Thursday Trivia is Beauty and Grace!

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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia was played at 29 venues for a total of 275 teams, including a 24-team event at metrobar.


The 31 hidden in the Baskin-Robbins logo led things off for our players, followed by an acupuncture session and the 25th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky‘s retirement from the NHL. A game-high 26 teams earned perfect scores in this round.


For the second week in a row, the hardest bonus opportunity on Thursday came on the night’s audio question. This time, we played songs from three Grammy winners: Ozzy OsbourneKendrick Lamar, and Brandi Carlile; Just under a third of the field earned their wager with two correct answers, while only 4.36% earned bonus points for submitting all three. Other topics in this round included the trial of Joan of Arc, the rash of counterfeit $20 bills in the U.S., and the onscreen parents on TV’s Family Ties. This round had no perfect teams.


For Thursday’s halftime round, teams were asked to name road trip films, then move on to identify words that are also letters in the NATO phonetic alphabet. The average score was 15.8, but 39 teams did earn a perfect score. One team ended up just ahead of a mob scene at second place:

  • Brewsual Suspects (Rai’s): 90


The third round kicked off with Three Clues about the word bulletproof and the West End theatre district of London, England. After that, we asked about a cop show:

  • The film Die Hard was frequently referenced on which police sitcom that aired on both Fox and NBC?
  • Bonus: Which Oscar-winning actor made a guest appearance as detective Frank Dillman in season 7?

While most teams correctly identified Brooklyn Nine-Nine, only 9.09% also named actor JK Simmons for bonus points. This round’s perfect scores were from Painful Burning Sensation (Smoketown) and Sour Snatch Kids (Aslin).


Over two-thirds of Thursday’s teams (188 to be exact) knew enough about the Chicago-style hot dog to earn all six points on the 6-4-2. In the last round, questions about Mozart‘s final symphony and the radioactive isotope tritium opened things up before we reached the most difficult wagering query of the night:

  • In the early 20th century, little paperback books distributed by mail were popularly known by what monetary name?

The dime novel was named by 29% of teams. Once again, a perfect score eluded the field in this round. Before the final question, these were the top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (12.36% success rate):

  • The first issue of the newspaper USA Today reported the passing of which celebrity who had retired from acting decades prior?

On September 15, 1982, USA Today debuted with a front-page story about the death of Grace Kelly the day before following a car crash. There were no teams able to score Perfect 21 on this night. However, these teams finished high on the overall leaderboard:


Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Seven Samurai  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Catholic Celebrities)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clint Eastwood)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fortune Feimster)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Pen15  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Musicals)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Save the Clock Tower  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: North American Birds)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Burnt Ends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Sitcoms)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: BAMs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: How I Met Your Mother)

Bark Social in Alexandria, VA: D.J.’s Delinquents  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Renamed U.S. Army Bases)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Know Nothings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lighthouse)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Not Georges Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Baltimore Orioles Players)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jeopardy!)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Merry Wives of Windsor  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vietnam War)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Back Doors and More  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings (novels))

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Girthworms  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nintendo Gamecube)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Zealand)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD: Faking Bad  (FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Horse Tornado  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: HVAC)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Moist Gang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Birth Names of Rappers)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Trogdor and the Burninators  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Homestar Runner)

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

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Pandas Need Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tony Award-Winning Musicals)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prince Songs)

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

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Nom Noms  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boards of Canada)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Second Guess All-Stars  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pulp Fiction)

X-Golf in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Tortured Poets Department)

metrobar in Washington, DC: Trump Jury Rejects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Western Pennsylvania Sports