Avoid the ‘I’ US States: 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 Avoid the ‘I’ US States by Sporcle User colludacris.

What’s the Quiz About?

Think fast! Enter a US state that doesn’t have the letter ‘I’. You only have one minute to trigger all the letters in the alphabet, but it’s easier than you think  - for every state you name, the rest of the letters in the state are triggered too. For example, if you entered ‘Canada’, the letters ‘C’, ‘A’, ‘N,’ and ‘D’ would be triggered (if Canada was a US state, that is). Just don’t try Mississippi, and you’ll be fine.

New Badges: Curator Pick, Welcome to Quahog, and Around the World in 80 Days

Any badge one Sporcler can imagine, other Sporclers can make real. 

CuratorPick2Curator Pick: Curators are an important part of the Sporcle community, it’s about time that there was a badge dedicated to them. Get a curator pick on one of your quizzes to get this badge.

FamilyGuyTagWelcome to Quahog: The Griffins have been on TV since 1999, and we still laugh every time Stewie mispronounces Cool Whip. To join all your favorite characters on Spooner Street, play 25 Family Guy quizzes.

around the world in 80 daysAround the World in 80 Days: Accompany Philias Fogg in his trip around the world, without ever leaving your chair. Play a Geography quiz for 80 days in a row to receive this badge.

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

Top Comments of the Week (08/28)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Banned Around the World

GameelaNever in a million years are those CURVY mannequins – they’re sticks! I was frantically typing ‘mini skirts”, ‘short skirts’, ‘skirts’, ‘sleeveless tops’, ‘western clothing’, etc etc…

2. From: Top 10 Richest US Presidents

InsertCleverNameI’m sensing a theme here. Apparently one should work hard, study, and be related to rich, dead people.

3. From: Quickly Click a ‘Quick’

PappaTWhat’s interesting is that by about the halfway point, the letters stop looking like letters. It’s trippy. Am I alone in this?

4. From: Sporcle’s Easiest Religion

crouchingdomoPoor old Deuteronomy. I have to believe it’s left off this list because it’s just so tricky to spell.

5. From: Sporcle’s Easiest Religion

ShepherdBookIt appears that naming a planet after a Roman god greatly increases their popularity.

Brit Lit Bunker: 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 Brit Lit Bunker by Sporcle User NJSB.

What’s the Quiz About?

From Austen to Shapkespeare, jog your memory from high school English classes with this British Literature bunker. The first question may be easy, but the difficulty will increase with each one, and a single wrong answer will end the quiz. Have no fear about it being too torturous; it’s multiple-choice, so at the very least, you can test your luck! And in case you had to ask –  yes, Harry Potter is included.

Capital of Palau Updated on Sporcle


After many years of requests, and research, we’ve finally updated the capital of Palau on Sporcle. For many years, we displayed/accepted the region of Melekeok as the nation’s capital, but as of today, we’ve officially switched the answer to Ngerulmud. However, we’ll continue to accept Melekeok for the time being as everyone gets used to the change.

If you have any questions/comments, let us know on our feedback page.

New Badges: Coming Attractions, Red Badge of Courage, and Choose Wisely

Celebrate the end of summer with one last BBQ, a trip to the beach, and these new badges.

ComingAttactionsComing Attractions: A good movie poster tells you what the movie is about with one image. A bad movie poster leaves you dazed and confused. These quizzes have both. Get 100% on Movie Posters I, II, III, IV, and V to earn this badge.

RedBadgeOfCourage2Red Badge of Courage: These quizzes will have you seeing red. To receive this badge, get 50% or more on Fictional Characters Who Are Red, Foods That Are Red, Red Logos, and ‘Red’ Literature Match.

ChooseWiselyChoose Wisely: Life is full of tough decisions and these quizzes are no exception. This is the only place on the site that you’ll have to make the decision ‘Shakespeare or Batman?’. To get this badge, play 100 This or That quizzes.

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

Create a New Account & Save at the Sporcle Store!

inviteFor the next week we’re offering big savings at the Sporcle Store for anyone who creates a new Sporcle account. If you already have an account, don’t worry, if you invite someone and they create an account, you can save too!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a new account on Sporcle (or invite your friends)
  2. You’ll get an email with a special Sporcle Store promo code.
  3. Shop in the store for big savings.

It’s all about as simple as playing the Lightswitch Settings quiz.

Meet the Staff: Traci Fortier

traciName: Traci Fortier (Traci)

Position: Finance Manager

Originally from: New Hampshire

Worked at Sporcle since: May 2012

About: Traci describes her life like this: I’m 28, I live with my boyfriend and my dog, and I love my small little family. She’s an animal person, with a special love for dogs. Outside of work she’s goofy and sarcastic, but at work she’s the picture of professionalism.

Interests: Traci likes to sit and watch TV for hours on end…or go for a hike. She likes a mix of the indoor and outdoor, and made it her goal this year to do more hiking. She also likes playing board games with friends.

Her favorite Sporcle quizzes are in the genre of Clickable 1-100 Mines and the Spacebar Challenge. Also, she’s a huge Walking Dead fan. (Our insider investigation found out that she’s played ‘The Walking Dead’ Episodes quiz 6 times, with a 100% score.)

Strange Fact: After college Traci traveled to Guatemala where she lived and volunteered in an animal shelter for a month. In her words, she is “weirdly obsessed with weird dogs.” She volunteers at a Seattle animal shelter, and her favorite dogs are the neurotic, nervous dogs.

Here at Sporcle: Traci spends her time in numerous spreadsheets, handling financial reports and administrative tasks. As she puts it “a lot of things come through me.”

Favorite thing about working at Sporcle: Traci likes that everyone works really hard, while maintaining their sense of humor. She adds “I laugh at something at least once a day.” Beyond the mix of hard work and fun, she loves getting to wear jeans to work everyday.

Top Comments of the Week (08/21)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Equator Countries

UbbiebubbieSo, Equatorial Guinea… you’ve been lying to me this whole time.

2. From: Rhymes with ‘SEEK’

strags11Where I come from, ‘steak’ rhymes with ‘seek’. Well, OK, no, it doesn’t, but this is a rhyming quiz so I feel kind of obligated to make a comment like this. I think it’s in Sporcle’s terms of service.

3. From: ’90s Song Title Match Up

dlauthorSo I guess “Smells Like My Pocket” was more of a regional hit, then.

4. From: MLB Teams (Redux)

El_DandyOne day you’ll be back, Expos. One day…

5. From: 6-Letter Geography Alphabet Blitz

hbakerOh, hello timer. Didn’t see you there.

Least Populous Countries A-Z: Europe: 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 Least Populous Countries A-Z: Europe by Sporcle User Mateo56.

What’s the Quiz About?

Here on Sporcle, we usually focus on the most populous countries, but this quiz does just the opposite. You’ll have to remember all those tiny countries in Europe to get everything right. It’s a minefield, so enter the answers you’re sure about before making guesses. There are a few letters that are the start of only one European country, so if you can remember the only ‘V’ country, you’ll be safe. Just remember to breathe as you type in the last few letters for each country.