10 Things We Learned from Sporcle This Week

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Sporcle teaches us tons of stuff every day. If you share our thirst for knowledge, check out these 10 cool facts.

1) Movie critics liked Twilight more than they liked The Proposal. There are a few more surprising movies that did worse than Twilight – can you name them here?

Assistant-referee-0022) The “offside” rule in soccer is complicated, but understandable. The quiz explaining the rule will definitely give you things to yell at the ref when he makes a bad call!

3) James Cameron allegedly kept a nail-gun on the set of one of his movies. He used it to nail cell phones that went off to a wall above the exit sign. To find out which movie set this happened on, take a look at Almost Useless Movie Trivia III.

free-texting-app-14) Typing short words very quickly can be hard to do. Only 5% of quiz takers were able to complete the Tiny Word Typing Challenge.

5) Speaking of small clues, even a single word can be helpful sometimes. Most people can recognize famous songs from just one word in their opening line.

Seuss6) Esteemed children’s books author Dr. Seuss was also a political cartoonist. He was the chief political cartoon editor for a New York newspaper called PM for eight years! For proof, and more celebrities and their hobbies, check out Hidden Talents of Famous People.

7) Italians totally use Lamborghinis as police cars. Don’t believe us? Check out Police Vehicles Around the World.

8) The Goonies, Gravity, and Die Hard all share a common bond. And no, it isn’t that they’re all rollicking (or terrifying, depending on how you look at it) adventure stories.

9) Knives, forks, and spoons come in a wild variety. Who knew there was more than just one kind of spoon?

10) Brazil is the only nation that shares the same population and land area ranking number. We learned this while researching for one of this week’s #theresaquizforthat tweets. If you haven’t yet, head on over to the Sporcle Twitter feed for more daily facts!

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