Shine Bright Live Thursday Night Trivia!

Thursday night’s game welcomed 109 teams across 14 venues:


We wasted no time challenging our teams in the opening round, as the nightly Three Clues question garnered very few attempts at a two-point bonus:

CLUE 1: According to Archie Bunker, this was Richard Nixon’s middle initial.

CLUE 2: In the NATO Phonetic Alphabet, this letter is represented by the name of a female figure of Greek mythology.

Only six teams across the board were bold enough to go in early with the correct answer of E (which is represented by Echo in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet).  We continued with a look at the revival of this classic ad slogan:
HeinzWe closed with questions concerning South American geography and the bones of the human ear, but thanks to the Three Clues question, the first round yielded only ONE perfect score: Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).


Thursday’s audio question featured Johnny Cash‘s cover version of the Depeche Mode song “Personal Jesus”.  We followed by discussing the two title TV characters portrayed by Scott Baio (coincidentally, both named Charles).  Later, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> Which 2013 film made composer Robert Lopez the youngest person in history to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award?

Just under half of our teams answered correctly with “Frozen”.  After a question on the 2018 NBA Playoffs, we saw seven teams earn perfect second round scores..


Video game characters were featured on a rather difficult halftime page, as the overall average reached just 14.2 points, with none of our teams able to record a perfect scores.  These were your top Thursday scores after the first half:


The second half began with questions on abbreviations and French geography, as well as the two films which featured this fictitious rock star:


A sports question to close the round kept many of our teams from perfect scores:

–> Name either one of the two NFL players to amass at least 295 rushing yards in a single game.

Only 13% of our teams earned bonus points with the correct answers of Jamal Lewis and Adrian Peterson:

Peterson Lewis

Five teams rumbled through the third round with perfect scores.


Thursday’s final round opened with on the odd connection of… Britney Spears album titles and ellipses…  We continued with a question on this recent internet meme:

American Chopper Meme

After closing the game with a Triple 50/50 question on literary characters from the works of Charles Dickens and Suzanne Collins, we saw six teams earn 36 points in the final stanza.  Here are Thursday’s highest scores after the fourth round:

FINAL QUESTION (68.7% success rate):

–> What allotrope of carbon takes its name from a Greek word meaning ‘untamed’ or ‘invincible’?

Just over two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with diamond.  Congratulations to the seven powerhouse teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Thursday with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores from Thursday:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: “Zoolander”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: Black Sabbath – AUDIO)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Brady’s Deflated Balls  (Next week’s first category: “Caddyshack”)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Scoobies  (Next week’s first category: “Harry Potter” Books)

Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Harsh Reality  (Next week’s first category: “Santa Clarita Diet”)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dire Wolves  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Bill of Rights)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Slapsgiving  (Next week’s first category: “Overwatch”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Jade Lee Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Jewish History)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: Prehistoric Aquatic Reptiles)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Mouse Rat  (Next week’s first category: “Parks and Recreation”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Best Friends  (Next week’s first category: Nicolas Cage Films Other Than “Con Air”)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  50 Shades of Grey Matter  (Next week’s first category: “H.M.S. Pinafore”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: Leonard Bernstein)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Pubey Lewis and the Nudes  (Next week’s first category: Vietnam War)