A Grimm Night of Thursday Trivia…

Thursday continues to be the busiest night of the week for Pour House Trivia, as we welcomed 176 teams across 20 venues.


We began Thursday’s game with a query concerning the most populous islands in the United States, followed by a three-part question regarding EGOT winners.  We played Last First / First Word with the correct answer of Mountain Dew Point, before concluding the first round with a look at the illustrious history of the Boston Celtics.  Twelve teams ran the table in the opening stanza by posting 36 points.


Thursday’s audio question featured musical acts with five-letter names, as we listened to “Crossroads” by Cream, “Word Up” by Cameo, and “Bad and Boujee” by Migos.  Running the gamut of various genres, only 14% of our teams earned bonus points by identifying all three groups.  After a look at the battles of the Spanish-American War, we asked the most difficult bonus question of the night.  While most of the field earned wagering points on a question dealing with the Twelve Labors of Hercules, only 11% of our teams knew that Hercules was tasked with cleaning the stables owned by King Augeus.  We closed the first half by discussing the recent appearance of Lil Wayne on “The Masked Singer”.  With all three bonus questions yielding a success rate of less than 20%, we saw just one team complete a perfect second round: Win or Booze (Jockey).


With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, Thursday’s halftime page depicted romantic films, while the bottom half featured answers formed from the letters in “VALENTINE’S DAY”.  Falling on the easier side, the average score reached 17.7 points, as 16% of our teams notched a perfect score of 20 points.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after one half of play:


Topics from Thursday’s third round included mathematical word origins, the European nation of Andorra, and “Seinfeld” character Cosmo Kramer.  The most difficult wagering question of the night was asked in the middle of the third stanza:

–> Harvard law graduate Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those who are wrongly convicted in which current film?

Despite featuring A-list stars Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, and Michael B. Jordan, the title “Just Mercy” was just outside the memory of most teams.  Only 19% of the field picked up wagering points on this question.  After concluding the third round with a look at 16th century British queens, seven teams posted a third round score of 36 points.


After taking a trip to Austin, Texas in the 6-4-2 question, the final round featured topics such as singer Bobby Darin, the tsetse fly, former baseball star Ichiro Suzuki, and Legoland amusement parks.  The fourth round concluded with the most difficult bonus question of the night, and once again it dealt with a film currently playing in theaters.  We asked our teams to name the film which is currently tied to a promotion for which Burger King is giving away free Whoppers.  Though many teams knew that the correct answer was “that Harley Quinn movie”, only 9% of the field tacked on the final bonus points of the night by knowing that its official title is “Birds of Prey”.  Here is your Thursday leaderboard heading into the final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.4% success rate):

–> Though they died nearly 100 years before its completion in 1961, what is the family name of the authors known in their lifetime for beginning work on the “Deutsches Woerterbuch”, the most comprehensive and largest dictionary of the German language still in existence?

About one-quarter of the field responded correctly with the Brothers Grimm.  Congratulations to Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown) as the only team to post a Perfect 21 on Thursday night.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Thursday’s game:


Lost Rhino Brewing in Ashburn, VA:  Dazed and Confused  (Next week’s first category: “The Simpsons”)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lowered Expectations   (Next week’s first category: “The Simpsons” – Season 6)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Zambookie   (Next week’s first category: Muscle Cars)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins   (Next week’s first category: “Next to Normal”)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap   (Next week’s first category: Zach Sings Yacht Rock)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Punslingers   (Next week’s first category: First-Time Oscar Winners)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Witiots   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – U. S. Vice President or Pirate?)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Scott’s Tots   (Next week’s first category: Girl Scout Cookies)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Wagering Pi   (Next week’s first category: Babylonian Mythology)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management   (Next week’s first category: Smithsonian Museums)

The Derby in New Market, MD:  Deck Chairs on the Titanic   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Duke or UNC Men’s Basketball?)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Semicircle of Trust   (Next week’s first category: NFL Alma Maters)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Make Trivia Great Again   (Next week’s first category: “How to Get Away with Murder”)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV:  No Brainers   (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD:  Next to Nothing   (Next week’s first category: Catholic Liturgy)

St. Arnold’s in Bethesda, MD:  Terps   (Next week’s first category: Gregory Peck Films)

Crooked Run Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Suck My Juice   (Next week’s first category: Gemstones)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA:  Dave   (Next week’s first category: “Letterkenny”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Fade to Black   (Next week’s first category: “Martin” – TV show)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Cream Team   (Next week’s first category: “The Untouchables”)