Top 5 Comments of the Week (03/13)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Musicians by Lego

rockgolf: Only in Legoland can Iron Maiden look like New Kids on the Block with Aaron Carter sitting in.


2. From: Asia (Redux)

armadillokingI didn’t realize why United Arab Empire was wrong for about five minutes. That decoy was too good.


3. From: Asia (Redux)

Pander88uk“Don’t click any non-Asian real countries… they’re bound to use that trick”.. *clicks Australia*.


4. From: Images that End in ‘B’

WyattsTorchI spent at least two minutes trying to come up with the name for Marley’s hat.


5. From: Click the Batman Villain

Scout_Number_4They might not be real Batman villains, but you don’t want to be around if The Tinkler takes on The Space Heater.

10 Things We Learned From Sporcle This Week

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Sporcle teaches us tons of stuff every day. If you share our thirst for knowledge, check out these 10 cool facts.

1) Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. It doesn’t have to be unlucky, though – just take a look at this quiz! Don’t forget to earn your Friday the 13th badge while you’re at it. If you don’t, you’re out of luck until the next Friday the 13th rolls around.

jeopardy212) A lot happened in the 1960s. People went to space, Jeopardy first aired, and a very famous country flag made its debut. Find out more about these and other history facts by checking out the 20th Century History Hodgepodge quiz.

3) Russia has a lot of borders. Understandable, given its size, but can you pick them all?

4) You can spell borscht many different ways. It’s tasty no matter how you cook it, though!

5267e0cebd4df5) Cartoon characters are recognizable even by their silhouettesIt’s like a logo quiz, but with funny people instead!

6) The word “volcano” comes from the name of the Roman god of fire. Check out more Roman gods and their Greek counterparts by playing the Roman to Greek Gods quiz.

7) March 12 has been an eventful date throughout the years. Find out what’s so important about it here.

-fffb12c5-5a93-4464-ba26-8126a789762c8) Batman villains have the funniest names. We really liked the decoy answers in this quiz, too – Shifty Nickels, Villain of All Spare Change, anyone?

9) Celebrities like NCAA sports just as much as regular people do. You might be surprised by some of these famous sports fans and who they root for!

10) J.R.R. Tolkien was not only a prolific author, but an accomplished artist as well. We learned this while researching for one of this week’s #theresaquizforthat tweets. If you haven’t yet, head on over to the Sporcle Twitter feed for more daily facts!

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Story-Altering Events: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Story-Altering Events by Sporcle User MovieGuru

About the Quizmaker

MovieGuru made the quiz this week, it’s his 173rd quiz to be published. He’s the curator for our Oscar and Doctor Who subcategories. He’s been on Sporcle since January 2010, and has earned 122 badges since then. Keep making great quizzes, MovieGuru!

What’s the Quiz About?

Everyone has events in their life that change their life forever. In this quiz, you’re given an event and you have to match it to the character it happened to. The characters range from SpongeBob SquarePants to Samwise Gamgee, so no matter what you’re interested in, there’s a character in here for you. And who knows, maybe this quiz will be the Story-Altering Event in your life.

Story-Altering Events was played 30,358 times while it was on the front page, and it received a score of 4.1.


New Page Alert: Date Page

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Want to find the oldest quizzes on Sporcle?

Today is your day! We’ve created a simple page for you to explore all of Sporcle’s published quizzes, sorted by the date they were published.

With the new ‘Date‘ page, you can search by year (and category) through Sporcle’s archive of published quizzes. Poke around and you’ll find that of the 22 quizzes published in 2007, not a single one was made by a user other than ‘Matt‘. Those 2007 quizzes include our favorite ‘Countries‘ quizzes, ‘US States‘, and the quiz that started it all, ‘US Presidents‘.

Where do I find this cool new page?

Easy! Look in the header under the ‘Home’ icon, and you’ll find all sorts of cool pages to explore. The ‘Date’ page is located in the subheader between ‘Length‘ and ‘Study Guides‘. You might have noticed a page titled ‘Popular‘ sneak its way into the header not too long ago. This page allows you to sift through hundreds of the most popular quizzes from the day, week, month, and all time.

Have fun exploring this new way to find Sporcle quizzes!

New Badges: Minefield Monday, Getting Warmer, and Reality Bites

Badges? We don’t need no… oh wait, yes we do.

MinefieldMonday_2Minefield Monday: Sometimes Mondays feel like a ticking time bomb. In this badge’s case, that’s not a bad thing! Play 25 minefield quizzes on a Monday, and make sure to watch out for those wrong answers!

GettingWarmer_2Getting Warmer: This is like those games of “Hot and Cold” that we played as kids, only instead of hiding your little brother’s favorite stuff, you’re being quizzed on country names. To earn the badge, get 100% on Find That Country: Hot or Cold I, IV, V, VI, and VII.

