Featured Game of the Week (12/3/2014)

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. Here’s the quiz of the week!

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Evolution of Species

by Buckler

Featured December 4, 2014

 

 

About the Quizmaker

Buckler made this week’s featured quiz, Evolution of Species, and it’s his 10th quiz to be published. He’s been on Sporcle since August 2011 and is a curator for the How I Met Your Mother, Minefield, and Logic subcategories. Since joining Sporcle in 2011, he’s played over 2600 games and has 48 badges.

What’s the Quiz About?

To get 100% on Evolution of Species, you must click the order in which different types of life forms evolved on Earth. You’re given how many years it’s been since the organism evolved, and it’s up to you to figure out what the order is. The life forms in question range from amphibians to land plants to multicellular life. With terms like this, which most people are familiar with, this quiz seems like it should be a lot easier than it is. It’s a minefield, so getting an answer wrong ends the game. Additionally, you cannot skip questions in this quiz, so even if you think you know a different answer, you can’t skip to another question. The first organism to evolve should be a given, so make sure you read all the choices before choosing one.

Evolution of Species was played 113,619(!) times while it was featured, and ended up with a rating of 3.5. Thanks for making a great quiz, Buckler.

Sporcle Wrap-Up 2014: Geography

2014 has been awesome at Sporcle. If you missed out on any quizzes from one of our favorite categories, look no further! Here are 10 of the most popular Geography games from 2014.

Top Geography Quizzes

10. Tricky State Capital ClickAh, decoys, how we love and detest thee. If you’re like most Geography nuts, you probably have spent some quality time memorizing this familiar list. But, how do you fare under pressure? Let’s just say, we don’t call it ‘Tricky’ for nothin’…

9. ‘A’ Countries on a MapMap quizzes make us happy, and this one is no exception. All you need to do is answer the 11 countries that start with ‘A’ based on their location on the map. To all your friends who think that you spend too much time on Sporcle, challenge them to this and watch them fail miserably.

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8. Countries & Capitals Sorting BlitzDon’t play this with friends in the room, you will embarrass yourself. You’ll start talking out loud, clicking frantically, and probably groan at the screen more than once. But at the end, you’ll be so satisfied with yourself that it will all be worth it.

7. Avoid the ‘A’ CountriesPesky ‘A’! After this quiz it will soon become your most-hated letter.



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6. Continents by Forest Area: Now, forest area might not be something that had tickled your fancy before this quiz, but you’ll be DAMNED if you don’t figure it out!

5. 13 US States that Border Canada: O, Canada! This quiz is what Sporcle is all about. These 13 states were just waiting to be made into a quiz, and we were more than happy to oblige.

4. US States (Redux): This is a quiz that makes you go, huh, shouldn’t we have already published that?  And on November 17, that all changed. This glorious game hit the homepage, and left users either laughing all the way home, or crying because something willed them to click ‘Massachoosetts’.

3. Geography Bunker V: Bunkers are to Sporcle as ice cream is to cake. You don’t get them together very often, but when you do, it’s a magical experience. In 2014, not only did we get Geography Bunker V, but we also got Geography Bunker VI. Can you say spoiled?

2. Most Populous US Cities Minefield: If you want something that’s evil, you’ve come to the right place. This quiz is for the ultimate geography buff. As MTwhiz put it, ‘This was a fun (and really frustrating) quiz for geography nerds. I still can’t figure the final 3 answers after 11 tries.’ If that’s not success, we don’t know what is.

1. Largest to Smallest: Most Populous Countries: Who doesn’t love sorting? That’s probably why the most-played 2014 geography game was ‘Largest to Smallest: Most Populous Countries’. Published on April 9th, it’s a quiz that infuriates you all the way to the end. At only 12 answers, it is a short little quiz that packs a punch. And we loved it.

Top Tweets (12/9/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.

New Badges: Sweater Weather, A Festivus for the Rest of Us, and Pixar Perfect

There should be a holiday party every time new badges get released.

SweaterWeather_4Sweater Weather: If you’re like us, then you like snazzy sweaters and knits. Celebrate your love for cold-weather fashion by playing Coldest Countries, Coldest StatesSnow Globes of World Cities and Landmarks, and Frosty Famous Folks. If you get at least 50% on each, you’ll earn this badge.

FestivusForUs_1A Festivus for the Rest of Us: This is a badge about absolutely nothing. To earn it, get 50% on Angry TV Characters, Holiday by Dumb Description, Festivus Facts, and Feats of Strength on December 23rd. Just don’t air any grievances in the comments!

