Top Comments of the Week (05/30)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Famous Bills In Sixty Seconds

ZenophileX: I can’t be the only one who thought he was answering the Bill Paxton question, but got the Bill Pullman question right. Or vice versa. Right?


2. From: Same Color or Not?

FlickI was pretty poor guessing the colors, but at least I got the ‘Type (N)ext to continue.’ questions correct…


3. From: ‘G’eography

Woodchuckerooooh Granada and Grenada. That is brilliantly cruel.


4. From: 3 Major Rock Types

uoljHey! A science quiz where the answers actually haven’t changed since I was in school!


5. From: Classic American Food

WoodchuckerI’ve always heard Candied Yams. “Candied Sweet Potatoes” sounds like some awkward phrasing because the word Yams was copyrighted.

Better Know a Curator: brocko

brocko

brocko

This is part of Sporcle’s long-running series highlighting our hard-working curators. Curators are editors for a specific subcategory, and their diligent work finding great quizzes from their subcategories (and sometimes others) helps to shape the site. We asked our curators to complete an interview of sorts, and we’re sharing their responses here on the blog.

This next post is from brocko, curator for anatomy and Harry Potter.

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Featured Game of the Week (5/28/2014)

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.

saturn

Pick of the Week

Give You One, Guess the Rest

by MSUKent
Featured May 23, 2014

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Top Tweets (5/27/14)

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.

Better Know a Curator: johnnytaken

johnnytaken

johnnytaken

This is part of Sporcle’s long-running series highlighting our hard-working curators. Curators are editors for a specific subcategory, and their diligent work finding great quizzes from their subcategories (and sometimes others) helps to shape the site. We asked our curators to complete an interview of sorts, and we’re sharing their responses here on the blog.

This next post is from johnnytaken, curator for easter and Movie Resume.

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Featured Game of the Week (5/21/2014)

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.

CATB

Pick of the Week

Weird Websites of the World

by GreenDragon
Featured May 15, 2014
 
 
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Top Tweets (5/20/14)

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.

Meet the Staff: Amy Van Groningen

amyName: Amy Van Groningen (amyevg)

Position: Content Moderator

Originally from: Auburn, CA

Worked at Sporcle since: October 2011

About: Amy describes herself as energetic and efficient – and we agree! Amy is about to graduate as an Accounting major from Seattle Pacific University. She also loves being around people and would “do anything legal for a good story.”

Interests: When Amy’s not studying or Sporcling, she likes to visit Seattle-area restaurants and try new food. Her favorite band is The Killers, and she’s an avid fan of the TV show Friends. (No surprise, her favorite Sporcle quiz is The Ultimate Friends Quiz.)

Strange Fact:  As a 10-year-old, Amy got magnets stuck up her nose. As she tells the story, her babysitter bought her magnetic earrings and she put one in her nostril. She liked it so much she thought she should have TWO nose piercings! The two magnets were clearly attracted to one another and “met in the bridge.” (Reminds us of this quiz.)

Here at Sporcle:  When Amy’s in the office, she meticulously reviews upcoming quizzes that are scheduled for the homepage. She also works Photoshop magic to create and edit Image and Slideshow quizzes, among other projects.

Favorite thing about working at Sporcle: “I really like the discussions we have in the office…there are so many ridiculous conversations. Everyone who works at Sporcle has a good sense of humor.”

 

New Badges: Friend Zone, Bunker Buster, and Winter is Coming

Badges are just the best, aren’t they? That’s why we’re releasing 3 brand new ones, just for you. 

Mr_MrsPopular_1Friend Zone: Here at Sporcle, the Friend Zone is a party you for sure want to join. Make 25 friends on Sporcle and you’re part of ‘da club. (To become friends with another user, both users must ‘Follow’ each other.)

BunkerBuster_3Bunker Buster: Bunkers are busting up all over, and we think you deserve some credit for that excellent work. Get 100% on Geography Bunker, Movies Bunker and US Presidents Bunker. Then go get a massage or something – you’ll need to relax!

GOT_CrownWinter is Coming: Game of Thrones is everyone’s new favorite show. And the true fans have read the books. Celebrate family lineage and royal loyalties by playing 25 A Song of Ice and Fire games. (If you’re playing a Game of Thrones game, be sure to check that it has the A Song of Ice and Fire tag.)

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

Check Out Sporcle’s Top Comments of the Week (05/16)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: 20 Frightening Fruits & Veggies

mcory: Did somebody seriously bring fruits and vegetables into an MRI Scan? No wonder my medical co-pays are so high.


2. From: Complete the Conspiracy

sunsurferI also like the possibility of “What if my love life is a disaster…And my milkshake had nothing to do with it”.


3. From: 3-Letter Images A-Z

zalkon2004The rug really ties the quiz together.


4. From: Food Cliches

CecispandaWhoever first said “it’s like taking candy from a baby” definitely never tried to take candy from a baby!


5. From: ‘S’ Baby Names (2009)

RufusTFireflyClearly, not enough parents are naming their kids Sporcle.