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 […]
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.
There’s nothing quite like Christmastime. When the cold, snowy season comes, what better time to curl up on the couch and watch some Christmas classics? It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen Kevin hit those burglars with paint cans to the head. You laugh every…single…time.
“On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… 12 holiday trivia team names…” If you are a fan of Sporcle Live Trivia, you know just how important it is to have that perfect team name. This is true all times of year, but especially during the holidays. The right holiday-themed name […]
Movie-lovers everywhere, unite. It’s time to talk about one of everyone’s favorite festive films, The Nightmare Before Christmas. With it’s unique animation style, incredible music, and fantastic visuals, this stop-motion fantasy can easily be defined as one of the most iconic holiday movies of all time. Unfortunately, while it’s obvious that everyone loves the magic […]
Since 1907, New York City has been celebrating New Year’s Eve by dropping a giant ball in Times Square. Aside from being seen in-person by countless wide-eyed New Yorkers, millions across the world tune in to their TVs each year to watch the ball being dropped. The New Year’s Eve ball drop is cemented so […]
Going Green Today is April 22nd, which means that people all over the world will plant trees, learn about recycling, and get outside to enjoy nature. It’s Earth Day, the annual holiday created to celebrate the planet and to raise awareness about environmental issues. In honor of this occasion, we here at Sporcle decided to […]
Auld Lang Syne meaning and why do we sing it on New Year’s Eve? The Scottish poem, written by Robert Burns in the 1700s, translates to “old long since” and means “times gone by” and at the end of each year we find ourselves singing the song while drinking champagne and finding someone to kiss. As the […]
What is Festivus and why should you care? In 1997, on the hit show “Seinfeld” George’s dad Frank Costanza gave the world “Festivus,” the greatest fake holiday. On the episode “The Strike” Frank breaks down the events that lead to the creation of the holiday and the principle tenants of celebration. At a somewhat high level, Festivus is a […]
Pi Day, it’s not just for math nerds. Pi Day is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant Pi (π). What is Pi? In this case we are not talking about a delicious dessert, no Pi is the name given to the ratio of the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter, approximately 3.14159. […]
New badges are here! After the huge success of the first few rounds of Sporcle badges, 3 new badges have now been unveiled. Read about them below, and be sure to get them while you have the chance! Feliz Navidad: The holidays are a great time for quality Sporcling. To get the Feliz Navidad badge, […]
Congrats! You’ve made it to Friday, the final day of the traditional work week. And just as people in your office might be in-and-out throughout the day, there’s a few big names that are arriving and departing from our lives. Hostess closes its doors After an extended Baker’s Union strike, Hostess made the decision Friday to shut […]
We won’t be posting a Sporcler of the Week or Comments of the Week today, but check back next Friday for more great content. Be safe out there!
We know our readers love the internet just as much as we do, so we think you might want to see some of the links that we’re passing around at Sporcle HQ. Just make sure to let us know about any links we might have missed in the comments. Happy Holidays! Sporcle has an updated […]