New Badges: Large and in Charge, Oh Thank Heaven, 2011, and The Composer

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Sure, the best performing single of 2011 was Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”. But if you want to really feel the spirit of 2011, throw on “Friday” by Rebecca Black.

Large and in Charge:  Bigger isn’t always better, but in cases of geography, it usually doesn’t hurt. Show that you can be large and in charge and score 100% on Largest Countries by Continent and 10 Most Populous Countries in Order.

OhThankHeaven2011_2 (1)Oh Thank Heaven, 2011: Flashback or throwback? It mostly depends on whether you want to thank heaven for 2011, or thank heaven that it’s long gone. Play 100 quizzes from 2011 to earn this one.

TheComposer_2 (1)The Composer: Being a music composer seems to consist of banging on the piano and looking surly in your portraits. Being a quiz composer has gotta be more fun. Get this badge by having 5 of your quizzes published in the Music category.

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

New Badges: Duke Silver, Root for the Home Team, and Fury Road

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Alter egos are all about the disguises. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from comic books, a pair of glasses is all you need.

Duke Silver:  Burt Macklin and Duke Silver taught us that the best things happen under an alter ego. We wouldn’t recommend putting “King Sporcle IV” on any legal documents though. Play 25 Parks and Recreation quizzes to earn this badge.

Root for the Home Team: Honestly, we’re all really just there for the Cracker Jacks and garlic fries anyway. Earn 100%  on NBA Teams on a MapNFL Teams on a Map, MLB Teams on a Map and NHL Teams on a Map for this one.

Fury Road Badge IconFury RoadSome badges you’re given. Some badges you earn. For this badge, you are made worthy through sweet Sporcle victories.  Win a challenge 25 days in a row to land this trophy.

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

New Badges: Math Magician, Badge-dad, and Double Feature

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Having a bunch of numbers in your hat is great for a math magic act, but those pointy corners definitely aren’t comfortable for day-to-day wear.

Math Magician Badge IconMath Magician: Any sufficiently advanced mathematics is indistinguishable from magic. And once you start adding letters and Latin, it starts looking like spell-work anyway. Earn this badge by scoring 100% on Simple Math Minefield (1-100).

Badge-dad Badge IconBadge-dad: If Mesopotamia is the cradle of civilization, Iraq’s history is humanity’s baby pictures. It’d still be weird to carry around in your wallet though. Earn 50% or more on Iraq’s BordersProvinces of Iraq, and Country Quiz: Iraq for this one.

Double Feature Badge IconDouble Feature: Even if you don’t know the latest box-office flicks, you can always just enter the movies you loved in the ’80s and ’90s with a “2″ after them. That’ll get a surprising number of hits. Play 50 box office quizzes to get this badge.

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

New Badges: Triple Crown, Is It Lunchtime Yet?, and Coming Up Next

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The Triple Globe: Getting all three newly released badges the week they come out.

Triple Crown Badge Icon Triple Crown: One crown is enough for most people, but thoroughbred horses and popes go for a little extra. At least with the horses, the crowns are metaphorical. Score 100% on Triple Crown Winners to earn your own.

Is It Lunchtime Yet? Badge IconIs It Lunchtime Yet?: They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but lunch usually comes with a break from work, and that seems pretty important too. To get this badge, play 15 quizzes between 10AM and noon.

Coming Up Next Badge IconComing Up Next: Don’t touch that dial, we’ll be right back! Earn 50% or more on Narrated TV Show IntrosTV Show by Theme Lyric, and TV Shows by Opening Sequence to get this badge.

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

New Badges: Red, Red Wine, Map Time, Record Collector

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From box to bottle and from Bieber to Beethoven – there’s something for everyone.

Red, Red, Wine Badge IconRed, Red Wine: Practice your swirling, sniffing, and sipping for this one. You can earn your wine legs by scoring 50% or more on Wine Producing Countries, Wine Regions of France on a Map, and Red Wine or Not?.

maphatbadgeMap Time: Mapping at work will probably get you in significantly less trouble than napping at work, and it’s almost as refreshing. Play 25 map quizzes in one day to get this badge.

Record Collector Badge IconRecord Collector: Play all the quizzes for this badge backwards and you might find a secret message! Or at the very least, gibberish that sort of sounds like a secret message. Get this badge by playing 25 Album quizzes.

