Top Tweets (6/24/14)

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 (06/20)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: US Presidents by One-Word Hints

crouchingdomo: Anybody else see “Tippecanoe” and go looking for Tyler?


2. From: 21 Most Corrupt Countries

pokemonrRussia is not here.

Putin: Ah, Sporcle Admin. Surely my country will not be here.( Slips money under the table)

Sporcle Admin: Yes, of course not.


3. From: ‘Name’ That Profession

jago706The dietitian Les Eaton might have a colleague, Michael Lester O’Level.


4. From: US State Capital Match-Up

dancastroIf someone has difficulties trying to remember which capital (Bismarck or Pierre) belongs to each Dakota, here is a little mnemonic rule. Bismarck is a German name, Pierre is a French one. On the average, Germany is north of France. Therefore, Bismarck is ND, Pierre is SD.


5. From: Disney Animal Character Match-Up

AzraelAccidentally hit Jiminy Chipmunk. Now I wish he were real.

Featured Game of the Week (6/20/2014)

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.

Lucky-7Pick of the Week

Anything But 7

by mathmaster55
Featured June 14, 2014

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New Badges: Homepage Hero, Movie Marathon, and Goal-Oriented

Our goal is to have you marathon your way into being a Sporcle hero. 

HomepageHero_2Homepage Hero: We’re always looking for great quizzes to publish. Thanks to you, we’re in no short supply! This badge recognizes quizmakers who’ve had 10 games published to the Sporcle homepage.

MovieMarathon_2Movie Marathon: Time to break out the popcorn. If you consider yourself a movie maven, earn this badge by playing at least 25 games in the Movies category in one day.

WorldCup_1Goal Oriented: Just in time for the World Cup! Make it your goal to come out on top by playing 25 World Cup games.

 

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

World Cup Fever

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The countdown is over and those jerseys in your closets can finally see the light of your television screen again. That’s right, friends, the World Cup is back!

Thirty-two teams, eight groups, and one cup. It’s pretty much the Battle Royale of football and it’s no doubt that it’s the most watched sporting event in the world. 

Here at Sporcle, we’re just as excited as you are. We have tons of quizzes for you to try out during the half or between games.

Highlights

It’s only a week into the tournament, but we’ve already seen some impressive moments:

  • Van Persie’s amazing header goal against Spain
  • The Netherlands totally obliterating Spain (5-1)
  • Clint Dempsey’s goal against Ghana in the first 30 seconds
  • Memo Ochoa’s amazing goalie skills in the tied Brazil vs Mexico game (0-0)
  • Germany’s 100th World Cup game win against Portugal (4-0)
  • Pepe’s red card for headbutting Müller in the Portugal vs Germany game

On the Sidelines

usa-world-cup-poster-espn-600x900Hooray U.S.A.
The way the U.S. team played their first game was surprising. Don’t get me wrong we all have our soft spot for the U.S. (even though they usually don’t get too far into the finals) but this year anyone can see they want to prove themselves to the other contenders.

Top Dogs so Far
Germany and the Netherlands are on fire being the only two teams to score 4 goals or more in a match so far. It wouldn’t be surprising to see these two teams go very far into the finals or even making it to the final. Both teams have powerhouse players and play with such intensity.

Here’s to an exciting World Cup. Because there’s nothing like being glued to your couch filled with anxiety for a month; you’ve been waiting four years for this. 

 

Top Tweets (6/18/14)

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: Matt Selby

SelbyName: Matt Selby (mselby)

Position: Product Manager

Originally from: Arlington, WA

Worked at Sporcle since: October 2010

About: Matt describes himself as an expressive person who is interested in many things. He likes cartoons – most notably, Adventure Time and The Venture Bros. His favorite movie is Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, and he has a healthy fear of horses.

Interests: Matt is an avid home brewer, film snob and vinyl collector. He has an old Volkswagen that he likes to work on (a 1970 Karmann Ghia). And as those who know him will tell you, he loves sandwiches. His favorite Sporcle quiz, in fact, is Sandwich Time. Made on a whim, the quiz has now become a Sporcle classic.

Strange Fact:  For many years, Matt has been attempting to make a shot-for-shot remake of Journey’s Separate Ways (World’s Apart). You can view it here. (And for reference, the original looks like this.)

Here at Sporcle:  Here at Sporcle, Matt schedules quizzes, writes quiz text, and interacts with users on a daily basis. He also writes blog posts, writes product specs, and manages our internal team of content moderators.

His current goal is to be a positive influence at the office, and he’s started a trend of saying a cheery good morning when he walks in the door each day. Early results show that it’s working.

Favorite thing about working at Sporcle: ”The main thing I like about Sporcle is every day there is something new and weird that surprises me. That can be hard to find in a job, except maybe if you’re a homicide detective. But there’s less dead bodies at Sporcle.” The other great thing about working at Sporcle? There’s a coffee maker.

Top Comments of the Week (06/13)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Five Stages of Grief

Walking_Fred: First, the admins couldn’t believe that it hadn’t been done before. Then, they got mad they hadn’t thought of it. Next, they tried to think of a better way to do it. Disappointed in their effort, they finally had to publish it today.


2. From: 2014 World Cup Teams

JoshDupuisI’m really rooting for Bosnia but I can’t stand Herzegovina.


3. From: Words That Begin with ‘WR’

mustangoSo in summary, more people got wrong right than write, and more people got wright wrong than right.


4. From: 25 Years of the World Wide Web

Azazello2000 – Half the CDs currently in existence are free trial software CDs that were mailed to you every other day by this now irrelevant company.”


5. From: ‘H’ Pictures by Category

bossfan92For your historian picture alone, you sir win the internet.

Featured Game of the Week (6/11/2014)

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.

CN-TOWERPick of the Week

Larger than Canada

by QuizFox
Featured June 6, 2014

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Top Tweets (6/10/14)

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.