Featured Game of the Week (11/19/2014)

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. Here’s the quiz of the week!

 

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Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks

by BanjoZebra

Featured November 21, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks is BanjoZebra’s 105th published quiz, making him one of our top published quizmakers. He’s also made 269 contributed games. He has 40 badges and has been on Sporcle since September 2011. Keep making great quizzes, BanjoZebra!

What’s the Quiz About?

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks is a classic quiz that asks if you know which Tom is which. You’re given a movie title and you have to enter whether Tom Cruise (C) or Tom Hanks (H) was in it. There are 26 movies, and each actor is in the quiz 13 times, so even if you have no idea, you have a 50/50 shot at getting it right. Don’t try to memorize the order or Toms, however. This quiz has random order enabled, so the movies will show up in a different order each time you take it. You have 2 minutes to get through the quiz. This is a This or That quiz, where we give you a limited number of choices to pick from. In this case, the choices are Hanks or Cruise.

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks was played 26,392 times while it was on the front page and it has a rating of 3.9.


Top Tweets (11/25/14)

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: December to Remember, Almost Useless Trivia, and Date Night

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Sporcling is so delightful…

December_3December to Remember:  It’s cold and dark outside, but warm and cozy inside. Take advantage of the great indoors as a way to sharpen your quiz taking skills and get 100% on 100 quizzes in December. If you do, you’ll be able to display this badge on your profile.

o57B7WPp8pzhPpE4_CSrdnP9o9GBECWUwBQIOBkpdc8Almost Useless Trivia: Is your head full of knowledge that never gets applied to anything? Prove it! Get 100% on Almost Useless Trivia I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII. Who knows, you might learn something that’s about as useful as a T-Rex’s arms.

MovieFriday_1Date Night: Whether it’s a night out on the town or a movie night on the couch, date night is a wonderful thing. Display your love for date night by earning this badge - play 25 movie games and 25 restaurants games on a Saturday.

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

Top Comments of the Week (11/21)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: US States (Redux)

IamNotReaI: “Pfff… this’ll be easy.” *clicks on Massachoosetts first*


2. From: Sporcle Driving School

buckeye_FCGuess which answer has the LOWest percentage correct?!…I’ll just see myself out.


3. From: British vs. American Food Fight

BombaySapphireWhat kind of evil nuclear experiment caused British fish to grow fingers?


4. From: Language by Map

brockoGot a bit desperate and tried everything from Madagascan to Lemur…


5. From: Scooby-Doo Theme Song

oli_byDrat…I would’ve gotten 100% if it weren’t for those meddling kids!!

Featured Game of the Week (11/19/2014)

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!

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Missing Letter Blitz 

by gunthertoody

Featured November 16, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Missing Letter Blitz is gunthertoody’s 10th published quiz, which means it earned him the Homepage Hero badge! This brings his total number of badges up to 16. He’s been a user since August 2011 and he’s played just over 4,000 quizzes since then.

What’s the Quiz About?

Missing Letter Blitz is a quiz full of four letter words. Each word has one letter missing and you have to figure out which letter of the alphabet should be there to complete the word. Each letter is used once in this quiz, so there are 26 words to figure out. This quiz is a blitz, which means that you have very little time to complete it. In this case, you have a minute and 30 seconds.

There is a nice mix of easy and challenging words, so one strategy you can use is to cycle through the words once, just getting the words that are obvious to you. This will help in the second cycle, where you have to think a bit more to figure out which letter is correct. Your choices will be narrowed down so when the timer flashes red at 10 seconds and you start frantically clicking, you’ll be more likely to get some answers right.

Missing Letter Blitz was played 31,325 times on the 16th and it has a rating of 4.2.


Top Tweets (11/18/14)

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: Das Bädge, Lab Assistant, and Caught ‘Em All

Little known fact: Germanium is not a rock-type Pokemon.

DasBadge_2Das Bädge: Germany is one of the world’s great economic powers, as well as a historical leader in art, philosophy, and other fields. Get to know this country by playing German Cities, Country Quiz: Germany, States of Germany, and German Chancellors. Getting 50% or better on each one will earn you this badge.

