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For a while now, the Czech Republic has been petitioning to have Czechia as their common name. The UN has accepted their proposal and has recently began updating their databases. CIA World Factbook has also changed the country’s name on their site.

So, we began the big Czechia update of 2016. We went through all our published quizzes (over 600 of them!) and changed Czech Republic to Czechia.

On quizzes that require you to enter the answer, Czech Republic is still accepted, but the displayed answer is Czechia. And for quizzes that involve historical events, we didn’t change the name, since the country was called Czech Republic (or Czechoslovakia) when the event happened.

If you’ve made quizzes, it’s time to Czech whether they need updating. And if you find any published quizzes that we missed during our big Czechia update, report them and we’ll take care of it.

If you want more details, this is the Sporcle group thread about the change. Comment there if you have any questions/comments.

Top Comments (07/22)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: Bad Dad Jokes! II

sk8rfinn: “I laughed way too hard at most of these. Either I’m just really tired, or I’m a dad trapped in the body of a twenty-something female.”


2. Quiz: 20 Country Snapshot V

NotQuentin: ”That’s one small speck of land… one giant leap for man’s mind.”


3. Quiz: Slogan to Logo Match

cotc18: “Some of these are better switched, like “the best part about waking up is Fosters in your cup” Or “Sporcle. The happiest place on Earth.”"


4. Quiz: When to Call the Ghostbusters

crouchingdomo: ”Huh. Surprisingly creepy when written out in black and white, as opposed to sung in the funky tones of Ray Parker Jr.!”


5. Quiz: Pokémon GO: Catch ‘Em All

Limerick_Man: ”

I’d hunt Pokemon near and far

Til today – I got hit by a car

It ruptured my heart

But here’s the worst part:

Ain’t no Pikachu here in ER”


Top Comments of the Week (07/15)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: ‘UFF’ Words

cotc18: “It may be the American in me talking, but I have never had a “light meal” at a buffet.”


2. Quiz: Find the Former Soviet States

cuendillar: ”I’d better Putin some effort, or I’m Lenin towards getting Khrushched in the pun department.”


3. Quiz: Leaping Animals

ZStartup: “That cow needs to set it’s sights higher if its going to make it over the moon.”


4. Quiz: Actor by Painting

qbruby: ”4% of Sporclers did not recognize Matthew McConaughey in the picture, while the other 35% have not played long enough to learn to spell it.”


5. Quiz: Rhymes With Pig

itsacon: ”Some say The Stig would be upset if he knew he wasn’t included in this quiz…”


Top Comments of the Week (07/08)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: 11 Richest Countries in Africa

wtuckermoore: “Not Nigeria? What about all those princes with so much money they can’t even give it away?”


2. Quiz: Connect 3: Common Bonds

hamiltrash: ”As a native Seattleite fish tossing is a completely normal concept to me, so that’s what I chose for Fish, Frisbee, Basketball. Whoops. great quiz!”


3. Quiz: Fake Toys II

Magnavox: “Look – up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s Specialman!”


4. Quiz: Food Bunker

BonnieH: ”Note to Self: When in Cambodia, just say no thank you.”


5. Quiz: Types of Poems

SWSMD1972: ”(…) There once was a man who played Sporcle,”

AJCham: ”And did so while wearing a snorkel,”

Erod: ”It helped him relax,”

kruigh: ”While learning new facts,”

JoeFd: ”But his typing ability was awful.”


New Badges: Speedy Selection, What’s Up, Doc?, and One Small Step

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If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.

Crazy Eights Badge IconSpeedy Selection: Nothing’s faster than the speed of light? Explain the speed of pancakes going from perfectly golden to burnt and the speed of untagging oneself from an unflattering Facebook picture. Play 200 Quick Pick quizzes for this badge.

Axis and Allies Badge IconWhat’s Up, Doc?: It’s badge season and I’m hunting badges, so be vewy, vewy quiet. 50% or better on Looney Tunes Characters, Looney Tunes in Real Life, and Looney Tunes Quotes: th-th-th-that’s all you have to do to earn this badge!

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconOne Small Step: If you think the moon landing was faked, we Apollo-gize–this badge will be one giant leap for you.  On July 20th, get 50% or better on To the Moon!, Neil Armstrong’s Moon Landing Quote, and Moon Walkers for this one.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

Top Comments of the Week (07/01)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: Chandler Bing Quotes

Db99: ”Well I took the quiz, and it turns out I do put career before men.”


2. Quiz: Break Your Mouse

Nondaime: “‘You got 100%. Truly, you have a dizzying intellect!’ Yeah, right…”


3. Quiz: Countries: Without First & Last Letter

cguthery: “Why not ‘entral African Republi’?”


