A Presidential Night of Thursday Trivia!

As the tension builds in the Stanley Cup playoffs, so does the tension at Pour House Trivia, as we inch closer to World Series XVII.  Thursday’s game welcomed 104 teams across 14 venues:

ROUND 1:

Thursday’s opening round included a Last Word / First Word question resulting in this answer:

Thomas

We continued with a look at the film “Stepmom” and this classic stand-up routine:

After one round of play, 14 teams began their game with a perfect score.

ROUND 2:

Thursday’s audio question featured clips of songs which topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart on this date in various years.  We followed with the most difficult question of the first half:

–> While Volkswagen told us to “Think Small”, which technology company told us to “Think Different”?

Only 27% of our teams gave us this correct response:

Later, we discussed U.S. history and the chemical element sulfur, as well as this celebrity couple:

Upton Verlander

Only two teams turned in perfect scores in Thursday’s second round: Effin Peter (Quincy’s) and PC Principals (Fish Market).

HALFTIME:

Pictures of classic sports cars highlighted Thursday’s halftime page.  Nine teams recorded perfect scores, while the overall average score clocking in at 15.7 points.  Here are Thursday’s top scores after the first half:

ROUND 3:

Thursday’s second half opened with a Three Clues question on this current rap star and her “Money Moves”:

Cardi B

After about half of our teams recognized the exploits of Cardi B, we moved into more ‘high culture’ categories such Buddhist art and The works of Virginia Woolf.  We stumped most of our teams on a bonus question on the Dead Sea, as only nine teams knew (within 100 feet either way) that the shore of the Dead Sea lies 1,412 feet below sea level.  The third round did not yield any perfect scores.

ROUND 4:

Final round topics included the sports franchises owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the Chinese appetizer dim sum, and this film which launched the careers of several stars:

Last Picture Show

Yes, that’s Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepard in “The Last Picture Show” (based on a book by Larry McMurtry).  Only two teams ran the table with 36 points in the final stanza: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s) and PC Principals (Fish Market).  These were your top Thursday scores after the fourth round:

FINAL QUESTION (42.7% success rate):

–> The first two U.S. Presidents to pass away in office were both members of which political party?

Many teams were surprised to learn that two U.S. Presidents passed away while in office before the term of Abraham Lincoln.  Those two were William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor, both of whom were members of the Whig Party.  None of our teams managed to earn the only Perfect 21 with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores from Thursday:

TONIGHT’S WINNERS:

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lowered Expectations  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Dead or Alive?)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Picasso)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins  (Next week’s first category: “Home Improvement”)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Trigonometry)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Jonestown)

Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Thrail Killers  (Next week’s first category: The Rolling Stones)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Where’s Len?  (Next week’s first category: The Russian Language)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Slapsgiving  (Next week’s first category: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  The Gang Wins the Super Bowl  (Next week’s first category: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” – novel)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: Greek Mythology)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Mouse Rat  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Nickelodeon Shows)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Who Can Say Really?  (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” – novel)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Scuba Steve  (Next week’s first category: Jim Carrey Films)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  PC Principals  (Next week’s first category: Jimi Hendrix)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Tuna Noodle Casserole  (Next week’s first category: Supercars)