New Badges: Bern Baby Bern, Badgevertising, and Mad Scientist

Nikola Tesla fell in love with a pigeon once, but that’s more Sad Scientist.

Bern Baby Bern Badge IconBern Baby Bern: Switzerland is known for peace, prosperity, and chocolate. No wonder they’re the happiest country in the world. Get 50% or more on Country Quiz: Switzerland, Cantons of Switzerland, and Swiss Borders to earn this badge.

Badgevertising Badge IconBadgevertising: Apply directly to the brain cells. Side effects may include: jingle humming, better game show scores, and food cravings. Play 25 quizzes with the Slogans tag to earn this badge.

Mad Scientist Badge IconMad Scientist: There’s plenty of scientific madness to go around – brain transplants, atomic power, radioactivity. Who knows what’s next? Super Science Bunker, Super Science Bunker II, and Super Science Bunker III.

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

New Badges: Graveyard Shift, Star Struck, and Country Locator

Click your way across the world…

Graveyard Shift Badge IconGraveyard Shift: The perfect badge for night owls and third-shift workers alike. Nocturnal knowledge seekers can earn this badge, by playing 15 quizzes between 3am and 6am.

Star Struck: Give your favorite celebs another the 15 minutes of fame, or take this chance to catch up a hip new crowd. Earn Star Struck by playing 100 Celebrity quizzes.

Country Locator Badge IConCountry Locator: Intrepid explorers welcome. To earn this badge, earn 100% on Find the Countries of… Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, North America, and Oceania.

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

Top 15 Quizzes of 2015

top-quizzes-20152015 has been an incredible year for Sporcle. We introduced tons of great new features, published nearly 6,000 new quizzes and even introduced a store.

In this post, we’re highlighting the best of the best: The 15 most popular new quizzes of 2015. Check ‘em out below and let us know of your favorites in the comments.

  1. Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield
  2. Harry Potter Logic Puzzle
  3. 1-20 Clickable Mines
  4. 10 Most Populous Countries in Order
  5. Classroom Grades Logic Puzzle
  6. 10 Most Populous US States in Order
  7. 10 Largest Countries in Order
  8. Europe (Redux)
  9. Star Wars Bunker
  10. US States Trivia Logic Puzzle
  11. Multi-Category Minefield Blitz II
  12. 10 Most Populous U.S. Cities In Order
  13. Criteria NFL Teams
  14. 10 Largest US States in Order
  15. Clickable 1-10 Mines

By Popular Request, we’ve also added the 15 most popular non-minefield quizzes of 2015:

  1. Almost Useless Movie Trivia V
  2. League of Legends Champions By Ultimate
  3. 30 in 60: Music Artists
  4. 30 in 60: TV Characters
  5. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
  6. Movie Quotes: Jeopardy Style
  7. 50 Flicks to Click (1995)
  8. Passable General Knowledge Trivia
  9. Almost Useless Trivia IX
  10. Vocabulary Blitz XI
  11. Disney Character Movie Match
  12. 30 in 60: World Capitals
  13. Almost Useless Movie Trivia III
  14. 30 in 60: State Capitals
  15. Odd But True Facts III  

New Badges: 12 Days of Sporcle, Worldwide Wednesday, and ‘Tis the Season

4 staff pick quizzes, 3 brand new badges, 2 puzzle hunts, and a brand new stylish hoodie…

12 Days of Sporcle Badge Icon12 Days of Sporcle: Over the 12 Days of Christmas, the singer gets 184 birds. So. Many. Birds. For the 12 Days of Sporcle (starting Dec. 25), play the number of quizzes according to which Day of Christmas it is. (E.g. play 3 quizzes on Dec. 27).

Wordlwide Wednesday Badge IconWorldwide Wednesday: When work gets you weary and worn down, wander the world with us while winning badges. To earn Worldwide Wednesday, play 15 Geography quizzes on a Wednesday.

'Tis the Season Badge Icon‘Tis the Season: Get in the spirit this year with some jolly winter quizzes. Or take the chance to reminisce over Halloween and Talk Like A Pirate Day. Your call. To earn this badge, play 25 Holiday quizzes in one day.

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

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: 28 Ways Not to Drink ‘Wine’

BoudChanging wine into vine seems a bit counterproductive.

2. From: 28 Ways Not to Drink ‘Wine’

AK_WDBOn the other hand, changing wine into wino makes perfect sense.

