A Payne-ful Night of Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 109 teams across 14 venues:


We wasted no time in challenging our Wednesday teams, as the first question of the night also proved to be the most difficult bonus questions of the first half.  We began the game with our nightly Three Clues question:

CLUE 1: A recent hit by Zedd and Katy Perry uses this number as its title.

CLUE 2: This number appears in the name of a Microsoft product introduced in 2011.

Only a handful of teams even ventured a guess at this point, resulting in just six teams picking up two bonus points with the correct answer of ‘365’.  The opening round also looked at African lakes, the work of Vincent Van Gogh, and this classic TV series:

None of our Wednesday teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


Wednesday’s audio question featured three different songs that share the title of “Hold On”.  We listened to Wilson Phillips, En Vogue, and Alabama Shakes.  Only 14% of the field earned bonus points by recognizing all three music groups.  Later, we asked a surprisingly difficult question from the sports world:

–> Which of the four major professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) drafted the fewest players in 2018?

It’s not even close, as the NBA currently holds an annual draft consisting of just two rounds, but only 31% of our teams earned points here.  We closed the second half with questions concerning Mark Twain and this recent animated film sequel:

Only one team earned a perfect second round score: The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s).


Wednesday’s halftime page depicted the covers of albums released by professional athletes, while the bottom half quizzed the field on U.S. state capitals.  Falling on the more difficult side, the overall average reached just 14.2 points.  While several teams earned 19 points on this halftime page, only Momentary Lapse of Reason (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) snagged a perfect score.  Here is your Wednesday leaderboard at the halftime break:


Wednesday’s third round was one of the most difficult rounds in recent memory, as each of the first four questions played to a success rate of under 40%.  While teams struggled with world cities and the Old Testament, it was a question concerning TV sitcoms that nearly floored everyone:

–> With a total of 254 episodes, what 21st century sitcom has aired more episodes than any other series with a predominantly African American cast, surpassing “The Jeffersons”, “Family Matters”, and “The Cosby Show”?

Across the board, only nine teams gave us this correct response:

After closing the third stanza with a quick taste of chimichurri, we saw two teams each earn 36 points in the third round: What the Fork? (Quinn’s) and Satan’s School For Girls (Memories).


Our final round began with a look at the scientific term which provides the name of this video game series:

We continued with a look at MLB team names, the 18th century French King Louis XIV, and fictional amusement parks.  Wednesday’s final round yielded one perfect score: Those Teachers Cheat (Valley Grill).  Here are your highest scoring Wednesday teams heading into the final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (67.4% success rate):

–> Which city is home to 13% of its respective continent’s population, the highest percentage of any city on Earth?

With just over five million residents, the correct answer to this final question is Syndey, Australia.  Congratulations to the three teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by answering all wagering questions correctly: Satan’s School For Girls (Memories), Nightmare Squad (Black Hoof), and 80% Cool Club (Black Hoof).  Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:


Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 27 – First category: UFC Title Holders in Multiple Weight Classes)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap   (Next week’s first category: “Brooklyn Nine Nine”)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Momma Lu’s   (Next week’s first category: 1980s One-Hit Wonders – AUDIO)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Flight Level Awesome   (Next week’s first category: U.S. National Capitals other than Washington D.C.)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Pickled  (Next week’s first category: “West Side Story”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Scared Money Don’t Make Money   (Next week’s first category: NATO Phonetic Alphabet)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower   (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars”)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  The More You Know   (Next week’s first category: Maryland State Animals)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  The Dog Ate Our Team Name   (Next week’s first category: “Kingdom Hearts”)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Thunder Business   (Next week’s first category: The House of Tudor)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Nightmare Squad   (Next week’s first category: Pokemon)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  Special Ed   (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Running Shoe)

Hideaway Pizza Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  Alice and Kicking   (Next week’s first category: 20th Century Composers)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” Sketches on SNL)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Satan’s School For Girls   (Next week’s first category: Film Bar Fights)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Little John or Lil Jon?)