Thursday Trivia is Behind the Wheel!

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Including a high of 28 teams at Aslin Beer Co, there were 24 games of Pour House Trivia played on Thursday by a total of 267 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

A question on the 16th anniversary of the first iPhone being sold kicked things off on Thursday. We also discussed the empire of Genghis Khan and nine-letter South American nations Venezuela and Argentina. At the end of this round, 48 teams still stood perfect.

SECOND ROUND:

We threw it back to the 90s with a trio of one-hit wonders from that decade for Thursday’s audio question: Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite, One of Us by Joan Osborne, and You Gotta Be by Des’ree. Halfway through this round, we had the first half’s toughest bonus question:

  • During the Apollo 14 mission, what became the only sport to be played on the moon?
  • For a two-point bonus: Which astronaut indulged in said sport?

Most teams were able to secure their wager by answering golf, but only 12% knew that Alan Shepard was that lunar golfer. The round concluded with Mel Gibson’s songs from Disney’s Pocahontas and ad slogans used by FedEx. Teddy’s Revenge (Lone Oak), Better Lucky Than Smart (Belly Love), and Dave Martinez School of Management (Bear Brick Oven) had the only perfect scores in this round.

HALFTIME:

At the top of the halftime page, teams had to name various films from the last few decades that were filmed in black and white, such as Good Night, and Good Luck and Roma. After that, they had to match NFL mascots to their proper teams. Eight teams earned all 20 points here, while the average team scored 14.3 points. We reached the halftime intermission with these teams in the lead:

  • Dave Martinez School of Management (Bear Brick Oven): 92
  • Matt! Matt! Matt! (Michaux): 91
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Interchange): 90
  • I Don’t Know (Aslin): 90
  • FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 89 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

Thursday’s second half began with a look back at the World Series:

  • The New York Yankees have squared off against which team in eleven World Series?
  • For a two-point bonus: In which year was the most recent World Series meeting between these two teams?

About two-fifths of our teams correctly identified the Brooklyn-turned-Los Angeles Dodgers as that MLB franchise, but a game-low 7.8% recorded two extra points for knowing the Yankees and Dodgers had their most recent World Series meeting in 1981. At the end of the round, we delivered this word origin query:

  • Originally referring to a type of steel, which term is also defined as any text that is reused in new contexts without being changed?

The word boilerplate was named by 8.9% of teams before an additional crossword-style clue was given; exactly one third of the field received wagering points by giving that answer at any point. No teams achieved a perfect score in the third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Former President Abraham Lincoln was identified by 66 teams for all six points on the night’s 6-4-2. Thursday’s last round started with the night’s trickiest question:

  • What are the respective most populous and least populous U.S. capital cities?

Either correct answer would grant you your wager, as happened with 29% of teams. However, 11% knew both Phoenix, AZ and Montpelier, VT for bonus points. Other topics in this round included probioticsThree Clues about the name Troy, the Choose Your Own Adventure book series, and Grammy winners Adele and Beyonce. Again, this round featured no perfect teams. These teams had the highest scores before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (19.1% success rate):

  • Introduced in 1966, what is the make and model of the best-selling car in history?

While there were several common wrong guesses such as the Ford Mustang and Volkswagen Beetle (which is second on the list), the Toyota Corolla has that distinction with over 50 million sold. The only Perfect 21 on Thursday was recorded by Dave Martinez School of Management (Bear Brick Oven). At the end of Thursday’s games, these were the leading squads:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Female Metal Singers (audio))

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frankenweenie)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Street Sharks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hall & Oates (audio))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Matt! Matt! Matt!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fireworks)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pharmacology)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Dog Chain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek (original series; season 1))

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Thoroughly Screwed  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Finding Forrester)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Second Guess All-Stars  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sopranos)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SpongeBob SquarePants (2000s))

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Alley Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Union or Confederacy?)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Quarter Century  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JULY 13: Declaration of Independence)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New River Gorge National Park)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trailer Park Boys)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Succession)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Bazinga  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Julia Child)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Porn on the Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: South Park (film))

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Something About Butts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Michaels)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Deck Chairs on the Titanic  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Top Gun)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Vapors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Arsenio Hall Show

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Quizard of Oz

** PLEASE NOTE!  Comus Inn will begin an extended hiatus effective immediately. **

(FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Brazilian Food)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: BTS&M  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War I)

Applebee’s in Chambersburg, PA: Threat Level Midnight  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cartwright Four  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Astrophysics)