Who Wants to Be a Tuesday Trivia Champion?

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 157 teams across 22 venues.


We challenged our Tuesday teams right out of the gate, as the first bonus question of the round was also its most difficult.  Only 12% of the field identified Eugene Cernan as the last man to walk on the moon.  The opening round also looked at TV game show hosts and the “Naked Gun” film series.  Six teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


Tuesday’s audio question included three songs whose titles were nonsense words.  We listened to “Californication” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Sussudio” by Phil Collins, and “Fergalicious” by Fergie.  Later, we discussed the Moscow Mule cocktail, lizards such as the Komodo Dragon and Gila Monster, and the concept of Nirvana.  The second round closed with a difficult bonus question, as only 11% of our teams could name all of the current NFL quarterbacks whose surnames begin with the letter ‘W’.  Eight teams earned a perfect second round score.


We celebrated Alfred Hitchcock’s 120th birthday during Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded 14 perfect scores and an overall average of 15.2 points.  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:


We’ve often mentioned that world geography is the least popular category among our collective trivia players.  That theory was supported by the first question of Tuesday’s second half:

–> The 14th largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Ladoga is the largest lake located entirely within which continent?

Only 17% of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of Europe, as Lake Ladoga is found just east of the Finnish-Russian border.  Things progressed smoothly following that hiccup, as the majority of our teams earned wagering points on questions concerning the element copper, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Sonny Bono.  The only perfect scores of the third round were posted by Pearls of Wisdom (Shuckin’ Shackand Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s).


Unexpectedly, Tuesday’s final round proved to be the easiest of the night, as a dozen teams ran the table with 36 points.  Topics such as Sir Walter Raleigh, Joan Baez, and Charles Dickens were covered with ease by our stellar squads.  Here is Tuesday’s overall leaderboard after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (69.5% success rate):

–> Ranked as the fifth most visited worldwide according to the latest Alexa rankings, which website derives 53% of its traffic via search results, the only site in the top 20 above 25% in that statistic?

Just over two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with Wikipedia, which is also the only website that people use to bolster their trivia arguments, while at the same time questioning its reputability when it proves them wrong.  Congratulations to the three teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly: by Pearls of Wisdom (Shuckin’ Shackand Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s), and Killer Kweens (Tommy Joe’s).  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: City Subways)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  MoMo   (Next week’s first category: Cuban Missile Crisis)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: County Fairs)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: Former Locations of Current Sports Teams)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Liquid Almonds   (Next week’s first category: Trigonometry)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  $5 Ahn Says “Hi, Single Ladies!”   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals?)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Goobers   (Next week’s first category: “Stranger Things”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: “Peanuts”)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me   (Next week’s first category: Deserts)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Bookhouse Boys   (Next week’s first category: “Titanic”)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:   Birthday Bitch   (Next week’s first category: UNICEF)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters   (Next week’s first category: Fergie – singer)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants  (Next week’s first category: Alfred Hitchcock Films)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management   (Next week’s first category: O. J. Simpson Trial)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Educated Guessers   (Next week’s first category: Track and Field)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Doris Day and the Time   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Alien” or “Predator”?)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: Alfred Hitchcock Films)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: U. S. National Parks)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Cobra Kai   (Next week’s first category: Dog Breeds)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Killer Kweens   (Next week’s first category: Word Origins)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Half-Price Bottles of Wine   (Next week’s first category: The Clintons)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Nellie   (Next week’s first category: Visual Arts)