3. From: Christmas Song Slot Machine

evergreennghtmreAre you telling me “christmas christmas christmas” isn’t a real song?

4. From: Celebrities in Old Commercials

LinuxLinusI was 100% sure that Jack Black was a woman.

5. From: Where’s My Border Gone? (Europe)

supera8yOh yeah, this quiz made me remember my trip to Portspafranswitaustrovenia


New Badges: Rain or Shine, Jedi Master, and ’09, So Fine

Much to learn you still have, padawan…

Rain or Shine Badge IconRain or Shine: Brush up on a classic small-talk subject just in time for holiday parties and family gatherings. Earn 50% or more on Cloud Types, Types of Natural Disasters,  and Phenomenal Weather Pictures for this badge.

Jedi Master Badge IconJedi Master: Curiosity leads to knowledge. Knowledge leads to power. Power leads to badges. For this one, get 100% on Follow That Line: Star Wars, Progressively Harder Star Wars Characters, and Star Wars by Number of Lines.

uSuSbKZma8p2HGnOFb508LM8D8jfcEFrY_9O8yii_So’09, So Fine: I’ma let you finish, but 2009 was one of the greatest Sporcle years of all time. Definitely in the top ten, anyway. Play 100 quizzes that were published in 2009 for this badge.

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

Top Comments of the Week (12/11)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Highest Grossing Non-Franchise Films

1. Make a movie with either Will Smith, Tom Hanks, or Ben Affleck.
2. ???
3. Profit

2. From: 20 More Anti-Jokes

jh05013Argon walks into a bar. Nobody notices because argon is a tasteless, colorless, odorless, and nontoxic gas.

3. From: Seemingly Unrelated Trivia

HeGotGamesAnd look, if you take the 21 letters that don’t belong in the NATO-phonetic words, and rearrange them, it spells WOODEN DEMON RENTS GLOVE. What a weird person I must be, to have bothered figuring that out.

4. From: Bad Wheel of Fortune Answers

El_Dandy‘Fish Love?’ Was Troy McClure a guest on that episode?

5. From: ‘I’ Symbol Blitz

mrawesome1234qThe whole time through I was thinking “What if that’s a lowercase L?”


New Badges: Four Victory, Whole Lotta ’50s Going On, and Letters at Large

This week, on Bounty Hunter: Alphabet Edition…

Four Victory Badge IconFour Victory:  “Four Minutes” is actually a pretty popular name; there’s the Madonna song, the KPop group, and a German film sharing the title. Style points if you can work those in as you play 25 4-minute quizzes in 1 day for this badge.

Whole Lotta 50s Going OnWhole Lotta ’50s Going On: Pop culture would imply that the ’50s were poodle skirts and milkshakes 24/7, but we’re sure some other stuff happened. Get 50% or more on 1950s Match-Up, 1950s Blitz, and Faces on TIME (1950s) for this one.

Letters at Large Badge IconLetters at Large: When letters are on the lam, it’s up to Sporclers to get them in line again. Earn this badge by getting 100% on Absent Letter Countries, Absent Letter Countries II, and Absent Letter Countries III.

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

Top Comments of the Week (12/04)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Find the Countries of Asia

EzrianBashiraxOman, this quiz was pretty difficult, but Iraqed up a decent score anyways. It can be such Japan in the butt sometimes, though I will probably Taiwan or two more times until I get 100%. No matter what, win or Laos, the fun I have Israeli the only important thing, right?

2. From: Foreign-Citizen Population: Greenland

fnurtIt must be a pain to update this quiz every time someone has a baby.

3. From: Artists on the Christmas Album Coverz

RJMurphyThat awkward moment when you get a different answer right, having mistaken Barry Manilow for Rod Stewart…

4. From: Famous People Born in December

Exodiafinder687I came for the quiz, but I’m staying for the epic staring contest going on between Samuel L Jackson and Stalin.

5. From: European Capitals of the USA

performaxHmmm… Can’t decide whether to complain that this quiz is too US-centric or too Eurocentric!


Multi-Category Minefield Blitz VI: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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 Multi-Category Minefield Blitz VI by Sporcle User MSpitzig.

What’s the Quiz About?

Do you do well under pressure? You only have one minute. You’ll be given one of five categories and simply click the item that matches it. The matching isn’t difficult – you can easily find the item that matches the category, ‘NFL Team‘. That being said, do your best to blitz against the time without making an error. If you do, the quiz will explode and end. Be sure to check out the previous minefields in the series too!