Green With Envy at Thursday Night Trivia!
Thursday night featured the opening of the newest Pour House Trivia venue: Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, where host Scott had his hands full with nine teams! We also returned to Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick for a new Thursday night game. All told, we welcomed 103 teams across 16 venues:
The first round was a breeze for our teams on this Thursday evening, as the field rolled through questions regarding U.S. Presidents, the McIntosh apple, and the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West. We closed with a question on the early 1980s comedy film:
After one round of play, 14 teams were sporting perfect scores.
Hopes for a perfect second round were quickly dashed as the round began with a audio question featuring current TV theme songs. I suppose most people hit the “Skip Intro” button now when watching these shows, as very few teams recognized the theme songs to “Veep”, “The Good Place”, and “Brooklyn Nine Nine”. Only 34% of the field earned any points here, with just nine teams earning bonus points with three correct answers. Later, we looked at the Gregorian calendar, the Irish phrase “Erin Go Bragh”, and closed with a question in the category of pop singers:
–> At just 19 years old, which Canadian singer has already scored numerous hits such as “Treat You Better”, “Mercy”, and “In My Blood”. Last week, he landed his third consecutive studio album atop the Billboard 200 chart.
Just over half of our teams knew that the correct answer was current sensation Shawn Mendes:
The second round yielded just one perfect score: Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).
Thursday’s halftime page featured items that share their names with dog breeds. We saw several teams offer up the clever resonse of ‘golden retriever’ beneath the picture of Mark Spitz. Overall, eight teams earned perfect scores with an overall average score of 16.3 points. Here are your Thursday leaders at the halftime break:
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 91
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 89
- Fan Club (Quincy’s Bar): 89
- Your Mom (Bunker Sports Cafe): 88
- Dire Wolves (Olde Mother Brewing): 86
Thursday’s second half began with our nightly Three Clues question, which focused on an NBA team:
CLUE 1: This was the only expansion team to join the league in the 12 years following the merger with the ABA.
CLUE 2: One of its two official mascots is an anthropomorphic horse named Champ.
Only 12% of our teams earned two bonus points here with the early correct answer of the Dallas Mavericks:
We continued with a question concerning the derivation of the phrase “40 Acres and a Mule”, the achievements of actresses named Helen (Hunt and Mirren), and the invention of Kevlar. Once again, the third round yielded just one perfect score, and once again it Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market) who notched 36 points.
We threw a few of our teams for a loop on this question in the category of alcohol:
–> Which French liqueur introduced in the 18th century lends its name to a color that is a mix of green and yellow?
While absinthe is certainly a green-colored spirit, it does not lend its name to a color. About half of our teams came up with the correct response of chartreuse, but we saw many teams wagering nine points on an incorrect answer. The final round also included a question on this recently revived TV series:
Four teams earned perfect final round scores on Thursday: fan Club (Quincy’s), North Country (Quincy’s), Title One Forever (Fish Market), and PC Principals (Fish Market). Here are Thursday’s top teams after four rounds of play:
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 163
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 167
- Fan Club (Quincy’s Bar): 156
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown Brewing): 155
- Your Mom (Bunker Sports Cafe): 154
THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (63.3% success rate):
–> What is the only independent African nation whose current national flag consists of red, white, and blue (and no other colors)?
Nearly two-thirds of our teams answered correctly with Liberia:
None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight. Your final overall leaderboard for Thursday is as follows:
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 170
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 169
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Champion Billiards): 165
- Fan Club (Quincy’s): 165
- Title One Forever (Fish Market): 164
- North Country (Quincy’s): 164
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 162
- Hashtage Divorce (Belly Love Brewing): 161
- Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown Brewing): 161
- Breadsticks (Quincy’s): 160
- Dire Wolves (Olde Mother Brewing): 160
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: “Sledge Hammer!”)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Next week’s first category: “Bosch”)
Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Your Mom (Next week’s first category: Talking Heads)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Uranus Fly Trap (Next week’s first category: “Dr. Strangelove”)
Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Harsh Reality (Next week’s first category: “Arrested Development” – Season 5)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hashtag Divorce (Next week’s first category: The Periodic Table)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Slapsgiving (Next week’s first category: Trial of O.J. Simpson)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Rum Ham (Next week’s first category: “Futurama”)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (Next week’s first category: “The Golden Girls”)
Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Circle of Trust (Next week’s first category: Colorado)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: 50 Shades of Grey Matter (Next week’s first category: “Gunga Din” – poem)
Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL: Better Red Than Dead (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)
Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Hand of the King (Next week’s first category: 1980s One-Hit Wonders)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: PC Principals (Next week’s first category: “Arrested Development” – Season 5)
Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA: Ride Along (Next week’s first category: Hanson Songs other than “MMMBop”)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: (Next week’s first category: )