Weekend Trivia Has the Meats!
Apparently, Friday night is the new favorite for trivia, as our two Friday venues welcomed a combined 42 teams this weekend! Overall, we welcomed 65 teams across five venues:
The first round was a breeze for our Saturday teams, but Friday’s opening stanza included the most difficult wagering question of the first half, with a seemingly straightforward question on the subject of World History:
–> After uniting the majority of Western Europe, who was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800 A.D.?
Apparently, it’s been a long time since high school history class, as only 23% of our Friday teams earned points here with the correct answer of Charlemagne. The only hiccup for our Saturday teams was a question regarding the recent merger of Keurig coffee and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. We saw eight perfect first round scores, seven of which were recorded on Saturday night. This weekend’s audio questions featured 21st century TV shows, with our Friday teams dealing with clips from three comedy shows (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “30 Rock”, and “Monk”), while our Saturday teams were quizzed on the theme song to “House of Cards”. Once again, the most difficult question of the round was asked on Friday:
–> Before the Rams relocated to the L.A. Coliseum in 2016, this Midwestern stadium was the oldest in the NFL. You can get a good view of this venue as you drive along Lake Shore Drive near Grant Park.
While Lambeau Field in Green Bay is certainly an old stadium, only 37% of our teams recognized the Chicago landmarks mentioned in the question to arrive at the correct answer of Soldier Field:
Three teams from Belles’ notched the only perfect second round scores this weekend: Smarty Pants, Uncle Jack, and Inebriati.
Halftime topics from this weekend included 2018 Oscar nominees and celebrities whose surnames are common adjectives. We saw an overall average score of 15.2 with four teams notching a perfect 20 points. These were our top scores at the halftime break:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 92
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 91
- Wind and the Winos (Springfield Manor Winery): 88
- Notorious Moose (Springfield Manor Winery): 87
- Inebriati (Belles’): 86
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 86
Friday’s third round included a question on this HBO series of the 1980s:
Meanwhile, our Saturday teams rolled through such diverse topics as the paring knife, the human spleen, and the only two sets of brothers to each claim the World Heavyweight boxing championship: Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, and Michael and Leon Spinks. We also looked at this classic board game:
Three teams snagged a perfect 36 third round points: Smarty Pants (Belles’), Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), and Special K (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), while the final round did not yield any perfect scores this weekend. Here are your weekend’s top scores after the fourth round:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 162
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 161
- Inebriati (Belles’): 160
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 158
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 157
FRIDAY / SUNDAY FINAL QUESTION (83.3% success rate):
–> Last month, Senator Angus King of Maine successfully lobbied Unicode to introduce a new Emoji bearing the likeness of which animal?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (30.0% success rate):
–> Which American company spent $44,100 to buy the hat that Pharrell Williams wore to the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony?
This weekend’s correct answers included lobster and Arby’s. Congratulations to the three teams that earned the Perfect 21 this weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions: Smarty Pants (Belles’), Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), and Special K (Pretzel & Pizza Creations). Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 174
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 167
- JPCI (Springfield Manor Winery): 162
- Notorious Moose (Springfield Manor Winery): 161
- I Am Smartacus (Vanish Brewery): 157
- Carpal Tunnel of Love (Vanish Brewery): 156
- Wind and the Winos (Springfield Manor Winery): 156
- Gale Force Wins (Springfield Manor Winery): 154
- Special K (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 154
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 152 POINTS
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