All Pain and All Gain at Thursday Trivia!

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 107 teams across 15 venues:


We opened Thursday’s game with a look at this classic comedy routine:

Who's on First

We continued by quizzing our teams on unique Papal names and Olympic host cities.  With few surprises in the opening stanza, 13 teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


Thursday’s audio question featured a trio of “Old” songs: “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger, “The Old Apartment” by Barenaked Ladies, and “Same Old Love” by Selena Gomez.  After discussing Cadillac models and the early acting work of Alyssa Milano, we stumped many of our teams with this A +B = C question from the realm of science:

Part A = This number represents neutrality on the pH scale, or pure water.

Part B = Diamonds are represented by this highest number on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.

Only 29% of our teams arrived at the correct answer of 17 (7 + 10).  We closed the first half with a look at this current best-selling novel penned by a pair of authors:

Clinton Patterson

Seven teams ran the table with 36 points in the second round.


World flags and film subtitles were the two subjects on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded an average score of 16.6 points with nine perfect scores.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


After opening the second half with questions regarding the TV series “The Good Doctor” and the game Cards Against Humanity, we asked our teams identify either one of the two endpoints of the Trans-Siberian Railway:

Trans Siberian Railway

Moscow was easy…   Vladivostok, not so much.  Only nine teams came away with bonus points with both correct answers.  We also stumped many of our teams by asking what the computer acronym PDF stood for: Portable Document Format.  Thanks to those two questions, only Salmon Shorts (Art’s Tavern) swept the third round.


Thursday’s final round included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Self-described as “the most contentious person on Earth”, which author of nearly 2,000 works of science fiction passed away last month?

Only 14% of the field responded correctly with Harlan Ellison.  The final round eased up on our teams after that question, as the field breezed through topics such as Soundgarden, fainting, and paella.  We closed the fourth round by discussing this common occurrence from the 2004 MLB season:


Three teams earned perfect final round scores: Zambookie (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s), 1-2-3 Drink (Cushwa Brewing), and Hi, I’m Paul (Right Around the Corner).  Here is your overall leaderboard after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (29.4% success rate):

–> These two action film stars are the most recent actors to be named by Forbes magazine as the world’s highest-earning actor.  These two men appeared on-screen together in a 2013 film directed by Michael Bay.  Name BOTH of these performers.

If anyone had seen this somewhat forgettable film, it would have helped on this final question:

Pain and Gain

Congratulations to We’re Not Going to Be Suck This Year (Art’s Tavern), who turned in the only Perfect 21 on the night.  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dan Quayle’s Dumpster Fire  (Next week’s first category: Traumatic Brain Injuries)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Vitrifiers  (Next week’s first category: )

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Indians  (Next week’s first category: Dragons)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Deceased Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason  (Next week’s first category: “Fortnite”)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  The Team Who Must Not Be Named  (Next week’s first category: Stamps)

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

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category after hiatus: “Conan the Barbarian”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Who Would Know That?  (Next week’s first category: World Capitals)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Morgan Freeman  (Next week’s first category: Morgan Freeman Films)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  50 Shades of Grey Matter  (Next week’s first category: The Charge of the Light Brigade)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Better Read Than Dead  (Next week’s first category: Modes of Transportation)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: 1990s One-Hit Wonders)

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

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Tuna Noodle Casserole  (Next week’s first category: John Plays Rage Against the Machine on Mandolin)