Thursday Trivia is a Believer!

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We set another Pour House Trivia attendance record on Thursday! A total field of 287 teams played at our 23 locations, including a 23-teamer at Olde Mother Brewing and twin 21-team outings at Solace Outpost and Aslin Beer Co. Two more venues joined the PHT family as well: Metrobar in Washington, DC and Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA!


After questions on the seven Asian -stan nations, hydrogen peroxide, and TV robots, we reached the round’s toughest question:

  • Other than plum, which three other colors in a standard Crayola 64-color crayon box have four letters in their name?

Just over half of Thursday’s teams received their wager with two right answers, but 6.27% earned their wager for getting bluegrey, and gold. This round had six perfect teams.


Since almost every venue missed the prior week’s game due to the holiday, we got thankful with a trio of musical acts for this night’s audio question. Here, 11.1% of the field named John Denver (Thank God I’m a Country Boy), Bette Midler (Wind Beneath My Wings), and Kelly Clarkson (Thankful) for bonus credit. The last question of the first half took us back to the Hitchcock film era:

  • The Alfred Hitchcock films Notorious, To Catch a Thief, and North by Northwest each featured which Hollywood legend as its lead actor?
  • Bonus: What is the one-word title of the 1941 film that marked the first time Hitchcock teamed up with this actor?

Roughly 48% of teams were able to come up with Cary Grant, but only 5.92% followed that up with the film Suspicion. Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP) earned the only perfect score in the second round.


The halftime page started with a section on films with the word love in the title, then moved on to ask teams whether each of a list of musicians had topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2023. The average score was 14.5 points and even with the record crowd, no team was able to earn the full 20 points. Undeterred, these teams led the field at the halftime intermission:

  • I Don’t Know (Aslin): 86
  • Bob’s Last Shift (Michaux): 86
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Interchange): 85
  • I am McLovin (Belly Love): 85


Three Clues about the number 5 kicked things off in the second half. From there, we handled topics such as the sage plant, the scientific term resistance, and country star Martina McBride. For the night’s toughest question, we turned to world geography:

  • The 180th meridian, also known as the antimeridian, passes through which two countries?

Wagers were earned by 45% of the field able to name either Russia or Fiji, but just six teams turned in both answers for extra points! One of those teams, Ricky’s 21st Birthday (Interchange), had the only perfect third-round score.


C-3PO was the droid we were looking for in Thursday’s 6-4-2, and 38 teams earned all six points with an early right answer. The last round of the night proved to be the easiest overall. We asked about Botticelli‘s masterwork depicting Venus, the military battle of Marathon, and the St. Bernard dog breed. In all, 22 teams were able to earn all 36 points each. At this point, these were the high scores:

FINAL QUESTION (27.18% success rate):

  • On the list of the American Film Institute’s list of the Top 10 animated films, what is the only one not produced by a Disney-owned company?

A little more than a quarter of our teams were able to name Shrek for their final wager! The game concluded with seven Perfect 21 teams, each able to provide right answers for every wagering question. These teams were the cream of the crop on Thursday:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Bringing Down the Average  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dinosaurs from the original Jurassic Park film)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Horse Tornado  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NCAA Volleyball)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Funny Team Name  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Physics)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: El Duderinos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Bob’s Last Shift  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Christmas Films)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Too Many Jeffs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brewing Techniques)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Just Us  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Loki (MCU character))

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bojack Horseman)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Godfather Film Series)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cat Breeds)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Sinister Koalas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spaceballs)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Nerds Go Wild  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON DEC. 13: Peanuts (comic strip))

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s One-Hit Wonders (audio))

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Swan Lake)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Emotional Damage  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minecraft)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roger Federer)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Epic Fail  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons and Dragons)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elf)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Threat Level Midnight  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II Battles of 1942)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Waiting for Ted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Led Zeppelin)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Khaki Scouts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elf)

Metrobar in Washington, DC: Dicks Ahoy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Surrealist Art)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Fat Kids Always Win at Seesaw  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: #1 Hit Songs of the 1980s)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: What About Dave?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Winnie-the-Pooh)