Thursday Night Trivia Mash-Up!

Thursday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 111 teams across 15 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

Thursday’s game opened with a three-part question with rhyming answers, followed by a look at the U.S. state capitals named for Christopher Columbus, the work of director Sofia Coppola, and this mythological creature:

Pegasus

On the most difficult bonus question of the first half, only 11% of our teams picked up two bonus points by knowing that Pegasus was once featured in the logo for Readers Digest magazine.  As a result, only six teams swept the first round with 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question featured classical instrumental versions of hit songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Let It Go” from the film “Frozen”, and “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran.  Next, we quizzed our teams on this ad slogan:

Men's Wearhouse

Most teams proved that they were up to date on current sports news by naming both of the NFC teams which are currently 2-0 this season (L.A. Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers).  The second round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> In the field of chemistry, the Krebs cycle is also known as the ‘CAC’. The first two letters of that abbreviation represent the name of which chemical compound with the formula C6H8O7?

Only 17% of the field responded correctly with citric acid.  After concluding the first half with a question regarding “Three’s Company”, we saw two teams run the table in Thursday’s second round: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s) and Sloppy Seconds (Lake Linganore).

HALFTIME:

The MLB World Series and titles which include the word “FALL” were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page.  Falling on the more difficult side, this page yielded just one perfect score (Lowered Expectations at Quincy’s) and an overall average of just 14.2 points.  Here are Thursday’s highest scoring teams after the first half:

SECOND HALF:

We began Thursday’s second half with a look at musical acts that stylize their names with exclamation points: P!nk, Magic!, and Panic! At the Disco.  We then threw it back to 2016 to remember the drawn-out (and ultimately failed) Supreme Court nomination process for Judge Merrick Garland.  Next, we looked at this oft-quoted film scene:

They Live

Only nine teams snagged two bonus points by knowing that the film “They Live” was directed by John Carpenter.  After closing the round by asking about celebrities named Underwood, we once again saw just two teams earn perfect third round scores: 1-2-3 Drink and Slapsgiving (both from Cushwa Brewing).

FOURTH ROUND:

After a third round filled with pop culture references, we kicked off the final stanza with everyone’s least favorite category: African Geography!  This question was not quite as difficult as ones we had asked in the past, as 21% of our teams earned bonus points by naming both of the countries that border Swaziland:

Swaziland

(Map courtesy of Lonely Planet)

Other final round topics included the culinary technique of Julienne cutting, the work of composer Joseph Haydn, and Chuck Wepner, the former professional boxer who inspired Sylvester Stallone to create Rocky Balboa.  Only eight teams took home the final two bonus points of the night by knowing that Wepner’s most common nickname was the “Bayonne Bleeder”.  The final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here is Thursday’s overall leaderboard heading into the final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.7% success rate):

–> Among the shows which have won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, what is the only show to be set primarily outside of the United States?

Just over half of our teams earned points on the final question with the correct answer of “M*A*S*H”.  Six teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct responses on all wagering question.  here is Thursday’s final leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lowered Expectations  (Next week’s first category: “Married At First Sight”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Just Good Enough  (Next week’s first category: Frank Sinatra – AUDIO)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Thoroughly Screwed  (Next week’s first category: 1990s New York Yankees)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD:  Grooters  (Next week’s first category: Dictators)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidential Assassinations)

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

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Shed Team  (Next week’s first category: Original Pokemon 151)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller…, Bueller…  (Next week’s first category: Classic Comic Strips)

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

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

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Mackey (Next week’s first category: Chemistry)

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

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Better Red Than Dead  (Next week’s first category: “The Princess Bride”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  PC Principals  (Next week’s first category: MLB Mascots)

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

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Tuna Noodle Casserole  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings “Weird Al” Yankovic)