New Badges: Throwback Thursday, Stone Cold, and Sort-A-Badge

These badges are just too hot, so you should listen to Uptown Funk while you’re earning them.

ThrowbackThursday_1Throwback Thursday: It’s throwback time, Sporcle style. Ditch the old photos and nostalgic filters, mosey your way on over to the History section, and play 15 quizzes on a Thursday. You won’t even need to use a #tbt hashtag!

StoneCold_1Stone Cold: Want to be King of the Ring? Think you can hold your own with a crowd of professional wrestlers? Has your time come? Then build up a little courage and play 316 WWE quizzes… because Stone Cold said so.

Sort_A_Badge_1Sort-A-Badge: To get this badge, you’ll need to play the original sorting quizzes: Country Sorting Blitz, World Language Sorting Blitz, Food, Drink, and Poison Sorting Blitz, and Animal Sorting Blitz. Get ready to make a lot of snap decisions – if you score 100% on all four quizzes, you’ll earn this badge.

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

Full Names In Movie Titles: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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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 Full Names In Movie Titles by Sporcle User lester_burnham.

What’s the Quiz About?

Whether the names in these titles are the main character or not, these are some famous (mostly) fictional names. You’ll get the movie title, minus a name, and it’s up to you to click the name. With names from John Malkovich to Sweeney Todd, there’s bound to be a character in here that you love. And you can’t help but imagine these characters in each other’s movies. We’d definitely pay to see Ron Burgundy and the Temple of Doom.


New Badges: Badgenov, The Gearhead, and Whacking Day

These ‘badges’ you speak of seem popular. Perhaps we should release more.

Badgenov_1Badgenov: Russia has been home to ice, snow, bears, and a remarkable number of writers who can’t seem to publish a book under 500 pages. Celebrate this country – and earn a badge – by getting 50% or better on Cities of RussiaCountry Quiz: RussiaRulers of Russia, and Russian Literature.

TheGearhead_5 (1)The Gearhead: It doesn’t matter if you like soccer mom cars or the latest Lamborghini. If cars are your thing, then this is the badge for you! Start your engines, rev your motors, brush up on your car company logos… do whatever it takes to reach the checkered flag. To earn this badge, play 25 Car quizzes.

WhackingDay_1Whacking Day: Every May 10, the good citizens of Springfield, USA round up snakes for their annual Whacking Day celebration… until Lisa Simpson has something to say about it, that is. Celebrate Whacking Day humanely by playing the Whacking Day Hymn, The Simpsons Minefield, and Venomous or Not? on May 10.

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

20 Most Visited US Cities: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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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 20 Most Visited US Cities by Sporcle User Cleverfield.

What’s the Quiz About?

Which US cities are visited most by international tourists? That’s what this quiz asks. It’s straight-forward, all you have to do is enter famous US cities. Cities with a high population will give you a good start, but there are some surprising answers for this quiz. We enjoyed hypothesizing about what would draw so many tourists to these cities? Is there a famous site there? Is is a place that kids would enjoy? Save your hypothesizing until after the quiz is over, though. With only 2 minutes, you’ll need all the time you can get to type cities.

 

New Badges: Movie Quote Master, Mixed-Up May, and Silver Screen Superstar

May the badges be with you!

MovieQuoteMaster_2Movie Quote Master: The best movies have excellent quotes. How else will their fame spread if we don’t re-tell those movie moments in detail? Join the Movie Quote Master rank by getting 100% on Movie Quotes IIIIIIIV and V.

MixedUpMay_4Mixed-Up May: Time for a trip to Quiz Lab! For May’s badge, play 15 unpublished, Editor-Picked quizzes in each category. Good luck, and don’t get too mixed up!

SilverScreenSuperstar_1Silver Screen Superstar: You’re gonna see your name in lights. You’re gonna be a star! But before you get your name added to the Walk of Fame, you’ll need to have 5 Movies quizzes published. Better get over to the Create page before you can say, “Action!”

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

Top 5 Comments of the Week (04/17)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Types of Natural Disasters

McSack: FEMA thinks there’s only thirteen, but one day they will have to acknowledge Godzilla.


2. From: True or False: The History of Time

LisaSimpsonOHI’d even go so far as to say that every two minutes we take as many pictures of cats as were taken of anything in the entire 19th Century.


