A Snowy Day at Monday Trivia!

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For the second week in a row, Pour House Trivia set a Monday attendance record with 186 teams playing across 16 venues!


Monday’s opening round started with topics such as the German Autobahn (and its namesake album by Kraftwerk) and a Virgin Mary cocktail which omits vodka. The toughest bonus chance of the round came on a query about the TMZ celebrity gossip outfit; just under a fifth of the field knew that initialism stood for the Thirty Mile Zone around Hollywood. There were 21 perfect scores in this round, the most of any on the night.


The second round kicked off with an audio question which played three songs with titles that started with the letters WALKWalkin’ After Midnight by Patsy Cline, Walk This Way by Run-DMC and Aerosmith, and Walkin’ on the Sun by Smash Mouth. After a viewing of apocalyptic comedy This is the End and recent video game smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, teams ran into the night’s toughest wagering chance:

  • Which sensory organ is found at the end of each arm of a starfish?

This question was short and sweet, but the success rate was more the former, as just 23% correctly guessed that a starfish has an eye at the end of each arm. The round ended with a question about the Tae Bo fad from the early 20th century. Tell me, did you know that only 13% of teams knew that Train’s Grammy-winning 2001 song Drops of Jupiter mentioned that fitness program in the lyrics? This round’s perfect teams were Jeff Cab for Cutie (Clyde’s) and Cobra Kai (DRP).


Monday’s halftime page started with screencaps from Big movies (picture Big Business and My Big Fat Greek Wedding), then finished with descriptions of small answers such as Blink-182’s All the Small Things and the smallpox pandemic. Six teams went 20-for-20 on this part of the game, which carried an average tally of 15.5 points. One perfect score led the way at the halftime intermission:


Three Clues about Farrah Fawcett started the second half, but a question about two other women later in the round proved to be tricky:

  • On this date in 1553, this woman claimed the throne as Queen of England, only to be deposed a mere nine days later. For your wager, you can either name that woman or name the woman who directly succeeded her on that throne.

Teams could earn bonus points for naming both of those women. This was the toughest bonus chance of the night, as 12% named that claimant (Lady Jane Grey) and her successor (Mary I). The end of the round featured the second half’s lowest wagering rate:

  • Depicting a group of peasants at dinner, which post-Impressionist created the painting The Potato Eaters?

About 36% correctly named Vincent Van Gogh. Six teams had a perfect third round on Monday.


The game’s 6-4-2 saw 18 teams name the giraffe from the first clue for all six points. The last round of Monday’s game started with its hardest question:

  • This past Friday, which National League team hit its 167th home run to set an MLB record for team homers before the All-Star Break?

The Atlanta Braves now have the record for team home runs before the All-Star Break; 45% of the field got that right, with 14% adding two bonus points for naming first baseman Matt Olson as the team’s leader in homers. Other topics in this round included gazpacho, the political phrase dog and pony show, and comedic actors who were successful in dramatic film roles. This round had nine perfect scores. The top three halftime teams stayed the same after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (34.95% success rate):

  • Producing over 25% of the world’s beer per year, which country produces the Snow brand, which is the best-selling individual beer brand in the world based on volume sold?

The Snow brand is produced by China. There was a trio of Perfect 21 teams on Monday, namely Jeff Cab for Cutie (Clyde’s), H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP), and 13th Graders (DRP). However, the final leaderboard was led by an almost-perfect effort:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Basket for the Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horror Films)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Jeff Cab for Cutie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYAerospace Engineering)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: You Had Me At Chester Arthur  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Few Good Men)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Progressive Rock)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Charlie Kaufman Films)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Hunks and Hunnies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Robot Skeleton Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Geometry)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cream Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bravo Reality Shows)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Porpoise Pod  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Intimate Apparel) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicago Neighborhoods)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alan Arkin Films)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Game of Threads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Pro Boxing)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 24: Golden Age of Piracy)

Pinemoor Bar & Grill in Arlington, VA: Regulars  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Kardashians)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Old Testament)