A Layover at Wednesday Trivia!

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As part of Wednesday night with Pour House Trivia, we welcomed our newest location: TGI Fridays in Frederick, MD! There were 24 venues and a total of 222 teams, including Shipgarten and its 20 teams.


We got into the game with a question about the record 11 Super Bowl appearances for the New England Patriots. The round also included a bowl of Alpha-Bits and Three Clues about the word death. However, 18 teams lived through the first round with a perfect score.


For the audio question, we played three songs that feature the mandolin: Copperhead Road by Steve Earle, Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin, and Ho Hey by the Lumineers. About 47% of teams earned their wager, while 12.1% knew all three titles for bonus credit. Even tougher was the round’s last question:

  • Derived as a play on words, the Palm D’Og 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?
  • Bonus: What was the real name of that award-winning canine? 

Roughly 42% of the field knew that dog appeared in The Artist, but a game-low 4.95% also knew the dog’s name was Uggie! This round’s lone perfecto was earned by Fruit Salad (Rockwell).


The top half of the halftime page was a mystery theme, where each celebrity (such as Curtis Mayfield and Jimmy Carr) shared a surname with an NFL starting quarterback. The bottom section asked teams to match medical instruments to the thing they measure. Only five teams earned all 20 points, while the average tally was 14.6. We went into the halftime break with these highest scores:


We kicked off the second half with this question about a certain New England state:

  • Which three Connecticut cities have a higher population than the state capital of Hartford?

Bonus points were earned by just over 15% of the field, each able to name the trio of BridgeportNew Haven, and Stamford. A bloody question came next:

  • 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?

About 45% of teams correctly identified the AB Negative blood type. This round’s perfect scores were recorded by Black October (Grape Escape) and Fruit Salad (Rockwell).


Sixteen teams earned all six points on Wednesday’s 6-4-2 about Elton John. Topics in this round included the film Crazy Rich Asians, the Three Great Ladies of Impressionism, and the video game character Waluigi. We ended the second half with a little bit of Major League wordplay:

  • If you were to arrange the 30 MLB team names alphabetically (disregarding geographic locations), four of the last five teams on the list would be members of which division?
  • Bonus: Entering tonight’s games, which team currently leads this division?

While the Yankees would be last on that list, the four teams right before would be the AL Central‘s Royals, Tigers, Twins, and White Sox; 42% of teams named the right division, while 19% knew the Cleveland Guardians currently lead it. Perfect fourth-round scores were earned by a half-dozen teams. After four rounds, these were the top five scores:

FINAL QUESTION (54.95% success rate):

  • The airports with the codes NRT and HND serve which national capital city?

Representing Narita and Haneda Airports respectively, those locations serve Tokyo, Japan. Wednesday’s Perfect 21 quintet was Sexual Chocolate (Memories), Donner Party People (Quinn’s), Fruit Salad (Rockwell), Irregardlessly Unrelevant (RAK), and Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s). Those teams and several others earned top honors in the final leaderboard:


Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Stadiums)

Silver Branch Brewing in Silver Spring, MD: Ian Botham’s Mustache  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cricket (sport))

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: May 15 Events)

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: Looking for Trouble  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Historical Stage Musicals)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: XXX Night Stand  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Waluigi)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three Clues/One Cup)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Black October  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Two Truths and a Lie About Erin)

Hard Times Cafe in Springfield, VA: Solo Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WWE)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Serbia)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Dictators)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Kim Deal or No Deal  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: General Tom Thumb)

RAK Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tug and the Heart Strings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tekken)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Fruit Salad  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Resident Evil (video game series))

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: May 15 Birthdays)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: My Favorite Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Accounting Standards)

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 18th Century Inventions)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Two-Wheel Tricycle  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stanley Cup Playoffs)

TGI Fridays in Frederick, MD: Certified Lightskins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: We Cur Also  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Mustaches)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Execute Order 69  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dropout (streaming service))

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Department of Homeland Security Components)

Parc de Ville in Fairfax, VA: Cricket’s Revenge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Lee Films)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Number Theory)