Just like Babe Ruth’s sacred home run record, Ben’s published game record of of 567 publishes seemed unbreakable, a pie-in-the-sky record that seemed destined to stand forever (or a really long time, at least). However, today Sproutcm has hit the lofty goal of 568 publishes, and is now the most published user on Sporcle.
Congrats Sproutcm, you’ve earned it. Here’s to hundreds more!
Sproutcm by the numbers:
568 games published (and counting)
Over 2,000 games created
Over 38 million Sproutcm quizzes played by other Sporclers
Over 6,000 favorites from Sporclers
Here at Sporcle, we have a lot to be thankful for. We’re thankful for you, our users, who have a thirst for knowledge, unbelievable creativity, and fun-loving attitudes. We’re also thankful for the Sporcle Live team that joined us a year ago, gathering people in restaurants and bars around the country with great live trivia contests. And, of course, we’re thankful for our friends and families, who journey through life with us.
What about you? Post a comment sharing something you’re thankful for.
Have you heard? Sporcle’s biggest live trivia event is coming soon!
Battle of the Brains is the ultimate team trivia challenge.
On October 26th, join over 100 teams at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan. Last year’s teams traveled from five states and two countries to compete. And this year looks to be bigger and better than ever.
Battle of the Brains features a wide range of general knowledge questions. The format is fun and engaging, and it requires a strategic team effort. Make no mistake–this is no average trivia competition. Live performance questions will be presented by local musical acts, celebrity readers and more.
Oh, and did we mention the prizes? There’s $5,000 on the line for you and a team of five.
So how do you sign up? Tickets are on sale now at Sporcle.com or the Royal Oak Music Theatre Box Office. Tickets are $125 per team of five.
If you’re traveling to the event, there are several rooms blocked off at the Radisson in Bloomfield Hills. They offer a discounted room rate for Battle of the Brains teams, along with a free shuttle to and from the event. Get all the event details here.
Be there on October 26th!
Puzzle Words for iPhone, iPod touch, iPod and Android is now available.
SEATTLE — March 19th, 2013 — Sporcle announces Puzzle Words for iOS and Android. The fun and addictive game for the whole family from the gang who brought you Sporcle.com, Badly Drawn Faces, Movies, and Logos.
Puzzle Words is the latest word game from Sporcle that shows you a scrambled picture and all you have to do is guess the word. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but you only have to know one.
Users earn coins as they complete more puzzles and these coins can be exchanged for hints such as revealing a letter, removing letters that aren’t used or unscrambling the image. Users may also buy more coins using in-app purchase.
Puzzle Words is available now through on iTunes, the Google Play Store and Amazon Android Store for FREE
Sporcle is a gaming company that offers short trivia and educational games through the Sporcle.com web site and a mobile apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. The company, founded in 2007 is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices in San Francisco, CA and Plymouth, MI.
Badly Drawn Logos Quiz for iPhone, iPod touch & iPod will keep you guessing.
SEATTLE — January 31st, 2012 — Sporcle proudly announces Badly Drawn Logos Quiz for iOS. It’s an addictive and fun experience from the folks who brought you Sporcle.com, Badly Drawn Faces and Badly Drawn Movies
Badly Drawn Logos Quiz is the latest game in the Badly Drawn series that presents people with famous logos and brands all drawn by Sharpy the Narwhal. Guess the company logo and earn fish. Some logos are instantly recognizable and others might be tricky. If a logo proves too tricky, users can feed Sharpy some fish and he will give them a clue; or they can ask their friends for help.
There are over hundreds of logos and brands to guess in Badly Drawn Logos Quiz. Points are achieved for guessing the logos correctly and bonus points are given if they can guess before the image is completely drawn. Scores can be compared on Game Center.
Badly Drawn Logos Quiz is available now through the Apple App Store for the amazingly low price of FREE!
Sporcle is a gaming company that offers short trivia and educational games through the Sporcle.com web site and a mobile apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Sporcle was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle and San Francisco.
