Thursday Trivia was Steaming Hot!

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 117 teams across 15 venues:


Opening round topics from Thursday night included countries with “South” in their name, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and the mythological figure Atlas.  We closed the round with a look at this Britcom (now available on Netflix):

This query also included the most difficult bonus question of the first round, as only nine teams could name any one of the three actors pictured above (from left to right: Richard Aoyade, Katherine Parkinson, and Chris O’Dowd).  As a result, the only perfect scores of the first round were posted by Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market) and Unatheltico Madrid (Guido’s).


We got into the spirit of March Madness during Thursday’s audio question, as we listened to marching band versions of “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, and “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons.  Later, we discussed people nicknamed “Dutch” and this Oscar-winning film role:

Across the board, only six teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that Martha was the name of Liz Taylor’s character in the film “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”.  One of those six teams was Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market), who went on to record the only perfect score of the second round.


Animated TV houses and one-hit wonders were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 17% of the field while the overall average landed at 17.8 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Thursday’s second half began with a rather difficult three-part question concerning songwriting duos, as only 37% of the field came away with wagering points.  Later, we asked the most difficult bonus question of the night, as none of our teams were able to name “The Chamber” as the first John Grisham novel to be the best-selling American novel for a calendar year.  Finally, we looked at this notable figure from the 1990s (and the actress who poirtrayed her):

With one of the three bonus questions stumping the entire field, the third round did not yield any perfect scores.


Thursday’s final round opened with a one-two punch that floored most of our teams.  After a difficult question regarding the Broadway musical “Damn Yankees”, we asked our teams to name the most recent character to be added to the list of the official Disney Princesses.  Despite their massive popularity, Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” are NOT on that list!  Instead, this Pixar character is the newest Disney princess:

Not only did more than half of our teams miss this question, but a majority of those teams coughed up their highest available wager or a five-point category bonus (with a dozen teams squandering both).  The rest of the round progressed smoothly as we discussed the musical duo Gnarls Barkley and the symbols posted on ski trails.  None of our teams posted a perfect final round score.  Here is Thursday’s pre-final leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (34.7% success rate):

–> With a population of about 357,000 people, what is the least densely populated European country?

Just over one-third of our teams responded correctly with Iceland.  Congratulations to Next to Next to Nothing (Cushwa), who notched the only Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Thursday’s game:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Breadsticks   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Taking Back Sunday or Brand New?)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Zambookie   (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins   (Next week’s first category: “Umbrella Academy”)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  We Drink and We Know Things   (Next week’s first category: Suicideboys)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Gryffindorks   (Next week’s first category: “Friends”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham   (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Chappie’s Revenge   (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Next to Next to Nothing   (Next week’s first category: “Gilmore Girls”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion   (Next week’s first category: “The West Wing”)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  YOLO Swaggins   (Next week’s first category: “Naruto”)

The Derby Restaurant in New Market, MD:  Crazy Cat People   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Geographical Extremes)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  There Goes the Gayborhood   (Next week’s first category: Tampa Bay Lightning)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Civil War Battles)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Thankful Dead   (Next week’s first category: Anime)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Sunder Dogs   (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Commercial Jingles)