Thursday Trivia Was a Little Crazy!
Thursday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 103 teams across 15 venues:
Thursday’s opening round ran smoothly for the first four questions, but the Three Clues question which finished the round proved to be one of the most difficult first round questions in recent memory:
CLUE 1: This is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.
CLUE 2: This is the third-most abundant element in the universe.
CLUE 3: It has an atomic number of eight.
Nothing tricky here… If you know the first ten elements of the periodic table, this should be a breeze. Surprisingly, even after hearing all three clues, only 22% of the field earned points here with the correct answer of oxygen. With just six teams earning bonus points, we saw just two perfect scores in the first round: Breadsticks and North Country, both from Quincy’s.
Our nightly audio question dealt with three songs about America: “America” by Neil Diamond, “Kids in America” by Kim Wilde, and the current #1 hit in the country, “This is America”, as recorded by this man’s alter ego:
Later, we stumped many of our younger players with a question about the TV sitcom “The Facts of Life”, before moving on to questions about U.S. Presidents who had served as Governors, the film “Dumb and Dumber”, and this sweet treat:
Thursday’s halftime page included pictures that all related to letters of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet. With nearly two dozen perfect scores, the overall average reached 18.3 points. Here are Thursday’s top teams heading into the halftime break:
- Breadsticks (Quincy’s): 91
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 90
- Quiz in My Pants (Cushwa Brewing): 89
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 89
- Smarty Pants (Beef O’ Brady’s): 87
The third round included questions on superhero actors and the Whiskey Rebellion, but also featured this rather difficult query on the subject of animals:
–> Badgers, otters, and wolverines are members of the Mustelidae family, which is more commonly known by which other name that is the English translation of the Latin word ‘mustela’?
Just under one-third of our teams arrived at the correct answer of the weasel family. Our final question of the round dealt with these three novels:
The third round did not yield any perfect scores.
We got a little philosophical to begin the final round thanks to Rene Descartes. We continued with a look at U.S. state nicknames and spelling bee words, before closing with a three-part question on the Emmy Awards. In a departure from the norm, the final round actually saw the highest number of perfect scores, as six teams ran the table and picked up 36 points in the final stanza. These were your highest-scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 161
- Quiz in My Pants (Cushwa Brewing): 160
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 159
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 158
- Where’s Len (Belly Love Brewing): 156
- Faking Bad (Lake Linganore Association): 156
THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (26.8% success rate):
–> Which singer spent nearly half a decade recording an album under the working title of “Beautifully Scarred”, before finally releasing the album in 2015 with the official title of “7”?
Many teams were surprised to hear that Seal is still recording new albums, but about one-quarter of our teams were able to pick up on the hints and arrive at this correct answer. As we close the spring season at Lake Linganore Association, the house champion Faking Bad earned the only Perfect 21 tonight by correctly answering all wagering questions. Here is Thursday’s overall leaderboard:
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 168
- Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards): 166
- The Gang Wins the Super Bowl (Olde Mother Brewing): 161
- Faking Bad (Lake Linganore Association): 156
- Quiz in My Pants (Cushwa Brewing): 156
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 155
- They’re Real and They’re Spectacular (Belly Love Brewing): 150
- Five Easy Pieces (Right Around the Corner): 149
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 149
- Cranius Maximus (Bunker Sports Cafe): 147
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Lowered Expectations (Next week’s first category: “The Nanny”)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (Next week’s first category: Thomas Rhett – AUDIO)
Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Cranius Maximus (Next week’s first category: Battle of the Bulge)
Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD: Faking Bad
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Uranus Fly Trap (Next week’s first category: Beige)
Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants (Next week’s first category: Films About Weddings)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: They’re Real and They’re Spectacular (Next week’s first category: 21st Century Broadway)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Quiz in My Pants (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: The Gang Wins the Super Bowl (Next week’s first category: Taco Bell Cravings Menu)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (Next week’s first category: Beer)
Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA: William and Mary Alumni (Next week’s first category: NBA)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: Bees? (Next week’s first category: Humphrey Bogart Films)
Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL: Five Easy Pieces (Next week’s first category: Led Zeppelin)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: PC Principals (Next week’s first category: Spelling Bee Words)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Tuna Noodle Casserole (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Sesame Street Songs)