Does Thursday Trivia Have to Repeat Itself?

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Pour House Trivia was played at 28 locations by 271 teams this past Thursday evening, led by a 24-teamer at Solace Outpost and 20 more teams at Aslin Beer Co!

FIRST ROUND:

We celebrated Billy Joel‘s 75th birthday to kick things off, followed by a question about the Haiku operating system which does, in fact, consist of more than 17 syllables of code. The round had another milestone to reach before it ended, however; this time, we went to the baseball diamond:

  • Shortly before Albert Pujols retired, he became the most recent man to join which exclusive home run club?  
  • Bonus: He was born in which foreign capital city?

In his final two weeks as a big leaguer, Pujols became the fourth man to hit 700 home runs; just over 30% of teams got that right, while 16% also named his birthplace of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. In this round, perfect scores were earned by El Duderinos (Fourscore), Dave Martinez School of Management (Bear Brick Oven), Titanic String Quartet (Bear Brick Oven), and Paws and Claws (Olde Mother).

SECOND ROUND:

The toughest bonus chance in the first half was found in the audio question, which showcased a trio of songs with the word Together in the title. Bonus points were earned by 14.7% of teams, each able to name Together Forever by Rick Astley, Stay Together for the Kids by Blink-182, and We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. Other topics in this round included Picasso’s Guernica, the upcoming film If, and the almond-based confection marzipan. Second round perfectos were served up by Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Aslin), Titanic String Quartet (Bear Brick Oven), and The Owls Are Not What They Seem (Mustang Sally).

HALFTIME:

Celebrities with names that also form sentences (such as William Hurt and Britney Spears) made up the top of the halftime page. For the bottom section, teams had to name the top ten national GDPs around the world as listed by the IMF, World Bank, and U.N. This was the rare halftime page with no perfect scores, but the average team earned 15.7 points. There was a two-way tie for first at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Early in the third round, we looked at a scientist’s namesake law:

  • Which 17th century British scientist created the law stating that the pressure and volume of a gas are inversely proportional?

Robert Boyle was identified by 26% of the field, the lowest success rate for any wagering query in the night’s four main rounds. Not to be outdone, the night’s Three Clues was a very tough bonus get:

  • Born in November of 1966, this celebrity was raised in the same town in which Shakespeare lived.
  • He voiced Baker Smurf in the 2017 film Smurfs: The Lost Village.
  • He has received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to the cooking industry.

Just ten teams knew enough about Gordon Ramsay to name him from just the first two clues. Three of those teams earned all possible points in the third round: Team Pizza (Olde Mother), I Like Big Tots (Mustang Sally), and Bloodbath and Beyond (Mustang Sally).

FOURTH ROUND:

Thursday’s 6-4-2 about the state of Georgia received 95 correct six-point guesses. In the night’s most successful round overall, teams reminisced on various attempts at healthy food campaigns by Taco Bell, went to war with Greek god Ares and his Roman counterpart Mars, and set sail on the reality series Below Deck. This round had 38 perfect scores. These were the top five teams after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (5.54% success rate):

  • Name two of the three songs that have reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 whose titles are a word repeated three times.

While we received many good guesses such as NSYNC’s Bye Bye Bye and ABBA’s Money Money Money, those three songs are Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds in 1965, Say Say Say by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney in 1983, and Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny’s Child in 1999! A very tough final question led to only one Perfect 21 team: Dave Martinez School of Management (Bear Brick Oven). They also ended the night as the top team amongst a very deep field:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hops (plant))

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Krasinski)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Bring Out the Gimp  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reputation (album))

Stone Silo Brewery in Damascus, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Below Deck)

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

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

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Croque Monsieur  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Julia Child)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: It Takes a Village  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pickleball)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: War of Austrian Succession)

Bark Social in Alexandria, VA: DJ’s Delinquents  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bourbon Brands)

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

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Antarctica)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Southwestern U.S. National Parks)

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

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Back Doors and More  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars Legends Continuity)

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

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alfred Hitchcock Films)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD: Arana Discoteca  (FIRST CATEGORY: ON HIATUS)

**EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Lake Linganore is on hiatus until September 5. We’ll see you then!**

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stick It (film))

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fiddler on the Roof)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: The Owls Are Not What They Seem  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Men Named Ray

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Montreal Expos)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: We Are Bob  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st Century Sci-Fi Novels)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2010s MLB)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Troopers)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Billy Crystal Meth  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jurassic Park)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fallout (video game series))

X-Golf in Frederick, MD: Shot of Vodka  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War)

metrobar in Washington, DC: 

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Pimmit and Quit It  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Infamous Spies