Earlier today we crossed the 800 million game play mark. That’s an incredible number, and we want to thank all of our users for getting us here. In fact to adequately explain just how incredible it is, Hejman, a Sporcle moderator, emailed us the following facts to mark the occasion:

800 Million plays comes out to:

- 2.56 plays for every American
- 12.85 plays for every Briton
- 34.87 plays for every Australian
- 22.97 plays for every Canadian
- 146.05 plays for every citizen of Kyrgyzstan
- Each game on Sporcle has been played an average of 2,806 times. (Thanks to Bazmerelda for this one)
- Since Sporcle’s inception in July 2007, there have been an average of 18,200+ quizzes played per hour, which is equivalent to just over 300 quizzes per minute or 5 quizzes every second. In the time it just took you to read this comment, there have been 50 quizzes completed. (Thanks to Brandon Anderson in the comments)

If you happen to find any more amazing facts about this impressive Sporcle achievement, please add them in the comments. Thanks again everyone, we’re extremely proud and humbled by just how many diversions we’ve caused.

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Since Sporcle’s inception in July 2007, that means that there have been an average of 18,200+ quizzes played per hour, which is equivalent to just over 300 quizzes per minute or 5 quizzes every second. In the time it just took you to read this comment, there have been 50 quizzes completed.

This is way beyond me (just look at my math quiz scores…actually don’t) but I think it would be interesting if someone devised a formula to estimate the potential number of work hours lost to Sporcle gaming.

Think. the most played quiz on sporcle is U.S. States, and that takes up about 1/100 of the total plays on sporcle. That’s amazing, considering how many quizzes are on that site.