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.

sharknado-2-the-second-one-trailer1) FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Agency) recognizes 13 different kinds of natural disaster. Sadly, Sharknado and Godzilla are not on the list.

2) There are rabbits that live in the Brazilian rainforest. Find out what they’re called by playing the Animal Name Game.

3) A sightseeing trip to Europe can be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum. Check out Hidden Tourist Spots of Europe to see what we mean.

4) English is the most prolific, most translated language of all time. Other languages don’t even come close! Take a look at the rankings here.

FN8ItqM5) CandyLand’s characters aren’t the tokens, but the people that appear on the board artwork. See if you can remember them by playing the Board Game Grab Bag.

6) North being up is just a mapmaking convention. Test your ability to tell directions with the Which Way Is North? quiz. It’s trickier than you might think!

7) The Masters Tournament is the only major golfing tournament to be held at the same place every year. Test your Masters knowledge on Octoquiz, then check out the rest of Sporcle’s newest feature!

8) If you know your US states, it’s possible to place them based on their relative position without the aid of a map. Try your hand at it by playing US States Without a Map.

856-deporting-dracula_19) Bram Stoker’s Dracula can be easily read by 12 year olds. Don’t look at us – we’re not saying all middle schoolers should be reading horror! This fact is based on the Flesch Reading Ease Score, which calculates how difficult a book can be to read. Find out where other well-known books stack up by playing Books by Reading Level.

10) England, which has over 50 million residents, is smaller than the state of Louisiana, which has less than 5 million residents. We learned this while researching for a #theresaquizforthat tweet. If you haven’t yet, head on over to the Sporcle Twitter feed for more daily facts! Don’t have Twitter? Check out our Instagram instead!

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