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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia packed a few houses, as 24 locations hosted a total of 283 teams. Some highly-attended locations were Aslin Beer Co (33 teams), Solace Outpost (27), Mustang Sally Brewing (23), metrobar (21), and a 20-teamer at Olde Mother Brewing.

FIRST ROUND:

The only part of the first round that tripped up our teams was in Thursday’s Three Clues question. Here, teams were asked to identify a shape from these hints:

  • In probability theory and statistics, the continuous uniform distribution takes this shape.
  • Rotating this shape using one of its sides as an axis yields a cylinder.
  • This is a plane figure with four straight sides and four right angles, especially one with unequal adjacent sides, in contrast to a square.

Just over 15% of the field knew the rectangle from only the first two clues, received two bonus points for doing so. The round ended with questions about the Pabst beer brand and the original version of TV’s The A-Team. A game-high 23 teams earned perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

A trio of songs with titles containing words found in Harry Potter novels were played for Thursday’s audio question. After that, we had this rom-com query:

  • Based on a self-help book, which film with an ensemble cast that included Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, and Bradley Cooper and their romantic problems topped the box office exactly 15 years ago?

He’s Just Not That Into You was correctly named by 38% of teams. However, it took until the end of the round to find the first half’s toughest question overall:

  • What is the more common name of the 19th century painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 that featured a woman named Anna seated at the home she shared with her son?
  • Bonus: In which foreign museum would you find this painting?

Whistler’s Mother was identified by 34% of the field, while a game-low ten teams knew that painting is currently found in Paris’s Musee d’Orsay. BAMs (Aslin) recorded this round’s only perfect score!

HALFTIME:

Thursday’s teams had to name celebrities with February birthdays such as Garth Brooks and Bernadette Peters, then match Best Picture Oscar winners to their director. On average, teams scored 17.3 points but there were 69 aced pages. One team found itself slightly ahead of a second-place tie at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half started with this elemental question:

  • Among the chemical elements with single-letter symbols, which one has the highest atomic number?
  • Bonus: Within five either way, what is this element’s atomic number?

While uranium was identified by 30% of the field, just 9.89% of teams got within five of its atomic number of 92. Other topics in this round included an insurance actuary, Grammy-winning band boygenius, and Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro‘s Oscar-winning performances in The Godfather film franchise. This round had six perfect teams.

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 16 correct six-point guesses of the letter X in Thursday’s 6-4-2. The night’s last round began with a question about the TV series Young Sheldon; here, only 8.12% of the field knew the show is set in the fictional town of Medford, Texas. Later, we had a passion for fashion:

  • Possibly derived from the Spanish word meaning toasted as a reference to its most common color, what name is given to a cotton twill often used to make trousers?

Just under a fifth of teams figured out we were talking about the word chino, marking this the hardest wagering query in any of our four rounds. In fact, this led to just one perfect score in the round, by We the Peephole (Loudoun Kitchen). That team also led the overall standings before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (10.25% success rate):

  • Which male artist holds the record for most number two singles, most top five singles, and most top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100?

With eight studio albums, a collaborative record with 21 Savage, seven mixtapes, and countless other released songs, Drake holds those records; ten of his songs peaked at #2, while 41 reached the top five and a whopping 76 have hit the top ten! That answer capped a Perfect 21 game for Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Interchange). That squad also tied for the top overall score in Thursday’s game:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Bring Out the Gimp  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1989 (Taylor’s Version))

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reacher)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Jive Tolkien  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON FEB. 22: Austin Powers in Goldmember)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Street Sharks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Vampire Diaries)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Seminary Ridge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Martin Luther)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Loaded Fries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fortnite)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: M*A*S*H (TV))

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Mad Facts: Query Road  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Coast Guard Terminology)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Zero Feathers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WNBA)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Batman (1960s TV))

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Quarter Century  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cults)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Where Have All the Tables Gone  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Silent Films)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Last Word/First Word (film titles))

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Samurai Trivia Players  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Three Otters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Arcade Games)

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

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

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Capital Wordplay)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Threat Level Midnight  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: USA Women’s Gymnastics)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Tedward Thurbert  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Computer Forensics)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Back Doors and More  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bulbs that Bloom in Spring)

metrobar in Washington, DC: Irish Reunification  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Wrenegades  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Planets of Our Solar System)

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

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: MF Pandas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reign of Terror)