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Next week: Back to Sporcle!

Get ready for BACK TO SPORCLE! 

BACK TO SPORCLE is a week to remember all the reasons you love Sporcle. The best quizzes of the summer will be posted on our homepage and Facebook page. Daily blog posts will give you tips and ideas for new ways to use Sporcle. And contests will give you the chance to stretch your creativity for some huge public recognition. We couldn’t be more excited, and we hope you’ll join the fun!

Next week, join us to celebrate fall, the new school year, and Sporcle trivia at its finest.

What to expect:

  • Blog: daily posts, contests, and more!
  • Facebook: top quizzes, polls, and the quirky humor you love
  • Site: an amazing quiz line-up, college leader-board news, and the 10,000th published quiz

Who doesn't love fall???

Sporcle Daily Links: Boston Cream Pie edition

We know our readers love the internet just as much as we do, so we think you might want to see some of the links that are being passed around at Sporcle HQ each and every day. Just make sure to let us know about any links we might have missed in the comments. Enjoy the clickable carnage below!

  • Have you tried out the random button on Sporcle? If you’re in need of a diversion, but have no idea what kind, just click on the button and find yourself a quiz to play.[Random Sporcle Quiz]
  • Today is Google’s 13th birthday and they’ve celebrated with one of their customary doodles. Honestly, we’re not so sure we want the Internet in the hands of a 13 year old. [Washington Post]
  • Apple announced an event centered around the next iPhone on Oct. 2nd. What we’d really like is an iPhone that can also laminate business cards, because that would be something. [MSNBC]
  • Zynga has announced that it’s profits dropped 95% over the last year. Is this like the Irish potato famine of virtual Facebook farming? [GamePro]
  • For your random and amazing Sporcle quiz of the day, we’ve selected the Boston Cream Pie quiz. One thing we’ve always (actually, never) envisioned Sporcle becoming is a site that can be used as a baking resource. Pretty soon all of our quizzes will just be strange recipes that we’ll expect you to prepare and mail to Sporcle.

Back to School Week Day 2 – Challenge Your Friends

Back to School Week
Welcome to Sporcle Back to School week day 2. We had a pretty great time yesterday playing some fun games on Facebook and Twitter and featuring some great quizzes throughout the summer. We may have even confounded a few of you with the Literal Musicians Quiz.

Today, however we’re not just focusing on great quizzes, we want you to check out our new and revised challenge page. If you’ve never challenged a friend to a Sporcle quiz, it’s easy. Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Sign up for an account.
  2. Find your friends on Sporcle.
  3. Follow them (and make sure they follow you back.)
  4. Let the challenging begin!
Afterwards, you can check out your challenge history and overall challenge ranking at your Sporcle challenge page. You can also play challenges against the Sporcle-bot. If you win enough, you just might make our challenge leaderboards.
If you’re looking for something to challenge your friends with, check out some of our featured summer quizzes after the jump.

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Sporcle Daily Links: Back to School Edition

We know our readers love the internet just as much as we do, so we think you might want to see some of the links that are being passed around at Sporcle HQ each and every day. Just make sure to let us know about any links we might have missed in the comments. Enjoy the clickable carnage below!

  • Did you know it’s back to school week on Sporcle? If you’re playing Sporcle in class this week, we think it’s the perfect time to share some Sporcle with everyone around you. [Back to School Week]
  • Jay-Z announced today that the New Jersey Nets will be called the Brooklyn Nets whenever basketball resumes. This is definitely going to have an effect on our quizzes. We really wish people would stop renaming things. [Huffington Post]
  • Google has put the famous Dead Sea Scrolls online. Fortunately for those of you who don’t read Aramaic, English translations are available. [Seattle Times]
  • For your random and amazing Sporcle quiz of the day, we’ve selected Top US Universities. Once again, Sporcle University doesn’t make the cut. We’ll get on that list eventually.

Going Back to School

Summer's over?

So it’s after Labor Day and you know what that means, school is back in session for a lot of you (both teachers and students). We know that Sporcle can be helpful as a study guide in the classroom, but we know that sometimes it’s tough to not play a few quizzes about Harry Potter in the middle of your study session. Of course, most colleges aren’t coming back to class for a few more weeks, so we’re very curious about what you’ll be playing when you get back.

Here are a few school-related quizzes to get you started as you spend more time on Sporcle. First of all, give Popular High School Nicknames a try, to see if your school has one of the more common nicknames in the US. Then try your hand at naming popular movies set in high school with High School Movies. We wouldn’t want to give you too much work too fast, but you could also cleanse the rust from your brain by playing High School Math Odyssey.

If you’re looking for a few higher education quizzes, you can try naming all the schools in the Ivy League or see if you can name the college towns. You could also see where your school is ranked in our Top U.S. Universities quiz. Finally, if you’re looking for a real challenge, try to guess the most popular college majors.

Let us know what you’re most looking for in the upcoming school year in our comments section.