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For a while now, the Czech Republic has been petitioning to have Czechia as their common name. The UN has accepted their proposal and has recently began updating their databases. CIA World Factbook has also changed the country’s name on their site.

So, we began the big Czechia update of 2016. We went through all our published quizzes (over 600 of them!) and changed Czech Republic to Czechia.

On quizzes that require you to enter the answer, Czech Republic is still accepted, but the displayed answer is Czechia. And for quizzes that involve historical events, we didn’t change the name, since the country was called Czech Republic (or Czechoslovakia) when the event happened.

If you’ve made quizzes, it’s time to Czech whether they need updating. And if you find any published quizzes that we missed during our big Czechia update, report them and we’ll take care of it.

If you want more details, this is the Sporcle group thread about the change. Comment there if you have any questions/comments.

Top Comments (07/22)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: Bad Dad Jokes! II

sk8rfinn: “I laughed way too hard at most of these. Either I’m just really tired, or I’m a dad trapped in the body of a twenty-something female.”


2. Quiz: 20 Country Snapshot V

NotQuentin: ”That’s one small speck of land… one giant leap for man’s mind.”


3. Quiz: Slogan to Logo Match

cotc18: “Some of these are better switched, like “the best part about waking up is Fosters in your cup” Or “Sporcle. The happiest place on Earth.”"


4. Quiz: When to Call the Ghostbusters

crouchingdomo: ”Huh. Surprisingly creepy when written out in black and white, as opposed to sung in the funky tones of Ray Parker Jr.!”


5. Quiz: Pokémon GO: Catch ‘Em All

Limerick_Man: ”

I’d hunt Pokemon near and far

Til today – I got hit by a car

It ruptured my heart

But here’s the worst part:

Ain’t no Pikachu here in ER”


New Badges: First Contact, Late Lunch, and DJ, Turn it Up!

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Badge me up, Scotty!

Crazy Eights Badge IconFirst Contact: ”Sporcle is the beginning of wisdom, not the end” -Spock-le. You’ll need 100% on Star Trek Intro, Star Trek Crew, and Star Trek Films to earn this out-of-this-world badge.

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconLate Lunch: We may call this one ‘Late Lunch’, but we know you’re going to earn it during work. You can delete your history, but you can’t lie to Sporcle. Play 15 quizzes between 1-2pm for this one.

Axis and Allies Badge IconDJ, Turn it Up!: On the website Sporcle I create and play, but I never do more than 1 Song quiz a day. 100 Song quiz plays, that’s the goal! The only way to become the Fresh Prince of Sporcle. Play 100 Song quizzes to earn this one.

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

Top Comments of the Week (07/15)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: ‘UFF’ Words

cotc18: “It may be the American in me talking, but I have never had a “light meal” at a buffet.”


2. Quiz: Find the Former Soviet States

cuendillar: ”I’d better Putin some effort, or I’m Lenin towards getting Khrushched in the pun department.”


3. Quiz: Leaping Animals

ZStartup: “That cow needs to set it’s sights higher if its going to make it over the moon.”


4. Quiz: Actor by Painting

qbruby: ”4% of Sporclers did not recognize Matthew McConaughey in the picture, while the other 35% have not played long enough to learn to spell it.”


5. Quiz: Rhymes With Pig

itsacon: ”Some say The Stig would be upset if he knew he wasn’t included in this quiz…”


New Badges: Cloud Nine, Uphill Battle, and Geology Rocks

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“These badges are sedimentary, my dear Watson!” -SherRock Holmes

Crazy Eights Badge IconCloud Nine: If Cloud 9 is “a state of perfect happiness”, is Cloud 8 “a state of general happiness but with moments where you remember your awful 7th birthday”? If so, I’m on Cloud 8. Play 25 9-minute quizzes in one day for this one.

Axis and Allies Badge IconUphill Battle:  Uphill? Some of these seem like more of a sheer, vertical rock face to us. Get 100% on Progressively Harder Movie Posters, Progressively Harder Corporate Logos, and Progressively Harder US State Outlines for this badge.

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconGeology Rocks: You may think these quizzes will be gneiss and easy, but don’t take them for granite. Some of the questions are sure to flourite over your head. Play 25 Geology quizzes for this one.

