A Change is Gonna Come to Thursday Trivia!

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Aslin Beer Co and its 29 teams were part of a 17-venue, 207-team Thursday night adventure with Pour House Trivia!


A sports three-parter kicked things off on Thursday, followed by the first round’s most difficult wagering query:

  • Portrayed by George Takei in the original 1960s TV series, which Star Trek character was revealed to be gay in the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond?

A little more than three-quarters of the field named Sulu for credit, while 35% knew that John Cho played him in the 2016 film for bonus points. One of the first half’s hardest bonus chances came on this round’s last question; we asked about the enormous Boeing factory in Everett, Washington and only 11 perfect of our teams got two extra points for naming that aforementioned city. Five teams recorded perfect scores in this round.


Thursday’s audio clue was comprised of three songs with titles that began with the word walking. From there, we asked about Margaret Thatcher, a trio of female first names in Shakespearean titles, and the seas surrounding Antarctica. For the first half’s most demanding wagering question, we took to a quarter of the EGOT:

  • Winning her award for a film released in 2010, who is the first Oscar winner for Best Actress to be born during the 1980s?

About 11% of our teams were able to name Natalie Portman before an extra multiple-choice clue but even so, wagering points were only earned by 47% of the field. Our only perfect second-round team was Washington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen).


Speaking of lone perfectos, the only team to put up a 20-for-20 effort on Thursday’s halftime page was Ginny Thomas (Solace Outpost) which did so on a page that had an average score of 15.4 points. The topics on said page were songs from famous photographs and the ten smallest contiguous U.S. states by land area. The halftime scoreboard featured a three-way tie on top:


Topics in the third round included a three-parter on India, the anniversary of King Louis XIV‘s death, and Paul Newman‘s side hustle as an auto racer. The last question of this round was the night’s most difficult, however:

  • Over this past weekend, which 26-year-old former Disney Channel star, whose 2022 song Boyfriend reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, won the MTV VMA Award for Newcomer of the Year?

Roughly 27% of Thursday’s teams knew that star is Dove Cameron, with 14% getting two more points for naming Liv & Maddie as her Disney Channel TV series. This round’s perfect scores went to Teachers Have Class (Solace Brewing), Glee (Bear Brick Oven), and Ambitious but Rubbish (Aslin). 


There were 15 successful six-point guesses on Thursday’s 6-4-2 which provided three clues about actor Kurt Russell. Round four began with a question about stand-up legends George Carlin and Richard Pryor before we ended up encountering the round’s toughest wagering question:

  • The highest cervical vertebra of the human spine is known as the C1, but is informally named for which Greek mythological figure?

Just over two-fifths of the field were good with answers of Atlas. We proceeded with Three Clues about the word perfect, a discussion of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, and the principal-tormenting antics of Beavis and Butthead. A game-high seven teams had perfect scores in this round. These were the high scores before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (20.8% success rate):

  • Using only currently circulated standard U.S. coins, what is the highest possible amount of money one can have without being able to make exact change for a dollar?

Even with an extra hint that the correct amount is more than one dollar, only a fifth of our teams came up with the correct amount of $1.19 — with three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you’ll have that amount but there is no combination of those coins that exactly make $1. The night only featured one Perfect 21 team: Mannion’s Men (Quinn’s) had the correct answer for each of our 21 wagering questions! The final standings featured these teams:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton?)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Llamas or Alpacas?)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: South Park (film))

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Deck Chairs on the Titanic  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tombstone (film))

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Expanse (novel series))

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Teachers Have Class  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Real Number System)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV:

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s One-Hit Wonders)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Street Sharks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WNBA)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: French Desserts)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Runescape)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Shirts and Skins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Banana Massacre)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Empty Nesters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classical Music)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Pew Pew Pew  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Quinn’s in Arlington, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON SEP. 15: Famous Karens)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Halo 2)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Two Story Chimney Ciderworks in Gaithersburg, MD: B and B Fun Factory  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology)

Ten Eyck Brewing in Queenstown, MD: Wesley Snipers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breweries)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: FU COVID  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golf)