Thursday Trivia… It Does a Body Good!

With six PHT venues each hosting more than a dozen teams, we closed our weeknight schedule by welcoming 122 teams across 15 venues:


After opening Thursday’s game with a quick trip to the Mexican state of Chihuahua, we stumped nearly half of our teams with a three-part question concerning U.S. state mottos.  We also looked at the plot details surrounding this animated film:

Inside Out

With each of the first three bonus questions yielding a success rate of about 25%, we saw just four perfect scores in the opening stanza: I’d Hit That (Quincy’s), Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown), Punslingers (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s), Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).


After a difficult first round, our teams were happy to earn bonus points on Thursday’s audio question, which featured clips from “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston, “Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver, “More Than a Feeling” by Boston.  We managed to sprinkle in another geography question by quizzing our teams about this Asian national flag:


We closed the first half with questions concerning the TV series “The Blacklist” and the short story “The Princess and the Pea”.  With a far easier trio of bonus questions, the second round yielded 13 perfect scores.


Disney animals was the featured topic on Thursday’s halftime page.  Falling on the easier side of the spectrum, 22% of our teams earned a perfect score, while the overall average landed at 18.4 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


After kicking off Thursday’s second half with a three-part question regarding U.S. Cabinet Secretaries, we looked at this series of novels:

Perry Mason

Later, we enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College and celebrated the career of hockey legend Phil Esposito.  The third round did not yield any perfect scores.


After just four teams earned the full six points on Thursday’s 6-4-2 question about Popeye, we took in some high culture with a question regarding Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”.  Though we continued with another music question later in the round, we jumped ahead about 200 years by asking our teams about this cover song:

Next up, this difficult question in the subject of film taglines:

–> Which 1998 comedy film used the tagline: “Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail”?

Only 29% of the field earned points here with “The Big Lebowski”.  Thursday’s game closed with a Three Clues question about the retail company Staples.  The only perfect score of the final stanza was posted by Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).  Here is your pre-final leaderboard from Thursday night:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (26.8% success rate):

–> One of the hottest fads right now is the GOMAD diet, which promises that you can gain 25 pounds in 25 days.  GOMAD is an acronym that stands for what phrase, based on the amount of the diet’s primary consumable that you must ingest?

Just over one-fourth of our teams responded correctly with Gallon Of Milk A Day.  Four of our Thursday teams ran the table on every wagering question in order to earn the Perfect 21: Fan Club (Quincy’s), Captain Awesome and the Wonder Friends (Quincy’s), Dave Martinez School of Management (Flower Hill), and Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Thursday’s game:


Harpers Ferry Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 21 – First category: “Talladega Nights”)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Detroit Tigers History)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Give Me Liberty  (Next week’s first category: “Newsies”)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom  (Next week’s first category: Homeland Security Agencies)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  99th Precinct  (Next week’s first category: Ballet)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Pugalicious  (Next week’s first category: Led Zeppelin)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham  (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Call Me Wayde  (Next week’s first category: 1952)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Big Brown  (Next week’s first category: “SpongeBob SquarePants”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: British Victorian History)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (Next week’s first category: Super Bowl 53)

The Derby Restaurant in New Market, MD:  Crazy Cat People  (Next week’s first category: 1970s TV)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: “Batman: The Animated Series”)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: Historical Figures in “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  F. U. Darts  (Next week’s first category: African-American Superheroes)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unatheltico Madrid  (Next week’s first category: “The Big Lebowski”)