Saluting Our Veterans at Thursday Trivia

alt textThursday’s Veteran’s Day game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 126 teams across 16 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Topics from Thursday’s opening round included the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, a three-part question about celebrities who are veterans including, Bea Arthur, Tony Bennett, and Adam Driver, we visited with Dora the Explorer and finished the round by discussing the five stages of grief.

Six of our Thursday teams began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question asked our teams to identify particular songs that all reference a science term, those songs were “Under Pressure,” “The Neutron Dance,” and “Radioactive.” 

Other second round topics included the mule shoe, the Seattle Mariners, and the touristy town of Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

We finished the round with the most difficult question and bonus of the first half.

  • Shortly after his final performance as James Bond, Sean Connery portrayed Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez in which fantasy film?2-POINT BONUS: Which actor portrays the role of Connor MacLeod in this film?

Just under half of our teams knew that we were looking for the film, Highlander and only around a quarter of those teams earned a bonus by knowing that Christopher Lambert portrayed the character of Connor.

Due to the final question only two teams finished Round Two with a perfect 36 points and they were both playing at the same venue Comfortably Dumb and Thoroughly Screwed (Loudoun Kitchen).

HALFTIME:

The top half of Thursday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify countries of the world based on their landmarks, while the bottom half included a matching round of tv characters and the food that was most often associated with them.  Seven teams recorded a perfect score, while the overall average reached 15.6 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Topics from Thursday’s third round included a three-part question about war-time inspirations where our teams were given a work of art and they had to identify the war it was inspired by, those wars were The U.S. Civil War, World War II, and the Spanish Civil War. We also touched on the subjects of the British theologian Thomas More, the tv show The Amazing Race, and we took a trip to the playground and played a game of marbles.

The last question in the round on country music was the most difficult question of the night.

  • This 1977 song was the biggest hit in the career of the singer born with the actual name of Donald Eugene Lytle.  The song was a tale about the bitterness of a man who had worked long and hard with minimal reward.  

    2-POINT BONUS: What is the two-word stage name of the man who recorded this song?

Exactly 1/3 of our team knew the name of this song was “Take this Job and Shove It,” while a little over half of those teams tacked on the bonus with the name of the artist, Johnny Paycheck.

As a result of that final question only one team, Fridays (Solace) earned a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

In Thursday’s final round, we took a trip to the 1978 Gator Bowl when Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes punched a Clemson player, played with some Crayola, watched the 2021 Ryan Reynolds film Free Guy, read about the Portuguese man o’ war, and visited the country of Kazakhstan for a three-clues question to end the round.

With a couple of tough bonuses in the round we saw none of our teams earn the perfect 36 points. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (38.1% success rate):

  • Derived from a pair of French words respectively meaning instead of and holding of position, which military term was initially defined as someone who stood in the place of a commanding officer?

We honored our military with the final question of the night which saw almost 40% of our teams earning their wager with the word, Lieutenant.

Three teams, Just Good Enough (Orioles Nest), Alley Cats (Solace), and Dart Throwers (Olde Mother) earned the Perfect 21 as they correctly answered all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Hoochie Coochie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Yellowstone National Park or Yellowstone TV Show)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Massholes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dogs)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Science)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL Jerseys)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Dart Throwers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Highlander – TV Series)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Alley Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Naval Aviation)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs’ Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)

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

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Yolo Swaggins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dune – 2021 Film)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Disastro World (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Video Game Characters)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here for the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s John Hughes Films – AUDIO CLUE)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Steely Dan)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Pringles  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s TV Shows)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Xanatos Gambit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Wands)