Visit BadlyDrawn.com for more information.
Editors’ Note: Portions of this post were written by longtime Sporcler Hejman prior to our decision to add Palestine to ‘Countries of the World’. We appreciate this and his many other contributions to Sporcle over the years.
What is a country?
When you were a kid sitting in a classroom staring at the map on the wall, you might have gotten the idea that the world had a certain permanence. We certainly did. The thing was attached to the wall…with bolts. It’d be pretty hard to change something with that kind of solid mounting. Of course, the real world couldn’t be further from the truth. Borders, boundaries, place names and our knowledge of the planet changes every day, and so can our definition of what makes a country.
Trivia is much the same way. It may seem that when you have a set of answers that are either right or wrong, there should be some kind of permanence there, or at least some kind of cut and dry way for determining them. Unfortunately, the ambiguity that springs forth from everyday life also bleeds into trivia and directly into a question like “What determines a country?”
We know that Sporclers love our challenge feature, and one thing a lot of people have been requesting is a way to play live with their friends in real-time. We listened to your requests, and now we have something very exciting to announce. We’ve created a Google Hangout app that allows you to play Sporcle against your friends and family across the world. All you need to get started is a Google+ account. If you already have one, just click the big red button below:
If at any time you feel lost, we’ve included detailed instructions after the jump.
Earlier today we crossed the 800 million game play mark. That’s an incredible number, and we want to thank all of our users for getting us here. In fact to adequately explain just how incredible it is, Hejman, a Sporcle moderator, emailed us the following facts to mark the occasion:
800 Million plays comes out to:
- 2.56 plays for every American
- 12.85 plays for every Briton
- 34.87 plays for every Australian
- 22.97 plays for every Canadian
- 146.05 plays for every citizen of Kyrgyzstan
- Each game on Sporcle has been played an average of 2,806 times. (Thanks to Bazmerelda for this one)
- Since Sporcle’s inception in July 2007, there have been an average of 18,200+ quizzes played per hour, which is equivalent to just over 300 quizzes per minute or 5 quizzes every second. In the time it just took you to read this comment, there have been 50 quizzes completed. (Thanks to Brandon Anderson in the comments)
If you happen to find any more amazing facts about this impressive Sporcle achievement, please add them in the comments. Thanks again everyone, we’re extremely proud and humbled by just how many diversions we’ve caused.
The time has finally come. Sporcle has updated all of our science quizzes, including the classic Periodic Table, to honor and welcome two new elemental friends. Elements 114 and 116 have officially become flerovium and livermorium. The symbols for the new elements are Fl and Lv. Flerovium is named after the Russian physicist Georgy Flyorov, for whom the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions is named. On the other hand, Livermorium is named after the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where much of this research is done. The Lawrence Livermore national lab already has the element lawrencium named after it, whereas Livermore is actually the name of the town. This is the first time in a long time that there has been a gap in the periodic table, as neither elements 113 nor 115 have yet been synthesized and reconfirmed. Of course, this just means we could yet have a Sporclium in the periodic table.
For those of you who are wondering just how an element is names, it goes like this: First a set of researchers (either in Germany, the US or Russia) creates a new element. Then, another set of researchers must recreate this experiment to confirm the results. The original group then has the right to name the element. They suggest a name to IUPAC (the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) who meets to see if they agree with the suggestions. Then after a period of 6 months, if no one has any complaints, the names are officially adopted.
Good news, now you can add Sporcle to your Facebook Timeline!
By connecting Facebook to Sporcle, you can include Sporcle activity such as creating games, picking favorites, rating, and playing games on Facebook. To share Sporcle, click the Get Started button at the top of the screen (or go to your settings page and connect to Facebook.)
That’s all there is to it! Sporcle will automatically be added to your Timeline.
If you decide you don’t want to share Sporcle anymore, you can always disable this option by going to your settings page and turning this option off.
Enjoy and happy Sporcling!