A Novelty Edition of Thursday Trivia!

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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 223 teams across 22 venues, which included 26 teams at Aslin Beer Co and 21 more at Mustang Sally Brewing!


The first regular question proved to have a tough bonus added on:

  • Winning the 1903 Prize in Physics and the 1911 Prize in Chemistry, which Polish-born female scientist was the first person to earn two Nobel Prizes?
  • Bonus: Identify the American scientist who won the 1954 Prize in Chemistry and the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize.

Most teams earned their wager for naming Marie Curie, but only 7.17% also knew Linus Pauling for extra points. Other topics in this round included Cape Cod, twin advice-giving sisters Dear Abby and Ann Landers, and a three-parter about the 2022 Winter Olympics. This round’s perfect teams were Einsteins (Lone Oak), Fat Kids are Hard to Kidnap (Interchange), Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP), and Triviots (BBOP).


For the audio question, we played three bands with presidential-sounding names: Jefferson AirplaneBush, and Linkin Park. The night’s toughest bonus question came halfway through this round:

  • Winning both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, which theatrical work features the tragic character of Willy Loman?
  • Bonus: What is the name of the wife of Willy Loman?

Even though the majority of the field knew Death of a Salesman was the work in question, 4.48% also correctly named Willy’s wife, Linda. The round ended with this film query:

  • Which two Oscar-winning actresses portray the main characters in the current film May December?

About 45% of teams named either Natalie Portman or Julianne Moore, making this the least-successful wagering question before halftime. El Duderinos (Fourscore), Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo (Solace Brewing), and KM (Aslin) were perfect in this round.


Thursday’s halftime page asked teams to name celebrities with zoological names, such as Tony Hawk and Samantha Bee, then match the vice presidential candidate to the year their ticket lost the U.S. primary election. The average score was 16.1 points, but 44 teams went a perfect 20-for-20. At the halftime break, these were the leading teams:


We started the second half with questions on the film adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof and the amoeba, followed by Three Clues about the word omni. From there, we reached the round’s toughest wagering question:

  • Known as one of the four Evangelists, which Apostle was working as a tax collector for Herod when he met Jesus, so naturally he is considered to be the patron saint of accountants, bankers, and some might say, the IRS as well?

Just under two-fourths of the field correctly named Saint Matthew. A game-high 11 teams earned a perfect score here.


A trio of clues about ice hockey were given for the 6-4-2, but 139 teams — 62% of the field — only needed one to earn all six points! Thursday’s lowest success rate on a wagering question came midway through the final round, with this three-part island question:

  • 1) Ancient scientist Archimedes was born on which island, that is currently the most populous in the Mediterranean Sea?
  • 2) Comedian Hannah Gadsby was born on which island separated from the rest of its country by the Bass Strait?
  • 3) Freddie Mercury was born on which African island that is now part of Tanzania?

In order, those answers are SicilyTasmania, and Zanzibar; 34% of the field earned their wager, but 8.96% had all three answers for bonus credit. Some other questions in the round dealt with rookie NBA MVPs Wilt Chamberlain and Wes Unseld, the Second Life online world, and Toni Basil’s hit single Mickey. In this round, perfect scores were recorded by Team Pizza (Olde Mother), Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP), and Bloodbath and Beyond (Mustang Sally). These were the highest-scoring teams after four rounds of trivia:

FINAL QUESTION (26.01% success rate):

  • In 1987, a football fan named Ralph Bruno decided to carve apart his family’s sofa. This act was not a pointless couch mauling, since he created which item which can now be seen quite frequently on Sundays?

We once again hovered right above the 25% mark on the Thursday final, with this question asking about the famous Green Bay Packers cheesehead! Just one team achieved a Perfect 21 in this game: Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP). Thursday’s game ended with these high scores:

Playing over the limit of seven players, but racking up 162 points along the way, was our honorable mention team: Diamond Dogs (Kalypso’s).


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Ask Me Know Questions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ben Folds Five (audio))

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: I am McLovin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Loudoun County Breweries)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Lauks  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON DEC. 21: Green Bay Packers)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Rail Splitters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons & Dragons)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Misfits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NO THURSDAY GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON DEC. 12: Jimmy Buffett)

**NOTE: Mookie’s will have its next game on TUESDAY, DEC. 12!**

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Know Nothings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Outsiders (novel))

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Heavyweights (film))

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Major League (original film))

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Epitaphs)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Female Heads of State)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Peanuts (comic strip))

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Mashley  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tarantino Film Soundtracks)

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

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Pandas Need Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Literature)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: KM  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Redheads)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schitt’s Creek)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Scared Money Don’t Make Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: All in the Family)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: De La Toner  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Songs (audio))

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

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Art  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wizards of Waverly Place)

Metrobar in Washington, DC: Dicks Ahoy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY:   )

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Flags)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Nugis Fatuus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Chanukah Song)