Taking a Trip to Africa at Thursday Trivia

alt textThursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 134 teams across 19 venues. We also welcomed our newest venues, Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA and Casita Romos in Mount Airy, MD into our trivia family.


We began Thursday’s opening round with a question on Oscar the Grouch and then followed that up with a three-part question on college football teams where the answers were Purdue, Alabama, and Oregon. Other topics in the round included Thousand Island Dressing and films sets in Rwanda.  Only three of our Thursday teams, Power Vacuum (Champion), Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen), and Mind the Gap (Mark’s), began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.


Tonight’s audio clue dealt with a song, a tv show, and a film clip that all had the word money in their titles. Those answers were “Take the Money and Run” (Steve Miller Band), The Color of Money, and Win Ben Stein’s Money. Other topics in the round included the retail chain Cabela’s and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

The most difficult question in the first half was this literary question.

  • In addition to a half-dozen fictional lands, this surgeon-turned-sea captain also makes a voyage to the real-life country of Japan.  What was this man’s last name? 

The answer here was (Lemuel) Gulliver. 

Three teams,  Big Brains, Little Egos (Champion) and Schadenfreude (Solace Outpost), Heavy Brains (Pour Dog House) finished Round Two with a perfect 36 points.


The top half of Thursday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify palindromes, while the bottom half included a matching round of fictional people and how they died.  In a rare occurrence our halftime page was worth 22 points tonight. Thirty teams recorded a perfect score, while the overall average reached 18.8 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Topics from Thursday’s third round included a classic rock question about the band The Doors,  a three-part question about fantasy-related items where each of our answers were Indianapolis Colts, Hugo Awards, and Mariah Carey. Other topics in the round included cigarettes and the North & Baltice Seas. The most difficult question of the night was found in Round Three on the subject of U.S. Presidents.

  • Throughout U.S. history, five different men have served as U.S. President without being elected to the office of the Presidency.  Among those, which man served the longest term as U.S. President?

Just over 34% of our teams earned their wager by knowing that president was John Tyler who served from 1841-1845.  Four teams: Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen), Big Brains, Little Egos (Champion) and Mind the Gap (Mark’s), and New Beer’s Resolution (Pour Dog House) finished Round Three with a perfect 36 points.


After discussing President Charlie’s Angels for our 6-4-2 we began Thursday’s final round. Our topics for this round included the HBO show Eastbound & Down, the math term factorial, the poker hand Royal Flush, garlicand we finished the round with holiday films where the answers were Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Groundhog Day

Mind the Gap (Mark’s), and two teams at (Solace Outpost) Quiz Khalifa and Bob Dole earned the perfect 36 points in Round Four.

These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (21.6% success rate):

  • Three volcanic cones known to locals as ‘Kibo,’ ‘Mawenzi,’ and ‘Shira’ are found on which international landmark found immortalized in a 1936 short story?

That short story was written by Ernest Hemingway about his time in Africa, which leads us to the correct answer of Mount Kilimanjaro (the short story was The Snows of Kilimanjaro).  Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen) earned the only Perfect 21 tonight by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Bring Out the Gimp  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pulp Fiction – Film)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Wu Tang (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Hip Hop – AUDIO CLUE)

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

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Colonel Korn  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elf – Film)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Beer Winners  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – TV Special)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Calculus)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: White Christmas – Film)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s One Hit Wonders)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA:  Educated Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airedale Terriers)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 19th Century Painters)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Here to Sleigh (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NCAA Volleyball)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great British Bake Off – TV Series)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: How the Grinch Stole Christmas – TV Special)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Pringles (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grey’s Anatomy – TV Series)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Dumass (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Zoology)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Hoosiers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Notre Dame Football)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Mind the Gap (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s One Hit Wonders – AUDIO CLUE)