You Don’t Want to Miss a Thing at Tuesday Trivia!
With several venues boasting more than a dozen teams, Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 153 teams across 22 venues.
While a typical game of Pour House Trivia places easier wagering questions in the first round, the bonus questions may still be quite difficult. That was certainly the case on Tuesday night, as a majority of our teams swung and missed on all three attempts at bonus points. First, only four teams knew that Andy Warhol’s “15 minutes of fame” quote was first uttered at an exhibition in Sweden. Next, we asked our nightly Three Clues question starting with these two facts:
CLUE 1: 2019 Tour de France champion Egan Bernal represented this country.
CLUE 2: Iván Duque Márquez is this country’s current president.
Though it was the easiest of the first three bonus questions, only 11% of the field picked up bonus points with the early answer of Colombia. Finally, after most teams earned wagering points on a question about the film “Rocky”, only TWO teams knew that the film was directed by John Avildsen (though Sylvester Stallone did WRITE the picture). With these bonus questions yielding an average success rate of just over 5%, we obviously did not see any perfect first round scores.
Tuesday’s audio question featured two songs that shared the title of “Beautiful Girls”. About one-fifth of our teams picked up bonus points by also identifying both musical acts: Van Halen and Sean Kingston. Next, we discussed the works of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison and the classic TV series “Bonanza” before diving into a drink of sake. After closing the second stanza with a question concerning Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman, three teams posted a perfect score of 36 points: Szechuan Chicken (Topgolf), Atheltic Supporters (Funkstown), and My Black Hole Just Exploded (Dudley’s).
Notable landmarks and phrases bearing the initials “D. L.” were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded 13 perfect scores and an overall average of 16.8 points. Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 88
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Dudley’s): 88
- Nerdvana (Senor Tequila’s): 88
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
We began Tuesday’s second half with a three-part question regarding the use of the phrase “New World”. With answers including Aldous Huxley and Antonin Dvorak, bonus points were scarce, as just 11% of the field turned in three correct responses. We followed up with the category of Last Word / First Word, which tends to be a popular choice as the five-point bonus category despite its inherently ambiguous nature. Many teams struggled to figure out this riddle:
–> Which phrase would you have if a fad developed in 2003 by nutritionist Arthur Agatston was the hot topic at a 1521 assembly that originally was focused on addressing Martin Luther and the effects of the Protestant Reformation?
Only 21% of our teams gave us the correct answer of ‘South Beach Diet of Worms’. With most teams licking their wounds, we threw another treacherous bonus question at the field, as only six teams knew that the least populous country whose name ends with the letter ‘S’ is the Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. We continued with a look at the Train song “Calling All Angels” and the layout of our nation’s capital. None of our teams posted a perfect third round.
Before stating the final round, we threw some teams a bit of a curveball with the first clue in the 6-4-2 question:
–> The 1992 “Seinfeld” episode entitled “The Boyfriend” contains a scene featuring guest star Keith Hernandez that parodies a courtroom scene from which film released two months earlier?
Many teams eschewed the remaining clues and turned in the incorrect answer of “A Few Good Men”. While that film was released in 1992, its premiere date fell ten months after the “Seinfeld” episode aired. Instead, the line “that is one magic loogie” referenced the film “JFK”. We moved on to final round topics such as Spider-Man’s role (or lack thereof) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Irish dogs such as the Setter and the Wolfhound, and the derivation of the word ‘algebra’. We saved one more extremely difficult bonus question for the end of the round:
–> According to a 2018 study whose results were published in “The Huffington Post”, name any three of the five most popular pizza toppings in the U.S. (other than cheese, tomatoes, and garlic).
With five available guesses, we offered two bonus points to any team that could name all five toppings. That proved to be a daunting task, as only nine teams gave us the full list of pepperoni, sausage, olives, mushrooms, and onions. As a result, four teams completed a perfect final round: Irish Wristwatch (The Block), Dirty Mike and the Boys (Funkstown) Moose Killers (Cheesetique), and Not Quite Dead Yet (Dudley’s). Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Cell Phony Baloney (Charlie’s): 159
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 158
- Duchess (Shuckin’ Shack): 156
- Balls Out (Quincy’s South): 155
- Moose Killers (Cheesetique): 155
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (9.8% success rate):
–> Which original song from a film released in 1998 was nominated for both an Academy Award for Best Original Song AND a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song?
The most popular wrong answer on this final question was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, but that was released as part of the “Titanic” soundtrack a year prior. About one in ten teams responded correctly with “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing”, recorded by Aerosmith for the film “Armageddon”. Though numerous teams had answered every wagering question correctly through four rounds, Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s) closed the deal by posting the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday. These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 165
- Pearls of Wisdom (Shuckin’ Shack): 165
- Horse Tornado (Topgolf): 162
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Dudley’s): 161
- Cell Phony Baloney (Charlie’s): 159
- Moose Killers (Cheesetique): 155
- Balls Out (Quincy’s South): 153
- Szechuan Chicken (Topgolf): 153
- How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s): 152
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 151 POINTS
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (Next week’s first category: Biblical Armageddon)
Cuginis in Poolesville, MD: Gotta Have ‘Em (Next week’s first category: “Animal House”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: Dungeons & Dragons)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Pearls of Wisdom (Next week’s first category: Human Pregnancy – Third Trimester)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Liquid Almonds (Next week’s first category: Physics)
The Block in Annandale, VA: $5 Ahn Says “Hi, Single Ladies!” (Next week’s first category: Famous Riddles)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (Next week’s first category: Bruce Springsteen)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers (Next week’s first category: Disney World Magic Kingdom Attractions)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)
Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA: Moose Killers (Next week’s first category: Slavery in North America)
Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (Next week’s first category: Animation)
Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA: Peele and Eat (Next week’s first category: “Parks and Recreation”)
Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD: Athletic Supporters (Next week’s first category: “Titanic” – film)
Dudley’s in Arlington, VA: Hipster (Next week’s first category: MLB Perfect Games)
Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD: Bic Mac Attack (Next week’s first category: National Basketball Association)
Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Next week’s first category: Vaccines)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Doris Day and the Time (Next week’s first category: Royal Mistresses)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Balls Out (Next week’s first category: Hoboken)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: True Wit (Next week’s first category: Molecular Chemistry)
Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD: Here For the Beer (Next week’s first category: HOST CHOICE)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Useless (Next week’s first category: Army Artillery)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: All About the Benjamins (Next week’s first category: Types of Cocktails)
Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL: Cohort 2019 (Next week’s first category: Machine Learning)