Featured Game of the Week (10/1/2014)

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us. Here’s the pick of the week!

DEXTER

 

Dexter’s Morning Routine Minefield

by beforever

Featured September 24th, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

The featured quiz this week was made by beforever, and he’s made a total of 676 games, 79 of which have been published. He’s been on Sporcle since March 2009 and he’s played almost 24,000 games. He has 114 badges and is a curator for our vocabulary and typing subcategories. He is also an editor for our geography category. You’re great, beforever, don’t ever change.

What’s the Quiz About?

You have 4 minutes to correctly choose all 15 parts of Dexter’s morning routine in the order that he completes them in at the start of each episode. If you’ve seen the whole series, then you’ve seen this intro sequence 96 times. So this quiz should be easy, right? You’ll quickly find out that your beloved title character’s morning routine is more complex than you anticipated. You start off well, getting the first couple of answers correct. Then you realize that this is the part of Dexter’s routine when you usually stop paying attention. Hopeful, you click coffee beans. BOOM! You should have clicked egg.

What did Users Think?

amandaplease said ‘I never realized just how awesome and intricate the opening sequence is until now. I mean I have always known it was brilliant but all the little stuff adding together.. gross, awesome, gross.’

MovieGuru expressed everyone’s frustration when he said ‘You’d think after 8 seasons, I’d be able to breeze through this. Nope.’

And Number1LostFan commented ‘Good quiz! It took me forever to figure out the order of his breakfast! After I got that, I flew through it.’

Dexter’s Morning Routine Minefield had a fantastic day on the front page, where it was played 28,000 times and ended up with a rating of 3.5.

Top Tweets (9/30/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.

Top Comments of the Week (09/26)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Double M Words

BonnieH: Good grief! All these years I thought it was cumberbund!


2. From: Are You Smarter Than a College Student? XIX

corndogIt took me a while to determine the theme, but I finally got to the bottom of it.


3. From: State Capitals You Can’t Fly To

Q_PheevrAnd then there’s Juneau, which can’t be reached by road.


4. From: Seeing Triple Again

room227I guess booze, butts and guns isn’t what you were going for, but it was the best I could do under the circumstances.


5. From: Two Countries, Same 3-Letter Ending

FaintishGotta love Sporclitis. I get Grenada but not Canada, Bahrain but not Spain, Senegal but not Portugal.

New Badges: Clickable Schmickable, Unlucky October, and Collegiate Conqueror

October comes with collegiate and clicking citations to collect.

ClickBadgeClickable Schmickable: You might not like typing much, but you’re an ace with a mouse. Play your way through 1000 clickable games, and earn this badge as proof of your clicking prowess.

UnluckyOct_2Unlucky October: People with triskaidekaphobia (the fear of the number 13) might have a hard time with this badge. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be scary! Play 13 games in each category during the month of October and laugh in the face of misfortune.

CollegiateConqueror_3Collegiate Conqueror: Fall means football! If you’re as crazy about college football as we are, then getting this badge should be a snap. Earn it by getting 100% on College Logos I, II, and III.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

Featured Game of the Week

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us. Here’s the pick of the week!

Race-Car

 

Sporcle Speed-Picking

by BillyJoelRulez

Featured September 17th, 2014

 

About the Quiz Maker

This week’s featured game was created by BillyJoelRulez, and this is his second game published. He’s been on Sporcle since June 2010 and has played over 18,000 games. He’s earned 113 out of 115 badges (wow!) and has contributed 154 games. He’s the curator of our Mario and Console subcategories as well. Thanks for being amazing, BillyJoelRulez.

What’s the Quiz About?

With 50 questions and only two minutes to complete this quiz, you have only 2.4 seconds for each question. There are ten categories, each with five answers. For example, when the category European Countries comes up, you have to find the five countries hidden among answers like Missouri, Up, Rocky, and Lincoln. With other categories like U.S. States and Pixar Movies, this may seem like an easy task. But this is where you’ll run into trouble. If you let your guard down and forget about the time limit, you’ll run out of time faster than you can spell Kyrgyzstan.

Take a deep breath, stretch a little, and click play.

What Did Users Think?

brewersbadgers1 said ‘Took me three tries, that was an excellent quiz. I sure have a knack for finding four out of 5 every time…’

Rinaldo made us laugh when he commented ‘I’m just WAITING for someone to say that the time needs to be reduced on this one!’

And helix212 filled Rinaldo’s request when he wrote ‘First try with 4 seconds to spare. Way too much time. :)’

This quiz had a marvelous time on the homepage, where it was played over 36,000 times and came out of it all with a rating of 4.4.

Top Tweets (9/23/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.

Back to Sporcle 2014: Summer Badges

We’ve been swimming in great new badges all summer long. Scan through this list – placed in alphabetical order for your convenience – and look at the fun to be had.

1000Entertainment3All That Jazz: If all of your friends consult you for all of their pop culture questions – on everything from celebrity selfies to cereal mascots – then this badge is for you. Just play 1000 total games in Entertainment.

BakersDozen_1Baker’s Dozen: To earn this badge, simply play at least one game for thirteen consecutive days. Not quite as demanding as the Century Club, but still satisfying. Victory never tasted so good.

BorderBandit_1Border Bandit: Want to travel the world? You can from the comfort of your desktop. Earn this badge by getting 100% on African Border BashAmerican Border BashAsian Border Bash and European Border Bash. It’s not quite the same as crossing all those borders on your own, but we’d like to think it’s still inspiring.

TheBoyWhoLived_2The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter’s birthday is a holiday in its own right. We decided to celebrate it by releasing this badge, which can be earned by playing  Harry Potter: Close-Up!Hogwarts Wizard Training and Harry Potter Minefield on Harry Potter’s birthday (July 31st).

EverythingsComingUpMilhouse_3Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse: You’re a Simpsons fan and you know it. Crack open a Duff, grab a donut, and play 50 Simpsons quizzes for the honor and glory of Springfield, USA.
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Back to Sporcle 2014: Haiku Contest

Welcome to Day 3 of Back to Sporcle Week! 

Summer-is-overSad to say goodbye to summer? Drown your sorrows in Sporcle quizzes. They’re sure to cheer you up, and the self-esteem boost from memorizing the Countries of Africa is a joy known by few.

During Back to Sporcle Week, we fill you in on what transpired at Sporcle over the summer. (If you’re just joining us, check out the posts from Day 1 and 2: New Features & Sporcle’s Top Summer Games.)

But Back to Sporcle Week isn’t just about us. It’s also about YOU, our users!

sporcle haikuSporcle Haiku Contest

Last year’s haiku contest was such a success, we’re goin’ for round 2. Show off your creative chops by submitting a Sporcle-themed haiku.

What is haiku?

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry consisting of 17 syllables (also known as on or morae). There are three lines, consisting of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.  Haiku is known for juxtaposing–or placing next to each other–two  contrasting images.

There are numerous tutorials on how to write haiku, for example this one. There are no tutorials on writing a Sporcle haiku. But we’re quite friendly and accepting.

pen-and-paper-writing-9349790-2048-1536The not-so-fine print:

- Write an original haiku related in some way to Sporcle.

- Post your username and haiku in the comments section of this post

- The winning poems will be posted on the Sporcle Facebook page

Need inspiration? Check out the comments section from last year’s haiku contest.

Top Tweets (9/16/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.