Wednesday Trivia is On Site!

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We added some new locations to the Pour House Trivia family, upping the Wednesday tally to 22 venues! Including a 22-team scrum at Idiom Brewing, 212 teams came out for trivia night. Some of those teams enjoyed debut games at Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD with Elizabeth and Olney Station in Olney, MD with Jon!


The first regular question in the game featured the first half’s toughest bonus chance:

  • Which author’s list of title characters includes Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, and David Copperfield?
  • For two bonus points: Who is the title character of this author’s final work, a novel left unfinished at the time of his 1870 death?

The vast majority of teams knew Charles Dickens was the author in question. However, only 10.8% added bonus points for getting the title character of Edwin Drood. Other topics in this round included Deadpool 2‘s record opening weekend for an R-rated sequel and IBM‘s Watson Group. A game-high 15 teams recorded a perfect score in this round.


Wednesday’s audio question played three songs with the word Light in the title and asked teams to identify the musical act for each: Madonna (Ray of Light), Beyonce (Green Light), and Mumford & Sons (Lover of the Light). Two questions later, we got animated for the first half’s most difficult wagering question:

  • Playing off the name of a real-life actress, a character named Principal Victoria was featured on which animated series?

Principal Victoria was in charge of the school on South Park, which was given by 41% of the field. We also asked about the Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster and Cheech and Chong‘s almost-appearance in the 80s film Stripes. This round had seven perfect scores.


A double whammy hit Wednesday’s halftime; teams got ten photos of celebrity guest stars in TV series and received a point each for naming the show and the celeb! This was a tough ask for a lot of teams, as the average score was 13.4 points. Five teams did put up a perfect 20-pointer, though. Three teams tied for the overall lead at the halftime break:


The end of the round featured the night’s toughest question but before that, we tackled subjects such as the Showtime series Nurse JackieThree Clues about the state of Maine, and Stephen Hawking’s coining of the term spaghettification for how someone would be stretched through a black hole. For that aforementioned tricky question, we went back into royal history:

  • Which two British royal houses immediately followed the Tudor Dynasty?

The Stuart house reigned from 1603-1714, while the Hanover royal house ruled for the next 287 years after that! About 36% of teams named either of them, but 9.9% tacked on bonus points with both correct answers. There were six teams with perfect scores in this round.


On the 6-4-2 about the former TV series ER, 48 teams named it for the full six points! The last round started with a three-parter about women named Ashley; 11.7% received bonus points for getting all three last names (JuddBenson, and Graham) as well. We moved on to shades of green, athletes nicknamed the Snake, and works by author Neil Gaiman. A trio of teams were perfect in this round: Quick Pink and the Vine Gang (Belles’), Fashionably Late (GearHouse), and Quizrael (Celtic House). A three-way tie for first led the field after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (19.34% success rate):

  • Which UNESCO World Heritage Site is divided into 70 bioregions?

We hovered right around that 20% mark for the second straight week, as almost one of every five teams correctly named the Great Barrier Reef as the UNESCO location. However, none of those teams achieved a Perfect 21 by doing so. At the end of the night, these were the top teams:


Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weasel Family (Mustelidae))

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s WCW Champions)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Hold My Ditka  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV series))

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: SD Squared  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Capital Wordplay)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Things You Shouldn’t Put in Your Mouth)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Joe Buck’s Forehead  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SpongeBob SquarePants (season 1))

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: M*A*S*H (TV series))

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ancient Roman Battles)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Barn Gurlz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Equine Anatomy)

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Family Affair  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jazz Singers)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Memorial Day)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Don’t Mess With Sasquatch  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Scuby  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Goodfellas)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Black October  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Erin Sings from the Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Slippy Misses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s WWF)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Second Breakfasts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Owl House)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Golden Girls)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Abraham Lincoln)

Olney Station in Olney, MD: Get Off My Lawn  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Keanu Reeves Films)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Fish Heads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Political Indictments)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA Playoffs)

Augie’s Mussel House in Alexandria, VA: Heavy Metal Parking Lot  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Led Zeppelin Albums)