A Flood of Knowledge at Thursday Trivia!

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 132 teams across 18 venues.


Opening round topics from Thursday’s game included the Bottlenose dolphin, the Kremlin, and Wendy’s restaurants, the latter of which included the most difficult bonus question of the round.  Only 22% of our teams knew that Wendy’s is currently owned by the same company that owns Arby’s restaurants.  We closed the first round with a three-part question regarding cross-dressing in film, as we discussed “Tootsie”, “Mrs. Doubtfire”, and “Victor / Victoria”.  Ten teams earned 36 points en route to a perfect first round.


Thursday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three musical acts whose names reference beverages.  We listened to “Colors” by Ice-T, “Angel of the Morning” by Juice Newton, and “Punk Rock Girl” by The Dead Milkmen.  Just over half of our teams earned wagering points, with 13% of the field tacking on two bonus points by knowing all three acts.  We continued the second round with a look at the science fiction novel “Dune” and the South Pole.  A sports question gave us the most difficult wagering and bonus questions of the first half:

–> The New England Patriots are one of two NFL teams to have lost five Super Bowls.  For your wager, either name the other NFL team to have lost five Super Bowls or name the MLB franchise that has lost a record 14 World Series.

We saw plenty of guesses for the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings, and while those teams have never won the Super Bowl, they have each lost the big game only four times.  The Denver Broncos are the other team with five Super Bowl losses, while the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost the most World Series.  Only 39% of our teams earned wagering points with at least one correct answer, while just 11% of the field tacked on two bonus points by knowing both correct responses.  The second round did not yield any perfect scores on Thursday night.


Special edition Mr. Potato Head dolls was the featured topic on Thursday’s halftime page, while the bottom half included ten answers that contained the letters “SUN”.  Eight teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.3 points.  Here is Thursday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:


We began Thursday’s second half with an interesting question on the subject of U. S. geography:

–> Apart from New York, name any two of the three U. S. states whose most populous city contains the full name of the state itself.

The most popular wrong answer here was Kansas City.  While there is also a Kansas City in the state of Kansas, it is not the most populous city in its state, as that honor belongs to Wichita.  Two of the correct answers included Indianapolis and Oklahoma City, but the answer that eluded most teams was Virginia Beach.  Only 14% of the field picked up two bonus points by giving us all three correct answers.  Other third round topics included the Snickers candy bar, the CERN research station, and the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Six teams ran the table to earned a perfect third round score.


We bookended Thursday’s final round with a pair of difficult bonus questions that each yielded a 16% success rate.  First, about one in six teams knew that the NASDAQ stock symbol for Apple is AAPL.  Not surprisingly, the most common wrong answer was APPL.  At the close of the round, the same number of teams earned bonus points by knowing that David Seville was the full stage name of the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks.  In between those two questions, we looked at the Argentine national basketball team, colorful film titles, and John Paul Jones (both the U. S. Navy commander and the Led Zeppelin bassist).  Only one team earned a perfect score in Thursday’s final round: Indians (Loudoun Kitchen).  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (10.6% success rate):

–> The word ‘cataclysm’ is derived from the Greek word meaning what type of natural disaster?

The most common wrong answers on this question included earthquake and volcanic eruption, as only 14 teams responded correctly with flood.  Oddly, three of those correct responses were turned in at a venue with just five teams: St. Arnold’s in Bethesda.  Though numerous Thursday teams came to the final question with a chance to earn a Perfect 21, only two teams could seal the deal by answering every wagering question correctly: Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s) and Fan Club (Quincy’s)Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:


Lost Rhino Brewing in Ashburn, VA:  Brown Chicken Brown Cow   (Next week’s first category: Christmas)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management   (Next week’s first category: Taylor Swift Turns 30)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Just Good Enough   (Next week’s first category: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Finish the Quote – AUDIO)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom   (Next week’s first category: Metallica)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Villa People   (Next week’s first category: MK5 Water Cooled Volkswagens)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  We’re Number Two   (Next week’s first category: Beatles Lyrics from 1968 to 1970)

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

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Sexual Chocolate   (Next week’s first category: “Don’t Stop Me Now” Lyrics)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Gong Gong and the Butt Demons   (Next week’s first category: “Home Alone”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Big Brain   (Next week’s first category: “Poldark”)

The Derby in New Market, MD:  Polys   (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Semicircle of Trust   (Next week’s first category: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap   (Next week’s first category: Nobel Prize Winners from West Virginia)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV:  Tough Kitties   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Science Fiction Films)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD:  Georges on York   (Next week’s first category: Generals at the Battle of Gettysburg)

St. Arnold’s in Bethesda, MD:  Full Bullpen   (Next week’s first category: “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”)

Crooked Run Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Crooked Fun   (Next week’s first category: Christmas)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  We Just Blue Ourselves   (Next week’s first category: The Beatles)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Bananas Suck   (Next week’s first category: Natural Disasters)