Wednesday Trivia Took Us Around the Globe!

After hosting an abbreviated schedule last week, our full slate of Wednesday games was back to welcome 119 teams across 16 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

Wednesday’s game took our teams “up to 11” as we began the first round with a look at this comedy film that defined the mockumentary genre:

Spinal Tap

Other first round topics included the Globe Theatre in London and TV sitcom characters.  Thanks to a trio of rather difficult bonus questions, we saw just three perfect scores in the opening stanza: Honey Badgers (GearHouse), Unfrozen Caveman Lawyers (Clover Theater), and In Last Place (Memories).

SECOND ROUND:

Karaoke music highlighted Wednesday’s audio question, as our teams deciphered instrumental versions of songs from Led Zeppelin (“Hey Hey What Can I Do”), Goo Goo Dolls (“Iris”), and OneRepublic (“Counting Stars”).  We visited the Catacombs of ancient Rome and the island nation of the Philippines, before discussing the two versions of this Olympic sport:

Diving

Ten teams ran the table in the second round with a perfect score of 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Celebrities with four-letter names were paired with NFL mascots on Wednesday’s halftime page, which yielded an average score of 18.3 points, as 27% of the field notched a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring first half teams from Wednesday night:

THIRD ROUND:

After a relatively smooth first half, many of our teams hit a speed bump right out of the second half gate, as they were asked to identify three films based on the description of characters portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis.  As the most difficult wagering question of the night, only 19% of the field turned in at least two correct answers.  Later, we performed a “brand new dance” with the “Loco-Motion”, studied a little oology, and discussed this college basketball team that is the most recent team to defend its national title:

Florida Gators

Five teams notched perfect third round scores: Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s), It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s), Cake or Death (Black Hoof), Your Mom (GearHouse), and Shoes For Feet (Furnace).

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from Wednesday night included the work of Pablo Picasso, the stage musical “Guys and Dolls”, and this late night talk show which does not live up to its title:

Kimmel

The final round yielded four perfect scores: Half Nelsons (Bennigan’s), Witiots (Nido’s), It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s), and Franconia Hair Cemetery (Quinn’s).  Here is your Wednesday leaderboard heading into the final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (34.5% success rate):

–> The northern and the southernmost world capital cities are respectively located in which two countries whose names both end in the same set of four letters?

Just over one-third of our teams responded correctly with Iceland (Reykjavik) and New Zealand (Wellington).  Congratulations to the four teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering all wagering questions correctly: It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s), Small Foreign Faction (Quinn’s), Southern Comfort (Clover Theater), and Meatballs (Clover Theater).  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Wednesday’s game:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Shakeweight  (Next week’s first category: Tesla Motors)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: “Dexter”)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Tentacle Storm  (Next week’s first category: “Elf”)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Dec. 12: Steely Dan)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Cocktail)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Boy Bands)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  It’s Mueller Time  (Next week’s first category: “The Good Place”)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dangerous Business  (Next week’s first category: Christmas Films After 1980)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Bet Smart  (Next week’s first category: Words With Two X’s)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  Research Designing Women  (Next week’s first category: Pennsylvania Potpourri)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Unfrozen Caveman Lawyers  (Next week’s first category: Men at Work)

Fat Daddy’s in Fort Worth, TX:  Teachers Heavy Petters  (Next week’s first category: Margaret Atwood Novels)

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  Boozehounds  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 30 – First category: Super Bowl Statistics)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Hamster Condiments  (Next week’s first category: Famous Homophobes)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Shoes For Feet  (Next week’s first category: Films With Actors Portraying Multiple Roles)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins  (Next week’s first category: “The Rescuers Down Under”)