Good Golly, It’s Thursday Trivia!
Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 131 teams across 17 venues.
The first bonus question of the opening round was also its most difficult, as only 11% of our teams knew that Bruce Wayne’s parents were murdered after watching a film featuring the character of Zorro. Other first round topics from Thursday’s game included Worcestershire Sauce and “America’s Funniest Hone Videos”. After closing the round with a Three Clues question about the name Molly, we saw eight teams earn a perfect first round score.
Thursday’s audio question featured three musical supergroups, as we listened to Cream (“White Room”), The Traveling Wilburys (“End of the Line”), and Audioslave (“Like a Stone”). Next, we hit on the topic of world geography, so of course it was the most difficult wagering question of the first half:
–> Trailing only the capital city, Córdoba, Rosario, and La Plata are the second, third, and fourth-most populous cities in which South American nation?
Only 27% of the field scored points here with the correct response of Argentina. We continued the second stanza with questions concerning the film “Raging Bull”, the computer company Epson, and the Iditarod dog race. Seven teams ran the table by posting 36 second round points.
Thursday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify films based on their respective opening titles, while the bottom half featured an Over / Under section on famous sports numbers. Five teams earned a perfect score of 20 points while the overall average reached 17.1 points. Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Indians (Loudoun Kitchen): 90
- Cream Team (Mark’s Pub): 90
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown): 89
- EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
The first question of Thursday’s second half provided us with both the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> “We Make Games That Bring People Together” is a slogan of what subsidiary of Hasbro, whose games include Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon Trading Card Game, and Magic: The Gathering?
Only 14% of the field responded correctly with Wizards of the Coast, with nine teams tacking on two bonus points by also knowing that TSR had previously owned the rights to Dungeons & Dragons. After that speed bump, we continued with slightly easier questions regarding the chemical compound formaldehyde, Carl’s Jr. menu items, and the music of the 1970s Oscar winner “The Sting”. Three teams posted a perfect third round score: Big Brain (Flower Hill), Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa), and Cream Team (Mark’s Pub).
For the start of Thursday’s final round, we reminisced about the original 1980s TV series “American Gladiators”. In what proved to be the most difficult bonus question of the night, only six teams knew that former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann provided color commentary for the show. We also discussed notable architects, Democratic Presidential candidates, the song “Oh, What a Night”, and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. None of our teams earned a perfect final round score on Thursday night. These were your highest scoring teams after four rounds of play:
- Cream Team (Mark’s Pub): 162
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 162
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown): 161
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 160
- Indians (Loudoun Kitchen): 159
FINAL QUESTION (20.9% success rate):
–> What is the sum of the first 100 odd numbers greater than zero?
Just over one-fifth of our teams gave us the correct response of 10,000. Since these numbers stretch from one to 199, the mean of all 100 numbers is 100, leading to a sum of 10,000. None of our teams earned a Perfect 21 on Thursday night, as each team missed at least one wagering question. Here is the final overall leaderboard from Thursday night:
- Cream Team (Mark’s Pub): 170
- Dazed and Confused (Lost Rhino): 168
- Castle Greyskull (Quincy’s): 167
- North Country (Quincy’s): 166
- No Keefe (Quincy’s): 165
- F. U. Darts (Mark’s Pub): 163
- Mack Attack (Loudoun Kitchen): 163
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 162
- Semicircle of Trust (Solace): 162
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown): 159
Lost Rhino Brewing in Ashburn, VA: Dazed and Confused (Next week’s first category: Disney Films)
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Castle Greyskull (Next week’s first category: John Hughes Films)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: 19th Century Physicists)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Mack Attack (Next week’s first category: Rock Drummers)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Uranus Fly Trap (Next week’s first category: “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Deck Chairs on the Titanic (Next week’s first category: Ballet Terms)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Duchess (Next week’s first category: Poisons)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Chappie’s Revenge (Next week’s first category: Sexually Transmitted Infections)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Next week’s first category: Hominid Development)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Newcomers (Next week’s first category: Buffalo Sabres)
The Derby in New Market, MD: Wrecking Ball (Next week’s first category: Irish Whisky)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Semicircle of Trust (Next week’s first category: Busch Gardens Rides)
Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD: Oily Beau Hunks (Next week’s first category: Martin Scorsese Films)
Backyard Bar and Grille in Warminster, PA: Doc and Adam (Next week’s first category: Classic Rock)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Brother of Menelaus (Next week’s first category: Famous Bills)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cream Team (Next week’s first category: “Jurassic Park”)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Glow in the Dark Boner Tag (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Tupac Shakur or Notorious B.I.G.?)