New Badges: Jokin’ Around, Opening Weekend, and Up Close and Personal

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Either way, the chicken never would have crossed the road if it wasn’t a Sporcle badge.

TakeHomeTheGoldJokin’ Around: Are you tired of date-specific badges? Well hi, Tired of Date-Specific Badges, I’m Sporcle. On National Tell a Joke Day (August 16th) get 50% or more Classic Clickable Jokes, Jokes in Reverse, and Bad Dad Jokes!.

Crazy Eights Badge IconOpening Weekend: Coming soon: Sporcle the Movie, starring Nic Cage as The Quizmaster and Maggie Smith as Kyrgyzstan. Rated 5 globes by critics worldwide. Play 100 Movie quizzes that you’ve never played before for this badge.

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconUp Close and Personal: Don’t let the intimacy intimidate you–this integrates great intellect and intelligence. Get 50% or more on Movie Posters Close Up, Animal by Eye Close Up, Vegetables Close Up and  Corporate Logos Close Up for this one.

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

Top Comments of the Week (07/29)

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: Clickable Conspiracies

mvs: “Anyone who believes the Denver airport one is definitely a kook, because the true portal to hell is LaGuardia.”


2. Quiz: Weird-Looking Animals

hermione409: ”The black rain frog looks like an angry avocado.”


3. Quiz: Dean Scream States

El_Dandy: “YEAHAAHAHAHAAHAH!”


4. Quiz: Clickable Conspiracies

Maejyn: ”I can’t believe that anyone believes the one about the pyramids. Everyone knows that the pyramids were not built by aliens “or” dinosaurs but by aliens “and” dinosaurs. The aliens used Diplodoci for the heavy lifting and Tyrannosauri reges for security. After the Tyrannosauri went on strike they had to start using the Sphinx. How amusing that some people seriously believe the pyramids were built by just aliens or just dinosaurs.”


5. Quiz: Star Wars Characters by Pez Dispenser

Azazello: ”"You may dispense with the candies, Commander. I am here to put you back on schedule.” – Darth Vader

“When 900 years old you reach, taste as good you will. Because hey, you’re Pez.” – Yoda

“The dark side of the Pez is the pathway to many ingredients some consider to be… unnatural.” – Senator Palpatine

“These aren’t the dispensers you’re looking for…” – Obi Wan Kenobi

“The spring mechanism is strong with this one.” – Darth Vader”


New Badges: Memo to the Curator, Take Home the Gold, and Ye Olde Badge

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Would the Knights of Sporcle have a globe-shaped table?

Crazy Eights Badge IconMemo to the Curator: This badge was a narrow win against “Meme to the Curator”–a badge you get by sending dank memes to a Sporcle Curator. Maybe next time, memes. Play 5 Curator Pick quizzes in each category for this one.

TakeHomeTheGoldTake Home the Gold: Earn this badge and they’ll be calling you Sporcle Phelps! (Okay, maybe that wasn’t comedy gold, but it was at least comedy bronze). Play 100 quizzes during the Summer Olympics to earn yourself this badge.

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconYe Olde Badge: This doesn’t require knowing the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow, but that’s certainly helpful. Get 50% or more on Medieval History Match-Up, Old Professions by Description, and  Name the Nutty Knights! for this one.

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

Czechia

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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 of the Week (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”


New Badges: First Contact, Late Lunch, and DJ, Turn it Up!

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Badge me up, Scotty!

Crazy Eights Badge IconFirst Contact: ”Sporcle is the beginning of wisdom, not the end” -Spock-le. You’ll need 100% on Star Trek Intro, Star Trek Crew, and Star Trek Films to earn this out-of-this-world badge.

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconLate Lunch: We may call this one ‘Late Lunch’, but we know you’re going to earn it during work. You can delete your history, but you can’t lie to Sporcle. Play 15 quizzes between 1-2pm for this one.

Axis and Allies Badge IconDJ, Turn it Up!: On the website Sporcle I create and play, but I never do more than 1 Song quiz a day. 100 Song quiz plays, that’s the goal! The only way to become the Fresh Prince of Sporcle. Play 100 Song quizzes to earn this one.

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

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…”


New Badges: Cloud Nine, Uphill Battle, and Geology Rocks

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“These badges are sedimentary, my dear Watson!” -SherRock Holmes

Crazy Eights Badge IconCloud Nine: If Cloud 9 is “a state of perfect happiness”, is Cloud 8 “a state of general happiness but with moments where you remember your awful 7th birthday”? If so, I’m on Cloud 8. Play 25 9-minute quizzes in one day for this one.

Axis and Allies Badge IconUphill Battle:  Uphill? Some of these seem like more of a sheer, vertical rock face to us. Get 100% on Progressively Harder Movie Posters, Progressively Harder Corporate Logos, and Progressively Harder US State Outlines for this badge.

Niftier Fiftier Badge IconGeology Rocks: You may think these quizzes will be gneiss and easy, but don’t take them for granite. Some of the questions are sure to flourite over your head. Play 25 Geology quizzes for this one.

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

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.