A Spicy Night of Thursday Trivia!

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Another massive night of Pour House Trivia took place on Thursday, with 302 teams attending at any of our 28 locations. Leading the way in attendance was Solace Outpost with 27 teams, while Aslin Beer Co and metrobar had 22 teams apiece.

FIRST ROUND:

After teams cleaned up with a question about Swiffer brand products, we turned to an artistic query:

  • During the 1490s, who painted his version of the Last Supper on the wall of an Italian convent?
  • Bonus: This painting is located in which city?

That famed version of the Last Supper was painted by Leonardo da Vinci; 12.9% of teams added two bonus points for knowing the convent is located in Milan. This was the most successful round overall on Thursday, as 20 teams recorded a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

A trio of songs with tennis terms in the title were played for Thursday’s audio question. We followed that with a murder of crows and the CBS A-level NFL broadcasting duo of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo. For the toughest first-half question, we climbed every mountain (okay, just one):

  • Which mountain range is home to the highest peak located outside of Asia?
  • Bonus: In which country is that peak located?

Two-fifths of the field named the Andes mountain range, which features Mount Aconcagua in Argentina (9.93% bonus rate). This round’s perfect teams were Einsteins (Lone Oak), Brewsual Suspects (Rai’s), and Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo (Solace Brewing).

HALFTIME:

The halftime page played a bit tough for our teams on Thursday. Their tasks were to identify various pictured items with the word fall in the name, then figure out which ten NFL teams have won exactly one or two Super Bowls. On average, teams scored 13.3 out of 20, while just five teams put up a perfect 20-point page. As with last week, the halftime scoreboard featured a quartet tied for first:

THIRD ROUND:

While wagering questions weren’t of much issue in this round, we couldn’t say the same for a couple of bonus opportunities. A three-parter with colorful answers came midway through the round:

  • 1)  In which novel does a poor teenager named Celie deal with her father’s abuse by writing letters to God?
  • 2)  For which debut album did Frank Ocean credit his dog as an executive producer?
  • 3)  The Parents Television Council was created in response to the nudity depicted on which ABC police drama?

Just 8.94% of the field received extra points for naming The Color PurpleChannel Orange, and NYPD Blue. Later, a question about the StarTAC mobile flip phone of the 1990s saw most teams name its creator, Motorola, but only 11.9% of teams figured out the company’s headquarters are in Chicago. We had three perfect scores in this round, by I Don’t Know (Aslin), Quarter Century (Crooked Run), and Team Pizza (Olde Mother).

FOURTH ROUND:

6-4-2 about actor Roger Moore had five correct six-point guesses, but 47.3% of teams zeroed out on their guess! Thursday’s last round began with this reality TV question:

  • Which Netflix reality show follows California real estate agents working for The Oppenheim Group?
  • Bonus: What eastern U.S. city is the setting for a spinoff of this show?

Selling Sunset got most teams their wagering points, but a game-low 7.94% of the field tacked on two bonus points for naming Tampa as the title location of that spinoff. A film question later in the round turned out to be the most difficult in any of our four rounds:

  • Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which 2021 Western film made Jane Campion the most recent woman to win the Best Director Oscar?

The Power of the Dog was identified by about 30% of our teams. Finally, a question about the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award had a bonus rate of 13.9% for teams that knew Kevin McHale was the first player to win that award in back-to-back seasons (1983-84 and 1984-85). Finger Bangers (Loudoun Kitchen) and Late to the Party (Solace Outpost) recorded this round’s only perfectos. After four rounds, these teams were in the overall lead:

FINAL QUESTION (17.55% success rate):

  • Measuring only about 100 square miles in area, which Caribbean island is called the Isle of Spice due to its nutmeg exports?

A tricky final question saw about a sixth of the field correctly name the island of Grenada. That answer cemented a Perfect 21 for Hillbilly Geniuses (Belly Love) and We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen). We ended the evening with these high scores:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: D-Day)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Tony Romo or Troy Aikman?)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Ask Me Know Questions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Formula One Season)

Stone Silo Brewery in Damascus, MD: Lauks

NOTE: This was the final game at Stone Silo Brewery. Thanks for playing and we’ll see you soon at another game!

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: El Duderinos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: South Park)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Rail Splitters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Celine Dion)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Flags)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Quiztopher Walken  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greencastle, PA History)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: BAMs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Real Housewives of New Jersey)

Bark Social in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: DC League of Super-Pets)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saving Private Ryan)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Misheard Song Lyrics)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Valiant Effort  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reptiles)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Miller AF  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: FINAL GAME)

NOTE: This was the final game at Foster’s Grille in Warrenton. Thanks for playing and we’ll see you soon at another game!

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Yay Beer!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Films)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Films)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Los Viejos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Supreme Court Justices)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: We the Peephole  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tecmo Super Bowl)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Threat Level Midnight  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sewing Terms)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Bloodbath and Beyond  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: They Might Be Giants

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Big Fact Hunt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Real Housewives (franchise))

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Pandas Need Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: M*A*S*H (TV))

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: #1 Billboard Hits of the 1980s)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Teachers Have Class  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Emperor’s New Groove)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Humphrey Bogart Films)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Masked Pro Wrestlers)

X-Golf in Frederick, MD: E=MC Hammered  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pre-2016 Car Models)

metrobar in Washington, DC: Bi is Fly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Queer History)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Buy Us Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Piece