Top Comments of the Week (08/08)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Finish the Proverb

pianomn: Ahh, my favorite proverb: “Fine words butter no monkey.”


2. From: Summer Camp Logic Puzzle

xhockaAh summer camp, classic. how I miss conducting surgery and learning accountancy round an open fire


3. From: Upside Down US States

jjfCanadians may have an unfair advantage on this quiz.


4. From: Name that Mammal!

DefenestratorIf you look at the Mandrill wrong (as I did) it looks like a bizarre rodent with giant front teeth.


5. From: 20 Largest Fast Food Chains

pervertinasuitLos Pollos Hermanos, no?

21 Quizzes You Might Have Missed (July 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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Top Tweets (8/5/14)

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.

Top Comments of the Week (08/01)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Name Any…FAST!

campfiresongsong: On second thought, Bosnia and Herzegovina was not the greatest choice.


2. From: Countries With 1% or More of the World’s Population

abard124Kyrgyzstan may only contain 0.0804638529% of the world’s population, but it occupies 100% of my heart.


3. From: Green Logos

theBCIShouldn’t the Starbucks be on all the corners? They are around here…”


4. From: Geography Sorting Blitz

armadillokingNow people are looking at me weird for saying “Mountain, river, island, river” to myself for 3 minutes


5. From: US Presidents Slideshow

JPGunitThere’s Taylor, there’s Tyler, there’s Fillmore and there’s Hayes… There’s William Henry Harrison.. I died in thirty days!

New Badges: Goomba Squisher, The Boy Who Lived, and Sports Binge

New badges? It’s always time for new badges!

TheBoyWhoLived_2The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter’s birthday is a holiday in its own right. We decided to celebrate it by releasing this badge, which can be earned by playing  Harry Potter: Close-Up!Hogwarts Wizard Training and Harry Potter Minefield on Harry Potter’s birthday (July 31st).

GoombaSquisher_1Goomba Squisher: It’s-a me! Mario! Demonstrate your dedication to the most classic of video games by playing 25 Mario games and earning this badge.

 

SportsBinge_1Sports Fanatic: We love sports, and we’re sure you do too. Earn this badge by playing 25 sports games in a single day.

 

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

Meet the Staff: John O’Brien

johnName: John O’Brien (John)

Position: Software engineer

Originally from: Born in Connecticut, but grew up outside of Philadelphia

Worked at Sporcle since: July 2011

About: John is described by one co-worker as ‘unfailingly thorough, fun to work with, and largely responsible for the infrastructure and design of badges on Sporcle.’  His favorite Sporcle quiz is Countries of the World. He claims it was the first quiz he really tried to beat by memorization (he got 100% after only a few months on the job – October 6, 2011 to be exact.)

Interests: John’s big hobby is skiing, and in the wintertime you can find him on the slopes just about every weekend. In the summertime, he enjoys mountain biking. And any time of year he likes drinking beer.

Strange Fact:  John couldn’t come up with any strange facts about himself, so we went to Twitter. We learned, for example, that John did not know what a cow was until the age of 8. Check out #strangefactsaboutJohn and help us tell the story of his strange life.

Here at Sporcle:  Here at Sporcle, John’s work falls into two categories: keeping the website running and adding new features to the site. Recent projects he’s worked on include new game types, Trivia Bingo, and improving our badge creation tools.

Favorite thing about working at Sporcle: John describes the Sporcle team as ‘a fun group of people that like to get stuff done.’ Because it’s a small group, he says, there’s a variety of projects that come your way. You could be working on anything when you walk in the door for the day.

Top Tweets (7/29/14)

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.

 

Top Comments of the Week (7/25)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Tiny Almost Useless Trivia IV

Woodchucker: Why is determined in quotes? That Owl’s research of Tootsie Pop consumption was highly scientific.


2. From: 30 Maps That’ll Help You Make Sense of the World

MTwhizWhat an incredibly fun and informative quiz! Hey, America may have unpaid maternity leave and a ridiculous measuring system, but at least we gave the world Sporcle. We can be proud of that.


3. From: Famous Family Trees III

dlauthorWish there were a metric to see how many people thought to themselves, “how am I supposed to to know Anne Hathaway’s husband? Is he famous? And when did she have all those kids?”


4. From: Famous Movie Characters

gwynn19I tried “El Duderino”, since I’m not into that whole brevity thing. Didn’t work.


5. From: Every Disney/Pixar Villain

buckeyebobThe secret villain of every Pooh movie is Owl. He’s pompous, he spreads misinformation, and in the end he steals Piglet’s home. He’s basically a feathery Mr. Potter.

Featured Game of the Week (7/23/2014)

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been thinking about ways to spice the blog up a bit and get regular content out there for our loyal readers to peruse. To that end, we’re writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us.

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Avoid the ‘A’ Countries

by geshmonkey
Featured July 20th, 2014

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