Capital of Palau Updated on Sporcle


After many years of requests, and research, we’ve finally updated the capital of Palau on Sporcle. For many years, we displayed/accepted the region of Melekeok as the nation’s capital, but as of today, we’ve officially switched the answer to Ngerulmud. However, we’ll continue to accept Melekeok for the time being as everyone gets used to the change.

If you have any questions/comments, let us know on our feedback page.

Create a New Account & Save at the Sporcle Store!

inviteFor the next week we’re offering big savings at the Sporcle Store for anyone who creates a new Sporcle account. If you already have an account, don’t worry, if you invite someone and they create an account, you can save too!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a new account on Sporcle (or invite your friends)
  2. You’ll get an email with a special Sporcle Store promo code.
  3. Shop in the store for big savings.

It’s all about as simple as playing the Lightswitch Settings quiz.

Top Comments of the Week (08/21)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Equator Countries

UbbiebubbieSo, Equatorial Guinea… you’ve been lying to me this whole time.

2. From: Rhymes with ‘SEEK’

strags11Where I come from, ‘steak’ rhymes with ‘seek’. Well, OK, no, it doesn’t, but this is a rhyming quiz so I feel kind of obligated to make a comment like this. I think it’s in Sporcle’s terms of service.

3. From: ’90s Song Title Match Up

dlauthorSo I guess “Smells Like My Pocket” was more of a regional hit, then.

4. From: MLB Teams (Redux)

El_DandyOne day you’ll be back, Expos. One day…

5. From: 6-Letter Geography Alphabet Blitz

hbakerOh, hello timer. Didn’t see you there.

Top Comments of the Week (08/07)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Comically Obvious Brand Knock-offs

kbw3141592: See, they’re McDonald’s… I’m McDowell’s. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

2. From: Passable General Knowledge Trivia III

CottlestonPieI too am outraged this quiz featured questions that I did not know the answers to.

3. From: Separated Large Cities (USA) II

EstoniaI saw Taco and my mind just wandered away.

4. From: Easier ‘C’ Images II

sgodwinImages that start with C4? I expected this to be much more explosive! :)

5. From: International Websites

hodgetigerOf course there’s an amazon in Brazil……..!

Top Comments of the Week (07/31)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Out of Shape NFL Logos

maverick2014: It seems wrong that the Patriots logo is puffy rather than under-inflated.

2. From: Who Said It: God or Kanye?

space_cadet72“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” -John 14:36

3. From: Rhymes With Sun

campfiresongsongI might have only got 18 out of 19, but at least I can still honestly say that I missed “none”.

4. From: Countries Not Invaded by Britain on a Map

DerekH22 countries not invaded by Britain – but the day is yet young…

5. From: US States Without Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

msuspartan1981Don’t feel too badly for New England, as they have Dunkin Donuts on every corner.

Top Comments of the Week (07/24)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Test Your Memory: Countries

Kimbole: Clicked Benin instead of Begin. Must read more carefully.

2. From: Famous Fictional Dogs

crouchingdomoUgh, I know he’s just a cartoon, and I know it’s a still image and not a GIF. But even seeing Scrappy Doo with his stupid little dukes up makes me want to just slap him.

It’s never okay to hit a dog in anger, unless that dog is Scrappy Doo.

3. From: Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Limerick_ManOh, jigsaw puzzles are fun
And I am an expert bar none
If the box says “Here’s
For 2-4 Years”
In only 6 months I’ll be done

4. From: Word Hourglass VIII

Marsupial_NinjaJust couldn’t get ‘Bono’ to work for ‘one who puts on airs’.

5. From: Commonly Confused Words

perriconeaIf you need a mnemonic for persecute/prosecute, remember this: Any PERson can PERsecute, but only a PROfessional can PROsecute.

New Feature Alert: Connect With Google


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


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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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?



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.