Getting to Know All About Thursday Trivia!

Thursday has suddenly become the busiest night of the week for Pour House Trivia, as we welcomed 121 teams across 16 venues:


Thursday’s opening round topics included the city of Beijing, salty superstitions, and Three Clues for the word ‘twins’.  We concluded the first round with a question regarding this fictional planet and the real-life African country which served as its filming location:

Tatooine Star Wars

Most of our teams knew that the scenes depicting Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine were filmed in the country of Tunisia.  But even the die-hard “Star Wars” might not have known that the fictional planet was named for the Tunisian city of Tataouine.  After one round of play, 19 teams were holding a perfect score.


Thursday’s audio question asked our teams to name three musical acts singing about family.  While most of the field recognized Hall & Oats (“Family Man”) and Green Day (“Nuclear Family”), the stumper proved to be the oldest of the three songs: “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge.  Only 11% of the field picked up these two bonus points.  Next up, we discussed this Boston locale used for the exterior shots on the TV series “Cheers”:


We closed the first half by asking our teams to name the two letters of the alphabet which begin the names of at least five current NFL teams.  Since most people start at the beginning of the alphabet for this type of question, virtually every team came up with both correct answers of B (Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers) and C (Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys).  Most of the teams that earned bonus points to open the second round cruised to a perfect score, as nine teams overall posted 36 second round points.


Caricatures of world leaders and college colors were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page.  Falling a bit on the easier side, this halftime page yielded perfect scores to 22% of our teams, with an overall average score of 17.4 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


We began the second half with a three-part question on titles which include the word “LAST”: the 1950s song “Last Kiss” (later covered by Pearl Jam), the controversial Marlon Brando film “Last Tango in Paris”, and the video game “The Last of Us”.  With an array of topics, only ten teams picked up two bonus points to begin the third round.  We continued with questions concerning the brain’s gray matter, Oklahoma cities, and this Broadway musical:

King and I

The third round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Created by Jim Sanborn, the sculpture Kryptos includes four encrypted messages, so it is appropriately located at the headquarters of which U.S. government agency?

While the FBI was a popular wong answer, only 28% of our teams gave us the correct response of the Central Intelligence Agency.  As a result, the only perfect scores from Thursday’s third round were turned in by Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown Brewing) and Momentary Lapse of Reason (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s).


Thursday’s final round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After most of the field knew that “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will be hosting next week’s Primetime Emmy Awards, only seven teams earned bonus points by also knowing that Stephen Colbert hosted last year’s ceremony.  Next up, we discussed this pair of homophones:

Caiman - Cayman

Other final round topics included international sports organizations, explorer James Cook, and the classic tune “Camptown Races”.  After the first bonus question took its toll on the field, the Fan Club (Quincy’s) posted the only perfect score of the final round.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (53.3% success rate):

–> Thanks to a re-dedication ceremony held earlier this year, which Navy destroyer is now named for three different men who share the same first and last name?

Just over half of our teams earned points on Thursday’s final question by remembering these three men:


Congratulations to Castle Greyskull (Quincy’s), Uranus Fly Trap (​Smoketown Brewing), and Momentary Lapse of Reason (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s), who posted the Perfect 21 on Thursday by answering each wagering question correctly.  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: SNICK)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Just Good Enough  (Next week’s first category: “Ozark”)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Indians  (Next week’s first category: Beer)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD:  Faking Bad  (Next week’s first category: Geometry)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Michael Schur)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Thrail Killers  (Next week’s first category: Guitar Legends)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Charlie Work  (Next week’s first category: “30 Rock”)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller… Bueller…  (Next week’s first category: Presidential Scandals)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  1-2-3 Drink  (Next week’s first category: Irish Mythology)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  ICUP Rainbows  (Next week’s first category: Disney Animated Films)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Did You See Abe Lincoln?  (Next week’s first category: World War I)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (Next week’s first category: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: Famous People Named Paul)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  PC Principals  (Next week’s first category: Roman Numeral Arithmetic)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Green Machine  (Next week’s first category: Famous Hurricanes)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Our Cup Size is Stanley  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Emo Songs)