New Feature Alert: Connect With Google

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We added a brand new feature today that should make those of you with a Google account happy. We’ve added a 1-click sign in with Google to our login page. Just click the big red button, approve the connection and it’ll be smooth sailing from then on. If you have yet to make a Sporcle account, clicking this button will get you signed up as well.

If you have any questions, comments, or issues using the new Google sign-in button. Let us know at our feedback page.

Top Comments of the Week (06/05)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Click an Herbivore

bacheson: On Saturday, my caterpillar ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon. I think it’s an omnivore.


2. From: Are You Smarter Than a College Student? XXIII

crazydiamond1to9For a second, I read the clue as “What medical condition is characterized by brief attacks of deep sleep, often occurring uncontrollably while reading ‘Silas Marner’?”


3. From: Name Swap Match-Up

telcontar40371As a true Chicagoan, I have to wonder why the Sears Tower is on this quiz? What new name?


4. From: Overlapping Foursomes

ksteveYou don’t know you screwed up until you get to Disney.


5. From: Sporcle’s Easiest TV

ChimakwaHOW ME FORGET COOKIE???

5 Reasons to Sign Up for a Sporcle Account

If you haven’t created a Sporcle account, but you’ve been thinking about it lately, peruse this list to see why you should give it a shot.


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1. It’s Free!

We don’t charge for an account, it’s totally free. That gives you plenty of money to purchase a batmobile or a money bin. Whatever you want!

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2. You’ll earn SO many badges

There are badges for literally (LITERALLY!) everyone on the site. From the Newbie Badge (Create an account on Sporcle) to the Around the World badge (Get 100% on Countries of the World), you’ll have no problem building up a nice display of badges on your profile. Make your way up to Sporcle Scout in no time!

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3. You can accept all the challenges

If you think you’re the fastest and smartest Sporcler around, there’s no better way to prove your mettle than by challenging other users. You can also get automatic challenges from the world famous Sporcle-Bot 9000. He’s much nicer than HAL, but still a tough son of a gun.

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4. You can also track your stats

If you’ve been tracking all your Sporcle scores with a pen and paper, we salute you! But there’s a better way that avoids all those hand cramps and ink stains. We’ll track your scores automatically with computers and lasers. Yes, we absolutely use lasers to track your score. Why? Because lasers are cool.

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5. You’ll never miss another quiz

If there’s one thing we hate, it’s forgetting stuff. We have you covered with our customizable email reminders. After you create your free account, just head to your settings page and get them set just like you like ‘em.


Ready to Sign Up?

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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.

Top 5 Comments of the Week (04/17)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Types of Natural Disasters

McSack: FEMA thinks there’s only thirteen, but one day they will have to acknowledge Godzilla.


2. From: True or False: The History of Time

LisaSimpsonOHI’d even go so far as to say that every two minutes we take as many pictures of cats as were taken of anything in the entire 19th Century.


3. From: Song Title Endings III

JesbyThought I could just leave the ones I didn’t know until the end. You got me there!


4. From: Types of Natural Disasters

eyes355“Space weather” certainly includes meteor strikes, which is what gave me that one. It appears that FEMA doesn’t count zombies or plague as natural disasters though….


5. From: Animal Name Game

ChileNoseJamI was wondering what a “Godfatherkey” was.

Top 5 Comments of the Week (04/10)

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1. From: Animal Puns

dlauthor: Using the same animal twice in the same quiz? What a cheetah.


2. From: Holiday by Greeting Card

bulletproofkolOh, Guy Fawkes night, the stacks of cards I get for that should have reminded me. All I could think was book burning night, which had me worried.


3. From: Geography Vowel Grab Bag

happybunnyfunnyFor North American Country, I typed Antigua and Barbuda. I live in the United States.


4. From: Let’s Dance! Disney Edition

hm95Can we agree that The Emperor’s New Groove is the greatest thing ever?


5. From: Holiday by Greeting Card

sufradleyI haven’t sent or received, or even seen, a Guy Fawkes card but they would double up as handy kindling.

Top 5 Comments of the Week (04/03)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Math Jokes

armadilloking: Q: Did you hear the one about the statistician? A: Probably


2. From: ‘Greatest American Hero’ Theme Song

CorellonLBelieve it or not, George isn’t at home!


3. From: Most Common Animals (ABC Books)

WredAguyWOctopus? No. Ostrich? Nope? Otter? Guess again. Ox? Still wrong. Orangutan? DAMMIT!!


4. From: Mufasa or Vader?

Probo11It’s kind of funny that both characters were voiced by James Earl Jones.


5. From: Numbers in Pop Culture

msuspartan1981I knew the Proclaimers would would walk five hundred miles, but I forgot they would walk five hundred more.

New Feature: Copy Your Quizzes

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Have you ever made an amazing quiz, and wanted to make a sequel with all the same settings and style? Now is your time. You can copy any of your own quizzes whether they are a draft, contributed or published. All you have to do is navigate to your game management dashboard, look for copy icon (right next to the edit game link), and you can start happily cloning quizzes all day long.

Just remember: Game play data, ratings and favorites are not copied along for the ride, but all other info, including answer data, and map marker locations, will be preserved in the new quiz.

Top 5 Comments of the Week (03/20)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Parts of a Circle

oli_by: Who was the roundest knight of the ‘Knights of the round table’? Sir Cumference of course. How did he get so round? He at too much pi…Happy pi day everyone!


2. From: 5-Letter Country Match-Up

PomonaI can’t believe I guessed Nauru before Italy, India, or China. Wow, I have spent a lot of time on Sporcle.


3. From: SNL Celebrity Impressions

ashbeekI guessed Justin Bieber for Ellen and I’m not ashamed to admit it.


4. From: Common ‘Other’ Language per State

mimsy137In a moment of weakness, I nearly typed in Canadian.


5. From: ‘S’ TV Shows by Picture II

WyattsTorchThat awkward moment when “Flipper” doesn’t apply, so you try “Slipper” out of desperation.

Top 5 Comments of the Week (03/13)

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1. From: Musicians by Lego

rockgolf: Only in Legoland can Iron Maiden look like New Kids on the Block with Aaron Carter sitting in.


2. From: Asia (Redux)

armadillokingI didn’t realize why United Arab Empire was wrong for about five minutes. That decoy was too good.


3. From: Asia (Redux)

Pander88uk“Don’t click any non-Asian real countries… they’re bound to use that trick”.. *clicks Australia*.


4. From: Images that End in ‘B’

WyattsTorchI spent at least two minutes trying to come up with the name for Marley’s hat.


5. From: Click the Batman Villain

Scout_Number_4They might not be real Batman villains, but you don’t want to be around if The Tinkler takes on The Space Heater.