Thursday Trivia Joins the Greek Squad!

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A total of 198 teams turned out on Thursday to play Pour House Trivia, which was showcased at 18 locations around the area.  Once again, our most popular Thursday venue was Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, where host Kirk handled 26 teams with ease!


Another Thursday opening round proved to be no match for our players this week, as they deftly took down topics such as McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc’s depiction in The Founder, the 50-year anniversary of Bruce Springsteen‘s debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.Three Clues about the name Ashley, and Tulane‘s Cotton Bowl victory over USC. Even outdoing last Thursday’s first round, 44 teams recorded perfect scores here.


Thursday’s audio clue broadcast a trio of Frank Sinatra songs covered by different artists: Aretha FranklinMichael Buble, and Shaggy. About 68% of the field named at least two of those musicians, while 30% had all three right; those were respectively the lowest wagering and bonus success rates of the first half. Questions on most populous Brazilian city São Paulo, Netflix series You, and the origins of the U.S. Most Wanted list followed. At the end of the round, we reached this medical query:

  • What are the names for the two longest bones located between the elbow and the wrist?

Three quarters of the field had at least one of those right answers, the ulna and the radius, for wagering credit. Nineteen perfect scores were earned in the second round.


Oddities of the animal kingdom made up the top half of Thursday’s halftime sheet but at the bottom, teams had to decide whether each listed country was a former member of the Soviet Union. On average, teams scored 17.2 points and there were 34 perfect teams. A whopping four perfect teams resided at the top of the standings at the halftime break:


As plentiful as points seemed to be before the halftime intermission, the third round was very humbling and featured the three most difficult wagering chances of the night. After a question about ancient screwy inventor Archimedes starting things off, we hit the toughest question all night:

  • Airing since 1960, which British series is the longest-running television soap opera currently in production?

This year will mark the 63rd anniversary of Coronation Street, a show named by only 9.2% of teams. Later in the round, we hit the social media generation:

  • After going viral on TikTok last year, Bad Habit became the first song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart for which American musician?

About 21% of teams knew that song was the first #1 for Steve Lacy. Finally, we put the mental in governmental with this toughie:

  • Following in the footsteps of women such as Madeleine Albright and Susan Rice, Linda Thomas-Greenfield currently holds which U.S. government position?

Thomas-Greenfield is the current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. While just over a quarter of teams knew that, a night-low 6.3% added bonus points for naming Jeane Kirkpatrick as the first woman to ever hold that position. Perhaps it isn’t a surprise to announce that there were no perfect scores in this round.


There were 58 six-point correct answers in Thursday’s 6-4-2 about the banana coming off the first clue about the actual flavor of the polarizing candy known as circus peanuts. The fourth round properly started with a question about the two most recent American women to win multiple Olympic figure skating medals: a round-low 11% of teams named both Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan to earn two extra points. For the most difficult wagering chance in this round, we visited the candy aisle:

  • Consisting of nougat made from caramel, peanuts, and almonds, which numerically-named candy bar features a distinctive outer layer of white fudge?

The Zero bar was successfully named by 47% of the field. Other topics in the round included the spy term mole as well as Herman Hesse novel (and classic rock band namesake) Steppenwolf. Again, this round featured no perfect scores. With a single question left to be asked, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (13.9% success rate):

  • Which two Greek letters were named for the fact that they were once the long and short versions of the same vowel sound?

Literally translated into English as little o and great O respectively, those Greek letters are omicron and omega! We had to go this Thursday with no Perfect 21 teams, as each was stumped by at least one of our wagering questions on the night. We finished the overall scoring with a two-way tie for first:


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