Wednesday Trivia Runs for the Roses!

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For Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia, fourteen venues in the region played host to 141 total teams.


After a question about Venice High School’s role in both Grease and the video to …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, we stopped for a quick bite with the round’s hardest wagering query:

  • Usually abbreviated with a four-letter name, which restaurant chain uses the advertising slogan, Come Hungry, Leave Happy?

Roughly 60% of the field was able to name the International House of Pancakes, or IHOP, for their wagering points. The night’s Three Clues question about the mouse proved to be the first half’s toughest bonus opportunity, as 22% of our teams got the answer before the final clue was read. In the first round, twelve teams achieved perfect 36-point efforts.


We saxed it up for the audio question and played the saxophone solos from three famous songs. From there, we moved to the former reality series Bridezillas, South American countries Peru and Brazil, and the famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. Finishing off this round was the most difficult wagering chance of the first half:

  • Paulo Banchero and Chet Holmgren were selected first and second overall in the recent 2022 NBA Draft. Which two teams selected those players in the draft?

About 46% of the field named at least one of those teams, the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder, while 30% got both answers for bonus points. Here, perfect scores were recorded by seven teams.


Notable Americans on U.S. coins and Broadway musicals by cast list were the topics of the night on Wednesday’s halftime page. A full 46% of our teams were able to get all 20 points on this sheet, which carried an average score of 18.3 points. At the halftime break, these teams topped the field:


Topics in this round included skincare brand Aveeno and fighting video game series Mortal Kombat before we got to the game’s toughest wagering question:

  • Which one-hit wonder topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2001 with the song Butterfly?

That one-hit wonder group, Crazy Town, was correctly named by 30% of the field. We ended the round with a question about Karl Marx, and a round-low 13% of teams got bonus points for knowing he is buried in London. A quartet of perfect scores were recorded by Los Amigos (GearHouse), Marco Polo and the Peanuts (Idiom), Just For Fun (T. J. Stone’s), and Pita and Luka (Shipgarten).


A dozen teams were able to figure out the 6-4-2 answer, Houston, off just one clue for all six points. A couple of tough questions were sprung on our teams in the fourth round, beginning with this:

  • What is the last name of the Austrian-born physicist best known for his namesake scientific principle, which states that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer?

A little less than two-fifths of the field knew his last name was Doppler, but only three teams added bonus points for also knowing his first name was Christian. Later on, we went streaming for the hardest wagering question of the round:

  • Sharing its title with a Beatles song, which current crime drama from Apple TV+ stars Taron Egerton as a drug dealer who befriends a suspected serial killer in prison?

Teams could have named that show, Black Bird, or the recently-deceased actor Ray Liotta who plays Egerton’s father in the series; just over one-third of teams got at least one of those answers, while just 10% got a bonus for both correct responses. Just For Fun (T. J. Stone’s) earned the only perfect score of Wednesday’s fourth round. As we reached the night’s final question, these were the high-scoring squads:

FINAL QUESTION (50.4% success rate):

  • What was the shared last name of the brothers who provided 80 acres of land for an 1874 construction project in Louisville, Kentucky?

Almost exactly half the field correctly named the Churchill brothers who provided the land now used for the Kentucky Derby’s host venue, Churchill Downs. Several teams from T. J. Stone’s earned Perfect 21 honors in the game, as all 21 wagering questions were correctly answered by Just For Fun, Trending Towards Fourth, and Let’s Have Another Round! They would end up as the win, place, and show teams on this final leaderboard:


Moe’s Peyton Placein Springfield, VA: MIA  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II)

Valley Sports Grill in Middletown, MD: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Father Ted)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Scott Looks Different  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s One Hit Wonders)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Scott Looks Different  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Ships)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Los Amigos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Football)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: You Say Tomato, I Say Catsup  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dad Jokes)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Marco Polo and the Peanuts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mortal Kombat)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: We Like to Come From Behind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Hughes Films)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Knockin’ Puss in Boots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iroquois Confederacy)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Overthinkers Anonymous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: Enterprise)

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Silver Seals  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Napa Valley Wines)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Just for Fun  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Epic Rap Battles of History)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Sherlock Homies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Periodic Table)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Twizzlers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1989 Billboard Hot 100 Hits)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Bailey’s Buddies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airplane!)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Pita and Luka  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: FIFA World Cup)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Apollo 11 Moon Landing)