Flag Day at Thursday Trivia!
Led by a 25-team game at Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA, 212 total teams played Pour House Trivia on Thursday across our 20 locations.
Teams had a good time cruising through the first round, which had very high percentage rates across the board. Subjects included the 25-year anniversary of Titanic tying Ben-Hur‘s record with 11 Academy Award wins, Three Clues about the Cuban sandwich, and the elements of hydrogen and helium which comprise roughly 98% of our Sun’s mass. In all, 39 teams ended the first round with perfect scores.
Thursday’s audio clue featured a trio of Oscar-winning celebrities who made cameo appearances on Friends before they each won an Academy Award: Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and Brad Pitt. We also discussed the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox, the only MLB teams to win the World Series on multiple occasions in the 2010s. The final question of the round proved to be the toughest bonus chance of the night:
- Galileo and Scaramouche are two characters in a jukebox musical based on the work of what classic rock band? For a two-point bonus, also identify the title of this musical.
That jukebox musical is based on Queen‘s discography, but only 8.4% of teams knew that musical is titled We Will Rock You. Four of those teams achieved second round perfection: Mad Facts: Query Road (Loudoun Kitchen), We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen), Educated Friends (Fourscore), and Slime Puppies (Steinhardt).
At halftime, teams had to identify ten #1 overall NFL draft picks (such as Keyshawn Johnson and Baker Mayfield), then match ten Disney princesses to their respective film beaus. On average, the score was 16.8 points out of 20, with 32 teams recorded a perfect page score. Speaking of perfect, two teams (at the same venue!) were just that at the halftime break:
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Loudoun Kitchen): 92
- We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen): 92
- Alien Bounty Hunters (Aslin): 90
- Let’s Get Quizical (Belly Love): 90
- Ask Me Know Questions (Smoketown): 90
The avian albatross featured in Samuel Taylor Coleridge‘s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was the subject of this round’s first question. After that, we gave an Add a Letter prompt:
- If you add a letter among these two words, you’ll go from the name of a major river in the state of Nebraska to the last name of a pop singer who reached the Top 10 a few years ago with Fight Song. Identify both words.
About 31% of the field knew both the Platte River and Rachel Platten for wagering credit. A three-part Over/Under chance followed, which had a round-low bonus rate of 18%. Six teams earned perfect scores in this round.
The 90s TV cartoon Doug was described in Thursday’s 6-4-2, with 45 teams getting all six points for naming it from the first clue about its fictional band, the Beets. We opened the fourth round with a question about a box office bomb from the early 21st century:
- Set against the backdrop of the dance club scene of the early 1980s, the film Glitter was both a commercial and critical failure for which pop singer?
Most teams knew Glitter was a flop for Mariah Carey, but only 9.4% of teams earned bonus points for knowing future Oscar nominee Terrence Howard was also in that film. The night’s most difficult wagering question kneecapped most teams:
- The patella is the largest human bone classified as a sesamoid bone, which is defined as a bone that is embedded within what type of anatomical structure?
Just 16% of teams knew a sesamoid bone resides within a tendon (or muscle). Other subjects in this round included the three most populous Australian cities (Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth), and the 2001 Afroman hit song Because I Got High. Unfortunately, a perfect score eluded the entirety of our players in the fourth round. With one final question left, these were the highest-scoring teams:
- We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen): 164
- Slime Puppies (Steinhardt): 161
- Educated Friends (Fourscore): 160
- I Don’t Know (Aslin): 160
- Double Trouble (Michaux): 159
FINAL QUESTION (25% success rate):
- With more than 250 million residents, what is the most populous country whose national flag comprises only red and white?
Exactly one-fourth of our teams secured final wagering points with the correct answer, Indonesia. One of those teams became the lone Perfect 21 squad on Thursday, as We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen) earned points on all 21 wagering questions. You’ll find them and others on the list of top scores from Thursday night:
- Slime Puppies (Steinhardt): 173
- I Don’t Know (Aslin): 169
- We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen): 164
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 163
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Interchange): 161
- Samurai Trivia Players (Bear Brick Oven): 161
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Loudoun Kitchen): 160
- Bad Rhinos (Kalypso’s): 159
- Educated Friends (Fourscore): 159
- Santos and Sons (Aslin): 159
- Double Trouble (Michaux): 158
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Romantic Poets)
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Educated Friends (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Adams)
Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Double Trouble (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Battle of Gettysburg)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Scared Money Don’t Make Money (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bangkok)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: We the Peephole (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fun with Flags)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Quibbles and Chip (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings Songs About Drinking)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Bilicon Salley Vank (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Cats)
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Wilson Countersink Flanges (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Hader)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Kats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Call of Duty: Black Ops)
Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Daft Punk (audio))
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Samurai Trivia Players (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Video Games)
Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Salty Nuts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Fire Department)
Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhinos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Masters)
Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Slime Puppies (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Married at First Sight)
Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Moist Gang (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)
Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Woodland Creatures (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Urban Legends)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Monty Trython (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV series))