A Pristina Night of Thursday Trivia!

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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 104 teams across 15 venues.


We warmed up our Thursday teams with opening round topics such as the Peter Rabbit book series from Beatrix Potter, U.S. state capital anagrams, the work of sitcom actor Ted Danson, and sports surfaces.  Twelve teams began their night by earning a perfect score of 36 points in Thursday’s first round.


We threw the field a bit of a curveball in Thursday’s audio question, as one of the three songs fell far outside the range of contemporary music.  For this question, our teams were asked to identify three zoological song titles.  Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley and Anaconda by Nicki Minaj were fairly well known, but only 14% of our teams tacked on two bonus points by also recognizing Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.  Other second round topics included the RoboCop film series, the historic volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and this query concerning U.S. interstate highways:

  • Interstate 55 runs north-south through states such as Mississippi, Tennessee, and Missouri.  Identify either one of the two U.S. states that respectively mark the northern and southern endpoints of Interstate 55.

Only nine teams gave us both correct answers of Illinois and Louisiana.  As a result, none of our Thursday teams notched a perfect second round score.


Thursday’s halftime page featured U.S. state tourism slogans and brand logos from ‘K’ companies.  Exactly half of the field earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached a healthy 18.3 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Third round topics from Thursday night included the rock band Smashing Pumpkins, the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal, the Olympic marathon, and Vespa motor scooters.  The third also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

  • Mark Twain once said that “everybody talks about [it], but nobody does anything about it”.  What was Twain talking about?

Only 13% of the field responded correctly with the weather.  As a result, the third round did not yield any perfect scores on Thursday night.


Thursday’s final round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only eight teams knew that Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain will portray televangelists Jim and Tammie Faye Bakker in the upcoming film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.  We continued with a look at capuchin monkeys, the reality competition show The Amazing Race, and the various uses of the term Ring of FireWashington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen) and Quarter Century (Crooked Run) posted the only perfect scores of Thursday’s fourth round.  Here is Thursday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (12.9% success rate):

  • Declaring its independence in 2008, which country is officially recognized by about half of all United Nations members, one of which is the United States?

About one in eight teams turned in the correct response of Kosovo.  None of our Thursday teams earned a Perfect 21 on by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Thursday’s game:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Civil War)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Late People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baked Goods)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Bazinga  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Galaxy Quest)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Simple Minds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tampa Bay Sports)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Beer Winners  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Love Boat)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Sunglasses at Night  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wisconsin Cheeses)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sixth Sense)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s One-Hit Wonders)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Nap Enthusiasts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Chilling in the Mobile Lounge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Los Angeles Alternative Music)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here For the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ACC Basketball)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: BBQ-Anon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Steelers)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Channel  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Magic: The Gathering)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD: Axolotls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Rock Music)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: F. U. Covid  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Before and After)