Survival of the Fittest at Thursday Trivia!

Thursday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 109 teams across 15 venues:


Thursday’s opening round featured a visit to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store.  We also touched on the topics of “Moby-Dick” and the post-Olympic endeavors of this athlete:


After one round of play, 15 teams busted out of the starting blocks with 36 points.


Movie music highlighted Thursday’s audio question as we asked our teams to identify the voices of three musical acts covering some iconic Disney tunes.  In what was by far the most difficult question of the first half, only 39% of our teams earned wagering points with any two of the three correct responses of The Jackson Five, Ariana Grande, and Pentatonix.  Furthermore, only five teams across the board earned bonus points with three correct answers.  Later, we looked at the parts of the human lung, the most populous cities in Ohio, and this 1980s film:

Karate Kid

We closed the half with another difficult bonus question, asking our teams to identify either the 2001 musical which won a record 12 Tony Awards or the 2016 musical which earned a record 16 Tony nominations.  Virtually every team picked up wagering points with the latter answer of “Hamilton”, but once again only five teams tacked on two bonus points with the second correct answer of “The Producers”.  As a result of these two bonus questions, we did not see any of our teams notch a perfect score in the second stanza.


Thursday’s halftime page featured Sports Illustrated covers and international authors.  Overall, this page yielded 12 perfect scores and an average of 15.9 points.  Here is Thursday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:


Third round topics from Thursday’s game included the naval rank Commodore, India’s Mughal Empire, and this film which derives its title from a poetic quotation:

Eternal Sunshine Carrey Winslet

After quizzing our teams on the origins of the Auguste Rodin sculpture “The Thinker”, the final question of the round gave us its most difficult bonus question:

–> Selling more than just outerwear, which clothing retailer uses a heart in place of the letter ‘B’ in its logo?

2-POINT BONUS: This company took its name from the city of its founding in which U.S. state?

Though this retailer dropped the words “Coat Factory” form its official name, it still uses this logo:


You might be familiar with Burlington, Vermont or Burlington, North Carolina, but the Burlington in this name is a reference to the city (and county) located in central new Jersey.  With just six teams coming away with bonus points, the third round did not yield any perfect scores.


Thursday’s 6-4-2 question led to a rather interesting turn of events after the first clue:

–> In 1957, which American completed the first supersonic transcontinental flight, flying from California to New York in three hours and 23 minutes?

More than half of our teams showed some impatience after this six-point clue was read, jumping the gun with the incorrect answer of Chuck Yeager.  While Yeager did indeed first break the sound barrier (ten years prior), the answer to this question was John Glenn.  Only four teams picked up the full six points here.


Thursday’s final round included questions concerning the Philadelphia 76ers, celebrity mother-daughter duos, the hurricane cocktail, and this creepy character from the “Goosebumps” media franchise:

Slappy Goosebumps

Seven teams earned the final two bonus points of the night by remembering this character’s name: Slappy.  Once again, the final round did not yield any perfect scores.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (76.9% success rate):

–> This eight-letter word was coined as a brand name by gym owners Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000.  Today, it is also used as a genericized trademark and the name a competitive event.

Falling on the easier side, more than three-quarters of the field answered correctly with CrossFit.  Congratulations to the three teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Thursday by failing to miss a wagering question: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Low Cal Calzone (Olde Mother Brewing), and Uranus Fly Trap (​Smoketown Brewing).  Here is your final overall leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Tantric Yogurt  (Next week’s first category: Halloween Candy)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Vitrifiers  (Next week’s first category: Universal Studios Theme Parks)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Cranius Maximus  (Next week’s first category: “Wayside School” Book Series)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: “Halloween” – original film)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Punslingers  (Next week’s first category: Rush – band)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Lo Cal Calzone  (Next week’s first category: Horror Films)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller…,  Bueller…  (Next week’s first category: “Day of the Dead”)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Big Brown  (Next week’s first category: Measurement Science)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: New Orleans Landmarks)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Final Frontier  (Next week’s first category: Small Arms of World War I)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (Next week’s first category: Vikings)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Sad Panda  (Next week’s first category: Medicine)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: World War I)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  We Are Not Going to Be Suck This Year  (Next week’s first category: Bob Newhart)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Infinite Repeat  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings 1970s Outlaw Country)