Wednesday Trivia with a “V”

alt textWednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 71 teams across ten venues.


Wednesday’s opening round presented few obstacles for our stellar teams, as they breezed through topics such as the tcelebrity couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, a before or after question dealing with the year 1988, a fruity question about the apple, and anniversary of the death of Sonny Bono. This question led to the toughest bonus of the first half as only about 20% of our teams knew Sonny Bono was also once the mayor of Palm Springs, California. Eight Wednesday teams stormed out of the game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.


Wednesday’s audio question dropped those perfect scores immediately as we featured the theme song from the cable series Mad Men.  Only about 40% of our teams earned their wager with that question. Other second round topics included the salamander, the classic Dante poem The Divine Comedy, the insurance company MetLife , and the small European countries known as Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Three teams earned a perfect 36 points to close out a perfect second round: DDD (Axes and O’s), Oh Wait (Hops N Shine), and TBD (Belles’).


Wednesday’s halftime page featured Broadway playbills and songs that were number one for more than 14 weeks.  Falling on the more difficult side, the average score reached just 13.1 points, while only two teams earned a perfect 20 on their halftime score.  These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:


Wednesday’s third stanza began with a three-part question on breakfast cereals where the answers were Honey Nut Cheerios, Kix, and Fruity Pebbles.  Other topics included a dental question about impaction, people who shared the last name of Snow, a German sausage question and we closed the round with this difficult film question and bonus.

  • Which film starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts takes its numerical title from the belief propagated by early 20th-century physician Duncan MacDougall, who theorized that the figure represented the weight of the human soul?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: Which other Oscar-winning actor portrayed the role of Jack Jordan in this film?

Only 21% of the field earned their wager with the answer of 21 Grams and only three teams received a two-point bonus by knowing the character of Jack Jordan was portrayed by Benicio del Toro. No teams earned a perfect 36 points in Round Three.


Final round topics from Wednesday night included the figure skating battle of the Brians, where the answers were Boitano and Orser, another battle question, this time about the Battle of New Orleans, the spice known as cinnamon, and we closed out the round with a three clues question about the tv show ER, which ran for an amazing 331 episodes! Round Four also included the most difficult question of the night on the subject of New York City.

  • Found along West 28th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue, the area of Manhattan known as ‘Tin Pan Alley’ is most closely associated with what industry?

Less than 20$ of our teams knew that we were looking for the music industry, specifically songwriting.

Once again no team posted a perfect score of Wednesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these teams topped the overall leaderboard:

FINAL QUESTION (11.3% success rate):

  • Which actress, born in 1946, is the only Academy Award winner with two parents who were BOTH Academy Award recipients as well?

Just over 10% of the field responded correctly with the Liza Minelli, whose parents were Judy Garland who received a Juvenile Oscar and Vincente Minnelli who won a Best Director Oscar for directing Gigi.  No team posted a Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly.  Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:


Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Hops on Top  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: BBQ Competitions)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Pointless  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Irish Rugby)

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

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grey’s Anatomy)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: All About the Bee’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scooby Doo)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Stinkfist  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bob Dole)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: DDD  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Oh Wait  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Mascots)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Cash Money Hoes (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Syracuse Orangemen Basketball)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Psych – TV Show)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (FIRST CATEGORY ON JANUARY 12: Light Beer Brands)