Thursday Trivia, Friend-O…

Thursday night included the inaugural game of Pour House Trivia at our newest venue: Topgolf in Germantown.  Thanks to the packed house of 13 teams at this venue, we welcomed a total of 172 teams across 20 games of trivia.


Opening round topics from Thursday night included the anatomy of fish, the elevations of national capital cities, and the Milwaukee Bucks, the latter of which featured the most difficult bonus question of the round.  Only 11% of our teams knew that Khris Middleton is the current second-leading scorer on the Milwaukee Bucks this season.  As a result, only five teams earned a perfect first round score: Derp (Quincy’s), Rum Ham (Olde Mother), Jones Springs Hooligans (Bad Habits), Dave Martinez School of Management (Topgolf), and Franconia Hair Cemetery (Fish Market).


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles include the word “Horse”.  We listened to “A Horse with No Name” by America, “Beer for My Horses” by Toby Keith, and “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry.  Other second round topics included the chemical borax, the TV show “M*A*S*H”, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and the Oscar-winning film “Argo”.  In what may have been the easiest round of the season, exactly one-fourth of the field earned 36 points en route to a perfect second round.


Streaming TV shows and boy bands were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded a baker’s dozen of perfect scores in addition to an overall average of 16.4 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


We kicked off Thursday’s third round with the topic of NFL nicknames, asking what proved to be the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After the vast majority of the field earned wagering points by knowing that the Minnesota Vikings were nicknamed after the 1950s novelty song “The Purple People Eater”, only 8% of our teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that the song was originally recorded by Sheb Woolley.  Other third round topics included the nonprofit group AARP, archaic literary terms for animals, the hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold, and the criminal duo of Bonnie and Clyde.  Nine teams earned a perfect third round score.


After discussing the Liberty Bell (and its association with Monty Python) in the 6-4-2 question, we touched on final round topics such as the nation of Argentina, the human brain, celebrity chefs, and the Oscar-winning film “No Country for Old Men”.  Eight teams closed their evening by sweeping the fourth round.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.2% success rate):

–> How many different falling pieces are featured in the original version of the video game “Tetris”?

Technically, the pieces in the game “Tetris” and called tetrominos (since each consists of four squares), and they are informally referred to by the respective letters of I, O, T, S, Z, J, and L.  Nearly two-thirds of the field earned points on this final question with the correct answer of sevenCongratulations to the seven teams that earned a Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Your final Thursday leaderboard included these teams:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  North Country   (Next week’s first category: Mount Everest)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: Boudica)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins   (Next week’s first category: “Fargo” – film)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap   (Next week’s first category: Sturgill Simpson – AUDIO)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Psychos   (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Carnivortex   (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Hip Hop)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Three Brains, One Answer   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Pancreas or Liver?)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Gong Gong and the Butt Demons   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Rap)

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

The Derby in New Market, MD:  Deck Chairs on the Titanic   (Next week’s first category: ACC Mascots)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Snapes On a Plane   (Next week’s first category: Anna Kendrick Films)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts   (Next week’s first category: Lynyrd Skynryd)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV:  What Would Steve Rogers Do?   (Next week’s first category: Kobe Bryant)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD:  Even Stevens   (Next week’s first category: MTV Reality Shows)

St. Arnold’s in Bethesda, MD:  I’ll Have Another   (Next week’s first category: Rap Songs of the 2000s)

Crooked Run Brewing in Sterling, VA:  We Don’t Need $500 Million to Lose   (Next week’s first category: Disney)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA:  Sasquatch Gang   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Alternative Music)

Topgolf in Germantown, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management   (Next week’s first category: Disney Plus Shows)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Franconia Hair Cemetery   (Next week’s first category: Perfect Games)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  F. U. Darts   (Next week’s first category: “Cheers”)