Sacré Bleu! Thursday Night Trivia!
Thursday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 117 teams across 15 venues:
Opening round topics from Thursday night included the upcoming “Mary Poppins” film, former student-athletes from the University of North Carolina, and this scavenger:
Thirteen teams ran the table in the first round with 36 points.
Musical acts with ‘edible’ names highlighted Thursday’s audio question as we listened to songs from Korn, Bread, and Meat Loaf. We opened up the biology textbook on a question concerning lichen before opening up a pair of Jules Verne novels. Next, we snacked on this sweet treat promoted by tennis champ Roger Federer:
After closing the first half with a question regarding Greek mythology, we saw nine teams earn a perfect second round score.
“Invisible” film scenes and Nobel Prize winners were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime round. Slightly more difficult than normal, this halftime page yielded seven perfect scores and an overall average of 14.8 points. These were your ighest scoring teams at Thursday’s halftime break:
- Low Cal Calzone (Olde Mother): 92
- Hundo P (Olde Mother): 90
- Four Horsemen (Art’s Tavern): 90
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
We opened Thursday’s third round with the topics of World War I and Kawasaki motorcylces, before stumping most of the field with this question in the category of shared titles:
–> The debut album from the music group One Direction shares its three-word title with which short-lived NBC sitcom starring Will Arnett and Christina Applegate?
I’m not sure why the text on this album cover is so small…
If you can’t read it (which I am sure is true for most of you), the title is “Up All Night”. Only 13% of our teams earned points on this question. After a look at the historical works of Shakespeare, we closed the third round with a Triple 50/50 question, asking our teams to name the older sibling in each of these pairs: Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Chris and Luke Hemsworth. Our teams fared well here (with the correct answers of Maggie, Kendall, and Liam), but the One Direction question kept the perfect scores completely off the board in the third round.
After a “Run for the Roses:” in the 6-4-2 question, we discussed final round topics such as keratin, the opera “Nixon in China”, and the U.S. Bankruptcy code:
–> While Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code allows businesses to reorganize while maintaining operations, which other Chapter is actually more common, as it details the process for the liquidation of a company?
Only 31% of the field responded correctly with Chapter 7. Later, we offered up the most difficult bonus question of the night on a question regarding this film character:
Only seven teams earned the final two bonus points of the evening, as they knew that Daisy was the name of John Wick’s dog. As a result, Syn Storm (Champion Billiards) posted the only perfect score of the final round. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:
- J. T. Snow School of Babysitting (Fish Market): 158
- Four Horsemen (Art’s Tavern): 158
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 156
- Tantric Yogurt (Quincy’s): 156
- North Country (Quincy’s): 155
THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (21.3% success rate):
–> Among the six official languages of the United Nations, which one has the fewest native speakers worldwide?
The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. For some of the teams that knew the languages on this list, coming up with the correct answer boiled down to a coin flip between France and Russia. In the end, just over one-in-five teams overall picked up points on the last question with the correct answer of French. Unfortunately, none of our teams earned Perfect 21 honors on Thursday, as every team missed at least one wagering question. Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:
- Tantric Yogurt (Quincy’s): 168
- Four Horsemen (Art’s Tavern): 163
- Detroit Smash (Olde Mother): 158
- Don’t Stop Believing (The Grille at Flower Hill): 152
- Hundo P (Olde Mother): 151
- 50 Shades of Grey Matter (Dawg House): 151
- J. T. Snow School of Babysitting (Fish Market): 150
- Your Mom (Bunker Sports Cafe): 148
- Washington Foreskins (Bunker Sports Cafe): 147
- Final Frontier (Black Walnut): 146
An honorable mention goes out to They’re Real and They’re Spectacular (Belly Love), who posted 153 points on the night while playing ‘over the limit’.
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Tantric Yogurt (Next week’s first category: Pro Football Hall of Famers)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (Next week’s first category: “Shaun of the Dead”)
Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Your Mom (Next week’s first category: “The Blues Brothers”)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: My Harry Potter Has Hogwarts (Next week’s first category: Zach Sings 1980s Hits)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: This is How We Go Down (Next week’s first category: Christmas Music – AUDIO)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Detroit Smash (Next week’s first category: “Naruto”)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Bueller…, Bueller… (Next week’s first category: Disney Princesses)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Slapsgiving (Next week’s first category: “Blazing Saddles”)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Don’t Stop Believing (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)
Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Final Frontier (Next week’s first category: “The Princess Bride”)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: 50 Shades of Grey Matter (Next week’s first category: World War I Homefront)
Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL: Rule of Three (Next week’s first category: Batman Films)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: J. T. Snow’s School of Babysitting (Next week’s first category: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”)
Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA: Four Horsemen (Next week’s first category: NASCAR)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Our Cup Size is Stanley (Next week’s first category: Jon Plays Korn on Mandolin)