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

New Badges: Coast to Coast, Silly Sixes, and Badge of the Century

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O Beautiful for spacious maps, and orange ladders of words, for minefield sorting galleries…

Coast to Coast Badge IconCoast to Coast: From sea to shining sea… and then some, because Alaska and Hawaii just have to complicate things. Earn this one by getting 100% on US Cities: North to South and US Cities: West to East.

Silly Sixes Badge IconSilly Sixes: This badge might be more formally known as hexa-preposterous, but what’s in a name? It’s pretty much six of one thing, half a dozen of another. Play 25 6-minute quizzes in one day to get this badge.

LOSTBADGEBadge of the Century: For this badge, play 1 history quiz a day for the next century. It’ll be like a family heirloom! Just kidding. Playing 25 Century quizzes will show off your history knowledge and earn you this badge.

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

New Badges: Listen Up!, Cinco de Mayo, and Late Nite

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Abbreviations like ‘Nite’ aren’t really saving you many letters in the long run – it’s all  about style.

Listen Up Badge IconListen Up!: There’s always that one friend that skips a song or changes the radio station every ten seconds when they’ve got control over the music. They’ve really been preparing you for this badge. Earn this one by playing 25 Clip quizzes.

Cinco de Mayo Badge IconCinco de Mayo: Holidays that are named after their own date are so convenient; they’re basically impossible to forget. On May 5, earn 50% or more on Mexican Food, Beers of Mexico, and Cinco de Mayo to earn this badge.

Late Nite Badge IconLate Nite: Why count sheep when you can just tire your brain out with Sporcle quizzes? Play 15 quizzes between 10:00pm and midnight in one day to earn this badge. Plus, if you have that “taking a test” nightmare, you’ll actually nail it.

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

New Badges: Think Greek, Greatly Stately, and Stay Classic

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Style points if your Classic quizzes this week tackle classic rock, classical music, or Classical Greece.

Think Greek Badge IconThink Greek: Greece brought us the Olympics, the Hippocratic Oath, and the marathon. Say thanks by earning this badge – just get 50% or more on Country Quiz: Greece, Largest Islands of Greece, and Most Populous Cities in Greece.

Greatly Stately Badge IconGreatly Stately: Ohio, how are you? Iowa-s going to make some state puns, but I’m afraid Illinois you. Anyway, the Maine idea here: Play 250 State quizzes to show off your stately skill.

Stay Classic Badge IconStay Classic: The new, hip thing may be fun for a while, but there’s nothing quite like going back to the originals. Play 25 Classic quizzes in one day to earn this badge.

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

New Badges: Best 2 Out of 3, Space Cadet, and Loco Logos

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Is it even possible to be good at rock, paper, scissors without cheating?

Best 2 Out of 3 Badge IconBest 2 Out of 3: You have to take it on faith that paper beats rock. Maybe the rock is claustrophobic. Maybe the rock is solar powered. Maybe the paper is sandpaper. Anyway, earn this badge by getting 100% on Click-Paper-Scissors.

Space Cadet Badge IconSpace Cadet: Put the word ‘space’ in front of anything cool and it’s instant sci-fi gold. Other options include ‘Star’ and ‘Earth’. Get 50% or more on Sci-Fi Movies by Tagline, Greatest Sci-Fi Movies, and Sci-Fi Movie Posters for this badge.

Loco Logos Badge IconLoco Logos: Logos are designed to be memorable, so if you do poorly on these quizzes, you have someone else you can blame. Play 100 Logo quizzes to earn this badge.

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

New Badges: Gangsta’s Paradise, When in 2010, and Not Like the Others

Some of the rappers you’ll see this week have a Shakespeare-sized vocabulary already.

Gangsta's Paradise Badge IconGangsta’s Paradise: Pop in a mixtape and earn this badge by getting 50% or more on Rappers By Birth Name, Rap Music Artists Slideshow, and Rap Lyrics in More Scholarly Language.

When In 2010 Badge IconWhen in 2010: 2010 was the beginning of the end for those year-themed New Years glasses. You can still try with the two-thousand-teens, but it’s just not the same. Play 100 quizzes created in 2010 to earn this badge.

Not Like The Others Bagde IconNot Like the Others: We’re hoping we don’t have to update these quizzes too often… but who knows with presidents anymore? To earn this badge, get 100% on Anything but ElementsAnyone but US Presidents, and Anything but Europe.

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