Top Comments of the Week (10/02)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Progressively Harder NFL Logos

packmanwiscyI’ve never noticed how red those eyes are on the Broncos logo. Must have changed it when Colorado legalized weed.

2. From: Jokes in Reverse

armadillokingThe bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve time travelers in here.” A time traveler walks into a bar

3. From: American Money In Your Pocket

mommyrocks2005Liar. None of that’s in my pocket. I’m pretty broke right now.

4. From: Pick-a-Stan

dancastroAny Sporcler worth of the name will agree that Kazakhstan is bigger, but Kyrgyzstan is greater.

5. From: Ticket to Ride Board

mrbinkey04I just drove from Minneapolis to Duluth yesterday. I’m not sure why it took me so long, since they are clearly right next to each other.

Top Comments of the Week (09/18)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Sporcle’s Most Forgotten Answers

naqwerty3You know you’ve been on a Sporcle a long time if you don’t even think of entering Kyrgyzstan for “Most Missed” Countries of Asia because who would ever miss Kyrgyzstan on Sporcle?!

2. From: Franchise by Pez Dispenser Set

ArtieArmstrongVery disappointed this quiz didn’t accept “pezidents” for #17.

3. From: Are You Colorblind?

klb75A while back I had the idea of opening a shop with a sign that says “Color Blindness Diagnosis: $10″, but having the sign written using colored dots like the numbers in this quiz. When someone walks in and asks “Am I colorblind?”, I’d just say “No. That’ll be $10″.

4. From: Sporcle’s Most Forgotten Answers

NoisewaterSo the states no one can spell… And Nebraska

5. From: African Country A-Z Blitz

NY_MOBIn a blitz game, it sure would help if I could resist typing countries like “Burkina Faso” and “Ethiopia”, when “Benin” and “Egypt” will do.

Have You Seen the Unplayed Quizzes Tab?


A few weeks ago, we added a new tab to the homepage: Unplayed Quizzes.

Clicking on this tab will show you lists of Sporcle’s most-played quizzes…that you’ve never played before. Today, we put out an update. Before you could only sort by category. But now you can sort by category AND  quiz type.

You have to be logged in to use this feature, as we can only know what quizzes you’ve played if you are playing with an account. You might be surprised by some great quizzes that you somehow never got around to playing!


Join the Sporcle Intelligence Agency

1Welcome to the Sporcle Intelligence Agency (the SIA)!

We are looking for new recruits, but we have to test you out to see if you have what it takes to become a full agent here.

We have heard rumblings about an impending terror attack by some supervillain. The problem is we aren’t sure what supervillain is behind this or what his or her plan of attack is. Thankfully, all the supervillains are pretty chummy. We believe if you can find enough special items to bribe other supervillains, they’ll reveal enough information to help you figure out who is behind this terror attack and enough details about the attack to stop it.

We have created 10 challenges for you, each of which will give you an item with which you can bribe a famous supervillain to help you in your quest. Every weekday for two weeks, another challenge will be available to you, and the challenges will get progressively harder. Eventually, once all the challenges are released to you, on Tuesday, September 29th, we will give you a chance to start interviewing supervillains and see if you can make any progress getting information out of them.

It is unlikely that those supervillians will directly tell you who is behind the terrorist plot, but figuring out who is behind that is essential. Once you have that name, we have an incredibly powerful supercomputer at the SIA that can help you out. If you can provide the name of the suspected supervillian to our supercomputer, it should be able to give you enough information about possible terror attacks, that combined with any information you’ve bribed from the other supervillains, we will together be able to thwart this attack.

Good luck, recruits!


Schedule of Morning EDT Releases [Links to each challenge will appear here as time goes on.]
SIA Answer Confirmer
Monday, September 14th – 1st Challenge – Three Shots
Tuesday, September 15th – 2nd Challenge – Candy Crush
Wednesday, September 16th – 3rd Challenge – Boys on the Side
Thursday, September 17th – 4th Challenge – Two Heads Are Better Than One
Friday, September 18th – 5th Challenge – Before or After
Monday, September 21st – 6th Challenge – Entertaining Standards
Tuesday, September 22nd – 7th Challenge – Curds! Curds! Curds!
Wednesday, September 23rd – 8th Challenge – Sets Missing One
Thursday, September 24th – 9th Challenge – Double Visions
Friday, September 25th – 10th Challenge – Land and Sea Adventure
Tuesday, September 29th – Supervillains and Supercomputer

Unrelated Teaser quiz promoting this event
The Blog Post about the Teaser

Top Comments of the Week (09/11)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Letters Minefield: 3 Categories

LSophiaI choose to believe that P for Pawn also stands for P for Pluto. In my happy, imaginary world, Pluto is still a planet, no matter what Neil de Grasse Tyson says. ;)

Of course, in my happy, imaginary world, there are also unicorns. And world peace. And plenty of dark chocolate and coffee for everyone.

