A Bloody Good Time at Thursday Trivia!

Several large crowds on Thursday led to a slightly higher number of teams than usual, as we welcomed a grand total of 128 teams across 14 venues:


Opening round topics from Thursday night included yhe New England patriots, Middle Eastern geography, and this breakfast cereal:

Alpha Bits

After a Three Clues question about the word death, we saw 16 teams begin Thursday night with a perfect first round score.


Thursday’s audio clue featured song with descriptive titles such as “Ironic”  by Alanis Morissette, “Crazy” by Patsy Cline, and “Happy” by  Pharrell Williams.  With a slew of bonus points handed out there, many of our teams continued to cruise through the second round topics of The Wall Street Journal and lanolin, but the final question of the round stumped many of our teams:

–> Derived as a play on words, the Palm Dog Award was once bestowed upon a Jack Russell terrier that appeared in which 21st century black-and-white film that won the Best Picture Oscar?

Only 43% of our teams earned wagering by remembering “The Artist”:

Uggie The Artist

Two teams ran the table in the second stanza: Your Mom (Bunker Sports Cafe) and PC Principals (Fish Market).


Thursday’s halftime page featured celebrities whose full names for complete sentences (e.g. Britney Spears and Norman Fell).  Here is your overall leaderboard at the halftime break.


We wasted no time getting to the difficult second half questions, as there were very few bonus points handed out on this geography query:

–> Name any two of the three Connecticut cities which have a higher population that the state capital of Hartford.

Only nine teams snagged two bonus points by naming all three correct answers of Stamford, New Haven, and Bridgeport.  Next, we look at the use of tannins in both the production of leather and wine before moving on to a question regarding the defunct amusement park Astroworld (and the new Travis Scott album of the same name).  We closed with a question regarding the International Monetary Fund and the Bretton Woods Agreement by which it was created.  Chad’s Favorite (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) notched the only perfect score of the third round.


After a 6-4-2 question regarding Elton John, we began the final round with a look at this current film:

Crazy Rich Asians

Not surprisingly, a question on the topic of modern art proved to be the most difficult wagering questions of the night:

–> As one of the key figures in the Dada movement, which Frenchman created the sculpture Fountain, which was nothing more than a porcelain urinal?

Only 14% of our teams picked up points with the correct answer of Marcel Duchamp.  The final round closed with a relatively easier baseball question on the career achievements of Ty Cobb and Pete Rose, the only two players to amass 4,000 career hits in MLB history.  The only team to sweep the final round was Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams at the final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (54.7% success rate):

–> According to the American Red Cross, what is the rarest of the eight human blood types, present in less than 1% of the world’s population?

Just over half of our teams answered correctly with AB negative.  None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight.  Here is your final overall leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lowered Expectations  (Next week’s first category: “Back to the Future” Trilogy)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: Wye Oak)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom  (Next week’s first category: Archery)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Single Malt Whisky)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Chad’s Favorite  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Alternative Rock)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham  (Next week’s first category: Horse Breeds)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Lone Wolves  (Next week’s first category: “The Princess Bride”)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Big Brown  (Next week’s first category: “Better Off Dead”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Flat Stanleys  (Next week’s first category: Potent Potables)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Five Sure  (Next week’s first category: “A” For Effort)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Space Farce  (Next week’s first category: “Breaking Bad”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Poynter Sisters  (Next week’s first category: “Les Miserables”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  PC Principals  (Next week’s first category: Dog Films)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  We Are Not Going to Be Suck This Year  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Video Games)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Tuna Noodle Casserole  (Next week’s first category: Rome)