You Had Me at… Tuesday Night Trivia

Tuesday’s game featured 96 teams across 13 venues, with a number of powerhouse teams clamoring near the top of our overall leaderboard:

ROUND 1:

Tuesday’s game opened with questions on U.S. Presidents, words that rhyme with “bent”, and this surprisingly difficult science question:

–> Originally defined as the quantity of radiation given off by one gram of radium, the common U.S. unit of radioactivity is named in honor of which pair of scientists?

Just over half of our teams arrived a the correct answer of Pierre and Marie Curie.  If you need a reminder, check out this 100% historically accurate documentary:

 

After closing the round with a look at the cities of Massachusetts, the opening round yielded ten perfect scores.

ROUND 2:

Tuesday’s audio question featured songs with “Higher” in the title (“Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder, “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood, and “Higher” by Creed).  More than half of our teams picked up bonus points by recognizing all three musical acts.  Later, we looked at the abuse undertaken by Johnny Knoxville on the premier episode of “Jackass”, as well as the basketball career of James Harden.  We closed the round with a question on this upcoming film:

Ready Player One

Only nine teams earned the final bonus points of the first half by knowing that the novel “Ready Player One” was penned by Ernest Cline.  As a result, only four teams ran the table with perfect second round scores: Pax (Cugini’s), How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), and Dumb Corelone (Quincy’s South).

HALFTIME:

Animated films were the focus of Tuesday’s halftime page.  Exactly one-quarter of our teams notched perfect scores, with the overall average landing at 17.4 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:

ROUND 3:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with our nightly Three Clues question, which did NOT entice many early guesses:

CLUE 1: Composed primarily of beryl, this gemstone owes its most common color to trace amounts of chromium and vanadium.

CLUE 2: It is the traditional gift for a 55th wedding anniversary.

Only six teams earned bonus points by being bold enough to go in early with the correct answer of emerald.  We continued with a look at this notable American landmark (and the namesake for the park in which it is located):

 St. Louis Gateway Arch

The third round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> What name is shared by the first single released by Taylor Swift AND the man who performed a duet with her on the 2013 song “Highway Don’t Care”?

Only 31% of our teams responded correctly with Tim McGraw.  Thanks to the first question of the round, only three teams recorded 36 points: Wiseacres (Champion Billiards), Warm Turkey Facial (The Block), and How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers).

ROUND 4:

Tuesday’s final round opened with a question on the awards earned by actor David Duchovny, with just 17% of our teams earning bonus points by also knowing that his first recurring TV role was as a transgender government agent on the series “Twin Peaks”.  Other topics included beach volleyball, the (supposed) works of the ancient Greek poet Homer, and three events that all occurred in the year 1770.  The final round yielded just two perfect scores: Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Champion Billiards) and How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers).  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (29.7% success rate):

–> On the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest film quotes of all-time, which 1996 film garnered two entries: one spoken by a male and one spoken by a female, neither of whom were the film’s title character?

Those quotes were “You had me at hello” and “Show me the money!” from the film “Jerry Maguire”.  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:

TONIGHT’S WINNERS:

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: “Jerry Maguire”)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Pax  (Next week’s first category: The Number 12)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category:  NBA Players)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Mercenaries  (Next week’s first category: Cal Ripken Jr.)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Warm Turkey Facial  (Next week’s first category: Impossible Colors)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Mardi Gras)

P.I.G.S. BBQ in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Disney Movies)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Sloppy Seconds  (Next week’s first category: 1980s NFL Quarterbacks)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Team Winery  (Next week’s first category: Washington Redskins History)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Freebirds  (Next week’s first category: Northeastern U.S. Geography)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Luxembourg or Liechtenstein?)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Dumb Corelone  (Next week’s first category: Ancient History)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Who Are These People?  (Next week’s first category: “The X-Files”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Dashing Duo  (Next week’s first category: Jazz Music)