Top Comments of the Week (06/20)

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1. From: US Presidents by One-Word Hints

crouchingdomo: Anybody else see “Tippecanoe” and go looking for Tyler?


2. From: 21 Most Corrupt Countries

pokemonrRussia is not here.

Putin: Ah, Sporcle Admin. Surely my country will not be here.( Slips money under the table)

Sporcle Admin: Yes, of course not.


3. From: ‘Name’ That Profession

jago706The dietitian Les Eaton might have a colleague, Michael Lester O’Level.


4. From: US State Capital Match-Up

dancastroIf someone has difficulties trying to remember which capital (Bismarck or Pierre) belongs to each Dakota, here is a little mnemonic rule. Bismarck is a German name, Pierre is a French one. On the average, Germany is north of France. Therefore, Bismarck is ND, Pierre is SD.


5. From: Disney Animal Character Match-Up

AzraelAccidentally hit Jiminy Chipmunk. Now I wish he were real.

Top Comments of the Week (06/13)

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1. From: Five Stages of Grief

Walking_Fred: First, the admins couldn’t believe that it hadn’t been done before. Then, they got mad they hadn’t thought of it. Next, they tried to think of a better way to do it. Disappointed in their effort, they finally had to publish it today.


2. From: 2014 World Cup Teams

JoshDupuisI’m really rooting for Bosnia but I can’t stand Herzegovina.


3. From: Words That Begin with ‘WR’

mustangoSo in summary, more people got wrong right than write, and more people got wright wrong than right.


4. From: 25 Years of the World Wide Web

Azazello2000 – Half the CDs currently in existence are free trial software CDs that were mailed to you every other day by this now irrelevant company.”


5. From: ‘H’ Pictures by Category

bossfan92For your historian picture alone, you sir win the internet.

Top Comments of the Week (06/06)

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1. From: Pale Movie Characters

MTwhiz: Dang that’s a lot of Depp!


2. From: Call the Grammar Police

BrizzaPeople should have to take this quiz before being allowed onto the rest of the Internet.


3. From: The 22 Countries Britain Has Never Invaded

sconeyjIt smacks of a lack of ambition that we stopped at 175.


4. From: Mindboggling Countries III

tim0786I found the word “magnolia.” I realize it’s not a country, but I thought it was cool.


5. From: The 22 Countries Britain Has Never Invaded

I270Exit1All that, in search of decent food.

21 Quizzes You Might Have Missed (May 2014)

432004_10151382834450010_1179365295_nIt was a busy month here at Sporcle, and if you skipped a few days of Sporcling, you might just have missed one of the best quizzes of the month.

Instead of feeling bad about it, we thought we’d put together a monthly recap of all the most interesting games on Sporcle.

Take a look at our full list of top games below, and let us know about your favorites in the comments.

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Top Comments of the Week (05/30)

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1. From: Famous Bills In Sixty Seconds

ZenophileX: I can’t be the only one who thought he was answering the Bill Paxton question, but got the Bill Pullman question right. Or vice versa. Right?


2. From: Same Color or Not?

FlickI was pretty poor guessing the colors, but at least I got the ‘Type (N)ext to continue.’ questions correct…


3. From: ‘G’eography

Woodchuckerooooh Granada and Grenada. That is brilliantly cruel.


4. From: 3 Major Rock Types

uoljHey! A science quiz where the answers actually haven’t changed since I was in school!


5. From: Classic American Food

WoodchuckerI’ve always heard Candied Yams. “Candied Sweet Potatoes” sounds like some awkward phrasing because the word Yams was copyrighted.

Check Out Sporcle’s Top Comments of the Week (05/16)

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1. From: 20 Frightening Fruits & Veggies

mcory: Did somebody seriously bring fruits and vegetables into an MRI Scan? No wonder my medical co-pays are so high.


2. From: Complete the Conspiracy

sunsurferI also like the possibility of “What if my love life is a disaster…And my milkshake had nothing to do with it”.


3. From: 3-Letter Images A-Z

zalkon2004The rug really ties the quiz together.


4. From: Food Cliches

CecispandaWhoever first said “it’s like taking candy from a baby” definitely never tried to take candy from a baby!


5. From: ‘S’ Baby Names (2009)

RufusTFireflyClearly, not enough parents are naming their kids Sporcle.

Check Out Sporcle’s Top Comments of the Week (05/09)

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1. From: Famous Toms

RonB: I’d complain about you leaving out the leader of the Heartbreakers, but that would be petty.


2. From: ANYONE but US Presidents

Nol_SolanoShakira: “Read my hips: No new taxes”


3. From: Common Household Items

abard124“Time machine? No? Oh, shower!”


4. From: 10 Largest Countries in North America

GoldenHey, I like this new idea of bonus answers in clickable quizzes. From now on, I can am going to spend my time clicking around and in the gaps to see if I can uncover any. I’d be really bummed, though, if I clicked on an incorrect bonus answer – like Brazil or Vatican City.


5. From: Common Household Items

WCRoentgenOur main freezer is attached to the fridge. But we have one of those big ones in the cellar, where we keep Grandma.

21 Quizzes You Might Have Missed (April 2014)

432004_10151382834450010_1179365295_nIt was a busy month here at Sporcle, and if you skipped a few days of Sporcling, you might just have missed one of the best quizzes of the month.

Instead of feeling bad about it, we thought we’d put together a monthly recap of all the most interesting games on Sporcle.

Take a look at our full list of top games below, and let us know about your favorites in the comments.

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How to Make an Excellent ‘Interpretive’ Quiz

The latest quiz type from Sporcle is here, and it follows a much different ‘path’ than the others. If you’re curious about how you can make your own version of ‘What Type of Coffee Are You?’ or other personality quizzes, then this guide should help you get started. It looks a little confusing at the get-go, but once you get the hang of it we know you’ll wow us again with your creative and imaginative quizzes!

First off, there are three parts to creating an Interpretive quiz:

  1. Creating the questions & answers
  2. Creating the results section
  3. Adding images to the results section

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Can You Find Ukraine?

Ukraine_Full-1024x535The Washington Post recently found that only 1 in 6 Americans can locate Ukraine on a map.

When we saw the above map from Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, we were totally blown away. Apparently there are a bunch of people in the world that think Ukraine is in Greenland. Or somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Wow.

When we come across something like this, our first instinct is “Can we make it into a quiz?” (Or at the very least…a humorous tweet?)

In this case, the quiz had already been created! We have fascinating data that compares the people who were polled by the Washington Post and Sporcle. It turns out that since we’re well-past one billion plays, we can shed some light on areas of the world or history that people have forgotten. (Sorry President Hayes...)

In the original article, pollsters asked a two-part question: 1) Would you support US Intervention in Ukraine and 2) where is Ukraine located on the map. Only 1 in 6 respondents could find the country, and those that couldn’t were much more in favor of military action.

We decided to look into our own data,  going first to one of our most popular location quizzes, On a Map: Europe.  On this quiz, Ukraine is guessed correctly over 76% of the time. That means that out of the 140,000 game plays, over 105,000 correctly located Ukraine.

Next we went to one of our most played quizzes: Countries of the World. On this quiz, Ukraine has been answered correctly 73.9% of the time. Even in a much larger pool of countries, most Sporclers have a firm grasp that it’s actually a country. (Nauru on the other hand…)

So what can we glean from all this? While we have a much larger sample size–Sporcle users hail from many countries around the world, not just the United States–people who play Sporcle quizzes are actually gaining useful knowledge about our world and the places where significant events are happening.

Here at Sporcle HQ, we’re proud of our users. And we’re glad we could share some of this cool info with all of you.