Pop Goes Thursday Trivia!

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What a night for Pour House Trivia! A record 272 teams attended Thursday evening’s game at any of our 24 locations, which included PHT’s newest locale: Applebee’s in Chambersburg, PA hosted by Hannah. Leading attendance figures included 27 teams at Solace Outpost and dual 20-teamers at Loudoun Kitchen and Bar and Aslin Beer Co.


Topics in the first round included the upcoming fifth film in the Indiana Jones franchise and a three-parter where each correct answer contained the letters BUST in order. Even the last wagering question wasn’t too terrible to answer:

  • Fought over a period of 180 years, which medieval religious expeditionary wars were initiated by Pope Urban II, in order to restore Christian access to the city of Jerusalem?

The Crusades were named by most teams. However, only 26% added bonus points for getting with 20 years of the beginning of those wars in 1095.


Competitive reality show theme songs comprised Thursday’s audio question. Here, just 5.1% of the field got bonus credit for naming all three shows: SurvivorDancing With the Stars, and Iron Chef America. After questions on Ziploc baggies, South American nations Bolivia and Colombia, and the heroics of Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter, we wrapped up the first half with this question:

  • Which two chemical element symbols are comprised of two vowels?

Just under 20% of teams named both Au (for gold) and Eu (for Europium), each receiving bonus points in the process. Crabcakes (Champion), Wilson Countersink Flanges (Crooked Run), and I Don’t Know (Aslin) were the round’s perfectos.


Horribly misguided tattoos of celebrities made up the top half of Thursday’s halftime page, while the bottom section asked teams to match authors to one of their literary works. There were 36 teams that aced this page, while the average team scored 16.3 points. At the halftime break, these were the highest scores:


Early in the third round, teams encountered subjects like the opening line of E.B. White‘s Charlotte’s Web, the namesake of health care company Kaiser Permanente, and Three Clues about the word odyssey. The first tough wagering question all night showed up after that:

  • As noted in numerous films and television shows, which agency within the U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for the Federal Witness Protection Program?

The Witness Protection Program is run by the U.S. Marshals, named by 31% of the field. Not to be outdone, an international music question was almost impossible in the bonus category:

  • Earlier this year, South Korean artist Jimin topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, making him the first member of a certain band to produce a solo number one hit. You can either name the band or his number one song.

Only one team — Slightly Agitated (Comus) — earned bonus points for getting the band, BTS, and Jimin’s top-charting song Like Crazy. As such, that team was the only one to secure a perfect score in the third round.


Thursday’s 6-4-2 about Robert De Niro tripped up a majority of our teams; 18 named him from the first clue for all six points, but 62% of the field zeroed out with a wrong guess. As for the evening’s last round, teams had topics such as the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco, Cajun dirty rice, and the debut of the Rachel hairstyle on Friends. A college basketball question proved to be the hardest in our main rounds:

  • The only team to score 100 points in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship game was which school that trounced Duke by 30 points to win its only title in school history?

In 1990, UNLV walloped the Blue Devils for that national championship; 26% of teams correctly named the school, while 22% added bonus points for naming the team’s head coach that season, Jerry Tarkanian. This round had 18 perfect team scores. Before the final question, the leaderboard was topped by these squads:

FINAL QUESTION (73.16% success rate):

  • A pop song from the 1970s shares its name with which international organization created in 1844 by George Williams?

Williams founded the YMCA in 1844; 134 years later, the Village People released a hit single of the same name. This final correct answer capped off a Perfect 21 Thursday evening for six teams! These were the top scores of the day:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Village People)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Street Sharks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Sedaris)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Brown Wedge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Joker or Riddler?)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Pie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Crabcakes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nancy Drew Video Games)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Game Time Decision  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yacht Rock)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Second Guess All-Stars  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Silence of the Lambs)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jonas Brothers (audio))

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Revolver (Beatles album))

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

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Wilson Countersink Flanges  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Eddie Merlot’s Menu Items)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Spartan’s Will  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michigan History)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Harry and Lloyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Britney Spears Songs (audio))

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Amazing Race)

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

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

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Permanent Record  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hallucinogens)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Derry Girls)

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

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: That Good Dibby  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rugrats)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Waiting For Ted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Small Bodies of Water)

Applebee’s in Chambersburg, PA: Always on Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: What About Dave?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canals)