Jan 6, 2011
I don't know who out there recommended the trivia site Sporcle to me (or the larger blogosphere, to be more precise), but I either want to thank you or kill you.
It's become my pre-sleep habit for going on a month now. Every night before bed, I check out the new quizzes on Sporcle for that day. And sometimes I'll browse the archives, but I usually wind up on the site for a good half-hour or so before calling it quits for the day. Probably not the best idea for someone who has trouble falling asleep in the first place, but whatever.
They've got some great stuff on there. And a lot of it is more a test of your memory than it is actual trivia, but I dig it just the same. Trying to name all the countries of the world by looking at a blank map made me realize that I know nothing about Africa and the former Soviet satellite nations. Or how to spell shit properly. And that ticking clock doesn't help jog your memory at all. Quite the opposite. Even easy stuff like naming the characters on The Office become frustrating when you are under the guy. I couldn't remember Stanley's name! And he's probably my favorite character on the show!
So yeah...thanks. Whomever you are.
Do you Sporcle?