PixarPerfect_3Pixar Perfect: Oh Pixar. You know how to make us laugh, cry, and gasp with wonder at beautiful animation. Now you can use your Pixar knowledge to earn Sporcle badges! Play 25 Pixar quizzes and cash in on your knowledge about cars, bugs, and friendly monsters.

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

Top Comments of the Week (12/5)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Movies: Click Before the Colon

PlatypusInPlaid: It is a universal constant that putting “Herbie” in front of any of these is hilarious. Herbie: First Blood Part II. Herbie: Vampire Hunter. Herbie: Impossible.


2. From: Anything but Europe

JoeFdSpent too long laughing at some of the wrong answers instead of clicking the right ones


3. From: Movie Title Sorting Challenge

EastlygodI rather embarrassingly clicked on Beverly Hills for critter – I am ashamed to say I remembered Chihuahua before Cop. And didn’t look at the year…


4. From: -Stan Country Borders

declan88Tempted to call this your STANdard quiz, but inSTANtly found it outSTANding. I underSTANd that these puns are not STANdup worthy, so I’ll go stand over in the diSTANce now.


5. From: Anything but Europe

mimsy137The world would be a better place if there were a country named Bananarama.

21 Quizzes You Might Have Missed (November 2014)

432004_10151382834450010_1179365295_nIt was a busy month here at Sporcle, and if you skipped a few days of Sporcling, you might just have missed one of the best quizzes of the month.

Instead of feeling bad about it, we thought we’d put together a monthly recap of all the most interesting games on Sporcle.

Take a look at our full list of top games below, and let us know about your favorites in the comments.

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Featured Game of the Week (12/3/2014)

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. Here’s the quiz of the week!

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Continents by Population

by Norwegian_dude

Featured November 28, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Norwegian_dude made the featured quiz this week, Continents by Population. This is his 4th quiz to be published, and he’s contributed 64 more quizzes. He’s been on Sporcle since May 2011 and has played more than 2,000 games since then.

What’s the Quiz About?

Continents by Population asks you to list the continents in order by population. You are able to see the population of the country and the rank. Since there are no permanent residents of Antarctica, it wasn’t included, so you have 6 continents to choose from. There are only 6 answers, how hard could it be? There are a few things that make this quiz difficult: it’s in forced order, you can’t skip to the next answer, and it’s a minefield. The combination of these features made it difficult to get 100% on this quiz. You’ll get the first few, then mess up. Then you’ll think “Oh, I should’ve put South America, not North America!” And so it goes, you’ll play this quiz again and again until you get them all right.

Continents by Population was played 48,919 times during its stay on the front page and it ended up with a rating of 4.1. Great job, Norwegian_dude!


Top Tweets (12/2/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.

New Badges: Happy Holidays, Driver’s Seat, and Lightning Round

Race your way to holiday happiness with this week’s new badges.

HolidayBadge_1Happy Holidays: The other 14 main categories on Sporcle have badges like this, so we figured it was about time to release one in the Holiday category, too. To get it, play 1000 holiday quizzes, then celebrate whichever holiday is your favorite. Ours happens to be National Ding-A-Ling Day.

DriverSeat_2Driver’s Seat: Can you give the hosts from Top Gear a run… er, drive, for their money? Show off your gearhead chops by racing past the competition and getting 100% on Car Logos. If you do, you’ll get this sweet speedometer badge to display on your profile.

BallroomBlitz_1Lightning Round: Stand aside, Road Runner. It’s time for the quick Sporclers to quickly Sporcle their way to another badge. If you want to demonstrate your love of speed games, then play 250 blitz games and collect this badge.

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

Featured Game of the Week (11/19/2014)

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. Here’s the quiz of the week!

 

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Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks

by BanjoZebra

Featured November 21, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks is BanjoZebra’s 105th published quiz, making him one of our top published quizmakers. He’s also made 269 contributed games. He has 40 badges and has been on Sporcle since September 2011. Keep making great quizzes, BanjoZebra!

What’s the Quiz About?

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks is a classic quiz that asks if you know which Tom is which. You’re given a movie title and you have to enter whether Tom Cruise (C) or Tom Hanks (H) was in it. There are 26 movies, and each actor is in the quiz 13 times, so even if you have no idea, you have a 50/50 shot at getting it right. Don’t try to memorize the order or Toms, however. This quiz has random order enabled, so the movies will show up in a different order each time you take it. You have 2 minutes to get through the quiz. This is a This or That quiz, where we give you a limited number of choices to pick from. In this case, the choices are Hanks or Cruise.

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks was played 26,392 times while it was on the front page and it has a rating of 3.9.