2. From: Finish the Famous ‘Last Words’

crouchingdomoEven though it means I got it wrong, I’m actually glad that Salvador Dali didn’t spend his last moments frantically wondering where his kitten was.

3. From: 1-10 Letter U Words

fishhead81I’m not sure that’s quite what ubiquitous means. The definition, to me, seems to be that of omnipresent.

4. From: Letters Minefield: 3 Categories

msuspartan1981You mean H as in Horsey is not a valid chess piece initial?

5. From: Three Images: Guess the Movie II

podpodSeeing miners and rockets always makes me think of another movie..OK I guess Armageddon outta here.

What’s the Teaser Quiz All About?


Today we published a quiz called “Teaser.” This blog post is going to lightly spoil what’s going on in that quiz in terms of what the quiz is “teasing.”

No, we’re not teasing anyone’s hair, just teasing a big Sporcle event that is starting next week.

Back in February of 2013, there was the Sporcle Puzzle Hunt. This was the first puzzle hunt ever promoted by Sporcle, and the reward for completing the challenge was a badge. As of today, over 2,000 Sporclers have earned that badge. Due to the popularity of that event, Sporcle asked me to create another hunt for the site. However, this time the hunt has a theme (which you’ll learn all about on Monday). The theme was the brainchild of Minshkins.

Once again the hunt will have a variety of puzzles spanning a variety of topics and types of Sporcle quizzes; each subsequent quiz will be a bit more difficult than the previous one. So, starting on Monday, September 14th, there will be a new puzzle every weekday for two weeks. Then, the hunt will culminate on Tuesday, September 29th when the final 2 quizzes that make up the metapuzzle will be revealed, along with a ‘Shiny New Badge’ to be earned upon completing the hunt.

We all hope you’re excited and ready for this new challenge that will start soon!

SproutCM (Chris)

P.S.  There are also a number of smaller non-badge involved mini puzzle hunts I’ve made in the same vein if you want more practice before the upcoming hunt. The first two being my annual Holiday hunts I made for all my friends as gifts.

Reindeer Games

Holiday Movie Puzzle Hunt

Parks and Rec Hunt

Top Comments of the Week (08/28)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Banned Around the World

GameelaNever in a million years are those CURVY mannequins – they’re sticks! I was frantically typing ‘mini skirts”, ‘short skirts’, ‘skirts’, ‘sleeveless tops’, ‘western clothing’, etc etc…

2. From: Top 10 Richest US Presidents

InsertCleverNameI’m sensing a theme here. Apparently one should work hard, study, and be related to rich, dead people.

3. From: Quickly Click a ‘Quick’

PappaTWhat’s interesting is that by about the halfway point, the letters stop looking like letters. It’s trippy. Am I alone in this?

4. From: Sporcle’s Easiest Religion

crouchingdomoPoor old Deuteronomy. I have to believe it’s left off this list because it’s just so tricky to spell.

5. From: Sporcle’s Easiest Religion

ShepherdBookIt appears that naming a planet after a Roman god greatly increases their popularity.

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.

Meet the Staff: Traci Fortier

traciName: Traci Fortier (Traci)

Position: Finance Manager

Originally from: New Hampshire

Worked at Sporcle since: May 2012

About: Traci describes her life like this: I’m 28, I live with my boyfriend and my dog, and I love my small little family. She’s an animal person, with a special love for dogs. Outside of work she’s goofy and sarcastic, but at work she’s the picture of professionalism.

Interests: Traci likes to sit and watch TV for hours on end…or go for a hike. She likes a mix of the indoor and outdoor, and made it her goal this year to do more hiking. She also likes playing board games with friends.

Her favorite Sporcle quizzes are in the genre of Clickable 1-100 Mines and the Spacebar Challenge. Also, she’s a huge Walking Dead fan. (Our insider investigation found out that she’s played ‘The Walking Dead’ Episodes quiz 6 times, with a 100% score.)

Strange Fact: After college Traci traveled to Guatemala where she lived and volunteered in an animal shelter for a month. In her words, she is “weirdly obsessed with weird dogs.” She volunteers at a Seattle animal shelter, and her favorite dogs are the neurotic, nervous dogs.

Here at Sporcle: Traci spends her time in numerous spreadsheets, handling financial reports and administrative tasks. As she puts it “a lot of things come through me.”

Favorite thing about working at Sporcle: Traci likes that everyone works really hard, while maintaining their sense of humor. She adds “I laugh at something at least once a day.” Beyond the mix of hard work and fun, she loves getting to wear jeans to work everyday.