New Badges: Badge of the Pharaohs, Classic Schmassic, and Bazinga!

We think these badges are… Zazzy.

EgyptBadgeBadge of the Pharaohs: We can sum up what we know about Egypt in 3 words: pyramid, Nile, and mummy. To earn this badge, get 50% on Country Quiz: Egypt, Governorates of Egypt, and Nile River Countries.

ClassicSchamssicClassic Schmassic: Time to get back to the classics. Get your fingers ready to type, you could have quite a few quizzes to play. Play 1,000 Classic quizzes and receive this badge.

Bazinga2Bazinga!: Holy crap on a cracker, there’s a badge for The Big Bang Theory. To get it, take a seat on the couch (as long as you’re not in Sheldon’s spot) and play 25 quizzes tagged The Big Bang Theory.

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

[Note: There was an error when the Classic Schmassic badge was released. We are re-publishing it, and the new badge will award credit for past plays correctly. We apologize for the confusion or inconvenience.]

Top Comments of the Week (07/31)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Out of Shape NFL Logos

maverick2014: It seems wrong that the Patriots logo is puffy rather than under-inflated.

2. From: Who Said It: God or Kanye?

space_cadet72“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” -John 14:36

3. From: Rhymes With Sun

campfiresongsongI might have only got 18 out of 19, but at least I can still honestly say that I missed “none”.

4. From: Countries Not Invaded by Britain on a Map

DerekH22 countries not invaded by Britain – but the day is yet young…

5. From: US States Without Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

msuspartan1981Don’t feel too badly for New England, as they have Dunkin Donuts on every corner.

Choose the Only Four (Music): 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 Choose the Only Four (Music) by Sporcle User AmazingPenguin.

What’s the Quiz About?

Foursomes are all around us, and this quiz proves their importance in the music world. There are 8 categories, each with 4 possible answers, and you need to work your way through them and correctly click the 4 correct words amid the 48 possible answers. From the Fab Four to Music Festivals to Madonna Songs, whatever your level of music knowledge is, there’s something here for you. This quiz is full of catchy songs and famous artists, be ready to have at least 3 different songs in your head.

New Badges: Grand Master, Line by Line & Happy Hour

Time for more badges! This week it’s a chance to learn some things about chess, remember your favorite movies, and enjoy a Sporcle-themed happy hour! 

GrandMasterGrand Master: In chess, there’s always more to learn. Brush up on the basics and add to your chess-knowledge by getting 50% or better on Chessboard SetupChess Trivia Chessboard and World Chess Champions. Your move.

LineByLine2Line by Line: Be it songs, movies or jokes, some dialogue is best heard a second time (or third or fourth.)  This badge is devoted to those who follow the lines. Now go play 50 total Follow That Line quizzes, and report back when you’re finished.

HappyHour2Happy Hour: At Sporcle HQ, happy hour means a trek down to the local brewery. (After earning a badge, of course!) Join in the fun by playing 10 quizzes between 4 PM and 6 PM in one day.

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

Top Comments of the Week (07/24)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:

1. From: Test Your Memory: Countries

Kimbole: Clicked Benin instead of Begin. Must read more carefully.

2. From: Famous Fictional Dogs

crouchingdomoUgh, I know he’s just a cartoon, and I know it’s a still image and not a GIF. But even seeing Scrappy Doo with his stupid little dukes up makes me want to just slap him.

It’s never okay to hit a dog in anger, unless that dog is Scrappy Doo.

3. From: Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Limerick_ManOh, jigsaw puzzles are fun
And I am an expert bar none
If the box says “Here’s
For 2-4 Years”
In only 6 months I’ll be done

4. From: Word Hourglass VIII

Marsupial_NinjaJust couldn’t get ‘Bono’ to work for ‘one who puts on airs’.

5. From: Commonly Confused Words

perriconeaIf you need a mnemonic for persecute/prosecute, remember this: Any PERson can PERsecute, but only a PROfessional can PROsecute.

New Badges: August Rush, Climb the Ladder, and Order of Merlin, First Class

Time to take your O.W.L.s in Sporcle, let’s see if you can earn an O.

AugustRushAugust Rush: August concludes our monthly badges, try not to rush your way through it. Win 150 challenges against the Sporcle Computer or other users to get this badge.

ClimbTheLadder2Climb the Ladder: Word Ladders are just like real ladders, you climb them one step at a time. To earn this badge, get 100% on 25 published Word Ladder quizzes.

OrderOfMerlinFirstClass2Order of Merlin, First Class: Of course all these characters are in your head, but why does that mean they’re not real? Get 100% on Harry Potter Top 200 and you just might get your face on a chocolate frog card.

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

Criteria Holidays: 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 Criteria Holidays by Sporcle User geshmonkey.

What’s the Quiz About?

Though it’s not exactly the ‘Holiday Season’, we always enjoy a good holiday quiz. This quiz tests your knowledge of all sorts of holidays, from Christmas to Halloween to Eid al-Fitr. It’s a criteria quiz, so you’ll get a list of descriptions (or criteria), and you have to click the holiday that matches ALL of the criteria. As you play, one criteria will disappear until you’re left with just one description and one holiday. It’s a minefield, so if you click in the wrong order, the quiz will end and you’ll have to start all over. Take your time, you have 5 minutes and only 10 holidays to work through, so you should be able to really think about each hint.

New Badges: War Games, Religious Pilgrimage, and Font-tastic!

Make sure to wear sunscreen, these badges are hot.

WarGames_2War Games: Time to join the Sporcle army and fight to get this badge. You’ll have to play 50 total War quizzes to earn your stripes and receive your War Games badge.

Fonttastic_2Font-tastic!: Lucky for you, we voted against using Comic Sans on Sporcle. To get your Font-tastic! badge, you’ll have to get 100% on Fabulous Fonts and Fabulous Fonts II.

ReligiousPilgrimageReligious Pilgrimage: Praying won’t help you get this badge (but who knows, it may help you get a higher score). Play 25 total Religion quizzes in one day to complete your journey for this badge.

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

Movie Quotes: Jeopardy Style: 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 Movie Quotes: Jeopardy Style by Sporcle User cowtown.

What’s the Quiz About?

It’s our two favorite things, movie quotes and Alex Trebek. This quiz takes movie quotes to a whole new level. As any Jeopardy watcher knows, the show is formatted kind of differently than other game shows. You get a statement or description, and you have to answer in the form of a question. For example, if the description was ‘The best trivia site ever,’ the answer would be ‘What is’ All the questions in this quiz are based off the most famous movie quotes around, so even people who aren’t movie buffs will have a good time playing it.

New Badges: Foodamental, Elite Trendsetter, and Señor Badge

A quiz a day keeps the doctor away. Stay healthy by getting these badges.

foodamentalFoodamental: You’ll have to eat all your food groups (yes, even vegetables) to be truly foodamental. Play 100 quizzes that are tagged ‘food‘ and you’ll receive this badge. Just try not to get too hungry on the way.

EliteTrendsetterElite Trendsetter: Everything spread by word of mouth, even badges. You can get this badge by referring 15 people to Sporcle (Go to your profile to credit the Sporcle user who referred you).

senor_badgeSeñor Badge: Mexico has given us lots of things, from mariachi music to piñatas. Join the fiesta by getting more than 50% on States of Mexico, Country Quiz: Mexico and Populous Mexican Cities.

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