teams from earning a perfect score in the round.

  •  In July of 1999, which female athlete appeared simultaneously on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Time, and Newsweek? For your wager, please give me the name of that female athlete.

Around 30% of our teams knew remembered that Brandi Chastain made the news when scoring a goal during the World Cup.

As a result of that question only one team, Irish Beer Mafia (TGI Fridays) posted the only perfect score of Wednesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Wednesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (47.4% success rate):

  • The 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode, the first major silver deposit discovery in the United States, took place in a Nevada city that shares its name with which U.S. state located more than 2,000 miles away?

Just under half of our teams earned their wagering points on this final question with the correct response of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Congratulations to What the Fork (TGI Fridays), who were the only team to notch a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Ice Bank Mice Elf  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spongebob Squarepants)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Muppets)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Scott Looks Different (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Napoleon Dynamite or Napoleon Bonaparte)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Math Formulas)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Parks & Recreation)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Marco Polo and the Peanuts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: This is Spinal Tap)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Wizard of Oz – Film)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Virtual Cigar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arthur C. Clarke)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Two Wheel Tricycle  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Led Zeppelin Albums)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Let’s Have Another Round  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Geography)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Ramrod  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dune – 2021 Film)

Clarksburg Tavern in Clarksburg, MD:   (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY:  Quantum Physics)