Don’t Look Directly at Thursday Trivia!

The first Thursday of October welcomed 116 teams across 15 Pour House Trivia venues:


Thursday’s game began with a Triple 50/50 question concerning casino games, before moving on to topics such as the band Oasis, the human iris, and this recent film remake:

A Star is Born Lady Gaga

A few teams were tripped up by the final bonus question of the first round, as we offered two points to any team that could name the lead actress from the 1954 version of “A Star is Born”.  Exactly one-quarter of our names successfully named Judy Garland, which led to 14 teams earning perfect first round scores.


Thursday’s audio question featured clips from TV sitcoms.  While “Family Matters” and “New Girl” were easily recognizable, pinning the classic series “The Odd Couple” was certainly more difficult, as 13% of the field picked up bonus points with three correct answers.  We followed with our most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> Which disparaging term for an Englishman originated with the British Navy’s practice of supplying their ships with citrus fruit in order to prevent scurvy among the crew?

Only 29% of our teams responded correctly with ‘limey’.  Next, we asked our teams to name the only country that borders both Peru and Panama.  Not only did most teams turn in the correct answer of Colombia, nearly one-third of the field also earned two bonus points by knowing which color comprises the top half of Colombia’s national flag:


After closing with questions concerning wild card teams and Walmart, we saw six teams run the table with a perfect second round score.


Winners of the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture were featured on Thursday’s halftime page.  Falling on the easier side, this page yielded an average score of 17.7 points, with 17% of our teams racking up a perfect 20-for-20.  Here are Thursday’s highest scoring first half teams:


The wave of confidence came crashing down for many teams as we began the second half with this question regarding cover songs:

–> Originally performed by Gloria Jones in the 1960s, which song was covered by a synthpop group in 1981 before being covered again by Marilyn Manson nearly two decades later?

Marilyn Manson first reached the Billboard charts with a cover version of the song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, but that song was written by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurhythmics in the 1980s.  This was the correct answer we were looking for:



This question roped in dozens of teams who coughed up their nine-point wager (and in some cases, a potential five-point category bonus).  After that speed bump, the rest of the third round progressed rather smoothly, as our teams performed well with topics such as the TV series “Lost in Space”, the Paleo diet, and the three U.S. Cabinet departments currently headed by women.  Four teams swept the third round: Tantric Yogurt (Quincy’s), Periodic Table Dancers (Quincy’s), Rum Ham (Olde Mother Brewing), and Charlie’s Angels (Art’s Tavern).


Thursday’s final round featured questions on Matt Damon films, Mexican general Santa Anna, and this publication known as “America’s Finest News Source”:


Six teams concluded their night with a perfect final round.  These were your top Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (59.8% success rate):

–> In 1973, a group of scientists chartered a supersonic passenger jet and flew eastward, in order to observe which type of phenomena for 74 straight minutes?

About three-fifths of our teams responded correctly with a solar eclipse.  Congratulations to Tantric Yogurt (Quincy’s), PC Principals (Fish Market), and 99th Precinct (​Smoketown Brewing), who each notched the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly.


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Tantric Yogurt  (Next week’s first category: The Beatles’ White Album)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Declaration of Independence)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: Taiwan or Thailand?)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD:  Sloppy Seconds

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  99th Precinct  (Next week’s first category: Films About Halloween)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: Michael Jackson or Donny Osmond?)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Jade Lee Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: College Football)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Incredible Houcks  (Next week’s first category: Danish Companies)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  No Beer For You  (Next week’s first category: English Premier League)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: The Academy Awards)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Crest Soup  (Next week’s first category: “Lost”)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  50 Shades of Grey Matter  (Next week’s first category: Beanie Babies)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  And It’s Gar  (Next week’s first category: Oceans and Seas)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  PC Principals  (Next week’s first category: Big Ten Mascots)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  F.U. Darts  (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Hashley and the Slashers  (Next week’s first category: Birds)