A Nordic Night of Thursday Trivia!

With our two newest Thursday venues settling in with a regular crowd, we welcomed 118 teams across 18 games of Pour House Trivia.


Thursday’s game opened with questions concerning the Great Lakes, McGruff the Crime Dog, the Houston Astros, and this European museum:

Eleven teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


A little alliteration highlighted Tuesday’s audio question, as we listened to the songs of Janis Joplin, Modest Mouse, and Counting Crows.  We continued with a look at Kylie Jenner’s net worth and foreign phrases.  The second round also included the most difficult wagering question of the first round:

–> In 2015, the website FunnyOrDie released a video where singer Michael Bolton was spliced into what 1999 comedy film, recreating scenes from the movie in the role originally portrayed by actor David Herman?

Only 27% of our teams earned points with this correct answer:

Eight teams ran the table with 36 second round points.


Famous Canadians were featured on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded ten perfect scores and an overall average of 16.3 points.  Here are your highest scoring Thursday teams at the halftime break:


After opening Thursday’s second half with a Three Clues question about Ving Rhames, before moving on to the topics of mushrooms and Polish cities.  The third round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Best known by a four-letter abbreviation, which trade organization founded in 1945 is responsible for assigning three-letter codes to civilian airports worldwide?

Only 19% of the field responded with the correct answer of IATA.  We continued with an equally difficult bonus question, as only 11% of our teams knew that young NBA star Trae Young attended the University of Oklahoma.  As a result, none of our teams earned a perfect third round score.


Thursday’s final round featured some British flair, as topics included the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the novel (and film adaptation of) “A Clockwork Orange”, and this rather confusing symbols found on this album cover:

The final round did not yield any perfect scores.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

Here are your highest scoring Thursday teams at the halftime break:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.7% success rate):

–> Home to over 21 million people, which region derives it name from that of the southernmost province of Sweden?

Just over one-third of our teams responded correctly with Scandinavia.  Congratulations to Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown) and Dave Martinez School of Management (Flower Hill), who answered every wagering question correctly to earn the Perfect 21 on the night.  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes out to Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), who posted an impressive score of 168 points while playing over the limit.


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Brain Freeze   (Next week’s first category: Duran Duran – AUDIO)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Bazinga   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Civil War)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Cranius Maximus   (Next week’s first category: Battle of Antietam)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  99th Precinct   (Next week’s first category: “Three’s Company”)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Punslingers   (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Dewey Decimators   (Next week’s first category: Feminine Hygiene Products)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller…, Bueller…   (Next week’s first category: Dr. Seuss Books)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Slapsgiving   (Next week’s first category: “Manhattan” – film)

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

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  50 Shades of Gray Matter   (Next week’s first category: Herbert Hoover)

The Derby Restaurant in New Market, MD:  Comfortably Dum   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Luke or Leia?)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Kelvin   (Next week’s first category: Trigonometry)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Pub Dwellers   (Next week’s first category: 1960s Sitcoms)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  There Goes the Gayborhood  (Next week’s first category: “Lord of the Rings”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Bushwhackers   (Next week’s first category: George H. W. Bush)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Sex Panther   (Next week’s first category: Washington Mystics)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Glow in the Dark Boner Tag   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Jon Sings Fred Durst or Adam Duritz)