Weekend Trivia Takes a Sip!
On Friday, the middle of the first round showcased this question:
- What was the numerical designation for the elite Navy SEAL team that conducted the raid which killed Osama bin Laden?
- Bonus: In what exact year did this operation take place?
Most teams knew SEAL Team Six, but only 23% knew that operation took place in 2011. Other topics in this round included Shaq’s NBA tenures with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers, the iodine added to table salt, and the Toys for Tots campaign run by the U.S. Marine Corps. This round had 12 perfect teams.
Audio questions dealt with song titles which were respectively sleepy, thankful, and repetitive. A question on Saturday asked about a four-letter word:
- Usually seen as a male first name, which four-letter term is also used in professional wrestling to describe a fan who believes the business is real or completely unscripted? This term originated in the carnival circuit.
About 37% of Saturday’s teams correctly identified the term mark. The toughest first-half question on Friday was about the Greek mythological woman Pandora, while Sunday’s second round featured a question about Sally Field’s role as Gidget. There were no perfect scores in this round.
Some subjects at halftime over the weekend included TV title characters, Nintendo consoles, and nostalgic toys. The average score was just over 15 points, while six teams recorded a 20-point effort. We reached halftime with these teams in the lead:
- Sexual Chocolate (Garage): 89
- Mouse Rat (Dragon): 88
- Priscilla’s Posse (South Mountain): 87
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
On Friday, this question proved to be one of the toughest of the night:
- Its modern definition describes something objectionable or obscene, but which six-letter term can also be used to refer to any of the non-standard dialects of Latin from which the Romance languages developed?
About 29% of the field were appropriately vulgar with their answer. In other third-round action, we discussed the Big Bang Theory theme song, sailed the world with Francis Drake, and worked with ABC to revive the 9-1-1 TV series. Once again, the round came and went with no perfect teams.
Topics given 6-4-2 clues were hydrogen peroxide, the first name Jessica, and actor Mike Myers. A film question played tough with Friday’s teams:
- Who directed the 1955 romantic thriller To Catch a Thief, which starred Cary Grant as a notorious cat burglar?
- Bonus: This film marked the final pairing of this director and what lead actress?
While 43% named Alfred Hitchcock, just 13% also knew Grace Kelly was in the film. We also had questions on natural gas, CNBC’s Closing Bell, and swimwear brand names. For the third round in a row, no team achieved a perfect score. However, these teams led the way after four rounds:
- Sexual Chocolate (Garage): 159
- Slushie Lushes (Doc Waters): 158
- Priscilla’s Posse (South Mountain): 156
- Bad Life Choices (Flying Ace): 155
- Beer Pressure (Doc Waters): 155
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (31.34% success rate):
- Thanks to the unique demographics of its citizens, which independent country consumes more wine per capita than any other country on Earth?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.5% success rate):
- Considered to be the protector of boundary markers, which Roman god lent his name to a modern-day English word defined as the end point of a transportation route?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (18.18% success rate):
- Born in 1885 with the name of Elizabeth Virginia Wallace, this woman passed away in 1982 at age 97, giving her the longest life span among all First Ladies of the United States. Who was this woman’s husband?
Friday’s nation is the Vatican City, Saturday’s Roman godly term is terminus, and Sunday’s question asked about Harry Truman‘s wife, Bess. The weekend came to a close with no Perfect 21 teams. These were the highest-scoring weekend squads:
- Bad Life Choices (Flying Ace): 165
- Billionaires Petting Zoo (Flying Ace): 164
- G Money (Dragon): 162
- Priscilla’s Posse (South Mountain): 158
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 157
- Vandelay Industries (South Mountain): 157
- Blue Banner Bombers (Doc Waters): 156
- Magnificent Seven (Flying Ace): 156
- Lesbian Barbie (Mason): 154
- Catoctin Clueless (Springfield Manor): 153
- Educated Guessers (South Mountain): 153
South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Priscilla’s Posse (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Red Dwarf)
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Last Word / First Word)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great Lakes)
Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Blue Banner Bombers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Football)
Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Bad Life Choices (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The House of Plantagenet)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Chance (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lafayette Escadrille
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Duran Duran (audio))
The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ancient Battles)
** PLEASE NOTE: NEXT WEEK’S GAME (SEPTEMBER 24) WILL BEGIN AT 4:00PM!! **
Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lesbian Barbie (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Southern Hemisphere Capitals)