Thursday Trivia Was Stupendous, Man!
Another Thursday with Pour House Trivia saw 187 teams show up across 21 area locations, with special thanks to the 24 teams that showed up to play another massive game at Aslin Beer Co!
We started with a question on the late Hall of Fame musician Prince, then went straight into the hardest bonus question of the round. A vast majority of teams knew the Norwegian capital of Oslo, but only 29.4% of them correctly guessed that Bergen is the second most-populous city in the Scandinavian nation. The round concluded with questions on the yo-yo and a three-parter with answers that are also literary characters. Fifteen teams got into the early groove with perfect first-round scores.
Thursday’s audio question played a trio of songs by female musicians covered by the Vitamin String Quartet for the Netflix series Bridgerton; Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus, Madonna’s Material Girl, and Dancing on My Own by Robyn were all guessed by roughly 23% of the field to earn bonus points. The most difficult bonus question of the entire game came two questions later:
- Who was the lead actress in the classic comedy film Some Like it Hot? For a two-point bonus, her final completed work was which film that was also Clark Gable’s final film?
Most teams got their wager by answering Marilyn Monroe but Monroe and Gable’s final work, The Misfits, was answered by a mere 12.8% of the Thursday field for the extra two points. Other second-round topics included the lackadaisical output by several 2012 Olympic badminton teams, and the similar names of South American country Colombia and the Ivy League’s Columbia University. Reaching a perfect 36 in this round wasn’t easy with the aforementioned bonus questions, but Boomer and the Gang (Mark’s) were able to do it!
Halftime tasks on Thursday included matching film characters to their famous quotes and naming ten of the 11 current NBA teams that have won multiple league championships. Our teams were ready to go here, putting up 17.1 points on average with 29 perfect scores! A four-way tie topped the halftime intermission leaderboard:
- Hot Pants, Cold Feet (Mark’s): 89
- The Owls Are Not What They Seem (Mark’s): 89
- Triviasaurus Rex (Olde Mother): 89
- Colonel Korn (Olde Mother): 89
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
The third round featured the two toughest wagering questions of the whole night as, after a question on I-90 endpoints Boston and Seattle, we went medical:
- What is the more common name of epidemic parotitis, a condition characterized by painful swelling of the salivary glands?
About 22% of the field received their wager by correctly answering mumps. Two questions later, we went to Broadway for the hardest question of the night:
- Broadway musical Girl from the North Country reimagines the songs and lyrics from which American singer-songwriter?
It may not sound that way from the title, but that work takes its name from a Bob Dylan song. Approximately a fifth of our Thursday teams correctly answered that question for their wagering points. Three Thursday teams earned a perfect third round score: Power Vacuum (Champion), Mack Attack (Belly Love), and Hillbilly Geniuses (Belly Love).
A 6-4-2 question on the cocker spaniel dog breed preceded the fourth round, which started tough:
- Which Fox series of the late 1990s and early 2000s spawned the release of four separate soundtrack albums, the first of which included the show’s theme song, “Searchin’ My Soul”?
Only 28% of the field identified Ally McBeal as that Fox show for wagering points, while 19% tacked on two bonus points by knowing Vonda Shepard as the singer of that theme song. We also asked questions on the painting American Gothic, attorney Anita Hill, and the Sonic Drive-In fast food chain before wrapping up with a Three Clues question on the island nation of Grenada. Another two teams took down the fourth round with perfect scores: Great Heathen Army (Brewery Fire) and Ten Thousand Dugongs (Quinn’s). Going into the final question, these were the top scores:
- Twizzlers (Bad Habits): 163
- Fighting Sycamores (Aslin): 162
- Vance Refrigeration (Solace Outpost): 159
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Olde Mother): 159
- Samurai Trivia Players (Bear Brick Oven): 159
FINAL QUESTION (36.4% success rate):
- A tuna sandwich placed inside a tiger trap forms the basis of the first scene in which creative work?
While Life of Pi was a prominent guess based on the tiger part of the question, you had to get a little more animated to reach the actual correct answer, Calvin & Hobbes. A little more than one-third of the field got that right, including our only Perfect 21 team of the night; Colonel Korn (Olde Mother) answered every wagering question correctly in Thursday’s game to reach that difficult feat! The final standings on Thursday took a little trip to Glastonbury Grove:
- The Owls Are Not What They Seem (Mark’s): 169
- Just Good Enough (O’s Nest): 169
- Alcoholics Unanimous (Olde Mother): 167
- Ask Me Know Questions (Smoketown): 167
- Painful Burning Sensation (Smoketown): 166
- Street Sharks (Fourscore): 165
- DC Swampers (Bear Brick Oven): 165
- Pelosi’s Golden Knights (Aslin): 164
- Vance Refrigeration (Solace Outpost): 164
- Pringles (Bear Brick Oven): 164
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Ask Me Know Questions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Environmental Law)
Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arrested Development)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Batman – 2022 film)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars – original trilogy)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1948 Presidential Election)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scotty Doesn’t Know)
Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Twizzlers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stanley Cup Champions)
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Cards)
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Street Sharks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alias)
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: YOLO Swaggins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Vance Refrigeration (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Treasure)
Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: No Brainers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)
Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Calvin and Hobbes)
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: DC Swampers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Little Women)
Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: That’s What She Said (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WVU Football)
Casita Romos in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boba Fett)
Quinn’s in Arlington, VA: Feral Penguins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gender Benders in Film)
Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Pelosi’s Golden Knights (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Capitals)
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Love and Thunder (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tony-Winning Musicals)
Lake Linganore Association at Eaglehead in New Market, MD: Diamond Dogs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: The Owls Are Not What They Seem (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Johnny Depp/Amber Heard Trial)