Top Tweets (7/29/14)

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 (7/25)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Tiny Almost Useless Trivia IV

Woodchucker: Why is determined in quotes? That Owl’s research of Tootsie Pop consumption was highly scientific.


2. From: 30 Maps That’ll Help You Make Sense of the World

MTwhizWhat an incredibly fun and informative quiz! Hey, America may have unpaid maternity leave and a ridiculous measuring system, but at least we gave the world Sporcle. We can be proud of that.


3. From: Famous Family Trees III

dlauthorWish there were a metric to see how many people thought to themselves, “how am I supposed to to know Anne Hathaway’s husband? Is he famous? And when did she have all those kids?”


4. From: Famous Movie Characters

gwynn19I tried “El Duderino”, since I’m not into that whole brevity thing. Didn’t work.


5. From: Every Disney/Pixar Villain

buckeyebobThe secret villain of every Pooh movie is Owl. He’s pompous, he spreads misinformation, and in the end he steals Piglet’s home. He’s basically a feathery Mr. Potter.

Featured Game of the Week (7/23/2014)

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been thinking about ways to spice the blog up a bit and get regular content out there for our loyal readers to peruse. To that end, we’re writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us.

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Avoid the ‘A’ Countries

by geshmonkey
Featured July 20th, 2014

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Top Tweets (7/22/14)

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 (07/18)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Northern Countries

padlarf: Typed Chile for fun. Wasn’t that much fun.


2. From: Pun Fun II

corndogI don’t really understand why the picture for the quiz is Obama. I hope this doesn’t set a bad president for future quiz images.


3. From: Homonym Slideshow

mselbyDid I hear something about that picture being of an excavator and not a crane!?

Anyway, I fixed it, but if we’ve learned one thing today, it’s that there isn’t a bird called an excavator and there sure as hell should be.


4. From: Largest Police Departments (U.S.)

leosworkoutplanNo Miami? David Caruso just takes care of it all?


5. From: Heavily-Armed Countries

fnurtTo America’s credit, we do ban lawn darts.

Top Tweets (7/16/14)

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.

New Badges: Minute Master, Spiritual Sporcler, and Border Bandit

Having a good July? So are we! Beat the heat with three new badges.

MinuteMasterMinute Master: You can do a lot in a minute. You can brush half your teeth, tie your shoes, watch ten Vines, or play a brief Sporcle quiz! To demonstrate your dedication to the minute, play 60 total 1 minute games and pick up this badge as a reward.

1000Religion2Spiritual Sporcler: Whatever happened to religions where everyone lived on top of a mountain and gave birth out of their head? We don’t know, but we think you’ll be able to answer some of life’s deeper questions after earning this badge by playing 1000 total games in Religion.

BorderBandit_1Border Bandit: Want to travel the world right now? 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.

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

Featured Game of the Week (7/9/2014)

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been thinking about ways to spice the blog up a bit and get regular content out there for our loyal readers to peruse. To that end, we’re writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us.

hayes

 

Chronological Presidents

by howdijyaguessit
Featured July 4th, 2014

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Sporcle Map Updates

As you might have noticed, the internet is a constantly changing beast. Well, Sporcle is jumping on that bandwagon with some of our nearest and dearest. Starting today, we put into motion a process that will change (for the better!) many of the oldest map quizzes on the site.

We’re going from ‘eek!’ to ‘chic’, and starting with the worst offender of them all. Today the former Capitals of Europe map was replaced after 6 ½ years of existence.

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We can bet you’ve already played that quiz (maybe even more than once), as it has over 1.19 million plays. If you haven’t taken a peek at our new look, now’s your chance!

Be on the lookout for other map games to receive the same treatment in the near future. Bye bye, old maps! Hello, beautiful…

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