Name That Thursday Trivia!

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Pour House Trivia reached 21 venues on Thursday, with a total of 246 teams coming out to play. Aslin Beer Co hosted 22 of those squads to again be our most highly-attended location of the night.


We discussed topics such as the Chinese practice of feng shui and the Hyundai car manufacturer in Thursday’s opening round. The most difficult bonus question in the first half came on this wagering query:

  • Middle school student Greg Heffley is the lead character in which franchise whose most recent entry is an animated film subtitled Rodrick Rules?

Most teams figured out that franchise is Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but only 15% of the field earned those extra points for knowing Jeff Kinney is the author behind those works. Nine teams were perfect in the first round on Thursday.


Since it was 4/20, the audio category dealt with musical acts singing about cannabis: Bob Dylan (Rainy Day Women #12 and 35), Cypress Hill (Dr. Greenthumb), and Amy Winehouse (Addicted). Some other subjects covered in this round included letters on the Scattergories die, 2000 Democratic presidential running mates Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, and the anniversary of Danica Patrick‘s historic IndyCar win. The most successful round of the night saw 18 teams earn perfect scores.


Pixel art of famous TV series was featured in the top section of Thursday’s halftime sheet, while the bottom part asked teams to name any eight of the ten independent nations that are in the top 25 in both population and total area. Eleven teams managed to score the maximum 20 points on this page, which had an average tally of 17.9 points. At the halftime break, these were the highest-scoring squads:


We started tough in the second half with a three-parter about famous people with S.A. initials:

  • 1)  Who replaced Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court?
  • 2)  Along with Angie Harmon, who played one of the title characters on the former TNT series Rizzoli & Isles?
  • 3)  Which DJ is the son of the man who founded Benihana restaurants?

In order, those people are Samuel AlitoSasha Alexander, and Steve Aoki; this was the toughest bonus chance all night with a 8.9% success rate. We moved on from there with questions about the orangutanThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and a cappella group Pentatonix. This round’s only perfect team was Jub Jub (Lone Oak).


San Diego was the night’s 6-4-2 topic; 25 teams answered after a single clue and had the correct response to receive the maximum six points. A couple of bonus opportunities in the final round on Thursday proved to be tough. An NHL question about teams in this year’s playoff field with the most Stanley Cup titles led to a round-low 16% of teams naming both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. At the end of the round, we gave Three Clues about a certain tree:

  • Comprising the genus Salix, this tree is also known as a sallow or an osier.
  • Its bark has been used as a pain reliever for thousands of years, as it contains salicin, a precursor to aspirin.
  • Because of its general shape, this tree is often said to be weeping.

Before that final clue, 17% of the field had already answered correctly by naming the willow tree. Five teams earned all 36 points in the last round. These were the top teams just before the final question of the night:

FINAL QUESTION (15.85% success rate):

  • In 2001, which American company paid 57 million dollars for the naming rights to a new professional sports stadium?

Not many teams focused on the number of millions paid for those rights; Heinz used its favorite number for the original naming rights to the new home stadium of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Six teams made it through the game with a Perfect 21 mark! At the end of the night, these squads led the rest:

Honorable mention goes out to If You Win, You Win (Loudoun Kitchen), which earned 169 points while playing over the limit with more than seven players.


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Third Round Meltdown  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fallout)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Educated Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: To Kill a Mockingbird (novel))

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

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Bee Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Board Games)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror IV)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: We the Peephole  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Formula One Drivers)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Nerd Herd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minecraft)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billy Joel)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Teachers Have Class  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Animal Crossing: New Horizons)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beer Slogans)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lucy Stone)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: No Dominion Settlement  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Smash Bros.)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Mashley  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yellowjackets)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Samurai Trivia Players  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Brady Bunch)

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

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three Eminem Song Titles in Other Words)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Diamond Dogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Three Clues / One Cup  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Caddyshack 2)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Vapors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Cosby Show)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: CIA  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Smilitis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s New Wave Music)