3. From: Song Title Endings III

JesbyThought I could just leave the ones I didn’t know until the end. You got me there!


4. From: Types of Natural Disasters

eyes355“Space weather” certainly includes meteor strikes, which is what gave me that one. It appears that FEMA doesn’t count zombies or plague as natural disasters though….


5. From: Animal Name Game

ChileNoseJamI was wondering what a “Godfatherkey” was.

10 Things We Learned From Sporcle This Week

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Sporcle teaches us tons of stuff every day. If you share our thirst for knowledge, check out these 10 cool facts.

sharknado-2-the-second-one-trailer1) FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Agency) recognizes 13 different kinds of natural disaster. Sadly, Sharknado and Godzilla are not on the list.

2) There are rabbits that live in the Brazilian rainforest. Find out what they’re called by playing the Animal Name Game.

3) A sightseeing trip to Europe can be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum. Check out Hidden Tourist Spots of Europe to see what we mean.

4) English is the most prolific, most translated language of all time. Other languages don’t even come close! Take a look at the rankings here.

FN8ItqM5) CandyLand’s characters aren’t the tokens, but the people that appear on the board artwork. See if you can remember them by playing the Board Game Grab Bag.

6) North being up is just a mapmaking convention. Test your ability to tell directions with the Which Way Is North? quiz. It’s trickier than you might think!

7) The Masters Tournament is the only major golfing tournament to be held at the same place every year. Test your Masters knowledge on Octoquiz, then check out the rest of Sporcle’s newest feature!

8) If you know your US states, it’s possible to place them based on their relative position without the aid of a map. Try your hand at it by playing US States Without a Map.

856-deporting-dracula_19) Bram Stoker’s Dracula can be easily read by 12 year olds. Don’t look at us – we’re not saying all middle schoolers should be reading horror! This fact is based on the Flesch Reading Ease Score, which calculates how difficult a book can be to read. Find out where other well-known books stack up by playing Books by Reading Level.

10) England, which has over 50 million residents, is smaller than the state of Louisiana, which has less than 5 million residents. We learned this while researching for a #theresaquizforthat tweet. If you haven’t yet, head on over to the Sporcle Twitter feed for more daily facts! Don’t have Twitter? Check out our Instagram instead!

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Movies Bunker III: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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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 Movies Bunker III by Sporcle User indianadisney.

What’s the Quiz About?

Whether you consider yourself a movie buff or a movie rookie, this quiz will test the limits of your knowledge. It’s a bunker, so the further you get in the quiz, the harder the questions are. Additionally, it’s multiple choice, so if you don’t know right away, you might be able to use the choices to figure out which one is right. This quiz is full of interesting trivia about movies, and with a variety of movies from Zombieland to James Bond, you’re sure to learn something new. Can you make it through the bunker? Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and test your luck.


New Badges: The Unsinkable Badge, The Conqueror, and Free Parking

Nothing can stop a Sporcler who wants to earn more badges!

TitanicBadge_1The Unsinkable Badge: The Titanic sank 103 years ago. To commemorate the tragedy, we’ve released a badge: to earn it, get 50% or better on Nationality of Titanic Passengers, Follow That Line: Titanic, and How Much Do You Know About The Titanic?.

Conqueror_3The Conqueror: A new challenger has appeared for all you achieving types. Get 100% on 10 quizzes you have never played before. In doing so, you’ll earn this badge. Go forth and conquer all you survey!

FreeParking_2Free Parking: No, we won’t validate your parking the next time you leave the house. But we can give you this badge if you play 25 Monopoly quizzes. Just don’t draw the Go To Jail card.

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

Top 5 Comments of the Week (04/10)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Animal Puns

dlauthor: Using the same animal twice in the same quiz? What a cheetah.


2. From: Holiday by Greeting Card

bulletproofkolOh, Guy Fawkes night, the stacks of cards I get for that should have reminded me. All I could think was book burning night, which had me worried.


3. From: Geography Vowel Grab Bag

happybunnyfunnyFor North American Country, I typed Antigua and Barbuda. I live in the United States.


4. From: Let’s Dance! Disney Edition

hm95Can we agree that The Emperor’s New Groove is the greatest thing ever?


5. From: Holiday by Greeting Card

sufradleyI haven’t sent or received, or even seen, a Guy Fawkes card but they would double up as handy kindling.