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

Top Comments of the Week (07/08)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: 11 Richest Countries in Africa

wtuckermoore: “Not Nigeria? What about all those princes with so much money they can’t even give it away?”


2. Quiz: Connect 3: Common Bonds

hamiltrash: ”As a native Seattleite fish tossing is a completely normal concept to me, so that’s what I chose for Fish, Frisbee, Basketball. Whoops. great quiz!”


3. Quiz: Fake Toys II

Magnavox: “Look – up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s Specialman!”


4. Quiz: Food Bunker

BonnieH: ”Note to Self: When in Cambodia, just say no thank you.”


5. Quiz: Types of Poems

SWSMD1972: ”(…) There once was a man who played Sporcle,”

AJCham: ”And did so while wearing a snorkel,”

Erod: ”It helped him relax,”

kruigh: ”While learning new facts,”

JoeFd: ”But his typing ability was awful.”


New Badges: Speedy Selection, What’s Up, Doc?, and One Small Step

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If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.

Crazy Eights Badge IconSpeedy Selection: Nothing’s faster than the speed of light? Explain the speed of pancakes going from perfectly golden to burnt and the speed of untagging oneself from an unflattering Facebook picture. Play 200 Quick Pick quizzes for this badge.

Axis and Allies Badge IconWhat’s Up, Doc?: It’s badge season and I’m hunting badges, so be vewy, vewy quiet. 50% or better on Looney Tunes Characters, Looney Tunes in Real Life, and Looney Tunes Quotes: th-th-th-that’s all you have to do to earn this badge!

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconOne Small Step: If you think the moon landing was faked, we Apollo-gize–this badge will be one giant leap for you.  On July 20th, get 50% or better on To the Moon!, Neil Armstrong’s Moon Landing Quote, and Moon Walkers for this one.

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

Top Comments of the Week (07/01)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: Chandler Bing Quotes

Db99: ”Well I took the quiz, and it turns out I do put career before men.”


2. Quiz: Break Your Mouse

Nondaime: “‘You got 100%. Truly, you have a dizzying intellect!’ Yeah, right…”


3. Quiz: Countries: Without First & Last Letter

cguthery: “Why not ‘entral African Republi’?”


4. Quiz: Rubber Ducks as Other Animals

cotc18: ”You think you’ve played the strangest quiz on Sporcle. Then you come across this quiz…”


5. Quiz: Anatomy of the Scalpula

changdi: “I’m actually more interested to see the anatomy of the spatula quiz.”


New Badges: Game, Set, Match: Sporcle, Badge of Good Hope, and Big Gulp

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If someone commends you on your Game, Set, Match: Sporcle! badge, is it considered a backhanded compliment?

Crazy Eights Badge IconGame, Set, Match: Sporcle!: Don’t think you can ace these quizzes just because you can ace opponents on the court. It’ll be harder than that, twinkletoes. Play 40 Tennis quizzes for this badge.

Axis and Allies Badge IconBadge of Good Hope: Call it what you want; it’ll take a lot more than just some ‘good hope’ to earn this badge. 50% or better on Provinces of South Africa on a Map, Country Quiz: South Africa, and Capitals of South Africa will earn this one.

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconBig Gulp: 7-11′s largest size holds 128 ounces–nearly 380% the volume of an average adult stomach. The badge’s namesake only holds around 100%, which is the score you’ll need to get on 7-11 Countries to earn this badge on July 11th.

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

Top Comments of the Week (06/24)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: Odd But True Facts IX

SowCrates: “‘…Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber spent two weeks in _____.’ There are two answers that you should definitely not pair with this.”


2. Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a College Student XXIX

WCRoentgen: ”I guess the Lone Ranger never shouted, ‘Hi-Ho Strontium!’”


3. Quiz: Find the Two-Word States

BamaRainbow: “Hmm. So Flo Rida isn’t a state, then?”


4. Quiz: Thomases that Changed the US

Tom_the_Terrible: ”… Your comment reminds me of the State House in Boston. One of the entrances is called the “General Hooker” entrance (named for Joseph Hooker). Anyway, the immature 13-year old in me was wondering if there is a “Specific Hooker” entrance as well…”


5. Quiz: Mis-Matched Slogans

strags11: “”Finger a tender chicken.” You just tanked KFC’s and Perdue’s stocks with one quiz answer.”