Dancing with the Devil at Thursday Trivia

alt textThursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 144 teams across 17 venues.


We began Thursday’s opening round with a question on Colin Powell and then followed that up with a three-part question on landmarks being north or south of the equator, those landmarks were The Taj Mahal, Ayers Rock, and Machu Piccu. The answers were North, South, and South.  Other topics in the round included lasagna and the career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Eight of our Thursday teams began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.


Tonight’s audio clue dealt with a songs that include a spoken word section. Our teams had to name the artist of those songs. Those answers were U2, Weezer, and Taylor Swift. Other topics in the round included the James Hilton novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips, UPS, and Nadya Suleman, aka, Octomom. Round Two also presented our teams with the most difficult question of the night on the topic of Shared Names.

  • Sharing its name with a popular TV police drama of the 2000s, which professional wrestling stable comprised of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns won three tag team championships during their time in the WWE?

The answer here was The Shield. 

As a result of that question none of our teams finished Round Two with a perfect 36 points.


The top half of Thursday’s halftime page asked our teams to college mascots and to match the tagline from the film. Five teams recorded a perfect score, while the overall average reached 13.3 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Topics from Thursday’s third round began with the classic kid’s song from Shel Silverstein “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out,” a three-part question about weight lifting where each of our answers were Squat, “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, and Sydney, Australia. Other topics in the round included Candy Land and the Florida MarlinsThe most difficult question of the second half was found in Round Three on the subject of Action Films.

  • Three years after the release of “Terminator 2”, Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up again with James Cameron to create which action film?  This film set a Guinness World Record as the first film whose production cost exceeded 100 million dollars.

Just under 30% of our teams knew the answer here was True Lies. 

Two teams: Educated Friends (Fourscore Beer Co), and Just Good Enough (Orioles Nest) finished Round Three with a perfect 36 points.


After discussing Nevada for our 6-4-2 we began Thursday’s final round. Our topics for this round included Walgreens, the nature show Wild Kingdom, a three clues question about Lisbon, Portugal, the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth, and we finished the round with the comic book character known as the Red Hulk

None of our teams earned the perfect 36 points in Round Four.

These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (11.8% success rate):

  • There are several reasons why this chemical element is nicknamed ‘The Devil’s Element.’  It was not only the 13th element to be discovered but is also used in explosives and poisons.  Coincidentally, its name is derived from the same Latin root as the Biblical name ‘Lucifer.’ What is that element?

A tough final tonight where only 17 teams figured out the answer to this question was Phosphorous. None of our teams earned the only Perfect 21 tonight.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard – Film)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: New Beer’s Resolution (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Christmas Films)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Great Lakes)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Better Lucky than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: It’s a Wonderful Life)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Colonel Korn  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Book)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK: FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 30: Ted Lasso)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Thoroughly Screwed (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roller Coasters)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard – Film)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Not Georges Enough (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard – Film)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA:  Educated Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen Spielberg Films)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: YOLO Swaggins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Physicist Richard Feynman)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Dirty Stangs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Military History)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here for the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Austikee(NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK OR NEXT (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 30: Zoology)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Star (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dallas Cowboys)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL Teams)