4. Quiz: Rubber Ducks as Other Animals

cotc18: ”You think you’ve played the strangest quiz on Sporcle. Then you come across this quiz…”


5. Quiz: Anatomy of the Scalpula

changdi: “I’m actually more interested to see the anatomy of the spatula quiz.”


Top Comments of the Week (06/24)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: Odd But True Facts IX

SowCrates: “‘…Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber spent two weeks in _____.’ There are two answers that you should definitely not pair with this.”


2. Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a College Student XXIX

WCRoentgen: ”I guess the Lone Ranger never shouted, ‘Hi-Ho Strontium!’”


3. Quiz: Find the Two-Word States

BamaRainbow: “Hmm. So Flo Rida isn’t a state, then?”


4. Quiz: Thomases that Changed the US

Tom_the_Terrible: ”… Your comment reminds me of the State House in Boston. One of the entrances is called the “General Hooker” entrance (named for Joseph Hooker). Anyway, the immature 13-year old in me was wondering if there is a “Specific Hooker” entrance as well…”


5. Quiz: Mis-Matched Slogans

strags11: “”Finger a tender chicken.” You just tanked KFC’s and Perdue’s stocks with one quiz answer.”


Top Comments of the Week (06/17)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:

1. Quiz: 5-Letter Ends in ‘O’

Bainbo: “A ‘popular’ explosive? You and I obviously move in very different circles.”


2. Quiz: Vowel-less Movie Titles V

ChristinaD: ”It doesn’t take ‘The Mutton Game.’ An independent film made in New Zealand about a girl who enters a fight to the death competition to win a sheep.”


3. Quiz: 5 by 5 Food 

markicon: “I barley finished that one in time.”


4. Quiz: Largest African Countries Per Letter Minefield

bcimmet: ”Apparently, the quiz I’d do really well on is the “Second Largest Country of Africa for Each Letter” quiz.”


5. Quiz: US Flag Facts

sgodwin: “Great quiz! And I was reminded of my childhood…. My grandmother’s birthday was June 14th. When I was six or seven, my dad was driving me to summer bible school and I asked him why all the flags were flying along the main street. He said it was to celebrate grandma’s birthday. An hour later when the teacher asked the class why the flags were flying, my hand shot up and I proudly repeated my new knowledge. Her amused response was “Well, OK…. and class, why else might the flags be flying?” :)”


Top Comments of the Week (06/10)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:

1. Quiz: 1-10 Letter N words

chase840: “10 letters: Nincompoop – mixing up narcolepsy with necrophilia and wondering why it won’t accept.”


2. Quiz: Graduating Dogs

Qaqaq: ”Who’s a good quiz? YOU’RE A GOOD QUIZ!”


3. Quiz: Missing Someone?

Numbuh9494: “Ah yes, my favorite trio. Blossom, Bubbles, and Balthazar.”


4. Quiz: 80s Rock Music Slideshow

El_Whizzo: ”The end of the 80s was a tragic time for manufacturers of striped spandex pants.”


5. Thread: The Band

DesertSpartan: “I am very musically talented as well. I can change the station with either hand, locate great live acts and work an MP3, MP4 and IPod as well as stream music and videos from many varied sites. BTW, I also can sing well enough to be on American Idol, but only the first day when those with similar pitch and inability to hit a note are on the show.”


Top Comments of the Week (6/03)

Top Comments of the Week From Dad Jokes to puns and all in between, Sporclers know how to make us laugh. Here are this week’s best examples:


1. Quiz: Who’s Offscreen?

Lemonshark: “Such a shame that Wilson never got any other movie roles. He was great in Cast Away. Probably would’ve gotten type-cast, though.”


2. Quiz: Find the Family Guy Characters

Nothingman79: ”Leave it to a Family Guy quiz on Sporcle to make me find Jesus.”


3. Quiz: TV Fan Theories II

crouchingdomo: “I admit it, you got me to click “The Vampire Diaries” for the clue that had the word “vampire” in it. This is both because I don’t know jack about The Vampire Diaries, and because I firmly believe that Count von Count is innocent until proven guilty.

“NINE! Nine votes for acquittal! Ah ah ah!”"


4. Quiz: ‘AC’ Words

Felonious_Monk: ”I guess a parachute isn’t a necessity to skydive, unless, y’know, you think you might want to try it again someday.”


5. Quiz: Hogwarts Potions Exam

bhenderson79: “Photoshop is just like Hogwarts – it’s all about fiddling with the right settings for the Magic Wand tool.”