Going Off At Thursday Trivia!

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Pour House Trivia took place this past Thursday at 18 venues for a total of 223 teams, led by Aslin Beer Co and its 27-teamer.


No question in Thursday’s opening round proved to be a toughie across the region. Teams took down topics such as Harvey Comics animated characters Casper the Friendly Ghost and Wendy the Good Little Witch, the kola tree’s source of caffeine, and Zodiac arthropods Scorpio and Cancer. A game-high 36 teams recorded perfect scores in this round.


This round kicked off with the night’s audio clue, which played a trio of musical acts singing about doctors. The most difficult question in the first half came midway through the second round:

  • Which former Saturday Night Live cast member has hosted the Academy Awards ceremony nine times?

About 36% of the field knew that performer is Billy Crystal, but just 7.6% tacked on bonus points for identifying Mr. Saturday Night as the musical he received a Tony Award nomination for last year. Other topics in the round included the 50-year anniversary of MLB implementing the designated hitter and Hannibal‘s usage of elephants in the Second Punic Wars.


In Thursday’s halftime, teams had to identify the sports various athletes became famous for playing (such as Mike Trout with baseball and Alex Morgan for soccer), then provide a series of answers that each began with the letters BAN. On average, teams scored 16.1 points on this page which also had 22 perfect team scores. At the halftime break, four teams battled it out in first place:


The second half of Thursday’s game began with the night’s hardest query, a three-parter about last week’s WWE WrestleMania 39 weekend that kept many teams down for the three count:

  • 1) Which former Nitro Girl who once dated George Clooney was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?
  • 2) With his tag team partner Kevin Owens, which man became the first Muslim to main event WrestleMania when he did so on the first night of this event?
  • 3) Which former NFL player and current media personality made a surprise appearance and defeated The Miz in an impromptu match?

That new WWE Hall of Famer is Stacy Keibler, while Sami Zayn made main event history and Pat McAfee returned as a surprise on the card. Just over 10% of the field earned their wager on this question, with a night-low 4.9% getting all three answers for bonus credit. From there, we played a little Assassin’s Creed, listened to the sister band HAIM, sampled some gorgonzola cheese, and discussed the pair of Vice Presidents who served under Richard Nixon. In this round, there were five perfect team scores.


A total of 67 teams earned all six points on the 6-4-2 about Charlie Brown for giving that answer from the first clue about the namesake song by The Coasters. Thursday’s fourth round started with a question about the former game show Cash Cab, then stood tall with this tricky wagering chance:

  • Which nation is home to the Petronas Towers, the tallest set of twin towers in the world?

Those towers are found in Malaysia, which almost a third of our teams knew. We also discussed the untimely death of Gianni Versace, upcoming film The Flash, and Three Clues about the name Benjamin. We were up to six perfect teams in this round, but only one team on top of the standings before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (35.43% success rate):

  • After the U.S. Department of Defense, which company is the largest consumer of explosive devices in the country?

The United State’s second-largest consumer of explosives is, in fact, Disney! With that correct answer, Wilson Countersink Flanges (Crooked Run) and Rail Splitters (Fourscore Beer Co.) each recorded a Perfect 21 on Thursday with correct answers for each of our 21 wagering questions.  At the end of the game, these were the highest-scoring squads:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paddington 2)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Rail Splitters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WWE Entrance Music (audio))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Double Trouble  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Conway Twitty)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Archer)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Mad Facts: Query Road  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars Expanded Universe)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Triviasaurus Rex  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bridgerton (season 2))

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso (season 3))

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Khao Soi Guys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Goldie Hawn)

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

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Quarter Century  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Henry VIII)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Kats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Shirts and Skins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Redheads in Music)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Know Nothings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Melanesia)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Pandas Need Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Russell Crowe Films)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Capitals)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Tequila Mockingbird  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kiss)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Breezing Through Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Quizard of Oz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fashion Icons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Candy Your Parents Ate)