Badges_Master_LabAssistantLab Assistant: It doesn’t matter if you were at the top of your chemistry classes in high school, you majored in chemistry in college, or if you just like the idea of strangely shaped beakers and the periodic table. If you like science, this badge is for you. Play 50 Chemistry games to earn it!

CaughtEmAll_1Caught ‘Em All: If you want to be the very best, like no one ever was, then you’re going to have to give it your all. If you want to prove your worth as a Pokémon trainer, get 100% on 151 Original Pokémon, then display this badge along your collection of gym badges. You’ll be a Pokémon Master in no time!

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

Top Comments of the Week (11/14)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: The Super Duper ’90s Slideshow

strags11: Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

I think so, Brain. But what if the chicken won’t play the Sporcle quiz?


2. From: Face Your Fears

LunchMeatI tried both dinosaurs and the Bronte sisters for brontophobia.


3. From: Face Your Fears

UnitedRoadRedSporclophobia – the fear of your brain freezing when the counter hits 10 seconds remaining.


4. From: Worldwide Gun Ownership

axgtdVatican City appears among the highest halberd ownership per capita.


5. From: Criteria Characters: Breaking Bad

frey78Instead of “Breaking Bad character” the top clue should have been “Enjoys breakfast”.

Meet the Staff: Mark Adams

Mark being a Pacific Northwesterner

Mark being a Pacific Northwesterner

Name: Mark Adams (markadams543)

Position: VP of Operations – Live Trivia

Originally from: Canton, Michigan

Worked at Sporcle since: January 2013*

About: Mark describes himself as creative and never satisfied.

Interests: Mark is an avid baseball fan (read: Detroit Tigers fan) and likes to attend live concerts. His claim-to-fame is that he’s seen the Dave Matthews Band perform 70 times. (Read that sentence once more. Hard to believe, we know.) He recently moved to Seattle and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Mark’s favorite Sporcle quiz is WWE Wrestlers by ’80s Action Figure. He says he doesn’t have a favorite movie, but he’ll see any movie with Tom Hanks in it.

Strange Fact:  In 3rd grade, Mark got to ride in the fire truck for the Westland, Michigan 4th of July parade. The occasion? He’d written the best essay on fire prevention.

Here at Sporcle:  Here at Sporcle, Mark oversees all areas of Sporcle Live. This includes managing the Sporcle Live team and hosts, as well as providing leadership in sales, marketing and staffing.

Favorite thing about working at Sporcle: Mark likes working at Sporcle because every day presents a new challenge. As he puts it, “When you’re working with 200+ bars and 100+ hosts, you never know what you’re going to get.” 

Special Message from Mark: “If you haven’t already, you should play Sporcle Live. It’s completely different than what you play on the website. It’s a great way to spend a night out with friends.” And he adds, “We need more good hosts…apply today!” (Quite the salesman, this Mark fellow.)

* The date that Great Lakes Trivia became Sporcle Live. Mark put on the first live trivia show of then-named Motor City Trivia on March 29, 2009.

Featured Game of the Week (11/12/2014)

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!

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First 10 Countries with a McDonalds

by GeogTeacher

Featured November 6, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

First 10 Countries with a McDonald’s is GeogTeacher’s 1st quiz to be published, but he’s contributed 11 other quizzes. He’s been a Sporcle user since October 2009; he was one of the first people to sign up. He’s played almost 2,000 games since then and has 33 badges. Thanks for being awesome, GeogTeacher.

What’s the Quiz About?

Can you figure out which countries had the first McDonald’s? If you can, then this quiz is for you. You’re given the year that the restaurant was first built in the country, and you have to give the country. The first country should be a given, in fact, 99.5% of users get this country right. (Hint: It’s the USA). The rest of the countries are less obvious. Some countries are far more surprising. You have 3 minutes to enter all 10 countries. This isn’t enough time to just list countries randomly. Try to be logical about which countries you’re trying. Put yourself into Ray Kroc’s mind. If you were trying to get your Big Macs in every corner of the world, where would you start?

First 10 Countries with a McDonalds was played 24,391 times while it was on the front page and it ended up with a rating of 4.3.