A Hip Night of Thursday Trivia!

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A 26-team game at Aslin Beer Co led Pour House Trivia’s 28 venues on Thursday evening. Among 320 teams on the night, other highly-attended trivia showdowns took place at metrobar (22 teams), Mustang Sally Brewing (21 teams), and Solace Outpost (20 teams).

FIRST ROUND:

To open the game, we headed underground:

  • The 272 stations on which city’s underground railway include stops such as Victoria, Westminster, and Whitechapel?
  • Bonus: Within ten years either way, in which year did this city’s underground railway open?

Most teams recognized those stops from the London Underground, but only 11.5% got within ten years of its opening year of 1863. We moved on to a showing of Australian film Crocodile Dundee and varieties of apple in this round. Eight teams had perfect scores at this point.

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question featured the toughest bonus chance of the night, which came on three song titles with the word King. Just 7.18% of the field was able to identify all three musical acts: Roger Miller (King of the Road), Go West (The King of Wishful Thinking), and Sara Bareilles (King of Anything). We also looked back at a recent major event in the squared circle:

  • Which WWE wrestler recently defeated Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40 to end his 1,316-day reign as WWE Universal Champions?

Cody Rhodes was identified by just over one-fifth of teams, making this the least successful wagering query of the night. After a question about the recent Netflix roast of Tom Brady, the round concluded with seven teams having earned perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

For halftime, teams were asked to identify Ridley Scott films by their movie poster, then match U.S. states to the appropriate land area in square miles. While the average team scored 14.3 points, two teams were able to record a perfect 20 points: Slightly Agitated (Lone Oak) and Ask Me Know Questions (Smoketown). These were the top scores at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half kicked off with this question:

  • Later adapted into a stage musical, which film features a National Geographic photographer having an affair with an Italian immigrant named Francesca?
  • Bonus: Which two Oscar winners play the main roles in the film?

Featuring Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Clint EastwoodThe Bridges of Madison County was named by 22% of the field. We kept things going with this look at a new late-night host:

  • Which comedienne currently hosts the CBS late-night series After Midnight?

Exactly 30% of teams knew Taylor Tomlinson hosts that series. This round had a half-dozen perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Twenty-eight teams knew enough about films released in 1941 to name the year for all six points in the night’s 6-4-2. Thursday’s last regulation round began with Bruce Willis’s Emmy wins for Moonlighting and Friends, followed by the Sistine Chapel’s Nine Stories from the Book of Genesis and the Greek letter beta. For the round’s most difficult wagering question, we celebrated an MLB record:

  • In 2007, which Philadelphia Phillies shortstop broke the MLB record for most at bats in a single season?

With 716 at bats that season, Jimmy Rollins set the mark; he was identified by just under a quarter of our teams. A game-high 18 perfect scores were recorded in this round. As we reached the final question, these were the leading scores:

FINAL QUESTION (30.63% success rate):

  • Which product was Time magazine referring to by saying Microsoft has finally made something hip?

Microsoft finally earned some cred with Time when it released the Xbox 360 video game console. However, we X-ed out on Perfect 21 teams in Thursday’s game, as none could submit correct answers to each of our wagering questions. These teams finished the night atop the overall leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Poop Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Piece)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Jive Tolkien  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cars (film))

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Unhip Microsoft Products)

Stone Silo Brewery in Damascus, MD: Lauks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Name That Animal (audio))

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Queen Anne’s Revenge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Korean Food)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Moses Protege  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brian Performs a 1980s Rap)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Murray Films)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Quiztopher Walken  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Urban Dictionary)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Kids Are Asleep  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Exotic Cars)

Bark Social in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breeds of Famous Dogs)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roger Federer)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s One-Hit Wonders)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Sinister Koalas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Miller AF  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Summer Olympics)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: First Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift Songs)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Girthworms  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MCU Phase Two)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: How I Met Your Mother)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Game Time Decision  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Community)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Americans)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Waiting for Ted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Panama Canal

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends Guest Stars)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: We Are Bob  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pre-1984 Bruce Springsteen Songs)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fleetwood Mac Songs)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Teachers Have Class  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Films Directed by Alan Smithee)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Peaches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grunge Music)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: C-17 Globemaster 3  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Battleships)

X-Golf in Frederick, MD: Perpetually Third  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple Crown Winners)

metrobar in Washington, DC: Gilroy Garlic  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON MAY 30: The Twilight Saga)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: What About Dave?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Last Word/First Word