RealityBites_3Reality Bites: In the immortal words of Bowling For Soup’s hit single “1985″, “When did reality become TV?” It doesn’t matter if you’re into Survivor or Dancing with the Stars - just play 25 Reality TV quizzes to earn this badge.

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

Top 5 Comments of the Week (03/06)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Sitcoms by T-Shirt

stormyclouds: Wow…..Archer t-shirt has not aged well.


2. From: 30 Facts that Start with ‘P’

armadillokingOf course, the exercise pioneer Joseph Pushup.


3. From: Famous TV Couples

ExcalWhen I got to JD from Scrubs, my first instinct was to look for Chris Turk.


4. From: Jenny’s Phone Number

koopa08What’s the area code? I’m not from around here.


5. From: Movie by Famous One-Liner

CanadianBaconAn Inigo Montoya quote over one by Vizzini?? Inconceivable!!

10 Things We Learned from Sporcle This Week

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Sporcle teaches us tons of stuff every day. If you share our thirst for knowledge, check out these 10 cool facts.

1) Movie critics liked Twilight more than they liked The Proposal. There are a few more surprising movies that did worse than Twilight – can you name them here?

Assistant-referee-0022) The “offside” rule in soccer is complicated, but understandable. The quiz explaining the rule will definitely give you things to yell at the ref when he makes a bad call!

3) James Cameron allegedly kept a nail-gun on the set of one of his movies. He used it to nail cell phones that went off to a wall above the exit sign. To find out which movie set this happened on, take a look at Almost Useless Movie Trivia III.

free-texting-app-14) Typing short words very quickly can be hard to do. Only 5% of quiz takers were able to complete the Tiny Word Typing Challenge.

5) Speaking of small clues, even a single word can be helpful sometimes. Most people can recognize famous songs from just one word in their opening line.

Seuss6) Esteemed children’s books author Dr. Seuss was also a political cartoonist. He was the chief political cartoon editor for a New York newspaper called PM for eight years! For proof, and more celebrities and their hobbies, check out Hidden Talents of Famous People.

7) Italians totally use Lamborghinis as police cars. Don’t believe us? Check out Police Vehicles Around the World.

8) The Goonies, Gravity, and Die Hard all share a common bond. And no, it isn’t that they’re all rollicking (or terrifying, depending on how you look at it) adventure stories.

9) Knives, forks, and spoons come in a wild variety. Who knew there was more than just one kind of spoon?

10) Brazil is the only nation that shares the same population and land area ranking number. We learned this while researching for one of this week’s #theresaquizforthat tweets. If you haven’t yet, head on over to the Sporcle Twitter feed for more daily facts!

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New Badge Alert Email

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Ever forget to earn badges? 

We release a new round of badges each week (on Tuesdays.) But if you’re like us, you already have too many things to keep track of. That’s why we put together the new badge alert email.

No more checking your badge page, scouring the Sporcle blog, or missing the release of a new holiday badge. Start earning badges right away, just by checking your email.

How do I sign up?

You may have already received one of these emails in your inbox. If you haven’t, go to your email settings, and make sure to check the box under Badges that says “ .”

Note: If you’re getting this email, but don’t want to be, go to your email settings and uncheck the box. 

 

Almost Useless Movie Trivia III: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Almost Useless Movie Trivia III by Sporcle User RyanM

About the Quizmaker

RyanM made the featured quiz this week, and it’s his 7th quiz to be published. He’s been on Sporcle since May 2010, and has played 1,230 quizzes since. He has also contributed 17 more quizzes and collected 6 badges.

What’s the Quiz About?

This quiz offers a random fact from IMDb about each movie, and asks you to match the fact to the correct movie title. Some facts mention the main actors, others the plot, and some are just weird. Don’t  worry if you haven’t seen all the movies, you can use context from the trivia to help figure it out.

Almost Useless Movie Trivia III was played 27,631 times while it was on the front page, and it received a score of 4.4.


New Badges: Le Badgé, Level Up, and Friday the 13th

Can we offer you Brie and baguettes with your badges?

LeBadge_1Le Badgé: France has left its mark on the world, especially in the realms of art, language, and philosophy. Celebrate it by getting 50% or better on Country Quiz: France, Populous French Cities, Monarchs of France, and Regions of France.

LevelUp_3Level Up: Time for another overdose! This time, you’ll be playing gaming quizzes. Advance to the next level by playing 25 quizzes in this category in one day. Background music not included.

gF4OxatATmghMEXrEU5swi0Z3lkQnM1YIArlArLWpdUFriday the 13th: This day can’t be unlucky if you can get a Sporcle badge out of it, right? Play Friday and 13: The Clickable Love Story, Numbers That Equal 13, and Common Superstitions on Friday the 13th, then collect your badge.

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