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Sporcle’s Best of 2013

bestof20132013 has been an incredible year for Sporcle. We reached 1 billion games played, published over 3,000 new quizzes, and now have over over 400,000 contributed games. We also released four brand new apps, and have continued rolling out Sporcle Live to new locations.

In this post, we’re highlighting our most popular quizzes, comments and blog posts from 2013.

Top Quizzes

Here’s a list of the most played games on Sporcle in 2013. We’ve broken them down into 13 minefield and 13 non-minefield games. Check ‘em out:

Minefield Non-Minefield
  1. True or False Logic Quiz
  2. US Cities: North to South
  3. US Cities: West to East
  4. Pandemic Logic Puzzle
  5. Smallest-to-Largest Minefield
  6. 1-50 in 60
  7. First 20 US States
  8. Movie Time
  9. Crazy Number Logic Puzzle
  10. The Heinous Lying Logic Puzzle
  11. Pick Which Color?
  12. Oldest-to-Youngest Minefield
  13. You Better Lose Yourself
  1. Spacebar Challenge II
  2. Fast Food Logos
  3. Fast Food Restaurant Hunt
  4. Harry Potter Top 20 Finder
  5. US Cities on a Map
  6. Smarter Than a College Student? X
  7. 50 Famous Figures
  8. On a Map: Europe
  9. Almost Useless Trivia VII
  10. Smarter Than a College Student? IX
  11. Most Well Known Countries
  12. Almost Useless Trivia VI
  13. Disney/Pixar Villain Match

 

Top Comments

Here are the 10 most upvoted commments of 2013. We have a sneaking suspicion an upvote factory is located somewhere near Bishkek.


1. From: Spacebar Challenge II

BanjoZebra: Thanks,Sporcle.Ithinkyouallknowwhathappened….


2. From:  How Well Can You See?

AzraelYes, I’m part of the 16 percent who cheated by highlighting the words.


3. From:  -stan Countries Blitz

buckeye_FCKyrgyzstan is least guessed??? What bizzaro world is this?


4. From: The Cursive Alphabet

emeryAdmit it, how many of us hit ’2′ for the capital Q?


5. From: Spacebar Challenge II

Bobman1Not to be a spoiler here, but on that first question, I could have sworn it was DiCaprio. And that Ruth Bader Ginsberg one was just really, really clever. A shame I missed it. The third answer, of course, was spacebar. Nailed that one.


6. From: Escape or DIE!!

strags11: I wound up in Kyrgyzstan. Pretty typical for a Sporcle agent, really


7. From: Lightswitch Settings

AllShamNoWowToo U.S. centric.


8. From: Find the Fruits, Veto the Veggies

kromclovinfashoKnowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.


9. From: Countries Larger Than Texas

JoeFdI feel sorry for the 10% of people who didn’t realize that the US was bigger than Texas


10. From: Head-to-Toe Blitz

SomeChaz I thought this would be easier in front of a mirror; but I forgot how distractingly beautiful I am.


 

Top Blog Posts

We wrote plenty on the Blog in 2013 ranging from our official definition of a country, to our official definition of a sandwich. Check out our favorite posts below.

1. Sporcle “Countries of the World” Geography Standard
When we decided to include Palestine as a country on Sporcle, we knew that there would be some controversy, so we published our reasoning behind the change in this blog post.

2. A Message from our Founder Matt Ramme
When we hit a billion plays (a huge milestone!) in April, our founder Matt Ramme took to the blog to write out some of his thoughts on the big occasion.

3. Greenland is NOT a Country
Sporcle moderator/editor Hejman took to the blog to discuss some of the more…amusing…reported quiz mistakes. Greenland? Still not a country.

4. From Sea to Shining Sealand
Sporcle moderator Lisl Stadler decided to look into the background of one of the most famous micronations, and lived to tell the tale.

5. What is a Sandwich?
After some furious internal debate about some of the inclusions on our Sandwich Time quiz, we decided to cement a Sporcle ‘sandwich standard’ to go along with our country standard. Hot Dog? Still a sandwich.

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