Calling All Swifties to Monday Trivia!

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Another Monday night attendance record was set this week, as 161 teams showed up to play Pour House Trivia across our 14 locations!


An easy breezy opening round featured no questions that stumped a majority of our teams. Topics discussed in the round were the phrase bucket list, the new moon lunar phase in which solar eclipses occur, and Shaquille O’Neal’s NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. There were 35 perfect team scores in this round!


After an audio question which displayed a trio of female-led musical groups (Gladys Knight and the PipsGarbage, and Paramore), we reached the two most difficult wagering questions in the first half. First up, a little Pour House Trivia math:

  • Assuming that tonight’s game of Pour House Trivia has exactly three bonus questions per round, what score would be considered a perfect game, including earning six points on the 6-4-2 and a successful maximum wager on the final question?

If you read this blog, you may know that a perfect score at a typical Pour House game is 182 points! About 52% of our teams submitted that correct answer. After that, we turned back to an oldschool cartoon character:

  • This 1970s cartoon character solved mysteries thanks to his super strength, hidden objects in his hair, and of course his club that allowed him to fly. Name this crime fighting Neanderthal.

Captain Caveman was correctly named by 54% of the field, but only five teams knew his female sidekicks were named the Teen Angels. Four of those squads recorded perfect scores in this round: Han Solo Tonight (Mark’s), Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime), Killer Snails (Quincy’s), and Slightly Agitated (Il Forno).


For the first half of the puzzle page, teams had to identify famous people by their Madame Tussaud wax representations. After that, they had to match nations to their respective administrative divisions. This didn’t end up too tough for our teams, as the overall score was 18.3 points and 53 teams recorded perfect scores. One perfect team led the rest at the halftime intermission:


Monday’s second half began with the game’s toughest wagering question:

  • Originally entitled Tenderness, this novel was banned in the U.S. for more than 30 years. The book tells the story of Constance and her affair with a gamekeeper. You may either name the novel or its author.

Now known as Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, this question had a wagering success rate of just over 40%; however, 14% of teams had both right answers for bonus credit. Other topics in this round included the crafting term macrame, Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Picture Oscar nominees The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, and the veggie rutabaga. We bounced back up to eight perfect team scores in the third round.


Just four teams earned all six points in Monday’s 6-4-2 about the state of New Jersey, which is responsible for almost 70% of the U.S. eggplant production! The night’s Three Clues question started the fourth round:

  • This cocktail is composed of gin, dry Vermouth, orange bitters, maraschino liqueur, and Absinthe.
  • It is named for the New York country club in where it was first served.
  • That country club is also the namesake for a certain type of men’s suit.

Only one team earned bonus points on this: One Hundred Percent (Cushwa) knew that was the Tuxedo cocktail before the third clue was read. After questions on the former Nickelodeon boy band show Big Time Rush, metal band Anthrax‘s collaboration with rap group Public Enemy for the song Bring the Noise, and World War II’s Yalta Conference, we pivoted to this football query:

  • Which three men have won both a Division I Football National Championship and a Super Bowl as a head coach?

Roughly 46% of teams named at least two of the trio — Jimmy JohnsonBarry Switzer, and Pete Carroll — for wagering credit. Due to the trickiness of the Three Clues question, no teams earned a perfect score in this round. Before the final question, these were the highest-scoring teams:

  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 164
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 160
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 159
  • 13th Graders (DRP): 159
  • Jeff Cab for Cutie (Clyde’s): 157
  • Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 157

FINAL QUESTION (32.92% success rate):

  • Taylor Swift’s latest album is titled Midnights but for your wager, which of her Top 10 hits from a different album begins with the lyric Midnight?

Almost a third of our teams were big enough Swifties to know her song Style has that word as its first lyric. However, that did not enable any team to clinch a Perfect 21 effort in Monday’s game. Top scores at the end of the night went to a certain venue:

  • 13th Graders (DRP): 171
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 171
  • Slainte (DRP): 165
  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 163
  • One Hundred Percent (Cushwa): 162
  • Arrowski (William Jeffrey’s): 160
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 160
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 158
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 158
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 158


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Paddy Wagon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Vatican)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Jeff Cab For Cutie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Medieval Architecture)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: One Hundred Percent  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bridesmaids)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: 13th Graders  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Newspaper Comic Strips)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trigonometry)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Nickelodeon)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dazed and Confused (film soundtrack))

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

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: No Question  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Volcanoes)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Char Car  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Rock)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Six Leprechauns  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Periodic Table Dancers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)