Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Though in all honesty I got all from 1900 onwards thanks to History, pre-1900 the American girl opposite me was on fire!
Not bad for a Brit.
I'm basically like Washington, Adams, Jefferson...... Lincoln!..... all the 20th century ones.
After furious typing Lexington for 2 minutes I remembered it was Madison
foiled by ******* and **************, the bastards.
I'm giving myself 16 though - couldn't spell Jayawardene haha
sturdy, though I missed a few obvious ones, especially the guys who got 8549, 8114 and 8032..
have you ever played the 'user created' ones? you can type in QPR and there'll be loads of very QPR centric tests. most will be crap cos they're made by the public, but you get some belters.
but I got bored.
Made some epic fails on that one
only got 39! I reckon i would have got twice that 10 years ago. Had no chance with half of those made up Chinese cities though
Beijing, Shanghai, er...
that is a fucking lie
74, and China has too many cities in.
its 'urban population', which takes in big places in their own right, like Duisburg, Oberhausen, Gelsenkirchen etc. So not correct really.
there's definitely some weird ones in that quiz. Missing stuff like Atlanta and Kuala Lumpur is a bit odd.
I love sporcle, but there's an absolute cunt of an advert on there that's crashing my browser :(
One I never would've got. The other, I simply cannot believe they have that many caps
this drove me nuts
kicking myself with some of the ones I missed, because I was trying all the ones from a particular group of words and somehow managed to forget some of the most common ones.
although I did get a phonecall halfway through, so OBVIOUSLY I would've got more. Some of the ones I missed I really thought I'd got - must've not actually typed them. Only got 5 & 32 with a minute or so to spare when I realised I'd just thought them and not typed them... Still, I got a word that "only" 19% of people got, so I think I win.
you get some options below your score and above the answers - Play Again, View Stats, etc. I'll leave you to guess which one you need. Generally it will then tell you how many people got each answer, and where you came compared to all people who've ever taken the quiz.
I feel like Theo / theWozza.
I closed down that tab pretty much 24 hours ago, so I'll never know if I'm one of the exclusive 19%.
I'm in the top 21.8% when it comes to knowledge of the most common english words (and that includes getting one that only 18.9% of people got).
Name the 100 most populous countries without naming any outside the top 100:
Gets quite difficult after naming the big few.
and they're 103rd!
27 up til then. Missed out on of the top 10 as well...
Gabon did me. 148th! who knew? nailed the top 36 though, that's something.
Annoying as two were a pair and I got the harder one!
good quiz that one
I'm very disappointed one of the ones I missed was Notts County/Forest :/
(just realised I'd given answers... twice - sorry guys)
a word: have one
52/54. Don't care that I didn't get Mauritius, should've known Gabon though. This kinda stuff is vital in everyday real life, right?
Prides himself that he got 54/54 on that one
If it was first time then fair play.
Whenever we play topics you can guarantee he'll crack out African capitals, US presidents and US state capitals
I'll be back in a bit, just gotta go and learn my US presidents and state capitals. I guess I'll need to be able to name more than about 3 states to learn the capitals as well... Could I possibly sub US presidents for notable leaders of postcolonial African nations? http://www.sporcle.com/games/Azrael/african_leaders I don't need to be VERY rich, just enough to be able to afford blue cheese once in a while...
Most of the capitals are really niche ones, I'd probably get about 15
That I can't remember any others
I can usually get 193, the few that I miss are always different though which drives me up the fucking wall.
but the map is too damn small that I don't where I've missed. Really needs a zoom function.
Plus you actually learn where things are that way, rather than just "oh, there's somewhere in the world called XXX".
Almost added it to my CV I was so happy.
I think there's one for most seasons on there somewhere, they're an absolute killer
(he'll be dissapointed with that)
I got 51
so I said, "do you hook a computer up to the big TV in your living room", and it was like a proper lightbulb moment for her.
love helping people.
I've never been so flustered. 18.
you obviously didn't spend 15 seconds retyping Kazakhstan then. Should have just tapped up Kuwait :-(