A Super (Fly) Edition of Thursday Trivia!

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia featured 112 teams playing at 16 venues:


The opening round featured our nightly Three Clues question, with Thursday’s version asking about a certain animal:

CLUE 1: Found in the Castor genus, a variety of this animal is the national animal of Canada.

CLUE 2: It is the namesake for a film starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster.

Considering it was worth bonus points, the second clue referenced a film that was rather obscure, as only 11 teams earned this two-point bonus:

Mel Gibson Beaver

In a bit of a coincidence, the third clue mentioned Oregon State University, whose baseball team won the College World Series on Thursday night.  After a quick video game break and a visit to Shondaland, only six teams ran the table in the opening stanza with a perfect score.


We played three songs with questionable titles in Thursday’s audio question: “Where is the Love?” by Black Eyed Peas, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart, and “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” by R.E.M.  We also discussed the George Clooney film “Up in the Air” and looked at this process by which a new Pope is chosen:

Pope Chimney

The second round proved to be the easiest of the four rounds, as nine teams earned perfect scores.


Celebrities with edible names were featured on Thursday’s halftime page.  Eight teams recorded perfect scores, with the overall average coming in at 17.5 points.  These were your highest scoring first half teams on Thursday:


The third round opened with questions on foreign currency and this meteorological device:


As usual, the most difficult wagering question of the night was asked in the third round:

–> After South Sudan gained its independence, the country of Sudan lost the distinction of being the largest African nation in terms of land area.  What African nation is currently the largest on the continent?

Only 17% of our teams answered correctly with Algeria.  After concluding the round with a look at Sikhism, only one team ran the table in the third round: Dave Martinez School of Management (The Grille at Flower Hill).


–> Which U.S. state is home to more minor league baseball teams than any other state in country, despite the fact that NONE of those teams play at the Triple-A level?

Only nine teams earned the full six points with the correct answer of Florida, which is home to more than 40 minor league teams.


Thursday’s final round began with a look at this blaxploitation film (and its recent remake):

Super Fly

In a somewhat related question, we also looked at the the two countries which have legalized recreational marijuana use: Canada and Uruguay.  Three teams scored 36 points in the final round: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Harsh Reality (Beef O’ Brady’s), PC Principals (Fish Market).  Here is Thursday’s overall leaderboard after four rounds of play:


–> With more than 120 million followers each, these two females are the most-followed American celebrities on Instagram.  Name BOTH of these women, each of whom is currently 25 years old.

Just under one-sixth of the field earned points with the correct answers of Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez.  With such a difficult final question, only one team earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Not surprisingly, it was Dave Martinez School of Management (The Grille at Flower Hill).  These were your highest scoring teams on Thursday:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Castle Greyskull  (Next week’s first category: “The Three Amigos”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: “The Commitments”)

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

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune  (Next week’s first category: HOST CHOICE)

Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason  (Next week’s first category: “The Dark Tower” books)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Garys  (Next week’s first category: Celebrities Named Dick)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Slapsgiving  (Next week’s first category: “The Princess Bride”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Lez-B-Weiners  (Next week’s first category: USFL Players in the NFL)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: Uruguay)

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

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Wingin’ It  (Next week’s first category: “Dirty Dancing”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Retired Kennedys  (Next week’s first category: Subatomic Particles)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD:   Middeake Promise  (Next week’s first category: “SpongeBob SquarePants”)

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

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  We Are Not Going to Be Suck This Year  (Next week’s first category: Frank Sinatra)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unathletico Madrid  (Next week’s first category: Video Games)