“Hi hungry, I’m dad.” If you’ve ever heard this phrase leave your father’s mouth, you have probably lamented the existence of dad jokes. It feels like a timeless childhood experience. But the term “dad joke” itself may not be quite so long lived.
What is Take Your Dog to Work Day? Many faithful dog owners understand the joy of entering your home after a long day of work to find your furry friend waiting anxiously for your return. These reunions tend to be filled lots of tail wagging, licking, and happiness. I mean, who else is ever that […]
What is National Selfie Day? From Snapchat to Twitter, the biggest trend these days is grabbing the perfect selfie! Everyone from the Kardashian clan to your grandparents seems up on the best Instagram-worthy angles, camera lighting, and filters to look absolutely perfect in the big, wide world of social media. June 21st is National Selfie […]
Happy National Poetry Month, Sporclers! From haiku to Greek epics, jazz poetry to Shakespearean sonnets – poetry has a little something for everyone. And ever since 1996, all kinds of people and organizations have celebrated National Poetry Month. Librarians and teachers, politicians and bloggers… even the US Post Office has gotten in on it, issuing […]
Who Was Saint Patrick? Planning to wear green, drink beer, and earn your Luck of the Irish badge this St. Patrick’s Day? Before you do, make sure you know what all the celebration is about in the first place! St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious holiday held […]
What is Pi Day? March 14th is Pi Day, an annual celebration of all things pi (π)! In Mathematics, pi is a specific ratio – the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. In other words, you can take the circumference of any sized circle, divide by its diameter, and you will always […]
March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global event which celebrates the achievements of women all over the world. Emerging from the labor movements of the early 20th century, International Women’s Day brings women together across borders. It is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender equality, with no one government, […]
Want to know a little bit of trivia? Did you know that January 4th is National Trivia Day? Of course, here at Sporcle, every day is National Trivia Day. We pride ourselves on being the leading provider of trivia entertainment on the web, on mobile apps, and at live shows. Still, holidays like this only […]
You look up gift guides when you’re a little stumped on ideas. But for some reason, the ideas in guides are almost always repetitive and often, they’re really questionable. Turns out coming up with a bunch of “unique” ideas without regard for the recipient is a recipe for weird results. This year, read only one […]
Each year on Christmas Eve, young boys and girls all over the world are able to follow Santa’s journey from the North Pole through the official Santa Tracker. Using United States Military radar, the Santa Tracker operates under the guidance of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Why does the US government care so […]
What is Boxing Day all about? Celebrated the 26th of December, Boxing Day began in the United Kingdom, and is observed in countries previously or currently a part of the British Empire. Now a bank holiday, when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday, it is observed the following Monday. Mark HealdMark Heald is an Associate […]
Christmas is such a joyous time of year. For many, the holidays bring back memories of family, food, fun and music. Studies show that songs hearing certain songs can cue specific memories in people’s brains. What was playing while you opened gifts on the morning of ‘89? Not only does music give us that nostalgic […]
What Does Hanukkah Mean? Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts eight nights. It commemorates the second century B.C. re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Commonly, the word “Hanukkah” is translated as meaning “dedication.” Mark HealdMark Heald is an Associate Product Manager and Sporcle Admin. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and […]
With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start pulling out the decorations, turning up the Christmas songs, and enjoying a few of your favorite, classic Christmas movies. If White Christmas is one such film on your yuletide list, you’re in luck.
For many Sporclers, the festive season is the perfect time for donning chunky sweaters, singing holiday carols, and packing your home full of sparkling decorations. However, there’s one more tradition that seems to be on everyone’s list somewhere between October and the end of December, and that’s sitting down to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas […]