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Actress Betty White turned 94 this week, making her older than Kyrgyzstan (1991), the Slinky (1943) and even sliced bread (1928).

White’s career started in the 1940s and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. Not unlike her Golden Girls character, she likes to be in on the action. “Retirement is not in my vocabulary,” White said after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Emmys. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Betty White for having the longest TV career of any female entertainer.

Since she’s been acting longer than most of us have been alive, we’ll give you a little refresher of the amazing things she has contributed to the world:

1) Golden Girls

Who knew that a group of four retirement-aged women could steal our hearts as much as they did? White played the part of Rose–the spacey friend with a trove of funny stories.

The show tackled some serious issues of the time like AIDS, gay marriage and teen pregnancy, but never lost its lighthearted atmosphere. You see, Rose had a knack for finding sticky situations to get herself into. These strange circumstances gave inspiration for many of the TV tropes still seen in shows today.

Golden Girls captured the idea of women living it up regardless of their age, which couldn’t have been more refreshing.

 

2) Later Roles

Between her roles in the Proposal, Lake Placid and Hot in Cleveland (along with a GREAT many cameos), Betty White established her personal character–an old woman so incredibly witty and fun you’d wonder if she was actually senile.

3) Everything Else

She crushed her appearances on late night talk shows:

And cracked us up on her own Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. 

She gave us perfect excuses for our favorite activities:

And helped us understand that, even at our worst times, we’re not alone.

Happy birthday, Betty! And always remember…

25 Quotes from Quotable Movies: 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 25 Quotes from Quotable Movies by Sporcle User Flick.

What’s the Quiz About?
You know a movie‘s a classic when you can name the title just by recognizing one of its lines. Once given a popular movie quote, see if you can click on its matching title. While all of these films are highly quotable, there is a slight challenge: the displayed quote may not be the most memorable line from the film. Don’t be too intimidated though, over 66% of Sporclers got the least guessed answer correct!


Element Symbols Minefield: 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 Element Symbols Minefield by Sporcle User nthe.

What’s the Quiz About?

At last, we have a science quiz to feature! Ultimate chemistry fanatics can unleash their knowledge onto this minefield, where a single wrong answer will automatically end the quiz. You do have ten minutes to answer all 114 elements correctly, but keep an eye on the timer and pace yourself. Only 1.5% of Sporclers have gotten all the answers correct – will you be one of them?


10 Most Populous Asian Countries in Order: 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 10 Most Populous Asian Countries in Order by Sporcle User jackmerlin.

What’s the Quiz About?

You may know the two countries that take up over a third of the world’s population, but can you guess the other most populated Asian countries? You’ll already be given the ten countries with the highest populations in Asia, but it’s your job to determine the order that they go in. This quiz isn’t a blitz, so take your time and ponder the ever-increasing numbers of people in that continent.


MLB World Series Winners Minefield: 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 MLB World Series Winners Minefield by Sporcle User jjpn73.

What’s the Quiz About?

Still feeling the rush from the MLB World Series’ conclusion? Look no further, and test your baseball history! The minefield is simple: click the teams that have won the World Series. If you get click a wrong answer, the quiz will explode and end. But have no fear, you have two whole minutes to click 22 teams – time goes slower than you think.


A Sporcle Vacation: 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 A Sporcle Vacation by Sporcle User amyevg.

What’s the Quiz About?

Are you in desperate need of a break? Look no further and take a Sporcle vacation in Kyrgyzstan or the United Kingdom. Similar to “choose-your-own-adventure” books, answer the trivia questions and experience new things. You may meet a celebrity, become a celebrity, or even gain superpowers. Anything is possible, and you don’t even have to answer the questions correctly! There are over thirty “endings”, so be sure to play it again to have more adventures.

Finish the Movie Title IV: 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 Finish the Movie Title IV by Sporcle User MovieGuruTwo.

What’s the Quiz About?

When given the beginning of a movie title and the year it was released, can you guess the last word? The titles are diverse, from the 1940s to now, from every genre you can imagine. You’re given 6 whole minutes to complete 40 titles, so you have plenty of time to sit back, relax, and guess incessantly. And if you enjoyed this quiz, we’ve got you covered: there are more quizzes in the same series!


New Badges: 3-2-1…Badge!, Cap’n Clickable, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Badge

Navy men, Girl Scouts, and Sporclers all have one thing in common: Badges.

3-2-1...Badge!3-2-1…Badge!: In 3 minutes, you can microwave a bag of popcorn. That means you could have 25 bags of popcorn after you complete this one. To receive this badge, play 25 3 Minute Quizzes in one day.

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NFL States Minefield: 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 NFL States Minefield by Sporcle User chair.

What’s the Quiz About?

Get pumped up before watching a game and astound your peers with your football knowledge! All you have to do is name the states that have NFL stadiums. We’ll give you the number of teams that play in the stadium, and keep in mind that the quiz is based on the stadiums’ locations – not the team names. If you guess incorrectly, the quiz will explode and end, so tread carefully.


New Badges: Hallowed Halls, Bad Blood, and Honor Roll

Band-aids may not fix bullet holes, but badges just might work.

hallowed hallsHallowed Halls: These colleges can be pretty exclusive, but anyone can play quizzes about them. To receive this badge, get 100% on Top US Universities and Top UK Universities.

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