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.
For 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!
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.
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.
OctoQuiz is a new quiz platform from Sporcle Labs that is intended to be a bit more personal. Where Sporcle is all about mentally stimulating diversions, OctoQuiz is about the lighter side of trivia. OctoQuiz offers multiple choice question formats as well as personality quizzes (with more quiz types to come).
We have some great news for quiz contributors today, we’ve raised the limit for all quiz creators from 11 quizzes per month to 25.
This is the first time we’ve raised the contribution limit in over 3 years, and we’re really excited to see what kind of quizzes are released. In addition, we’re not allowing all users the ability to contribute 100 private quizzes per month, so if you enjoy making lots of quizzes for studying or friends, the world is your oyster.
We’ve also made a slight tweak to the quizmaster formula, so private quizzes will no longer count towards the score. It shouldn’t have much of an effect on most scores, but if you see your score drop slightly, that’s the reason.
North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has been found. Kim had not been seen in the public eye since September 3rd, raising speculations about his whereabouts and well-being. During his absence, he missed two important events, both of which he was expected to attend. In the recently released pictures, Kim is seen walking with a cane, but looking happy and healthy. However, since only still photographs were released, it’s tough to tell if the 31-year-old was having trouble walking.
Kim has been the head of the government of North Korea since 2012, and since he assumed leadership, their standing in the international community has not changed all that much, and there are 32 countries that refuse to have diplomatic ties to the country. Play the quiz below to see if you can figure out who they are.
We’ve been swimming in great new badges all summer long. Scan through this list – placed in alphabetical order for your convenience – and look at the fun to be had.
All That Jazz: If all of your friends consult you for all of their pop culture questions – on everything from celebrity selfies to cereal mascots – then this badge is for you. Just play 1000 total games in Entertainment.
Baker’s Dozen: To earn this badge, simply play at least one game for thirteen consecutive days. Not quite as demanding as the Century Club, but still satisfying. Victory never tasted so good.
But Back to Sporcle Week isn’t just about us. It’s also about YOU, our users!
Sporcle Haiku Contest
Last year’s haiku contest was such a success, we’re goin’ for round 2. Show off your creative chops by submitting a Sporcle-themed haiku.
What is haiku?
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry consisting of 17 syllables (also known as on or morae). There are three lines, consisting of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Haiku is known for juxtaposing–or placing next to each other–two contrasting images.
There are numerous tutorials on how to write haiku, for example this one. There are no tutorials on writing a Sporcle haiku. But we’re quite friendly and accepting.
The not-so-fine print:
- Write an original haiku related in some way to Sporcle.
- Post your username and haiku in the comments section of this post
- The winning poems will be posted on the Sporcle Facebook page