Serve the Public Trust. Protect the Innocent. Uphold the Thursday Trivia Law.
Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 146 teams across 18 venues, including Opening Night at Casita Romos in Mount Airy, MD.
Opening round topics from Thursday night included a question about the origin of the Sloppy Joe sandwich, and a states borders questions where New York, Nevada, and Kentucky were the answers. We also asked about the Marvel Superhero with the name Johnny Blaze, who is not actually The Human Torch, but the character known as Ghost Rider. We finished Round One with a Star Trek: The Next Generation question about the character of Data that saw only around 25% of our teams pick up a 2-point bonus by knowing Data had an evil twin brother named Lore. Nine Thursday teams began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Thursday’s audio question featured artist who like to have “FUN” in their lyrics, with the answers being Cyndi Lauper, Wang Chung, and Paramore. Other topics in the round included the chemical element manganese, a math question about the two, two-digit numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence that are prime numbers, which are 13 and 89, and we finished the round with questions about the AFC South and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who became the first U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th in 1937. Fourteen teams posted a perfect score in Thursday’s second round.
The top of Thursday’s halftime page depicted tv dads and their kids while the bottom had our teams named U.N nations that began with the letter ‘E.’ The overall average score reached only 17.6 points, with seven teams earning a perfect score. Thursday’s halftime leaderboard included these teams:
- Five Heads, One Brain (Brewery Fire): 91
- Better Lucky than Smart (Loudoun Kitchen and Bar): 91
- Scotty Doesn’t Know (Solace Brewing): 90
- Alcoholics Unanimous (Olde Mother Brewing): 90
- Mack Attack (Belly Love Brewing): 90
Thursday’s second half included the debut solo album from Stevie Nicks, a three-part question where your two-word answers had the initials ‘C.D’, where the correct answers were Churchill Downs, “California Dreamin'” and Charli D’Amelio. We also asked questions about the shared mountain name of Olympus and finished the round with a question about the tv series The United States of Tara.
Round Three did feature the most difficult question of the night on the category of World Religions.
- Reigning as Emperor of Ethiopia for more than 40 years, Haile Selassie is considered to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ according to followers of which religious movement?
Only about 1/3 of our teams were able to come up with the correct answer of Rastafarianism.
After eating some carrots in our 6-4-2 question we began our final stanza of the night. Round Four touched on the only NHL players who are ahead of Alex Ovechkin on the all-time goals list, those players are Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Jaromir Jagr. Other topics in the round included the origin of the word nerd, which surprising comes from Dr. Seuss, the cartoon character known as Popeye, the cocktail known as a Windex martini, and we finished the round with a three-part question about beautiful things where the answers were A Beautiful Mind, Black Beauty, and Julia Roberts.
Despite closing the fourth round with a relatively easier set of questions only one team, Jones Springs Hooligans (Bad Habits Bar & Grill ) earned a perfect score in Round Four. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:
- Washington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen and Bar): 164
- FU COVID (Mark’s): 160
- Five Heads, One Brain (Brewery Fire): 160
- Quarter Century (Crooked Run): 159
- Great Heathen Army (Brewery Fire): 159
- Bazinga (Champion): 159
FINAL QUESTION (39.7% success rate):
- Most recently appearing on the big screen in a 2014 release, which science fiction film character is depicted in an 11-foot bronze statue constructed for the city of Detroit?
Just a little under 40% of our teams responded correctly with RoboCop. With some tough bonuses and a couple difficult wagering questions none of our teams were able to post the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Great Heathen Army (Brewery Fire): 171
- Alcoholics Unanimous (Olde Mother Brewing): 170
- FU COVID (Mark’s): 166
- Scotty Doesn’t Know (Solace Brewing): 166
- What About Dave? (Mark’s): 165
- Power of Two (Mark’s): 165
- Hillbilly Geniuses (Belly Love Brewing): 165
- Washington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen and Bar): 164
- Third or Nothing (Belly Love Brewing): 164
- 4 TEAMS TIED AT 162
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Bring Out the Gimp (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Villains)
Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Red T-Shirt (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cooking)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Final Fantasy)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NHL Jerseys)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Alcoholic Unanimous (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rounders – FILM)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Band of Brothers)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Football Rivalry Trophies)
Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Revolution)
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s TV Sitcoms)
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Big Bun (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Steely Dan Songs)
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Quarter Century (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lost – TV Series)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Cusack Films)
Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here for the Beer (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Accounting 101)
Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: BBQ-ANON (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ocean’s 11 – 2001 Film)
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Flux Capacitors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Chill (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Nationals)
Casita Romos in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Crustaceans)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: FU COVID (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Phil’s)