Some Forceful Thursday Trivia!
A very eventful May 4th had 19 regular Pour House Trivia games for a total of 204 teams, including a 26-team event at Aslin Beer Co. On top of that, we also hosted 20 teams across two Star Wars theme games at Rockwell Brewery and Brewery Fire!
While the two aforementioned venues ran an all-Star Wars, all the time game, the regular events had a few mentions sprinkled in as well. For the first round’s most difficult question, teams had to name a trio of things that share their name with a Star Wars character:
- 1) This is the third book of the New Testament.
- 2) The first name of the man who defeated Kurt Angle and Randy Orton to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22.
- 3) Wooden balls are hit through this object in the game of croquet.
That Bible book is Luke, the wrestler in question is Rey Mysterio, and croquet players aim for the wicket. The wagering success rate was 62% while 11% of teams earned bonus points with all three correct answers. Other subjects in this round included the various parts of Niagara Falls, the theatrical green room, and George Washington Carver’s work with the peanut. This was the only round in which anyone earned a perfect score, with seven teams doing so.
The most difficult bonus chance was found in Thursday’s audio question, which played clips of Star Wars celebrities in non-Star Wars roles. Here, just five teams recalled Mark Hamill as the Joker in the animated Batman franchise, Liam Neeson from Taken, and Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica. Two questions later, we asked about the Scrabble viability of a certain chemical element:
- Among the full names of all chemical elements, which one will net you the lowest score in the game of Scrabble at just three points?
Most teams correctly named tin, but only 5.8% secured bonus credit for getting within three of its atomic number, 50. After that, we reached the first half’s most difficult wagering question:
- Which football position had the most players drafted in the Top 15 of last week’s NFL draft, including Paris Johnson Jr. and Darnell Wright?
Roughly 28% of the field knew the offensive tackle position was most highly-sought after in the early part of the draft. Nobody had a perfect score in this round.
Halftime tasks included naming Star Wars performers in other films, then identifying the rooms found on a regular Clue board. While thirteen teams recorded perfect scores in this part of the game, the average squad earned 14.5 points. We reached the halftime intermission with these teams ahead of the rest:
- Quarter Century (Crooked Run): 89
- Vapors (Mile 20): 88
- I Don’t Know (Solace Outpost): 87
- We Like to Come From Behind (Solace Brewing): 87
- Street Sharks (Fourscore): 86
After a Triple 50/50 about extinct animals and a question about the British Supernanny TV personality, teams were thrown back into musical yesteryear:
- Siblings Don and Phil made up what duo that topped the Billboard charts in the 1950s with the songs All I Have to Do is Dream and Wake Up Little Susie?
The Everly Brothers were named by 45% of teams, while just 4.4% added bonus points for knowing their first major hit was Bye Bye Love. Once again, a perfect score eluded the field in this round.
A tough 6-4-2 about Homer Simpson saw only three teams submit the right answer for six points. While an opening question about Ray Allen‘s role in the sports film He Got Game wasn’t too tough on our teams, the next question was brutal:
- The Wise Giving Alliance is a charity monitoring organization managed by which nonprofit group?
Just seven teams knew the Better Business Bureau manages that organization. From there, we asked about the African countries which border Lake Victoria, the Weird Sisters from Macbeth, and Three Clues about the number 71. This closed the book on any perfect team score after the first round, but these teams were setting pretty before the final question:
- Come on Eileen (Aslin): 151
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 149
- We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen): 149
- Monty Trython (Mark’s): 148
- Freud’s MILFs (Solace Outpost): 147
- I Don’t Know (Aslin): 147
FINAL QUESTION (78.92% success rate):
- Chosen by Samuel L. Jackson himself, the color of Mace Windu’s lightsaber in the Star Wars films glows of what color?
Close to four of every five teams knew their Star Wars enough to recognize Mace Windu’s purple-glowing lightsaber. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to give any team the Perfect 21 on Thursday. Our regular game featured these top overall scores:
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 161
- We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen): 161
- Come on Eileen (Aslin): 160
- Monty Trython (Mark’s): 159
- Purr and the Kitty Kats (Solace Outpost): 159
- Freud’s MILFs (Solace Outpost): 159
- Nugis Fatuus (Mark’s): 158
- I Don’t Know (Aslin): 156
- Too Fat to Skydive (Mark’s): 155
- BAMs (Aslin): 155
Congrats to these top-scoring teams in the Star Wars theme game!:
- Droopy McCool (Rockwell): 177
- Not the Beers You’re Looking For (Rockwell): 176
- Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herders (Rockwell): 174
- Let Qui-Gons Be Bygones (Brewery Fire): 173
- Five Heads, One Brain (Brewery Fire): 171
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lockheed Skunkworks)
Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Lauks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baking Chemistry)
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Educated Friends (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Coffee)
Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Save the Clock Tower (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Metallica)
Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Penn Madison (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Poker Terms)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hair Metal Guitarists)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Ducks)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Triviasaurus Rex (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lupin)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vienna Community Theatre)
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Let Qui-Gons Be Bygones (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schmidt Sting Pain Index)
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Action TV Shows)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Kats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 100 gecs)
Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Last Dragon)
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Triviots (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Flags)
Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: We Are Bob (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golf)
Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Come on Eileen (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Samuel L. Jackson (audio))
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Epic Fail (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)
Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous B-Sides)
Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Vapors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffalo Bills)
Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: That’s No Moon (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Romantic Poets)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Monty Trython (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Phils)