New Badges: Mumbai-dge, Flag Fiend, and Tune in to June

Summer is here, and so are new badges!

IndiaBadge_1Mumbai-dge: India is the second most populated country on the planet, and the seventh largest by land area. Such a massive, diverse country deserves recognition – celebrate it by playing India’s Borders, Country Quiz: India, and States of India. If you get 50% or better on each quiz, you’ll earn this badge.

3eckIFrHqwsL16_0a9HujHKs2AIG2l6_dRRiLH9CdYQFlag Fiend: Time to let your banner fly! If you like quizzes like Flags of the World, then this is the badge for you. Simply play 50 Flags quizzes, then display this badge as proudly as you would any flag.

bz3LDW9MuSZIT-FurAp1mY52gbU6zqWbg_BqGz0imXMTune in to June: You might want to take on this challenge in shifts. To earn June’s monthly badge, you’ll need to play 50 quizzes between midnight and 6 AM, 50 quizzes between 6 AM and noon, 50 quizzes between noon and 6PM, and 50 quizzes between 6 PM and midnight.

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

Tagline Twosomes: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Tagline Twosomes by Sporcle User MSUKent.

What’s the Quiz About?

Prepare to be surprised (and maybe a little bit concerned) with your score on this quiz. Even if you purposely try to avoid commercials, you’ll know many of these slogans by heart. This quiz gives you the first word of a slogan and the company who made it, and you need to click the second word of the slogan. And if you don’t know the slogan off the top of your head, just click the most amusing answer. It won’t be right, but it might make you laugh.


New Badges: Yes Prime Minister, Rent’s Due, and Psychedelic ’60s

Badges are a lot like pieces of flair, only we bet Jennifer Aniston would like badges.

YesPrimeMinister_2Yes, Prime Minister: If you like the UK , politics, and history, then do we have a badge for you. To earn it, you’ll need to really know your stuff – get 100% on Prime Ministers of the UK in order to collect on this one.

RentsDue_1Rent’s Due: You know the drill. It’s the first of the month – time to pay your dues… fortunately, we won’t be charging you rent for camping out on the Sporcle homepage. All you’ll need to do to earn this badge is play 50 quizzes on the first of the month.

60sBadge_2Psychedelic ’60s: Countercultural movement, revolution, and rapid change defined the Sixties. Test your knowledge of this turbulent, exhilarating time by taking Faces on TIME (1960s), 1960s Blitz, and What Were You Doing in the ’60s? (Music). If you get 50% or better on each of these quizzes, you’ll earn the badge.

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

Sorting Blitz: Musicians: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Sorting Blitz: Musicians by Sporcle User nopurplesky.

What’s the Quiz About?

For this quiz, all you have to do is sort musicians into male artist, female artist, and band. That should be easy, right? Wrong! These are all one-word musicians, so there’s no last name to help you out. Since this is a sorting blitz, you have to click them in the given pattern, in this case, it’s male musician, band, female musician, band. You only get to see the pattern once, so it’s up to you to remember what you need to click next. Oh, and this is both a minefield and a blitz, so click quickly but carefully.

New Badges: Ancient Expert, Morning Coffee, and The Biographer

Time to dig in to a new set of badges!

AncientBadge_1Ancient Expert: Ever imagined yourself as Indiana Jones? Time to break out the fedora and the archaeology smarts – if you get 100% on Ancient Wonders, Plagues of Egypt, and Ancient City Slideshow, you’ll earn this badge and bragging rights.

MorningCoffee_1Morning Coffee: The best part of waking up is a little Sporcle and a coffee cup. Treat yourself to a latte and a little time to wake up. To earn this badge, play 10 quizzes between 8 and 10 AM.

BiographyTagBadge_1The Biographer: If you find people and their stories fascinating, then we have a badge for you. Show your appreciation for the people who went before by playing 50 Biography games. In doing so, you’ll earn this badge.

