The Stripped Down Version of Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 104 teams across 13 venues:


An early bonus question kept many teams from a perfect first round score on Wednesday night.  After an easy three-part question concerning abbreviations, we asked our teams to name either one of the two most populous cities in Texas.  While virtually every team picked up wagering points with the correct answer of Houston (the largest at just over two million), many teams were surprised to discover that San Antonio is #2 on the list at just over 1.5 million.  Only 14% of the field turned in both correct answers.  Later, we looked at zoological terms and the origin of this brand logo:


Thanks to the geography question, only six teams ran the table in the opening stanza.


Wednesday’s audio question dealt with 12-letter song titles, as nearly half of our teams picked up bonus points by recognizing “Heartbreaker” by Led Zeppelin, “Unbelievable” by EMF, and “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child.  The toughest bonus question of the first half soon followed.  On a question regarding the literary sequel to “Forrest Gump”, only nine teams picked up two bonus points by knowing that the title character was created by author Winston Groom.  Later, we discussed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the derivation of the term ‘mortgage’, and the prolific rookie season of this recent Hall of Fame inductee:

Randy Moss

Only two teams notched perfect second round scores: Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s) and Athletic Supporters (Barefoot Bernie’s).


Phobias of fictional characters was the subject of Wednesday’s halftime page.  With an overall average of 14.9 points, we saw six teams earn a perfect score of 20 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:


We opened Wednesday’s second half with a Three Clues question regarding Francis Ford Coppola, before continuing with a look at the phrase ‘sticky wicket’ and this TV show:

America's Got Talent

After closing the round with a difficult bonus question about nonsense author Edward Lear, we saw just two teams earn perfect third round scores: Psychos (Bennigan’s – Frederick) and It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s).


Wednesday’s final round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After most teams earned wagering points by knowing that Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, we offered two bonus points to any team that could name the three countries which have a shoreline on this lake.  Only eight teams came up with these three correct answers:

Lake Victoria

(map courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica)

For the teams that snagged these two bonus points, the rest of the round was a breeze, as we touched on topics such as Wilhelm Rontgen, the herb rosemary, and former New York Yankees managers.  Six teams earned perfect scores in the final round.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (78.3% success rate):

–> In the late 19th century, three men bearing the respective surnames of named Day, Voorhees, and Bradley founded a brand whose flagship product is which type of clothing?

Over three-quarters of our teams turned in the correct response of underwear, as the three men mentioned above founded the company BVD.  With a surprisingly easy final question, seven teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight.  Here is your final Wednesday leaderboard:


Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Southpaw Fish  (Next week’s first category: “Magic: The Gathering”)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Party On Wayne  (Next week’s first category: “Better Call Saul”)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Ra  (Next week’s first category: Pastries)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: “Stranger Things”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  (Next week’s first category: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Atheltic Supporters  (Next week’s first category: MLB Playoffs)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: “Mario Kart” Characters)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dangerous Business  (Next week’s first category: “Northern Exposure”)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Amigos  (Next week’s first category: “The Sopranos”)

Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: The Music of “Total Request Live”)

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Processed Foods)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Sam  (Next week’s first category: Photography)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Space Force Marching Band  (Next week’s first category: Indian Cuisine)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Shoes For Feet  (Next week’s first category: Ways to Say Goodbye)

Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA:  My Black Hole Just Exploded  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Air Force Academy Graduates)