Tunneling Our Way Through Thursday Trivia!
Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 116 teams across 14 venues:
After a question regarding the Julian calendar began Thursday’s game, we took a trip back to the playground thanks to this product:
Uh… Did they actually use the phrase “man-sized wads” in that commercial? Anyway, we continued with a look at the TV work of Edie Falco and the events of the 1840s, but the field was largely unfazed by the opening stanza, as exactly one-quarter of our teams began Thursday with a perfect first round score.
Thursday’s audio question featured the feminine song titles of “Jolene” by Dolly Parton, “Runaround Sue” by Dion, and “Meet Virginia” by Train. After a quick dose of Vitamin C, we learned that Corey Feldman once lent his voice to a member of this comic book quartet:
To close the first half, we visited Wichita Falls and discussed the NFL career of Jerry Rice. Six teams rolled through the second round with 36 points.
Celebrities on motorcycles and foreign translations of the word ‘crazy’ highlighted Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded an average score of 18.4 points. A whopping 28% of our teams posted a perfect score of 20 points. These were your highest scoring teams at Thursday’s halftime break:
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 92
- Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards): 91
- Tuna Noodle Casserole (Guido’s): 91
- SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS
Thursday’s second half began with a look at this video game series which inspired an action film of the same name:
An actor of Swedish descent portraying a Middle Eastern prince? Sounds great! Moving on, the difficulty level increased sharply in the middle of the round, starting with this three-part question in which all of the answers included the initials ‘P.C.’:
1) This is the longest song from the album “Appetite for Destruction”.
2) In French, the word ‘trombone’ refers to this household object.
3) Other than the Sun, this is the closest star to Earth.
Only 31% of our teams could muster any two of these three answers: “Paradise City” (by Guns ‘N’ Roses), paper clip, and Proxima Centauri. With teams still reeling, the second half of this one-two punch followed:
–> Currently airing on BBC America, which drama series features Sandra Oh as the title character: an MI5 agent who attempts to track down a psychopathic assassin?
Despite several Emmy nominations, this show is still relatively unknown, as only 17% of the field responded correctly with “Killing Eve”. The only perfect score of the third round was turned in by We Just Blue Ourselves (Fish Market).
To begin the final round, we took a break from the “Big 4” sports to quiz our teams on MLS Cup champions D.C. United and L.A. Galaxy, before asking about this Hershey’s product:
After our teams fared well with a Three Clues question concerning Johnny Cash, we closed the final round with American literature:
–> Later adapted into a feature film starring Humphrey Bogart, which Pulitzer Prize-winning novel centered on a fictional U.S. Navy Commander named Philip Queeg?
Only 24% of our teams answered correctly with “The Caine Mutiny”, while only nine teams tacked on the final bonus points of the night by also knowing that the book was penned by Herman Wouk. As a result, Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards) posted the only perfect score of the final round. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:
- We Just Blue Ourselves (Fish Market): 165
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 163
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 162
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 160
- 1-2-3 Drink (Cushwa Brewing): 158
THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (39.6% success rate):
–> Though the concept was first proposed by a French engineer in 1802, which structure was not opened to the public until the 1990s?
About two-fifths of our teams earned points with the correct response of the Chunnel. Congratulations to Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market), who posted the only Perfect 21 on Thursday with correct answers on all wagering questions. Here’s your overall leaderboard from Thursday night:
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 174
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 174
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 172
- North Country (Quincy’s): 168
- Our Cup Size is Stanley (Guido’s): 166
- Clever Team Name (Quincy’s): 165
- We Are Not Going to Be Suck This Year (Art’s Tavern): 163
- Thundercats (Bunker Sports Cafe): 163
- 50 Shades of Grey Matter (Dawg House): 162
- FOUR TEAMS TIED 161 POINTS
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: North Country (Next week’s first category: Watergate Scandal)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power vacuum (Next week’s first category: “Preacher”)
Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Thundercats (Next week’s first category: Meryl Streep)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Uranus Fly Trap (Next week’s first category: U.S. National Parks)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Thrail Killers (Next week’s first category: London)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Where’s Len? (Next week’s first category: NFL Teams)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Accidental Curly (Next week’s first category: Craft Breweries)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (Next week’s first category: Crocodiles)
Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Five Sure (Next week’s first category: The Periodic Table)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: 50 Shades of Grey Matter (Next week’s first category: Turning Point Military Battles)
Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL: Bruce Wayne (Next week’s first category: “Jaws”)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Brother of Menelaus (Next week’s first category: Italian Composers)
Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA: We Are Not Going To Be Suck This Year (Next week’s first category: Daytime Soap Operas)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Our Cup Size is Stanley (Next week’s first category: Stand Up Comedians – AUDIO)