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

What is Whacking Day All About?

wacking-dayWhen we choose which holidays to create badges for, we usually decide on those that are either really well-known, or just make us laugh. Whacking Day is definitely the latter, and might be the most obscure holiday we’ve chosen so far.

Whacking Day is based on an early episode of The Simpsons, where the town celebrates May 10th by driving snakes to the center of town in order to whack them with sticks. In the episode, Bart and Lisa decide (rightly!) that the holiday is barbaric, and instead attempt to lure the snakes to safety with the help of singer Barry White. In the end, everyone learns a valuable lesson about tolerance (probably).

Here at Sporcle, Simpsons quotes are a perfectly cromulent occurrence. Once we discovered the date officially fell on May 10th, we absolutely had to create the badge. Once our mysterious badge artist Skylar drew it, it immediately became one of our favorite badges. All you have do to earn it is play the Whacking Day HymnThe Simpsons Minefield, and Venomous or Not? on May 10th.

Of course, this year Whacking Day perfectly coincides with Mother’s Day. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate motherhood than by making obscure Simpsons references. Also, you should call your mom.

‘M’ States Blitz: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is ‘M’ States Blitz by Sporcle User NYYanks.

What’s the Quiz About?

Mmm, states. If anyone knows their US States, it’s Sporclers. This quiz asks you to name the states that contain the letter ‘M’. It doesn’t have to start with an ‘M’, so don’t panic when you can’t think of 14 states that start with ‘M’. The tricky part of this quiz is the time limit. It’s not titled a Blitz for nothing. You have only 1 minute, so think (and type) fast.


New Badges: Throwback Thursday, Stone Cold, and Sort-A-Badge

These badges are just too hot, so you should listen to Uptown Funk while you’re earning them.

ThrowbackThursday_1Throwback Thursday: It’s throwback time, Sporcle style. Ditch the old photos and nostalgic filters, mosey your way on over to the History section, and play 15 quizzes on a Thursday. You won’t even need to use a #tbt hashtag!

StoneCold_1Stone Cold: Want to be King of the Ring? Think you can hold your own with a crowd of professional wrestlers? Has your time come? Then build up a little courage and play 316 WWE quizzes… because Stone Cold said so.

Sort_A_Badge_1Sort-A-Badge: To get this badge, you’ll need to play the original sorting quizzes: Country Sorting Blitz, World Language Sorting Blitz, Food, Drink, and Poison Sorting Blitz, and Animal Sorting Blitz. Get ready to make a lot of snap decisions – if you score 100% on all four quizzes, you’ll earn this badge.

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

Full Names In Movie Titles: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Full Names In Movie Titles by Sporcle User lester_burnham.

What’s the Quiz About?

Whether the names in these titles are the main character or not, these are some famous (mostly) fictional names. You’ll get the movie title, minus a name, and it’s up to you to click the name. With names from John Malkovich to Sweeney Todd, there’s bound to be a character in here that you love. And you can’t help but imagine these characters in each other’s movies. We’d definitely pay to see Ron Burgundy and the Temple of Doom.


New Badges: Badgenov, The Gearhead, and Whacking Day

These ‘badges’ you speak of seem popular. Perhaps we should release more.

Badgenov_1Badgenov: Russia has been home to ice, snow, bears, and a remarkable number of writers who can’t seem to publish a book under 500 pages. Celebrate this country – and earn a badge – by getting 50% or better on Cities of RussiaCountry Quiz: RussiaRulers of Russia, and Russian Literature.

TheGearhead_5 (1)The Gearhead: It doesn’t matter if you like soccer mom cars or the latest Lamborghini. If cars are your thing, then this is the badge for you! Start your engines, rev your motors, brush up on your car company logos… do whatever it takes to reach the checkered flag. To earn this badge, play 25 Car quizzes.

WhackingDay_1Whacking Day: Every May 10, the good citizens of Springfield, USA round up snakes for their annual Whacking Day celebration… until Lisa Simpson has something to say about it, that is. Celebrate Whacking Day humanely by playing the Whacking Day Hymn, The Simpsons Minefield, and Venomous or Not? on May 10.

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